Dodge County Looking For Help, Sheriff Issues Warning Following Burglaries

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating three separate burglaries that occurred recently in the Town of Clyman on County DJ, in the Town of Hustisford on Hillcrest Rd, and in the Town of Oak Grove on State Highway 33.  

Detectives are still working to see if the burglaries are connected, but the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving these crimes.  

The doors were unlocked in all three burglaries. In addition, all three of these burglaries involved the theft of small safes or cash being taken.  

Sheriff Dale Schmidt said his department is looking for a vehicle of interest, a mid-2000’s white or light-colored Chevrolet Impala. His department is also looking for a person of interest, a younger, white male with facial hair and approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall.

If you have any information about any of these burglaries, please contact Detective Michael Willmann via email at [email protected] or by calling the sheriff’s office non-emergency phone number of 920-386-3726.  Please be on the lookout and watch for any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods, especially people matching this description.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department also reminds everyone to lock their doors at all times as it is common for daytime burglars to target unlocked homes and vehicles.  In addition, it is important to document the license plates and unique details of vehicles that you see in your area that may be suspicious.  Also trail cameras/security cameras placed in areas that will capture vehicles entering your driveway are helpful. Take note of individuals who come to your home unsolicited as they may be simply checking to see if anyone is home.  

Other tips include leaving lights on during the day to make it appear as if you are home and always finding a way to quickly secure packages that may be dropped off by delivery drivers to avoid them being stolen from your porch.  Finally, keep in mind that when you unwrap your gifts this holiday season, if you leave the boxes out for pick up, you are advertising to a potential thief what you may have in your home. The quickest and easiest way to protect your property against burglars and thieves is to lock your home and vehicle.

Questions may be directed to Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt.