Crime

He was arrested for auto burglary. That was just the beginning of his problems.

Douglas Hesler, 34, of Gulfport was arrested on a charge of auto burglary by Biloxi police Saturday.
Douglas Hesler, 34, of Gulfport was arrested on a charge of auto burglary by Biloxi police Saturday.

Biloxi police arrested a suspect Saturday on a charge of auto burglary.

The arrest of Douglas Neal Hesler, 34, of Gulfport, stems from an investigation into a burglary in progress at Summer Chase Apartments on Popp’s Ferry Road, according to Biloxi police.

Officers arrived on scene and arrested Hesler after locating him hiding in a stairwell located in one of the buildings in the complex, police said.

During the course of the investigation, police said it was learned that Hesler had an active warrant through the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a probation violation on original charges of narcotic possession and burglary.

Hesler was transported to the Harrison County jail where he was held on the MDOC warrant and a $50,000 bond for auto burglary set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain, police said.

Police said property taken during the burglary was recovered and returned to its rightful owner.

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