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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday January 5th, 2018 :: 11:09 a.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Recent Residential Burglaries in RD29

  • 1400 BLOCK OF IRVINE AVE -Two neighboring homes were burglarized (18-00018 & 18-00019)
Occurred on: 1/1/2018 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
While the victims were out, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s backyard through an unsecured side gate, walked around to the back of the house and shattered the sliding glass door leading into the living room.  Once inside, the suspect ransacked the living room, master bedroom and cabinets, storage areas and closets in three other rooms of the home.  The suspect removed the listed property and then fled out the side garage door.
The suspect then removed two fence boards from the fence that separates the neighboring home, near the garage door.  The suspect proceeded across that backyard to the living room sliding glass door and shattered that door.  Once inside, the suspect again ransacked all of the bedrooms.  The suspect located the victim’s car keys and fled in the victim’s Jeep Cherokee that had been parked in the garage.
Loss:  Passport and laptop (18-00019) Jeep Cherokee, additional items may have been taken, but unknown at the time of this report (18-00018)
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
  • 2100 BLOCK OF HIGHLAND DR (17-10714)
Occurred on: 12/28/2017  at 6:30 a.m.
While the victims were out of town, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s secured backyard after possibly climbing over one of two locked gates.  The suspect then shattered a window pane on a sliding glass door near the lock.  The suspect then reached in through the hole, unlocked the sliding glass door and opened it.  Before the burglar could get the door open far enough to enter, the burglar alarm was activated and the suspect fled.  When officers arrived they found no evidence that the suspect had entered the home.
Loss:  None.
Suspect information:  None seen or heard.
**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.

Newport Beach Police Department
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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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