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Cop Calls: Home, Vehicle Burglaries in Newport Beach

In one case, a burglar entered a bank owned property on Westminster and stole a stove.

Police say suspects recently burglarized unsecured homes and a vehicle in Newport Beach.

  • Police say sometime between Sunday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 3 an unknown suspect entered a garage at a home in the 1500 block of Kings Road. Police said it is possible the garage was left open and the victims were out of town. The burglar stole a laptop and money, according to police.
  • This month a victim reported a burglary that took place sometime between June 15 and June 18 at a home in the 500 block of Westminster.  Police say an unknown suspect entered the bank owned property, possibly through the combination lock box and stole a stove.
  • Police say on Thursday, July 12 between 2:40 and 3:10 p.m., and unknown suspect targeted an unlocked car parked in the 500 block of Irvine Avenue. A sub woofer, wallet, backpack and miscellaneous paper work were reported missing.

Home Security Tips:

- Close and lock all doors, windows and garage door.

- All exterior doors should be equipped with a deadbolt lock, which should always be used have a security strike plate, attached with a minimum of two, three inch screws.

- If you have an alarm, always activate it when you are away.

- Use photo cells or timers to turn both interior and exterior lights on and off.

- If you are going to be out of town, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to check on your home and pick up your mail. Signup for a vacation check from the police department at www.nbpd.org

Vehicle Safety Tips:

  • Take valuables out: Remove all valuable from plain sight or hide them before arriving at your destination.
  • Lock your vehicle: Verify your vehicle is securely locked before leaving the area.
  • Close your windows: An open window or sunroof allows for quick entry into your vehicle by a thief – Always check that they are completely shut before leaving your vehicle.

Call police immediately if you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood at 949-644-3717.

Bill Warmington July 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Their is no question home invasions are out of control. After several blogs re this issue , I received. A call from the Chief. I told him of my and many other concerns. I asked him if he would produce a statement of home invasions from one year prior to the date of our phone call , for ALL of the NBPD patrol area .the Chief said he would and we would review. I told him other concers and I thought their should be an outside review of his department . To date nothing.

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