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Burglars Target Homes in Dover Shores and Mariners

Homes on Shipway Lane, Santiago and Windward Lane were recently broken into, according to Newport Beach police.

Newport Beach police recently responded to home burglaries in the Dover Shores and Mariners neighborhoods.

According to police, the burglaries occurred between Thursday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 28. 

- A home in the 2000 block of Shipway Lane was broken into when a burglar pried the victim’s sliding glass door open.

- An unknown suspect went into an unlocked, attached garage in the 1800 block of Santiago. According to police, the garage had accidentally been left open overnight. An iPad and cash were stolen from a wallet inside the victim's unlocked car.

- A home in the 2200 block of Windward Lane was broken into when an unknown suspect entered the victim’s back yard and forced open a window in the pedestrian garage door. The suspect also tried to go into the home by cutting the screen in the kitchen window and then trying to force open the window.  

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. Sign-up 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.
Bill Warmington November 08, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Just another day of burglarie announcements. When a departments chief doesn't have the guts to explain what' being done besides more units etc , gotta go and get a new chief whith the proven success.
Lyle Davis November 08, 2012 at 05:24 PM
On Monday, I called the police department with a description of a suspicious guy who came up to Galaxy park in running gear, a gray tattered back pack and sat down to have a smoke once he jogged into the park. The police were so rude and completely in denial of anything going on in our neighborhood that I eventually left my name and said if they are at all interested have someone call me. The lady who answered the phone inssited there hasnt been a Crime Alert since 2011 and continued to make me feel like I was wasting her time. Several of us witnessed this white male, 5'10, skinny, cropped hair, in white dirty running clothes and shoes. I agree the cops arent doing enough to notify the public. They made me feel like I was the bad guy instead of a concerned citizen trying to help the Dover Shores. Lyle Davis

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