Pair arrested for City Museum burglary, vandalism


Matthew Pekarek and Tyler Billingsley.

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Two men from Dittmer were arrested and charged in connection with a break-in at City Museum earlier this week.

The suspects, Tyler Billingsley and Matthew Pekarek, were charged with second-degree burglary and theft/stealing. Both are 20 years of age.

Police said the two men shattered the northwest window of the exterior log cabin bar and entered the museum. They ransacked the gift shop display cases and stole several pieces of jewelry.

City Museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, fun-house, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.

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