Porch pirate in Gautier nabbed with help of community

On July 20, 2021, the Gautier Police took a police report for the theft of fishing poles from the front porch of a residence on Bemis Avenue.

The theft was recorded on video surveillance. The video showed a white male steal several fishing poles and leave the residence riding a bicycle.

On July 21, 2021, officers were able to locate the suspect and recover some of the stolen property. The suspect, Johnathan Walsh, 35, was arrested on outstanding warrants and was additionally charged with petit larceny.

With the assistance of the community, Walsh was quickly apprehended, and the property was returned to its rightful owner.

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