Utica Police are urging people to be mindful when leaving your cars running unattended.
Police say more than a dozen vehicles have been stolen in the past week in Utica. They were left running with the keys inside and the doors unlocked.
Police say it's understandable with the weather if you want to warm up your car. If you do not have a car starter, you need to have an extra set of keys so that once you start your car you can lock it.
No particular part of the city is mentioned for the thefts.