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Newport Beach Police Department
Thursday January 30th, 2020 :: 11:00 a.m. PST


CRIME ALERT - Residential Burglary in Newport Ridge North (RD 61)

Cavaillon (20-0781)
Occurred between: 4:30am on 1/24/2020 and 5:30pm on 1/27/2020 
While the victims were out of town, an unknown suspect accessed the backyard of the property, forced open the utility box and cut the wires so that the power did not work. The suspect then attempted to pry open a kitchen window which resulted in shattering part of the window. Through the broken portion of the window, the suspect was able to access the latch, unlock it, and then slide open the window. After entering the home through the window, the suspect went through cabinets in the living room and kitchen. The suspect also went upstairs where they ransacked the master bedroom, master bathroom and master closet. The suspect located a safe within the home, opened the safe and emptied its contents before fleeing through a first floor rear door.
Loss: Purses, Jewelry, Shoes, US Currency, Personal Paperwork.    
Suspect Information: None available 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.
  • Make sure your utility box is secured with a padlock.
  • 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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