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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday December 5th, 2017 :: 04:35 p.m. PST
Advisory

CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD 45

  • 400 BLOCK OF MENDOZA TERRACE (17-9953)
Occurred on:  11/30/2017 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
 
An unknown suspect forced open a set of French doors located on the victim’s back patio which led into the living room.  Once inside, the suspect open drawers and cabinets in the victim’s master bedroom and bathroom.  The victims discovered a burglary had occurred when they returned home and found the house not as they had left it and lights on that had previously been turned off.  The victims immediately exited the home and called police.
 
When police arrived they discovered that the French door deadbolt lock was still in the locked position.  The suspect pried the door, which cause the stationary door to splinter defeating the strike plate that secured the door’s deadbolt lock.
 
Loss:  None at the time of the report.
 
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.  We have also 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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