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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday September 9th, 2019 :: 05:15 p.m. PDT


CRIME ALERT - Residential Burglaries in Harbor View (RD 52)

2400 Block of Port Whitby Pl. (19-7122)
Occurred between: 6:20pm and 9:50pm on 9/3/19 
While the victim was out for the evening, an unknown suspect forced entry into the home and went through cabinets inside the residence before fleeing the scene. Upon returning home, the victim discovered that a kitchen window screen had been removed, the window pried open and a garage pedestrian door pried open.
Loss: None.  
Suspect Information: None at this time.
2100 Block of Port Durness Pl. (19-7145)
Occurred between: 7:30pm on 9/3/19 and 12:15pm on 9/4/19 
While the victim was away, an unknown suspect entered the backyard through unknown means. The suspect entered the house through the unlocked rear glass door leading to the family room. Once inside, the suspect went through closets, cabinets and storage areas in the bedrooms and dining room before fleeing the scene.  
Loss: Unknown.
Suspect Information: None 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. Second story windows & doors should be secured as if they were on the first story.
  • 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.
  • Assess whether or not a window can be easily accessed from a tree, balcony, roof, wall, or with patio furniture and adjust your security plan accordingly. Ladders should be stored inside or locked to a stationary object.
  • 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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