Four Charged With Long Standing Burglaries In Shawano County
Four suspects with numerous charges related to burglary in the county were all in court this week. 20-year-old Ayesha M. Dodge was charged with felony Burglary and Misdemeanor Theft of moveable property less than $2500 dollars. A cash bond was sent at $1000. 61-year-old Keith Bernarde was charged with three felony counts of possession of TCH, maintaining a drug trafficking place and receiving stolen property. A $3000-dollar cash bond was set. 21-year-old Forrest L. Sparks was charged with Felony Burglary and two Misdemeanor counts of Theft of Moveable Property and Criminal Damage to Property. A $750-dollar cash bond was set for Sparks. 20-year-old Lorenzo Thiex of Mattoon was charged with 32 counts, 14 of which were Felony counts. Thiex was charged with Burglary, Various counts of Theft of Moveable Property and Criminal Damage to Property. Judge William Kussel set a cash bond of $10,000 for Thiex and he will be back in court on December 5th. Per the complaint, 37 burglaries were reported between July and November in Western Shawano County. The complaint states that the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department put a GPS tracking unit on the vehicle of Theix and tracked the activity of the vehicle. A search warrant was conducted at the Theix residence in Mattoon as well as the Bernarde residence in Birnamwood. Both locations turned up numerous stolen items. Items listed as recovered included guns, boat motors, fishing rods, bows, crossbows, car batteries, lawn equipment, garage tools and saws. Per the report, the items were also attempted to be sold to Pawn Shops. The police report indicates that Dodge and Thiex are boyfriend and girlfriend, and Bernarde is Thiex’s uncle. All suspects will be back in court next week.