Upper Arlington police are investigating dozens of thefts that have taken place in the community over the past several weeks, which include both home burglaries and thefts from parked cars.

Upper Arlington police are investigating dozens of thefts that have taken place in the community over the past several weeks, which include both home burglaries and thefts from parked cars.

Police have recorded 53 cases of theft and burglary from the beginning of July through Aug. 23, according to statistics released by the division. The thefts have taken place in all areas of the city, with most of the more recent crimes occurring in the neighborhoods south of Lane Avenue.

The incidents are taking place primarily during the late evening and early morning hours. Unlocked vehicles and property left in plain view have been the targets, according to the police division.

Police are asking residents to contact them if they observe unusual activity or suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods, including someone looking in windows of houses and parked cars, people forcing entry, property being taken out of houses where no one is at home or from closed businesses, vehicles moving slowly with no apparent destination or without lights, unusual noises, strange or unknown vehicles parked on the street or in a neighbor's driveway, or other unusual activity.

To get more information or to contact the Upper Arlington police division about suspicious activity, call 614-583-5160.