Police in Bloomfield arrested a Newark resident after they said he stole a chainsaw from a store last week.
In a statement, police say, Mr. Alexander Carrion, 37, of Newark, was charged with theft when officers responded to Home Depot on Orange Street on a shoplifter report who ran from the store.
Police said Home Depot Loss Prevention attempted to detain the male, later identified as Carrion, but he fled the scene on foot.
Patrol units were dispatched to the area and located the Carrion on the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Berkeley Place.
According to police, Loss Prevention positively identified Carrion as the party involved.
Carrion allegedly took a battery-operated chainsaw valued at $299. It was recovered and returned to Home Depot, police said.