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:
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.