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Burglar Ransacks Newport Home

A wedding ring and several other valuable items were stolen from a home on Via Havre in Newport Beach.

A home in Newport Beach was ransacked and burglarized this week, police reported.

The burglary took place on Sunday between 4:25 and 7 p.m. at a home in the 100 block of Via Havre. According to police, the suspect forced open the side garage door, went into the home and ransacked the bottom floor of the house.

Four silver vases, a silver shoe, silver candy dish, silver tea set, money, gold jewelry, gold necklace, a wedding ring, three suitcases, sterling silver cups, plates and silverware were stolen.

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.

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

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