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Newport Beach Police Department
Wednesday November 8th, 2017 :: 11:10 a.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglary in RD 53

  • MISSION BAY DR (17-8812)
Occurred between: 10/17/2017 and 10/24/2017
The victims contacted the police department on October 25, after discovering that jewelry was missing from their upstairs master bedroom.  Based on a series of random events, the victims believe that the burglary actually took place on October 17.
On October 17, one of the victims found a door leading into the garage propped open.  While the door is left unlocked, it is never propped open.  On that same day, the other victim discovered the front door unlocked when she returned home.  Several days later, on October 20, they noticed that a laundry basket from the master bedroom was missing, but assumed that their children, while visiting, had moved it.
The victims now realize that on October 17, an unknown suspect entered the home through an unlocked pedestrian garage door and removed the jewelry from the master bedroom before fleeing out the front door.
Loss:  Jewelry, jewelry box and watch.
**When holding an Open House remember to remove your valuables or place them in a locked safe that is bolted to concrete.  Whenever you have workers or strangers in your home these items need to be locked away or removed.**
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.


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