Long County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bruce Green recently was contacted by a man who had a chainsaw he believed was stolen, according to LCSO Lt. Tom Sollosi. The man said he received the saw from an Allenhurst resident, so Green followed up.
The deputy discovered that the serial number on the chainsaw matched the number on a saw that had been reported stolen in November by a Rye Patch resident.
William Allen Ysbrand, 25, the Allenhurst resident who allegedly gave the saw to the complainant, was arrested.
LCSO Sheriff Craig Nobles said such thefts are common, especially around the holidays. He said his deputies have increased patrols in neighborhoods, but he is still asking citizens for help. Nobles said Long County residents should maintain up-to-date property records and record serial numbers from any item that could be stolen. If anyone sees a suspicious person in their neighborhood, call 911 so a law-enforcement officer can investigate, the sheriff said. Residents also can call the sheriff’s office at 545-2118 or the Ludowici Police Department at 545-9472.