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Newport Beach Police Department
Wednesday November 8th, 2017 :: 10:48 a.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD 61 & 64

  • HORIZON (17-8798)
Occurred on: 10/24/2017 between 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
An unknown suspect removed a screen from a partially open crank style window located in the kitchen.  After forcing the window open enough to climb in, the suspect went throughout the house and ransacked bedrooms, closets and the office before fleeing.  The victims discovered the burglary when they returned home and found the window open and the screen removed.  As they walked through the house and discovered the bedrooms had been ransacked, they exited the home and called police.
The victim’s safe was found in Surrey Park (CDM) on October 31, and had been forced open and the contents removed.
Loss:  Passports, gold bars, and jewelry.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
  • VIA AVORIA (17-8828)
Occurred on: 10/25/2017 at 9:15 p.m.
Officers responded to an audible burglary alarm.  When they arrived at the victim’s residence they found both side gates propped open and a rear French door, leading into the dining room, shattered.  The suspect climbed in through the hole in the glass door and proceeded upstairs to the master bedroom where the suspect ransacked two master bedroom closets.  The suspect also opened dresser drawers in both the master bedroom and another bedroom on the second floor before fleeing back out the hole in the glass door.
Loss:  Unknown at the time of the report.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
**If you see suspicious activity within your neighborhood at a home where you know your neighbors are on vacation, have gone out for the evening, or their home is for sale, please call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717**
Please review the Home Security Tips below.  We have also posted a new Home Security Checklist on our website, print it out and conduct a security assessment on your home to see what security measures you can take to “harden the target”.

Home Security Tips
  • Always lock your windows and doors when you go out, even if for only a few minutes.
  • If you return home and find your pedestrian door that leads into your home locked, and you are certain that you left it unlocked, DO NOT GO INSIDE! 
  • Call 9-1-1 ~ Burglars often lock this door to slow down a victim, allowing the burglar extra time to get out of the home before the resident enters.
  • If your home is equipped with an alarm, always activate it even if you’re only going out for a short walk.
    • Consider adding a motion sensor in your master bedroom/bathroom, which will activate the alarm if someone comes in through a glass window or door without opening it.
  • Always keep your front and rear porch lights on from dusk to dawn and use motion detector lighting along the sides of your home or areas with little foot traffic.
  • Use timers on indoor lamps to give the appearance that you are home.
  • Adjust window coverings for optimal privacy while maintaining good visibility outside.
  • If your garage door has a remote shutoff button on the wall-mounted control, located in the garage, consider locking the door nightly. This will prevent your garage door from being opened remotely.
  • If you have a safe, make sure that it is properly bolted to concrete so that it cannot be easily removed.
  • Always close and lock your safe and never leave a key or combination out or in an easy to find location (i.e. office, nightstand, etc).
  • When you leave on vacation, remember to call the Police Department for a “Vacation Check” 949-644-3681 or sign-up online at Also, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your newspaper and mail while you are away.
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.

Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Emergency: 9-1-1

Newport Beach, CA 92657

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