POLICE have reminded people across Redlands to remove valuables from cars and lock doors after five cases of theft from cars reported in Cleveland, Victoria Point and Thornlands in a week.
On May 10, a car owner of a vehicle found tools had been stolen from the vehicle parked near the Cleveland ferry terminal.
Other thefts occurred in Middle and Shore streets, Cleveland, Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Victoria Point and Beveridge Road, Thornlands.
Police also suggested one-way screws are used to fit registration plates on vehicles to prevent them from being stolen.
A handbag was stolen from a chair inside a house in Amethyst Street between 6am and 6.30am on May 7.
Subway in Old Cleveland Road was broken into between 10.30pm on May 4 and 6am the next morning. Entry was gained by removing roof tiles, but nothing appeared to have been stolen.
Lights in the ceiling were damaged and graffiti painted outside the library and council building in Noeleen Street overnight on May 4.
Police said the graffiti consisted of the word SAUL with a crown symbol and 7SEVEN.
A 37-year-old man from Alexandra Hills was charged with drug-driving after being stopped by police on North Street about 9.40am on May 7.
A 31-year-old Alexandra Hills woman was charged with public nuisance after she allegedly yelled and swore while at Redlands Hospital.
Police said other patients had to be moved for their own safety.
Information about crime can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppersqld.com.au.
Non-urgent police matters can be reported via Policelink on 131 444.