Utica Police say they've seen a recent increase in vehicle larcenies.

18 larcenies from motor vehicles have been reported in the city since August 1st.

Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and not to leave anything valuable in plain sight.

They say vehicles that are locked with no visible property discourage would-be criminals.

The larcenies have taken place in the following areas

Claremont Terrace

1800 block of Blandina Street

400 block of Catherine Street

Sunnyside Drive

Cedarbrook Crescent

400 block of Oakdale Avenue

1100 block of Miller Street

800 block of Charlotte Street

200 block of Genesee Street

1400 block of Genesee Street

1600 block of Genesee Street

1100 block of Taylor Avenue

300 block of South Street

Rutger Park

1100 block of Churchill Avenue

1000 block of Erie Street

1200 block of Lincoln Avenue.

The New Hartford and New York Mills Police Departments have also reported numerous thefts from motor vehicles.