SONORA (CBS13) – Michael Kern, a 27-year-old parolee, was spotted walking down Allison Way with a stolen chainsaw Saturday morning, according to Tuolumne deputies.

(credit: Tuolumne Sheriff)

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Sheriffs contacted the original owner, who was identified through a serial number check and confirmed that one of his chainsaws was stolen from his garage earlier that morning.

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Kern was booked into Tuolumne County Jail on charges of burglary and violation of parole.

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The owner of the chainsaw was reunited with his property shortly after.