A representative of F&W Auto Supply, Archbold, reported he discovered a chainsaw behind a shed, which is located behind the business, on Monday, July 7.
Officers placed the saw in the Archbold police garage, then contacted the local dealer that handles the brand of saw.
Company officials for the dealer said their records show the saw was sold in December 2007. Police were unable to contact the owner.
There were no reports of a stolen chainsaw on file in the county.