PITTSBURG, Kan. – After receiving a complaint of a suspicious person Tuesday evening, Pittsburg police officers were dispatched to the area of the 400 block of South Walnut Street. The complainant advised that the suspect kept coming onto their property despite being asked to leave several times.
Officers located the subject, later identified as Travis W. Beckley, 32, of Pittsburg, in the 300 block of West Kansas Street. Additional investigation resulted in Beckley being identified as the alleged perpetrator of a motor vehicle burglary that took place in the 200 block of East Forest Street around that same time. Witnesses advised Beckley opened the door of a vehicle that did not belong to him and began rummaging through the interior of the vehicle.
Beckley was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Crawford County Jail for booking. Beckley was arrested for felony burglary to a motor vehicle, and was being held in lieu of a $3,000 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 the automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.