GLOVERSVILLE - City police are investigating a second reported vehicle theft in the past two weeks.
Police said some time Thursday night or Friday morning a red Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from the west side of the city and recovered in the town of Ephratah on Route 29.
Police said several residents on the west side previously were the victims of vehicle thefts, tool thefts and garage burglaries.
Stolen items that had been recovered include a Suzuki motorcycle and a Can-Am all-terrain vehicle, police said.
Police said officers were initially attempting to locate a vehicle - 1999 red Chevrolet Blazer - that was stolen and has since been recovered.
A variety of tools also were stolen in that incident, police said.
Capt. John Sira said the Blazer was found on Mcgregor Road in the town of Johnstown.
"It is awful coincidental in two weeks we have had two stolen vehicles from pretty close to the same area of the city," Sira said Friday. "It is the same type of situation where it is late hours of the night - early morning hours - when the vehicles turn up missing."
Police said residents should secure their vehicles and remove the keys from them. Police also said people should make sure they are not keeping valuables in their vehicles overnight in plain sight.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents can call the Gloversville Police Detective Division at 773-4569 or the Sergeants Desk at the Police Department at 773-4506.
Levi Pascher can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.