Newport Beach police are reminding sailors to keep their expensive equipment secured following a string of boat burglaries in the last two months.
Police responded to five boat burglaries in November and six in December, said Sgt. Steve Burdette.
The thieves are stealing high-priced fishing equipment, Burdette said.
Daily Pilot boating columnist Len Bose said that, in one incident, a person had nearly two dozen fishing reels and a portable tackle center taken.