RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – Police officers who found about a dozen chainsaws inside a vehicle think the tools were stolen.
Sgt. Adam Colon tells 2 NEWS an officer tried to pull over a truck for a traffic violation early Monday morning, but the driver did not stop. Instead, he pulled into the driveway of a nearby home on Bushnell Avenue and ran away.
A passenger inside the truck also tried to run, but officers were able to catch him. That’s when an officer spotted something inside the truck. Police say they found more than ten chainsaws and other tools inside.
Riverside police called in help from Huber Heights and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, who provided additional officers and K-9 units. They tracked down the driver of the truck about an hour later.
Brandon Henry and Tyler Cottrell were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on preliminary charges of receiving stolen property.
Police believe the chainsaws were stolen from a business in Auglaize County. Officers are reviewing surveillance video to identify the thieves.