Crime

Juveniles arrested, stolen gun recovered in auto burglary case

Deputies have arrested two juveniles suspected of breaking into vehicles and taking property that included a handgun, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

The burglaries occurred last week in the Rue Beaux Chenes area of Gulf Park Estates near Ocean Springs.

The juveniles, 15 and 16 years old, were arrested after investigators recovered property taken from the vehicles, Ezell said. Stolen items included clothes and valuables, he said.

The youths were turned over to Jackson County Youth Court. Each faces an auto burglary charge.

Investigators believe the youths burglarized more vehicles in the area but the owners have not filed reports, Ezell said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 228-769-3063.

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