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Over the last several weeks, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperative investigations with the LCO Police Department and the Town of Hayward Police Department, arrested several individuals in connection with multiple burglaries and thefts that recently occurred in the Hayward area.

As a result of the investigations, three adult males were taken into custody. 

Michael J. Denasha, 31, of Hayward, was arrested on two Sawyer County warrants and a Department of Corrections warrant.

Cody J. Potack, 25, of Hayward, was arrested for burglary to a building or dwelling and resisting or obstructing an officer.

Chad C. Headley, 32, of Hayward, was arrested for receiving stolen property and felony bail jumping.

The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the burglaries and is anticipating additional criminal charges and arrests of other suspects involved in the thefts and burglaries. 

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office advises that a charge is merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

UPDATE:  1/11/2022

On January 7, 2022 at 7:20 p.m., Sawyer County deputies arrested a fourth person involved in the burglaries and thefts that occurred in the Hayward area over the last several months.  Deputies arrested Trevor James Wilson, 31, of Hayward, during a traffic stop.  Wilson was arrested for Resisting or Obstructing an Officer and is currently being held in the Sawyer County Jail on a Department of Corrections Warrant.  Wilson is believed to have committed or is a party to several of the burglaries.

The four men currently arrested for the burglaries face multiple felony charges of Burglary to Building or Dwelling and Receiving Stolen Property. The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the burglaries anticipating additional arrests and charges in the near future.
(This post was last modified: 01-13-2022, 03:25 AM by My Northern Wisconsin.)