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Newport Beach Police Department
Thursday July 8th, 2021 :: 04:45 p.m. PDT


CRIME ALERT - Residential Burglaries in Eastbluff Community (RD 36)

A number of residential burglaries recently occurred in the Eastbluff Community. 

2400 Block of Blackthorne St. (21-4629)
Occurred between approximately: 9:00am on 6/19/2021 and 8:30pm on 6/25/2021
While the victim was away, an unknown suspect entered the home by removing a window screen & climbing through the window. The suspect ransacked the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, master bathroom and master closet before fleeing through the front doors.
Loss: Collectible items.   
Suspect Info: None available.
700 Block of Bison Ave. (21-4571)
Occurred between approximately: 5:30pm on 6/23/2021 and 7:00am on 6/24/2021
While the victims' home was being fumigated, an unknown suspect ripped part of the tent covering and accessed the residence through the garage. Inside the home, the suspect rummaged through the garage, a bedroom and the office. The suspect also moved a safe in the residence and attempted to force it open, but was unsuccessful.
Loss: Electronic devices, recreation gear, record player.   
Possible Suspect Info: None available.
2500 Block of Bamboo St. (21-4939)
Occurred around approximately: 8:45pm on 7/4/2021
While the victims were away, an unknown female approached the front door and rang the doorbell. A short time later, unknown suspects pried open the rear French doors to access the house. Inside, they located a safe and made an unsuccessful attempt to pry it open. They also ransacked the master bedroom and an additional bedroom in the house before fleeing through the front doors.
Loss: Unknown at this time.  
Possible Suspect Info: Female Hispanic, and two adult males- no further information available.

**If you see suspicious activity within your neighborhood at a home where you know your neighbors are on vacation, have gone out for the evening, or their home is for sale, please call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717**
Please review the Home Security Tips below.  We also attached a Home Security Checklist to this notice, so you can print it out and conduct a security assessment on your home to see what security measures you can take to “harden the target”.

Home Security Tips

  • Always lock your windows and doors when you go out, even if for only a few minutes. Second story windows & doors should be secured as if they were on the first story.
  • Use timers on indoor lamps to give the appearance that you are home. If you’re going out for the evening, leave a television or a radio on in the home. 
  • If your home is equipped with an alarm, always activate it even if you’re only going out for a short walk.
    • Consider adding a motion sensor in your master bedroom/bathroom, which will activate the alarm if someone comes in through a glass window or door without opening it.
  • Always keep your front and rear porch lights on from dusk to dawn and use motion detector lighting along the sides of your home or areas with little foot traffic.
  • Make sure your utility box is secured with a padlock.
  • Adjust window coverings for optimal privacy while maintaining good visibility outside.
  • Assess whether or not a window can be easily accessed from a tree, balcony, roof, wall, or with patio furniture and adjust your security plan accordingly. Ladders should be stored inside or locked to a stationary object.
  • If your garage door has a remote shutoff button on the wall-mounted control, located in the garage, consider locking the door nightly. This will prevent your garage door from being opened remotely.
  • If you have a safe, make sure that it is properly bolted to concrete so that it cannot be easily removed.
  • Always close and lock your safe and never leave a key or combination out or in an easy to find location (i.e. office, nightstand, etc).
  • If you return home and find your pedestrian door that leads into your home locked, and you are certain that you left it unlocked, DO NOT GO INSIDE! Call 9-1-1 ~ Burglars often lock this door to slow down a victim, allowing the burglar extra time to get out of the home before the resident enters.
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.

Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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