SUDBURY -- A 42-year-old man from Sturgeon Falls has been charged with chopping down two trees on public property, the Nipissing West Ontario Provincial Police said Friday.

Police received a report at 8:10 a.m. July 24 about someone cutting down trees at the corner of Queen Street and Main Street in Sturgeon Falls.

"Investigation revealed the person cut down two large trees, on the municipality's property, and left them covering the boulevard on Queen Street," police said in a news release.

"Upon arrival at scene, officers observed the accused walking away and was subsequently arrested."

He is charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000 and will have to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Oct. 1 in Sturgeon Falls to deal with the charges.