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Newport Beach

Volume 5, Issue 56  |  July 14, 2020

Police Files

Thieves enter unlocked garage and make off with vehicle and more

A garage burglary that took place in the 400 block of Fernleaf Ave. on Wednesday, May 20, at approximately 6:15 a.m. was reported to Newport Beach Police (NBPD).

According to reports, while the victim was away, two suspects parked in front of the residence. Suspect 1 approached the front of the property, while Suspect 2 waited in the car. Suspect 1 entered the backyard through a side gate and found the door to the detached garage unlocked. Suspect 1 then found vehicle keys, a vehicle and other property in the garage. The suspect took some of the property and drove off in the victim’s vehicle. 

Both suspects reportedly met up at a nearby parking lot before fleeing the area.

Suspect 1 was described as a Hispanic male, heavy-set build, 35-40 years old, with facial hair, wearing a white construction hat, neon yellow/green shirt, black undershirt, black pants and black shoes.

Suspect 2 was described as a white male, thin build, 35-40 years old, wearing a black shirt, black pants and a black beanie. He was driving a black Honda Accord.

Reported losses in addition to the vehicle included firearm gear, a purse, generator, tools and electronics.

NBPD would like to remind residents to keep all garage doors closed and locked, including pedestrian doors. NBPD also asks that if anyone notices suspicious activity, vehicles or people, to please call 949.644.3717 immediately.

Suspect smashes sliding glass door in CdM burglary

A residential burglary in the 1000 block of Goldenrod Ave. was reported to NBPD on Thursday, May 21. The incident reportedly took place in the Harbor View Hills neighborhood sometime between May 11 and May 14. 

While the home was vacant, an unknown suspect reportedly smashed a sliding glass door in the rear of the house and entered. Once inside, the suspect reportedly rummaged through the entire home, ransacking drawers, closets and cabinets before leaving through the front door.

The loss is unknown at this time.

There is no suspect information available.

Electronics stolen during residential burglary

A residential burglary that occurred in the 1600 block of Sherington Place on Tuesday, May 19, between approximately 4:30-5:30 p.m. was reported to NBPD. 

While the victim was away, an unknown suspect reportedly forced open the locked apartment door and removed the victim’s property before fleeing the scene.

The reported losses were electronics.

There is no suspect information available.

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