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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday January 26th, 2018 :: 07:26 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD38

  • RUE DEAUVILLE (18-00524)
Occurred between: 1/18/2018 at 12:00 p.m. and 1/20/2018 at 10:12 a.m.
While the victims were out of town, an unknown suspect entered their home through an unlocked side pedestrian garage door.  Once inside the garage the suspect found the door leading into the home unlocked.  The suspect then located a safe in the upstairs bedroom closet.  The suspect was able to remove the safe, even through it had been bolted to the floor with a single bolt.  The suspect then moved the safe from the bedroom, outside to the back slope and then down to the golf cart path.
The safe was later located by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department.
Loss:  Safe.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
  • BURNING TREE RD (18-00607)
Occurred between: 1/18/2018 at 12:00 p.m. and 1/23/2018 at 11:00 a.m.
While the victims were away an unknown suspect entered the property through an unlocked side gate.  The suspect then located the master bedroom/bathroom and shattered the stationary window above the tub and climbed through.  The suspect then went through closets, cabinets and storage areas throughout the house before fleeing.
Loss:  Unknown at the time of the report.
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
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Burning Tree Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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