Thursday, March 17, 2022

Aggravated burglary arrest in Pittsburg Kansas

On Monday, March 7, 2022, at approximately 5:33 AM, the Pittsburg Police Department communications center was contacted by an officer with the Arma Kansas Police Department in reference to an abandoned vehicle found in their city.

The abandoned vehicle appeared to have a damaged ignition. Pittsburg officers were requested to make contact with the registered owner of the abandoned vehicle who resides on south Free King Highway in Pittsburg. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and found their vehicle had been stolen from their garage which is attached to their residence.

After further investigation into this case, as well as several other theft cases, a common suspect was developed. On Wednesday morning, March 16, 2022, 47-year-old Tony V. Corbitt, of Arma Kansas, was taken into custody at the Pittsburg Police Department without incident. Investigators had contacted Mr. Corbitt and asked to meet with him about an unrelated matter, and took Mr. Corbitt into custody at that time.

Mr. Corbitt was arrested for the aforementioned case of aggravated burglary and motor vehicle theft. Mr. Corbitt was also identified as the offender in several other cases, and was subsequently arrested for two counts of felony burglary to a motor vehicle, seven counts of felony theft, four counts of misdemeanor theft, six counts of misdemeanor criminal use of a financial card and one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property.

Mr. Corbitt was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking, and is being held in lieu of a $46,000 bond.

The investigation into these incidents 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.

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