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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday January 26th, 2018 :: 06:58 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD29

The burglaries listed below took place at residences that share a back wall. 

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Occurred between: 1/21/2018 at 4:00 p.m. and 1/23/2018 at 11:27 a.m.
While the victims were out of town, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s backyard through an unlocked side gate.  The suspect then smashed a sliding glass door to a bedroom on one side of the house and then another sliding glass door to the master bedroom.  Once inside, the suspect went through closets, cabinets and storage areas in most of the rooms before fleeing out one of the shattered windows.
Loss:  Unknown at the time of the report.
Suspect information:  None seen or heard.
  • 1900 BLOCK OF WINDWARD LN (18-00651)
Discovered on: 1/25/2018 at 10:25 a.m.
The victims who left their home for the morning, were notified by their gardener when they returned, that a rear gate was found open and a back room window was broken.  When officers arrived, the victim had already discovered that a BB gun was missing.  There were also several boxes that had been opened, in the room that the suspect had broken the window and entered.  The home had not been ransacked. 
The victim had not been in the room since 1/23/2018 and that was the last day that the window was known to be unbroken.
Loss:  BB gun.
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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