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Parolee Arrested in Possession of Stolen Motorcycle, Weapons, and Drugs

Police Department Press Release

August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019

Released by Lt. B. Henderson


On Friday morning, August 23, 2019, at approximately 1:35 AM, an officer of the Pittsburg Police Department, who was working a granted funded DUI enforcement initiative, initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle for a registration violation in the 1300 Block of S. Broadway St.  Officers met with the driver, who was identified as 33-year-old Carl T. Powell II, of Pittsburg.  During the traffic contact, officers learned the license plate displayed on the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Greenwood County, Kansas, and the motorcycle itself was reported stolen out of Pittsburg.

Mr. Powell was detained and was subsequently found to be in possession of over 10 grams of methamphetamine, related drug paraphernalia and two sets of brass knuckles.  Mr. Powell was arrested for felony possession methamphetamine with intent to distribute, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor criminal use of a weapon.  He was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking.  A parole detainer from the Kansas Department of Corrections was obtained, and Mr. Powell is being held without bond.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time, and officers are continuing to follow up on the stolen license plate and stolen motorcycle.

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.