A man told Hilliard Division of Police officers his vehicle was stolen between 2:30 and 3:20 a.m. April 17 from his residence in the 6100 block of Longwood Drive.
The vehicle, which was worth $15,000, was recovered two days later, but without several items of personal property inside it.
A 9mm handgun, ammunition, tools, a cellphone and other items worth a total of $2,230 were inside the vehicle, police said.
Officers believe the owner, after unloading the trunk, left the keys to the vehicle inside the trunk, officer Hyda Slone said.
The vehicle could be started without placing a key in the ignition so long as the keys are in close proximity, she said.
Columbus Division of Police officers recovered the vehicle April 19 in a nearby apartment complex on Goldenstrand Court in Columbus.
The gun and other items were missing, Slone said.
In other recent incident reports from Hilliard police:
* A burglary was reported between 3:30 and 5:30 a.m. April 19 at a residence in the 5400 block of Davidson Road.
A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle inside an open garage, police said. The purse contained a wallet, a driver's license, cosmetics and other items, all worth a total of $780.
* A man reported a burglary at 8:50 p.m. April 20 at a residence in the 4500 block of Huckleberry Court.
The door of the residence was found open but no property was missing, police said.
* A woman reported a wallet containing a driver's license, credit cards and gift cards was reported stolen between 9:30 p.m. April 13 and 9 a.m. April 14 from a vehicle in the 5600 block of Maple Dell Court. Property loss was reported at $476.
* Tires and rims worth $1,000 were reported stolen at 9:30 a.m. April 17 from the 3700 block of Lacon Road.
* Truck tires and rims worth $1,600 were reported stolen between 7 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. April 17 from the 4400 block of Lyman Drive.
* Scrap metal worth $400 was reported stolen between 11 a.m. April 14 and 6 a.m. April 17 from the 4100 block of Weaver Court South.
* A business in the 4500 block of Cemetery Road reported $502 was stolen between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. April 18.
* A 19-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 6:20 p.m. April 14 in the 3800 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.
* A 22-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 11:45 p.m. April 15 at Scioto Darby Road and Conklin Drive.
* An 18-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia April 18 in the 4500 block of Huntwicke Drive.