Pardeeville Man Charged In Ashippun Burglary

(Ashippun) A Pardeeville man was charged Monday with burglarizing a property in Ashippun. Bert Lietzow is facing one felony count of Burglary of a Building or Dwelling. In June, deputies with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to County Road P in the town of Ashippun for a burglary complaint. The property owners reported that they noticed a vehicle parked outside their land which housed several vacant buildings. They confronted the suspect as he exited a farmhouse and asked him why he was there before he got in his vehicle and drove off. The property owners reported damage to the home’s door jam and a missing antique drying rack. They were also able to give deputies the vehicle’s license plate number which was reportedly tied to Lietzow. When questioned, Lietzow allegedly admitted he was at the property looking for barn wood but denied entering any buildings or taking anything. If convicted, the 70-year-old faces no more than 12-and-a-half years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for October 5th.