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Cop Calls: Burglars Ransack Two Newport Homes

The homes on West Balboa Boulevard were ransacked last week. Burglars stole several items including a MacBook Pro and TV.

Several burglaries were reported last week in Newport Beach, police said.

  • Sometime between Wednesday, June 20 at 5:15 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 at 11:45 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a home that is under construction in the 100 block of Via Orvieto and stole a new water heater from the garage.
  • Between Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a home in the 1100 block of West Balboa Blvd. through an open window after removing the screen. Police say once inside the home, the suspect ransacked the residence and stole a 42" Sony TV, MacBook Pro, Nook tablet and an I-Home docking station.
  • Police say sometime between Friday, June 22 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 at 1:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a home in the 1800 block of West Balboa Blvd. after forcing open a side window. Two MacBook Pros, a 32" Visio TV and I-Home docking station were stolen from the home.

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.

Bill Warmington June 30, 2012 at 06:54 PM
A little history here' I have posted many notes regarding the increasse in break ins , auto robberies ,and the list goes on. I have had a telephone call with the Chief and the PR department on this serious issue. It seems that almost every few days , their is another incident and the police always say KEEP your doors and any entry points locked. I asked on three different occasions for the " numbers " of incidents in the " area that The Newport Department patrol , from last year and compared to this year, To me that has not been forth comming. I believe if we all can remember the PD has had it's problems over the last few years. I have suggested to the the Chief that we need an outside evaluation of what is being done right or wrong to reduce these and other problems, by experts who have no benefit from their evaluations. The issues started with grab and bag items leftm in on locked doors, garages etc to robberies happening while residents are in their HOME. Now residents are putting valuables in safe deposite boxes where the items see the inside of safe deposite boxes. Their are residents who pay to have their home guraded 24-7 whie on vacation. Gun sales have increased and the last thing I want is a neighbor shooting at a kid and hitting me. Folks this situation is serious and worries me and should worry all of us. I also talked about the evaluation, by professionals ! If this Dept can't handle the problem , possible we need a new administration.

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