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Police Arrest Shirtless Man who Attempted to Illegally Cut Down Utility Poles, Trees in Newark

By rlsmetro on

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.