Utica, NY (WIBX) - A recent rash of vehicle break-ins has the Utica Police Department on guard.

Break-ins have been reported in several areas of the city, including Dunham Road, Tyler Terrace and Oneida Street.

UPD officials suggest everyone keep valuable items out of their vehicles, but if you don't have a choice try to keep them out of sight. They also ask that people contact the police if they see any suspicious behavior.