Released by Lt. B. Henderson
PITTSBURG, KANSAS – On Thursday morning, August 6, 2020, at approximately 3:15 AM, law enforcement officers with the Pittsburg Police Department responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block of S. Smelter St., in Pittsburg. A resident in that area reported seeing their neighbor’s vehicle door being open, and further investigation showed that multiple items had been stolen from the interior of this vehicle.
Officers began checking the area and observed a male subject running into the Mt. Olive Cemetery, located at 402 E. Quincy St., and attempt to hide. Officers located the suspect, who was later identified as a 16-year-old male juvenile from Pittsburg. The juvenile suspect was found to be in possession of several items of possible stolen property. Officers then continued to check the area and found that eleven additional motor vehicles had been burglarized.
The juvenile suspect was taken into custody and brought to the police station for additional processing on charges for numerous counts of felony burglary to a motor vehicle, theft and criminal trespass.
This incident is still under investigation at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.