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Newport Beach Police Department
Monday May 23rd, 2022 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT

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CRIME ALERT - Residential Burglary in Bayview Heights Community (RD 33)

A residential burglary recently occurred in the Bayview Heights Community. 

2600 Block of Mesa Dr. (22-3289)
Occurred around approximately:  9:30 p.m. on May 18, 2022
 
An unknown suspect accessed the victim’s property via the Upper Back Bay trails.  The suspect jumped the short fence and used a flashlight to look into the bedrooms from the rear yard. The suspect may have observed an open safe in one of the bedrooms via the slightly open curtain.  The suspect smashed the glass slider on the bedroom, entered the room, and opened several drawers in the room and the drawers in the safe. 

At the time of the incident, one of the victims was in another bedroom on their cellphone with the lights off. The victim observed the light from the flashlight and contacted the Newport Beach Police Department. While on the phone with dispatch, the victim used her security system cell phone app to activate her alarm. The suspect fled, without any property, when the alarm system sounded.
 
Loss: None.        
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 Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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