Dublin police are warning residents of an increase in theft from motor vehicles, according to a March 29 news release.

A rash of recently reported thefts includes:

* A 9mm firearm valued at $650 was reported stolen at 8:23 p.m. March 20 The gun was taken from a vehicle in the 6100 block of Avery Road, reports said.

* A driver's license, credit and debit cards, a wallet, a purse, a checkbook and a work badge, worth an estimated combined value of $165, were reported stolen from a vehicle at 6:04 p.m. March 20 in the 5800 block of Sandy Rings Lane.

* A wallet, credit cards and other property totaling $20 were reported stolen at 10:13 a.m. March 19 reported stolen from a vehicle in the 5700 block of Ebner Circle.

* Personal papers, shoes and other property totaling $101 were reported stolen at 10:02 a.m. March 19 from a vehicle in the 5400 block of Briardale Lane East.

* A credit card, an Ohio driver's license and other property totaling $1 were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 5500 block of Barney Drive at 6:19 a.m. March 19.

Police advise residents to remove or hide valuables from plain sight, lock vehicles' doors, park in a well-lighted area and call the Dublin police department about witnessing a crime or something suspicious, according to the press release.

Those who see a car break-in in progress are advised to call 911 and provide the dispatchers with the location of the incident, the description of the suspect and if applicable, the direction the suspect has traveled, according to the press release.

In other recent Dublin police incident reports:

* A 31-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs March 21 at Interstate 270 and U.S. Route 33.

* A 34-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs March 20 at Bridge Park Drive and Sawmill Road.

* A fraudulent check was reported March 19 in the 6600 block of Riverside Drive.

* An attempted break-in of a vehicle in the 5600 block of Kentfield Drive was reported March 19.

* A 29-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs March 19 at Sawmill Road and Bridge Park Drive.

* An 18-year-old man was charged with marijuana drug abuse March 19 in the 6400 block of Avery Road.

* A 35-year-old man was charged with criminal mischief March 19 at Martin and Sawmill roads.

* A 23-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs March 18 at Post Road and Eiterman Road.

* Cash totaling $500 was reported stolen at 1:15 p.m. March 17 via an unauthorized transaction at an ATM from a business in the 6200 block of Perimeter Drive.

* A 47-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs March 17 at Wyandotte Woods and Kelly Drive.

* A 36-year-old woman was charged with domestic violence-simple assault March 17 in the 6200 block of Hyland Drive.

* A 62-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs March 16 at Hard Road and Riverside Drive.

* A 47-year-old man was charged with assault March 16 in the 6500 block of Riverside Drive.

* A 54-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs March 16 in the 7000 block of Dublin Road and Killilea Drive.

* A 24-year-old woman was charged with marijuana drug abuse March 15 in the 500 block of Metro Place North.

* Identity theft was reported March 13 in the 6400 block of Wyndburne Drive.