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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday March 24th, 2017 :: 05:15 p.m. PDT
Advisory

CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglary in RD 12

 

  • 300 BLOCK OF E. BAY AVE. (17-2136)
Occurred between: 3/20/2017 at 6:45 p.m. and 3/21/2017 at 8:40 A.m.
 
An unknown suspect entered the victim’s apartment through an unlocked front door and removed the victim’s car keys.  The keys were left near the front door.  When the victim got ready to leave for work in the morning he was unable to find his car keys.  When he went out to check on his vehicle he discovered it was missing.  No other items were taken from the victim’s home.
 
Loss:  2015 Ford Focus, grey in color and keys.
 
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.
 
 

Address/Location
Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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E Bay Ave & Cypress St
Newport Beach, CA 92661

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