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Suspect arrested for string of property crimes

Police Department Press Release

November 14, 2019

On Tuesday afternoon, November 12, 2019, at approximately 2:55 PM, a detective with the Pittsburg Police Department attempted to initiate an investigative stop on a wanted subject around the intersection of Washington and Elm Streets. The subject, who was identified as 47-year-old Micah J. Wisek, of Pittsburg, fled from the detective on a bicycle, but was apprehended a short distance later near the intersection of Joplin and Jefferson Streets when the bicycle Mr. Wisek was riding, struck the detective’s vehicle. Mr. Wisek physically resisted the detective for a brief time, but was taken into custody soon thereafter without further incident.

Mr. Wisek was wanted in relation to a string of property crimes that occurred over the past couple of days. These incidents are listed as follows:

  • On November 11, 2019, at approximately 12:25 AM, a burglary to a motor vehicle was reported in the 100 block of W. Hudson St. Several hand and power tools were reported stolen during this offense.
  • On November 12, 2019, at approximately 8:45 AM, the theft of a white 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle was reported from the 600 block of W. 2nd St. The keys were reportedly left in the vehicle, which had been idling outside of the victim’s residence.
  • On November 12, 2019, a financial card belonging to the owner of the above referenced Hyundai vehicle was attempted to be used at Dollar General, located at 820 W. 4th St., however the transaction was denied.
  • On November 12, 2019, at approximately 8:50 AM, a report was filed at Comfort Inn and Suites, located at 4009 N. Parkview Dr., regarding the theft of the reciever end of a baby monitor form the premises. This incident was recorded by the buisiness’  video surveillance system, and showed the offense actually happened the previous evening (November 11, 2019), at approximately 7:45 AM.

Additional investigation into these incidents resulted in Mr. Wisek being identified as the suspect.

Mr. Wisek was later transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Mr. Wisek was arrested for felony interference with law enforcement, felony burglary to a non-dwelling, felony theft, felony possession of stolen property, misdemeanor criminal damage to  property, misdemeanor criminal use of a financial card, misdemeanor battery of a law enforcement center, and for parole violations from the Kansas Department of Corrections. Mr. Wisek is being held without bond.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing 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.