Newport Beach police are warning residents to lock doors and windows and use home alarm systems if possible after two resent Corona del Mar residential burglaries.
One burglary occurred between 7 and 9 p.m. June 16 in the 4000 block of Topside Lane, when a suspect forced open a side door and stole jewelry, watches and a slot machine, according to a Nixle alert. The other burglary occurred in the 400 block of Iris Avenue between 10:15 a.m. June 17 and 6:15 p.m. June 21, when a suspect forced open a set of French doors and stole jewelry and a Louis Vuitton purse.
Police issued the Nixle alert reminding residents to close and lock doors and windows, including garage doors. Additionally, exterior doors should be equipped with a deadbolt lot that you should use and have a security strike plate, attached with a minimum of two, three inch screws.
Other tips are:
• If you have an alarm, always activate it when you are away.
• Use a photo cell or timer 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. Signup for a vacation check from the police department at www.nbpd.org.
In other police news, officers took a report of a commercial burglary at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at 583 Newport Center Drive. The incident, which occurred between 9:30 a.m. June 16 and 10:30 a.m. June 17, resulted in a $10,000 loss, according to a report.
Police arrested a 27-year-old Atascadero man at 5:28 p.m. Monday at East Coast Highway and Marguerite Avenue on suspicion of possession of a switchblade, according to a report. Bail was $500. Officers arrested a 30-year-old Fullerton woman at 9:156 p.m. Monday at 701 Newport Center Drive on suspicion of burglary; bail was $20,000.
Police also took a report of property damage at Second and Poinsettia avenues at 1:14 p.m. Saturday. The damage occurred at 8 a.m., a report said, but the cost of the damage was unknown.