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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday November 3rd, 2017 :: 06:30 p.m. PDT


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD36

  • 900 BLOCK OF CITRUS PL (17-9034)
Occurred on: 10/31/2017 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
An unknown suspect attempted to enter the victim’s home after shattering a glass door that lead into the garage.  The suspect shattered the glass door near the door lock so that the suspect could easily reach in and unlock the door.  Nothing was taken and there was no evidence that the suspect was able to get into the home.
Loss:  No loss.
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.
  • 800 BLOCK OF ALEPPO ST (17-8888)
Occurred between: 10/26/2017 at 6:30 p.m. and 10/27/2017 at 8:30 a.m.
An unknown suspect forced open a set of French doors leading into the dining room.  Pry marks were also found on a master bedroom window and on another rear door leading to the guest bedroom.  Once inside, the suspect the suspect opened drawers and cabinets in the master bedroom, a guest bedroom and the office.  The suspect removed items from the master bedroom and then fled out the front door, which was found open by a workman in the morning.  The victims had been out of town overnight when the burglary occurred.
Loss:  Jewelry and a purse.
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 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.

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

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