Several cars parked around Newport Beach were recently targeted by vandals, police reported.
Police say the incidents occurred between Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 at the following locations:
- 300 block of Larkspur Avenue – An unknown suspect stole two surfboards, a board bag, board sock, battery pack, fin and a leash from an unlocked van.
- 500 block of Orchid Street – The rear window of an SUV was shattered. Police say the suspect may have been trying to steal the third row seat.
- Narcissus and Fifth – The rear window of an SUV was shattered.
- 700 block of Poppy Avenue – The rear window of an SUV was shattered.
- 400 block of Fernleaf Avenue – The rear window of an SUV was shattered.
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.