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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday April 3rd, 2017 :: 07:03 p.m. PDT
Advisory

CRIME ALERT – Recent Residential Burglaries in RD51, RD52 and RD61

The following residential burglaries were reported between March 31, and April 2, 2017.  Four of the five occurred within gated communities and three within the same gated community.

  •  NARBONNE (17-2492) Reported: 4-2-17 at 5:54 p.m.
Occurred between: 3/24/2017 at 7:30 a.m. and 4/2/2017 at 5:54 p.m.
 
While the victims were out of town, unknown suspects entered the home, possible through an unlocked side garage door.  Once inside, the suspects ransacked several rooms and removed US currency from a purse.  The suspects then stole two vehicles from the victim's garage.
 
Loss:  US Currency, 2012 BMW (white) and 2017 Mercedes (white).
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
 
  • 1800 BLOCK OF PORT CHARLES PL (17-2486) Reported: 4-2-17 at 3:58 p.m.
Occurred between: 3/31/2017 at 2:30 p.m. and 4/2/2017 at 3:58 p.m.
 
While the victims were out of town for the weekend, an unknown suspect pried open a rear crack-style kitchen window.  The suspect then forced the screen open and climbed in.  Once inside, the suspect ransacked the residence before fleeing out the back door with the listed items.
 
Loss:  Gold chain with pendant and a document.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
 
  • SAN SEBASTIAN (17-2480) Reported: 4-2-17 at 2:35 p.m.
Occurred between: 3/31/2017 at 8:30 a.m. and 4/2/2017 at 2:25 p.m.
 
While the victims were out of town, unknown suspect(s) shattered a solid glass French door leading into the master bedroom.  Once inside, the suspect(s) locked the door leading from the garage into the residence.  The suspect(s) then began going through drawers and closets throughout the home.  The suspect(s) located a metal safe and were able to move it, damaging a door frame in the process.
 
Loss:  US Currency, documents, gold ring and a metal safe.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
 
  • NARBONNE (17-2466) Reported: 4-2-17 at 2:42 a.m.
Occurred at: 4-2-17 at 2:42 a.m.
 
Officers responded to an alarm call and discovered a rear sliding glass door had been smashed.  As the officers searched the home they found that the suspect(s) had entered the upstairs master bedroom and rummaged through the dresser drawers and closet taking the listed items below.  The suspect(s) also located a large safe (approximately 600 lbs) and moved the safe along the wood floor, damaging it and tiles on one of the steps.  The suspect(s) also damaged the alarm pad before fleeing.
 
Loss:  Medication, Cartier Watches (2), Tagheuer Watch, documents, foreign currency, passports, SS cards, credit cards, pink slips, Envictas Watches (2), guitars (6), US currency, 12 gauge shotgun and .38 revolver, large safe.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
 
  • AUVERGNE (17-2433) Reported: 3-31-17 at 9:54 p.m.
Occurred between: 3/27/2017 at 10:00 a.m. and 3/31/2017 at 9:54 p.m.
 
The victim returned home after being away for a week and as she started to enter her front door she noticed pry marks on the door.  The victim immediately called police.  When officers arrived, they found the front door still secure and used the victim’s key to enter.  After searching the home they discovered that the suspect did not enter the victim’s home.  The victim’s Ring doorbell camera had been removed and was on the ground.
 
Loss:  None, but the front door had been splintered during the attempt burglary.
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 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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