Ada County Sheriff's Office seeks chainsaw theft suspect

Posted at 9:55 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 23:55:08-05

Detectives are trying to find a man who stole two chainsaws, a portable generator and an air compressor from a Foothills-area home earlier this month.

Pictures show the man, and the truck he was driving, as he was taking the equipment from a home in the 7900 block of Pierce Park Lane around 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 4.

Witnesses say the man parked his truck on the hillside and climbed up, coming back down moments later with the chainsaws and other equipment, before driving away.

Police say the man who stole the equipment had a beard and was wearing a red jacket.

He was driving a late-1980s era Chevy or GMC pickup truck with a toolbox in the bed. The truck did not appear to have regular Idaho license plates, but it may have had a specialty plate or one from another state.

Anyone with information is asked call (208) 577-3597 or send an email to