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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday January 21st, 2019 :: 10:00 a.m. PST


CRIME ALERT - Residential Burglary in RD 66

Sea Greens (19-0415)
Occurred between: 12:10pm and 7:40pm on 1/17/2019 
While the victims were out for the day, at least three unknown suspects broke a rod iron rail off the back fence and entered the backyard of the residence through the hole in the fence. One of the suspects used a palm tree and patio umbrella in the backyard to climb up to the master bedroom balcony. The suspect shattered the glass door from the balcony to the master bedroom and entered the residence. The suspect then went downstairs to the living room to let the other suspects into the residence. The suspects ransacked the family room, kitchen pantry, dining room cabinet, master bedroom and other bedrooms. They used a pry tool to open a safe and take its contents. They fled through the living room door and back through the whole in the fence.
Loss: Safe, Jewelry, Watch, U.S. Currency, International Currency, Purses, Wallet, Clothing
Suspect Information:  At least three suspects involved, no further details at this time. 

**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

Emergency: 9-1-1

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