Newport Beach police recently responded to home burglaries in different parts of the city. Police say it is important for residents to take precautions to decrease the chance of becoming a victim of a residential burglary.
- Police say on Monday between 10:15 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. an unknown suspect entered a home on Yorktown through an unlocked door and stole an Apple computer.
- On Thursday, Oct. 18 between 8:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a home in the 600 block of West Balboa Boulevard. Police say the suspect possibly entered the home using a hidden key to access the victim’s locked residence. The key was not taken, but the suspect took a Rolex watch, jewelry, silver jewelry box, and an L.L. Bean tote bag.
- According to police, a home in the 1500 block of Superior Avenue was burglarized on Sunday, Oct. 14 between noon and 2 p.m. An unknown suspect entered the home through an unlocked side door and took the victim’s brand new computer that was in still the packaging from the kitchen table.
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
- If you see suspicious activity, vehicles, or people call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717.