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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 :: 10:30 a.m. PDT


CRIME ALERT - Two Arrested for Residential Burglary

  • 400 block of Rivera Terrace
  • Occurred between: 6:35pm & 8:30pm on 7/27/2018
While the victims were out to dinner, two male subjects entered the victims’ property through an unlocked gate and pried open a sliding glass door to enter the victims’ home. Once inside, the subjects ransacked the master bedroom closets, another closet in the home, and broke into a locked cabinet. They left through the front door.  
At about 8:20pm, the victims’ home security system alerted them that there was movement outside their residence. One of the victims called NBPD to report that he observed two men on his surveillance cameras burglarizing his home. The Huntington Beach Police Department helicopter responded and observed the suspects entering a grey Kia SUV near the home and then driving away at a high rate of speed with no lights on.  Officers began to pursue the suspect vehicle.
At one point, the passenger exited the SUV and began to flee on foot.  He was located and arrested.  The SUV was stopped near the intersection of Larkspur and Second Street, where the driver was arrested as well.
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**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 attached a Home Security Checklist, so you can print that 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

Emergency: 9-1-1

Rivera Terrace
Newport Beach, CA 92625

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