Over the past week, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department has been working on a theft of a construction trailer with over $40,000 worth of equipment inside of it from an address in the Chetek area.
On January 8, 2021, the trailer was recovered but the contents were not. Detectives from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department conducted interviews, which led to serving search warrants on three locations
On January 11 the Barron County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at E. 5973 1370th Ave. near Ridgeland. At this scene, Zachary Sexton, 37, was arrested and transported to the Barron County Jail.
Later that evening, with the assistance of the Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team, two search warrants were simultaneously served at 2342 7th Avenue, Chetek, and on a trailer on 10th Avenue near 20th Street. Taken into custody was Quinlan Thomas, 56, of Chetek and he is being held in the Barron County Jail. A third suspect David Haseltine, 36, was not home and is on the run with several warrants for his arrest.
Zachary Sexton is being held on charges of Theft.
Quinlan Thomas is being held on charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Meth, Possession of Steroids and Bail Jumping—3 counts.
David Halestine is on the run and anyone with information on his location should contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.