Several valuable pieces of jewelry and other high-priced items were recently stolen from homes and a business in Newport Beach, police reported.
- Sometime between Thursday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., unknown suspects entered a home on Sailview by unknown means and stole a platinum diamond ring valued at $165,000 and a Cartier Watch valued at $10,000, according to Kathy Lowe, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department.
- A medical office building in the 20000 block of Birch Street was burglarized sometime between Monday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 15. Lowe said an unknown suspect entered the office through the front door and stole a Hematology Profile Machine worth $23,816.
- Several boxes of expensive china, valued at more than $6,000, were stolen from a garage in the 200 block of White Cap Lane. The burglary occurred sometime between Wednesday, July 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 1.
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.
Newport Beach police say if you arrive at your home and notice something out of place that leads you to think someone has been in your home while you were out, go to a safe location and call 911.
If you see suspicious activity, vehicles, or people call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717.