A burglar tried to break into a Newport Beach home recently, but was scared off by a security alarm, police reported.
The attempted burglary occurred at a home in the 1200 block of Portside Way on Friday, Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. Police said the suspect went into the yard through an unlocked side gate and tried to pry open the laundry room door. The suspect fled after the home's security alarm went off.
The resident was out of town during the attempt
burglary and had uncollected newspapers and mail visible from the
street, police said.