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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday January 17th, 2022 :: 02:00 p.m. PST

Advisory

CRIME ALERT –Residential Burglaries in Dover Shores and Mariners Communities (RD 29)

Three residential burglaries recently occurred in the Dover Shores and Mariners Communities. 

1700 Block of Antigua Way (22-0062)
Occurred between approximately: 4:30 p.m. on January 4, 2022 and 8:00 a.m. on January 5, 2022
While the victim was away, an unknown suspect accessed the backyard and used patio furniture to climb up to the second story balcony. The suspect then shattered the glass door leading to the master suite. Inside, the suspect ransacked the master bedroom, master bathroom and master closet before fleeing the scene.  
Loss: Safe, firearm.   
Suspect Info: None available.
 
 
1200 Block of Polaris Dr. (22-0091)
Occurred between approximately: 3:45 p.m. and 6:10 p.m. on January 6, 2022
While the victims were away, an unknown suspect accessed the backyard and shattered a window leading to the master bedroom. The suspect ransacked the master bedroom and fled the scene.  
Loss: Jewelry, watches, foreign currencies.   
Suspect Info: None available.
 
 
1700 Block of Highland Dr. (22-0217)
Occurred between approximately: 6:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on January 12, 2022
An unknown suspect climbed over a wall to access the backyard of the residence. The suspect shattered a sliding glass door leading to the master bedroom. Inside, the suspect ransacked the master closet. 
Upon arriving home around 6:30 p.m., the victim heard glass shattering and found the master bedroom disturbed, but did not observe the suspects.    
Loss: Handbags, jewelry, watches, U.S. currency, safe, personal documents.   
Suspect Info: None available.
 
**If you see suspicious activity within your neighborhood (especially 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.
  • When you leave on vacation, remember to call the Police Department for a “Vacation Check” at 949-644-3681. Also, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your newspaper and mail while you are away.
Report all suspicious activity by calling the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3717.
 

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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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