Locked and unlocked cars were recently broken into in Newport Beach, police reported.
- Sometime between Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 2:25 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into a car parked in a driveway in the 300 block of Santa Isabel. According to police, an iPod classic, iPod touch, Volcom knit cap, phone charger, coin holder and money were stolen from the car.
- On Sunday afternoon an unknown suspect smashed the front passenger side window of a car parked in the 2300 block of University. Police say the suspect grabbed the victim's purse from the floor of the car. Inside was a wallet, prescription sunglasses, two social security cards, a debit card, a checkbook and a set of keys.
- Police say sometime between Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 30 at 8:15 a.m., an unknown suspect entered an unlocked car parked in the driveway of a home in the 1800 block of Braemer Way. A Dell laptop, an iPhone car charger and a Blackberry car charger was taken, but the laptop was later recovered by the Costa Mesa Police Department.
- Sometime between Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m., an unknown suspected smashed the rear passenger side window of car parked in the 40400 block of Santa Ana Avenue. A make-up bag was reported missing.
Vehicle Safety Tips:
- Take valuables out: Remove all valuable from plain sight or hide them before arriving at your destination.
- Lock your vehicle: Verify your vehicle is securely locked before leaving the area.
- Close your windows: An open window or sunroof allows for quick entry into your vehicle by a thief – Always check that they are completely shut before leaving your vehicle.