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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday December 10th, 2018 :: 04:45 p.m. PST


CRIME ALERT – Residential Burglaries in RD 61

1.   Waterford Way (18-10019)
Occurred between:  10:00am and 6:00pm on 12/5/2018  
While the victim was out for the day, an unknown suspect entered the property through an unlocked side gate and shattered the glass back door. The suspect ransacked the office, master bedroom and spare bedroom before fleeing the scene.
Loss: Jewelry, Watches
Suspect Information:  None seen or heard.

2.   Whitesands Dr. (18-10049)
Occurred between:  8:45am on 12/5/2018 and 10:30am on 12/7/2018
While the victim was out of town, an unknown suspect entered the residence by shattering the back French doors. The suspect removed the safe from the upstairs master closet and dragged it down the stairs, out the back door and over the back fence.
Loss: Safe, Jewelry, Documents
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 also attached a Home Security Checklist to this notice, so you can 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” at 949-644-3681. 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

Emergency: 9-1-1

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