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Cop Calls: Home Burglaries in Newport Beach

In one case, an unknown suspect stole two firearms, a laptop and two watches.

Several items were recently stolen from homes around Newport Beach, police reported.

  • Sometime between Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 and unknown suspect entered a home in the 1400 block of West Bay through an open bathroom window after removing the screen. Police say the victim reported two firearms, a laptop and two Nixon watches missing.
  • An unknown suspect entered a home in the 1200 block of West Balboa Blvd. on Friday, April 20 between 4:30 and 11:50 p.m. Police say the suspect entered the home through an open bathroom window. The victim reported missing a U.S. Passport and assorted coins.
  • Police say sometime between Sunday, January 1 and Sunday, April 8, an unknown suspect entered a home in the 100 block of Via Quito and stole a watch and other items of jewelry. There were no signs of forced entry.

Safety Tips:

  • To ensure the safety of your home, schedule an appointment for a free security inspection by calling Newport Beach police at 949-644-3699.
  • Make sure the doors and windows of your home are locked at all times.
  • Install a deadbolt lock in all doors leading from your garage to your home or outside.
  • Use a vacation bolt or padlock in the garage door’s track, ¼ inch above the roller when the door is in a closed position. This will prevent the door from opening in the event someone has a garage door opener with your door’s frequency.
  • Cover your garage windows with curtains or blinds to prevent a burglar from seeing what you keep in your garage.
  • It only takes seconds to remove property from an open garage, never leave your garage doors open even for short periods of time, when you are not present.
  • Consider improving the lighting on your property, criminals like to work in the dark.
  • Put your Neighborhood Watch to work. Make a strong commitment to knowing and watching out for each other.

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.

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