On Sunday morning, August 25, 2019, at approximately 7:35 am, law enforcement officers with the Pittsburg Police Department responded to the residence located at 108 W. Hudson St. regarding a burglary complaint at a rental property. Upon arrival, officers learned that a subject had unlawfully entered the residence, damaged property, and stole several items from within. While officers were still at the residence collecting information, the suspect, who was later identified as 35-year-old John C. Chambers, of Pittsburg, returned to the scene on a bicycle. Mr. Chambers then fled the area, but was located a short distance away on Potlitzer St. and was apprehended without further incident.
Mr. Chambers was placed under arrest and was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Officer for booking. Mr. Chambers was arrested for felony burglary, felony interference with law enforcement, misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor criminal damage. Mr. Chamber is being held in lieu of a $5000.00 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.