Truckee is seeing a rash of vehicle break-ins in the past couple of weeks...and they're not being conducted by humans.

Police say that over the weekend, a bear locked itself inside a car and caused significant damage to the interior. Officers had to break a window to free the animal. This was the third time this has happened in the past two weeks.

Officials said they recommend people roll up car windows and lock the doors -- bears can and do open car doors. They also said people should not leave food or anything smelly inside a vehicle.