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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday November 27th, 2018 :: 09:30 a.m. PST


CRIME ALERT - Residential Burglaries in RD 48

· 1000 Block of Sandcastle Dr. (18-9626)
Occurred at: approximately 6:00pm on 11/21/18
While the victim was out of town, an unknown suspect used a ladder to access a second story window. The suspect pulled off the window screen and forced the window open. The alarm was activated, and the suspect fled the scene.
Loss: None observed.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
· 1500 Block of Keel Dr. (18-9653)
Occurred between: 1:00pm and 6:30pm on 11/22/18
While the victim was out for the day, an unknown suspect attempted to enter the home through the rear French doors. The attempt to force the French doors open was unsuccessful, so the suspected climbed a beam up to the roof, which gave them access to the master bedroom window. The suspect removed the screen and forced open the master bedroom window. Once inside, they went into the master bedroom and master closet and took the victim’s property.
Loss: Jewelry, U.S. Currency.
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 also attached a Home Security Checklist to this notice, so you can 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” at 949-644-3681. 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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