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MEDIA RELEASE – Recovered Stolen Vehicle & Firearms

Police Department Press Release

April 22, 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024
Released by: Lt. Diana McGough
On Friday, April 19, 2024, at approximately 0634 hours, officers with the Pittsburg Police Department were dispatched to the area of Centennial and Broadway Streets in reference to a stolen vehicle. An alert had come through on a city license plate reader in reference to this vehicle being stolen from another jurisdiction.
Officers arrived in the area and were able to locate the vehicle at McDonald’s, located at 1125 S Broadway Street. The vehicle was occupied by two individuals, 19-year-old Eric Taylor, of Kansas City, and 19-year-old Makiya Reeves, of Ft. Scott. Through the investigation, officers learned the vehicle and a firearm located inside had both been stolen out of Kansas City, Missouri.
Eric Taylor was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a weapon by a felon.
Makiya Reeves was arrested for possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen firearm.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.