PITTSBURG — A stolen van was found after another citizen reported an attempted vehicle theft on Saturday morning.
According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at approximately 8:02 a.m. Saturday, PPD responded to the 100 block of W. Forest Street in reference to a stolen van.
According to a release, the vehicle was recovered later that afternoon at the Town and Country Trailer Park, 1517 W. 4th Street. Officers spoke with witnesses and obtained suspect information.
According to the release, while officers were searching for the suspect, a citizen called from the 1100 block of W. 4th Street, who said a male matching the description of the suspect, had just attempted to steal their truck. The suspect then entered a green minivan and was spotted traveling west on 4th Street.
Officers went back to Town and Country Trailer Park and located the green minivan, being driven by a Daniel Mashek, 25. After further investigation, it was determined the minivan Mashek was driving was also stolen, and that Mashek had allegedly entered into a 500 block N. Water Street residence and stole keys to that minivan.
Mashek was arrested for three counts of felony motor vehicle theft, vurglary to a residence and felony theft. Mashek was taken to the Crawford County Jail for the above charges and is also a suspect in three other motor vehicle burglaries, due to the items he had in his possession at the time of his arrest.
The investigations into these incidents are ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to these incidents is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, the automated tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.