A multitude of items were stolen from vehicles in the closing days of August and the first few days of September, according to the Hilliard Division of Police.
Lt. Ron Clark said although police had no reason to believe the same suspect or suspects are responsible for the thefts, the incidents likely have a common thread.
"People need to remember to keep items out of sight," he said. "(Thieves) aren't going to risk breaking into cars where they don't see anything."
Other than juveniles or young adults picking a time and place to look into vehicles for items to steal, police see no distinct pattern concerning when and where such thefts occur, he said.
The reported thefts included:
* A torch rig, a hot pad for welding, welding gloves, welding sleeves and tools worth a total of $2,086 were reported stolen between 12:40 and 8:25 a.m. Sept. 2 from a vehicle in the 4600 block of Crystal Ball Drive.
* A semiautomatic gun, seven rounds of ammunition, a holster, medical supplies, an ankle brace and basketball shoes worth a total of $931 were reported stolen between 5 a.m. Aug. 28 and 5:40 p.m. Sept. 2 from a vehicle in the 3900 block of Hill Park Road.
* A digital camera and a set of golf clubs worth $925 were reported stolen between 6:30 and 9:45 p.m. Sept. 3 from a vehicle in the 5800 block of Plank Drive.
* Lacrosse gloves, arm pads, elbow pads, other sports equipment and tools worth a total of $898 were reported stolen between 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and 11:10 a.m. Sept. 4 from a vehicle in the 3900 block of Darby Park Road.
* A portable scanner, clothes and a medical-supply kit worth a total of $489 were reported stolen between 6 and 7 a.m. Aug. 31 from a vehicle in the 3900 block of Lyman Drive.
* Soft-drink products worth $415 were reported stolen between 2 and 2:20 p.m. Aug. 31 from a vehicle in the 3700 block of Park Mill Run Drive.
* Items worth $1,620 were reported stolen between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 5 from a vehicle in the 3900 block of Kul Circle South.
* Ammunition and a .357-caliber firearm worth $370 were reported stolen between 7 p.m. Aug. 31 and 7:45 a.m. Sept. 1 from a vehicle in the 5200 block of Wyandot Place.
* Sunglasses, in-ear headphones and bowling equipment worth a total of $330 were reported stolen between 11 p.m. Aug. 29 and 9 a.m. Aug. 31 from a vehicle in the 3900 block of Parkside Court.
In other recent Hilliard police incident reports:
* A resident told police Sept. 4 that a riding lawn mower and weed trimmer worth a total of $1,950 were stolen between Aug. 20 and 28 from a building in the 4700 block of Cemetery Road.
* A burglary was reported between 1 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at a residence in the 520 block of Taylor Lane Avenue. A bicycle worth $500 was reported stolen.
* Eggs were reported thrown at a vehicle in the 4500 block of Marilyn Street between 3:30 and 9 a.m. Sept. 4.
* A 28-year-old man was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon at 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at Reibel Woods Park, 6000 Hayden Run Road.
Officers approached the man for loitering in the parking lot and upon questioning him, they determined he had a loaded gun in his vehicle.
The man did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, police said.
* A 34-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse at 9:40 p.m. Aug. 31 in the 4000 block of Trueman Boulevard.
* A 40-year-old woman was arrested for felony drug abuse at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Scioto Darby Road and Bradford Drive.