On Wednesday night, Sept. 12, three chainsaws were taken from the trailer on the Idyllwild HELP Center property. The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council’s Woodies contingent stores its equipment, which is used to cut and split firewood for the HELP Center’s clientele, in the trailer.

This is second attack on the Woodies’ equipment. Earlier this summer, someone tried unsuccessfully to remove the motor from their wood splitter.

The value of the stolen saws is about $700, according to Chris Kramer, FSC first vice president.

“The theft of the saws will surely affect the Woodies’ ability to provide this community service,” Kramer said. “It’s difficult to do the work without the equipment.”