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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday November 14th, 2017 :: 06:30 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD 29

 The following burglaries all took place within a two-day time frame between November 7 & 8.

  •  1200 BLOCK OF POLARIS DR (17-9271)
Occurred on: 11/7/2017 between 4:00 p.m. and 9:50 p.m.
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s house after shattering a solid glass window next to a set of French doors, leading into the master bedroom from the backyard.  The suspect then moved a nightstand and crawled in through the hole in the window.  Once inside, the suspect shut the master bedroom door leading into the house from the master bedroom, possibly to stop the victim’s large dog from entering the bedroom.  The suspect ransacked the bedroom and closet, removed the listed items and fled back out the window.  When the victims returned home, they discovered the closed door, which was out of place, opened the door and immediately notified police.
Loss:  Jewelry and a gun.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
  • 1700 BLOCK OF ANTIGUA WAY (17-9269)
Occurred on: 11/7/2017 at 9:11 p.m.
An unknown suspect climbed up onto the victim’s upstairs balcony and used a decretive concrete block, from the yard, to shatter a hole in the lower panel of the French doors.  The victim was home, and heard the noise coming from upstairs.  When she got upstairs the suspect had already fled, possibly realizing someone was home.
Loss:  Watch and purse.
Suspect Information:  None seen.
  • 1200 BLOCK OF SANTIAGO DR (17-9282)
Occurred between: 11/7/2017 at 4:30 p.m. and 11/8/2017 at 11:20 p.m.
An unknown suspect gained access to the vicitm’s backyard possibly by jumping over an outer wall that runs along the the side of the house.  The suspect attempted to enter the residence by shattering a large glass window in the master bed, while the glass shattered, it stayed intact in the frame.  The suspect then forced open a crank style window, which lead into a bathroom.  After cutting the screen, the suspect climbed in through the window.  Once inside, the suspect ransacked the master bedroom, and office and a second bedroom.  The loss was discovered in the morning when one of the victims returned home and discovered his room and another family member’s bedroom ransacked.   A third family member was possibly home asleep when the burglary occurred and her bedroom was not ransacked.
The victim who was home reported hearing a loud “pop” around 3:03 a.m.   She didn’t think much of it because the house often makes noises at night.  The victim went back to sleep and wasn’t aware a burglary had occurred until the other family member returned home the next morning.
Loss:  Jewelry.
Suspect Information:  None seen.
  • 1500 BLOCK OF ANTIGUA WAY (17-9293)
Reported on: 11/8/2017 at 6:57 p.m.
Victims returned home after being out of town for several days and discovered a rear patio door had been shattered.  It didn’t appear that the suspect had entered the home, because there was a large piece of furniture near the shattered window that had not been moved.
Loss:  None
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.

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