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Westar Energy Burglary Arrest

Police Department Press Release

August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018
Released by Interim Chief Brent Narges

PITTSBURG, KAN. – On Friday, August 17, 2018, shortly after 01:00 a.m., a Pittsburg Police Department Officer on routine patrol observed suspicious activity occurring in the 200 block of West Hudson in Pittsburg. Officers conducted a field investigation and discovered a burglary in progress occurring at the Westar Energy facility located at 2010 John F Kennedy Street.

39 year old John Thomas Dickinson, of Steelville, Missouri, was arrested for Burglary, Criminal Damage, and Felony Theft of Property. Property stolen from Westar Energy during the burglary was recovered on scene.

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 tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.