Crimes of opportunity seemed to have decreased leading into the holiday season, according to Hilliard Division of Police reports.

Lt. Ron Clark said although it can't be quantified definitively, a variety of circumstances -- residents locking car doors and would-be thieves moving onto other parts of central Ohio or even being arrested elsewhere -- have contributed to a "downtick" of reported thefts from vehicles.

Thefts of vehicles themselves also seem to have subsided after a spike in recent months; none were reported week of Thanksgiving.

In other recent Hilliard police incident reports:

* A 19-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 8:10 a.m. Nov. 23 at Cemetery Road and Interstate 270.

* A 35-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 4:50 a.m. Nov. 25 at Scioto Darby Road and Main Street.

* A 38-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 1:25 a.m. Nov. 26 at Cemetery Road and Interstate 270.

* A 24-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 9 p.m. Nov. 27 at Cemetery Road and Main Street.

* An 18-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor drug abuse and possession of a controlled substance at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 29 at Hilliard Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Road.

* A laptop computer worth $1,000 was reported stolen between 11 p.m. Nov. 24 and 7 a.m. Nov. 25 from a vehicle in the 4800 block of Wallington Drive.

* A woman told police her son's Hilliard City Schools-issued tablet computer was stolen between 8 a.m. Nov. 16 and 6:30 a.m. Nov. 17 from the 5800 block of Renner Road.

* A resident in the 5500 block of Pinehurst Drive told police Nov. 24 that a check was stolen. Property loss was reported at $154.