Hilliard Division of Police officers received reports of two stolen vehicles in the past two weeks.
In each instance, a spare key was left inside the vehicle, and as of Nov. 3, neither vehicle had been recovered, said Lt. Ron Clark.
"We've seen an uptick in thefts from motor vehicles and thefts of motor vehicles," he said. "We've upped our patrols for it."
A 2010 Jeep Patriot worth $15,500 was reported stolen between 11 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9:50 a.m. Oct. 28 from the 4000 block of Railton Street.
Items inside the vehicle included clothing, shoes, charging cords, toys, a chocolate fountain, car seats and a remote garage-door opener. Property loss was reported at $620.
A 2016 Subaru Crosstrek worth $25,000 was reported stolen between 7 p.m. and midnight Nov. 1 from the 6200 block of Heritage Lakes Drive.
In other recent Hilliard police reports:
* Tools, including a generator, jack hammer, impact drills and a battery, worth $2,065 were reported stolen between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 7 a.m. Oct. 26 from a vehicle in the 5200 block of Center Street.
* A purse containing a driver's license, debit card and cellphone was reported stolen at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 27 from a vehicle in the 3200 block of Echo Park Drive.
* A tablet computer and money were reported stolen between 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 6:45 a.m. Oct. 28 from a vehicle in the 4100 block of Britton Parkway. Property loss was reported at $700.
* A 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:15 a.m. Oct. 26 at Hilliard-Rome and Tinapple roads.
* A 27-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 26 at Wayne and Norwich streets.
* A 20-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 8:50 p.m. Oct. 31 in the 3700 block of Main Street.