LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Highlands neighborhood has seen a spike in property crimes and police are asking residents to be on alerts.

Louisville Metro Police’s 5th Division commander says police have seen an increase in thefts, stolen car break-ins and robberies.

A Highlands apartment complex sent out an e-mail saying cars have been rummaged through and asked residents to report those incidents.

Earlier tonight, Metro Police held a peace walk handing out fliers reminding residents to lock their doors to deter thieves.

“I’m going to make sure all my car doors are locked – my apartment door is locked all the time. I’ll even make sure all my windows are closed at night because it does. It’s the kind of thing that takes you off guard and makes you think, ‘hey, I should just take steps to be a little bit safer,’” Cassie Chambers, a resident said.

Police suggest making sure you don't leave anything valuable sitting in plain view inside your car.

Residents can keep tabs on crime alerts in their neighborhoods by joining Nextdoor.com

The website allows users to create private neighborhood websites to share information with each other about public safety issues, community events and even lost pets.

Louisville Metro Police also uses the site and can post important information about any particular area.