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Man Arrested in Connection With Home Burglary

Marvion Templeton was arrested after a neighbor saw a suspicious man knocking on front doors and trying to get them open.

Newport Beach police arrested a man today in connection with a residential burglary, police reported.

Marvion Templeton, 18, of Los Angeles, was arrested in the area of Tustin and El Modena avenues. Templeton was booked into the Newport Beach Jail on a residential burglary charge. Kathy Lowe, police spokeswoman, says Templeton's arrest is tied to a home burglary that happened today at about 10:30 a.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Cliff Drive.

"The resident reported that an unknown person had entered his home, ransacked several rooms, taking miscellaneous jewelry items," Lowe said in a releases statement. "A short time later, a nearby resident reported that a suspicious male was seen knocking on and attempting to open doors to residences."

According to Lowe, when responding police officers attempted to make contact with Templeton he immediately fled on foot but was taken into custody shortly after in the area of Tustin and El Modena Avenues. Inside his car police found stolen items taken from the home on Cliff Drive.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Newport Beach Police Detective Tracy McKenzie at 949-644-3761.

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.

Kevin Raposo April 04, 2012 at 02:01 PM
The tips mentioned above are good, but they are just common sense. I just recently wrote an article that might be helpful to readers on how to better protect themselves from a burglar: Burglar Reveals 15 Trade Secrets - A Look into the Mind of a Burglar http://simplisafe.com/blog/burglar-reveals-15-trade-secrets-look-mind-burglar Feel free to share or re-post!

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