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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday February 7th, 2017 :: 04:10 p.m. PST
Advisory

CRIME ALERT – Burglary in RD 33

  • 20000 BLOCK OF CYPRESS STREET (17-1032)
Occurred on: 2/7/2017 at 12:55 a.m.
 
Unknown suspect(s) burglarized a ranch-style residence which is currently being used as a business office.  The suspect(s) attempted to use a heavy umbrella stand to break the glass on a door to the utility room, but only succeeded in creating a small hole.  The suspect(s) then used the umbrella stand on another rear door, creating a hole large enough to reach through and unlock the door from the inside.  Once inside, the suspect(s) tampered with a safe (but were unable to open or remove it) and looked through several drawers.  They located a shotgun inside the residence, but left it behind when they fled through the front French doors.
 
Loss:  None known at this time
 
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard
 
 
**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.  Also, we have posted a new Home Security Checklist on our website, 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 CHECKLIST
 
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.
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.
 

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

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