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Newport Beach

Volume 5, Issue 54  |  July 7, 2020

Police Files

Break-in happens in Cliff Haven, suspect surprised by occupants

Newport Beach Police were contacted for a residential burglary that took place in the 300 block of Kings Road around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22.

While the victim was sleeping in the second floor master bedroom, an unknown suspect entered the home by shattering a first floor glass door. The victim heard the noise and walked out of the bedroom. When the suspect realized the home was occupied, he fled the scene.

There was no loss reported at this time and no suspect information was available.

Burglar enters Newport Coast home before encountering resident

An attempted residential burglary occurred in the Pelican Crest community on Avalon Vista around 10:15 p.m. on Monday, June 22.

While the victims were upstairs, an unknown suspect entered the home by shattering a side patio door on the first floor. The suspect went upstairs and forced the master bedroom door open. One of the victims thought all the noise being made by the suspect was a family member and yelled out. This scared off the suspect who fled the scene.

The loss was unknown and there was no suspect information available at this time.

NBPD encouraging a safe July 4th weekend

The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) is advising and encouraging the public to be responsible and safe over Independence Day Weekend by not driving impaired.

Many 4th of July events and shows have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but more restaurants and bars are now open, making it that much more important for the Newport Beach Police Department to keep the community safe.

July 4th falls on a Saturday this year, and to keep families safe, the NBPD will have extra officers on patrol throughout the Independence Day weekend looking for drivers suspected of driving impaired.

“We are all anxious to get out and return to some sense of normalcy,” Lieutenant Psaros said. “But that doesn’t excuse forgetting how to be safe on the road by driving impaired.”

The NBPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. If you are going to a bar or restaurant, designate a sober driver before heading out for the evening.

The Newport Beach Police Department encourages the community to think of the safety of themselves and their families when enjoying the Independence Day holiday. Your actions save lives.

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