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Newport Beach Police Department
Thursday December 22nd, 2016 :: 02:13 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Recent Residential Burglaries in RD29

  • 1000 BLOCK OF WESTCLIFF (16-11110)
Occurred on: 12/20/2016 between 6:00 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.
An unknown suspect smashed a double pane window in the kitchen Dutch door, then reached in and unlocked the door’s deadbolt lock.  Once inside, the suspect went to the master bedroom and open several drawers.  The victim was notified by his alarm company that there had been an alarm activation at his residence.  The victim called a neighbor to go and check on his house and that is when the broken window was discovered and the police were called.
Loss: None at the time of the report.
Suspect information:  None seen or heard.
  • 1800 BLOCK OF TOYON LN (16-10943)
Occurred on: 12/15/2016 between 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s home through a doggie door leading into the utility room from the side yard.  Once inside, the suspect opened drawers and cabinets in the living room and ransacked several bedrooms before fleeing with the listed items.
Loss: 2 guns at the time of the report.
Suspect information:  A neighbor several houses away from the victim’s home reported seeing two males subjects in her backyard around the time of the burglary.  Both individuals were described as male, Caucasians, approximately 25 years, medium build and height, both wearing dark hoodies and jeans.
**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 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.

Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Emergency: 9-1-1

Westcliff Dr & Highland Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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