A man was detained in St. John's Saturday night for allegedly stealing a tree.
According to the overnight police report, the RNC K9 unit was patrolling on Kelsey Drive when the officer noticed a man digging up a tree outside the Metro Bus Office on Messenger Drive.
The man fled the scene with the tree but was pulled over a short time later by patrol officers on the Outer Ring Road.
A 41-year-old man was charged with theft under $5,000 and released to appear in court at a later date.
The tree was recovered.