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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday December 12th, 2016 :: 10:38 a.m. PST
Advisory

CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglary in RD37

  • 1600 BLOCK OF ARCH BAY DR (16-10826)
Occurred on: 12/10/2016 at 11:19 p.m.
 
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s home through a kitchen window after cutting the screen.  Once inside, the suspect went through a couple of kitchen drawers and then upstairs.  While in the home, the suspect located a safe and using tools from the victim’s garage, forced the safe open. 
 
The victim, who had been out for the evening, arrived home around 11:19 p.m. and parked her vehicle in the garage before entering her home through the garage door.  As soon as the victim entered the house and locked the garage door, she heard a loud thump upstairs and then footsteps, the victim immediately fled her home and called 9-1-1.  Officers arrived and searched the residence and determined a burglary had occurred.  
 
Loss: Rolex watch and US Currency.
Suspect information:  None.
 
**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**
 
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 www.nbpd.org. Also, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your newspaper and mail while you are away.
For more information on securing your home, please click on this link:  HOME SECURITY TIPS
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.
 
 

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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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