Police arrested a Newport Beach woman Wednesday morning in connection with a string of burglaries in one block of the Eastbluff neighborhood.
Residents in the 2600 block of Buckeye Street reported four burglaries or attempted burglaries between 2 and 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to police.
In one case, the would-be burglar went into an unlocked garage and opened cabinets, probably looking for something to steal, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said in an email.
When that didn't pan out, the intruder tried to force open a window that was ajar and get into the house but fled after being noticed, Manzella said.
Nearby, the burglar got into an unlocked car and took a garage door opener before fleeing.
Shortly after, police arrested Melissa Ann Jones of Newport Beach, a 38-year-old clerical worker, according to jail records.
Jones was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property. She remains in Orange County Jail in lieu of $21,000 bail, according to jail records.
— Jeremiah Dobruck
[Updated, 2:28 p.m. May 22: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect middle name for Melissa Ann Jones. Police later issued the correct name.]