A Grant County man only got partially through a yard project before sheriff's deputies arrested him for allegedly stealing the chainsaw he was using.
Grant County Fairgrounds employees reported a burglary early Feb. 4, when they noticed several tools and a Kawasaki Mule ATV missing. The employees noticed ATV tracks leading to the 4000 block of Airway Drive.
While taking a look around the area surrounding the fairgrounds, deputies noticed Joshua J. Griffin, 35, using a chainsaw with the same description as a tool reported stolen at 4209 Airway Drive. Deputies procured a search warrant and found “all of the stolen property from the fairgrounds with the exception of a laptop computer. The items recovered totaled $10,630,” according to a news release.
While executing the search warrant, police found stolen property from another burglary.
Griffin was arrested for alleged first-degree possession of stolen property and is currently in the Grant County Jail.