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Newport Beach Police Department
Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 :: 06:09 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Recent Residential Burglaries RD46

  • 500 BLOCK OF ROCKFORD PL (16-11356)  
Occurred on: 12/29/2016 at 7:34 p.m.
Suspect described below entered the victim’s home through an unlocked side laundry room door.  The victims had just left to go to dinner, but their adult children were still home.  When the suspect opened the side laundry room door it set off an alarm chirp, indicating a door had been opened.  One of the children went to see what caused the alarm chip and as she headed toward the laundry room, she was startled by the suspect standing inside the house, near the den, just outside of the laundry room. 
When the suspect saw the victim, he immediately fled back out the laundry room door.  The victim ran back to her sister, they then placed themselves in a secure location and called 9-1-1.  Officers arrived, but were unable to locate the suspect who most likely fled out the backyard and toward Coast Hwy.
Loss: None.
Suspect information:  Male Black, late 20’s with short dark hair, approx. 6’ tall, 185 – 190 lbs, wearing a black hooded pullover sweatshirt with dark pants.
  • 500 BLOCK OF ROCKFORD PL (17-00062)
Occurred between: 12/28/2016 at 11:00 a.m. and 1/2/2017 at 1:15 p.m.
Unknown suspect smashed the stationary portion of two sliding glass doors, both were double pane.  One sliding glass door was located in the living room and the second in the master bedroom.  The suspect didn’t climb through the hole created in the living room window, but did enter the victim’s master bedroom through the second smashed window.  Once inside, the suspect went through the cabinets and drawers in the master bedroom, bathroom and closet.  The suspect also went through the TV cabinet in the living room before fleeing back out the hole in the master bedroom.
Loss:  Unknown 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**
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
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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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