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Suspect arrested for attempted vehicle burglary

Police Department Press Release

December 17, 2019

On Monday night, December 16, 2019, at approximately 8:45 PM, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department were dispatched to Malibu Tanning Salon, located at 124 N. Broadway St., in Pittsburg, in reference to a report of a suspicious person loitering in the back parking lot next to employee vehicles. A review of video surveillance from the business showed the suspect had unlawfully entered one of the employee’s vehicles, however, no items were reported missing. The suspect had left the scene on a bicycle prior to officers’ arrival.

A short time later, officers located the suspect, who was identified as 34-year-old Dwayne W. Munger, of Pittsburg, near the intersection of Kansas and Broadway Streets, and took him into custody without incident. After Mr. Munger was taken into custody, items believed to be methamphetamine were located on his person. Mr. Munger was arrested for felony attempted burglary to a motor vehicle and felony possession of methamphetamine. Mr. Munger was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking and is being held in lieu of a $3,000.00 bond.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or others, 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.