A resident in Newport Beach recently found a suspicious woman in her front gated patio, police reported.
The incident took place on Tuesday, Feb. 5 between 1:45 and 4:15 p.m., at a home that is up for sale in the 1800 block of Toyon Lane. According to police, the suspect told the resident a real estate agent told her to make herself at home. But police say the suspect did not have permission to be in the house.
When she was questioned by the resident, police say the suspect went back into the home and then left out the garage. According to police, the suspect possibly entered the residence through an unlocked sliding glass door.
Once inside she went through the kitchen cabinets and removed several items of food and placed them on the counter. A bag of chips was reported stolen.
The female suspect was desbribed as about 30-years-old, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds, with brown eyes and hair and tan skin. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes. The sweatshirt had “California” written in red and white block lettering and a California flag on the front. The suspect also had a large purple and brown snake skin tote purse.
On the same day at about 2:50 p.m. a resident in the 1800 block of Tradewinds Lane called to report a female matching the above suspect’s description, walking out of her side gate when she arrived home.
Police say sometime between Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. and Feb. 3 at 8 a.m., a suspect entered a locked home in the 1200 block of Polaris Drive. According to police, a sterling silver butler dish, baby cups, candlesticks, an ashtray, seven china cups, a porcelain Uncle Sam hat and a glass ashtray were stolen from the home.