Police took an emotionally distressed man into custody after they found him attempting to tear down utility poles and trees in a section of Newark on Friday July 17.
The early morning incident happened in the vicinity of 139 3rd Street at approximately 3:10 a.m.
Police say residents dialed 911 when they heard the sound of screeching metal and the motor of a chainsaw in the neighborhood.
Officers arrived and found a shirtless male with he chainsaw in his hand at that location.
During the investigation, police noticed that the suspect began to destroy a utility pole and trees in the neighborhood.
It is not clear what prompted the suspect to destroy the property.