Burglar Attempts to Force Way into Newport Home Through Locked Door

The incident took place on Friday at a home on Roxbury Road.

A burglar tried to break into a Newport Beach home but a dead bolt did its job and kept the home secure.

The incident occurred Friday between 7:20 and 8 p.m., at a home in the 4500 block of Roxbury Road. According to police, the unknown suspect tried to pry open the sliding glass door, then tried to force open a locked door. The door frame was damaged and the alarm was activated.

Police say the door was locked with a dead bolt and stay secured even after it was pried.

Home Security Tips:

- Close and lock all doors, windows and garage door.

- All exterior doors should be equipped with a deadbolt lock, which should always be used have a security strike plate, attached with a minimum of two, three inch screws.

- If you have an alarm, always activate it when you are away.

- Use photo cells or timers to turn both interior and exterior lights on and off.

- If you are going to be out of town, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to check on your home and pick up your mail. Sign-up for a vacation check from the police department at www.nbpd.org.

If you see suspicious activity, vehicles, or people call the Newport Beach Police Department immediately at 949-644-3717.

Bill Warmington October 17, 2012 at 07:28 PM
When is enough enough ? Yes their are great officers. Let's look back a few Years of issues and expense. I have no personal issues with the department .For yrs I have. backed the dept and with the past few years, I believe we need an outside review of the department by a committee of retired professionals to evaluate the department. I talked to the chief and asked for the number of invasions from The year before and compare to the date of our call. I was told I would receive that immediately. To date NO further communication. These invasions started while homes were vacant etc, now the crimes are taking place while residents are home . PLEASE keep your eyes for the almost weekly reports of these problems. Now many citizens are talkin their valuables.to safe deposited protection .'residents are paying for home sitters while gone.. Gun sales are increasing and residents are arming themselves. BAD scenario for the in experienced. I am calling for an open revive of the department and it's management. This is a serious issue plus one other. While thalling to the chief , i told him the comments I have heard of the rudeness of some officers Amazingly He told me at a briefing he discussed this issue with his team. It's a matter Of time before their is a serious issue.. Please support an In depth review


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