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Police: Boat owner discovers burglar aboard vessel

Matthew Tyler Rodgers (Photo source: WLOX) Matthew Tyler Rodgers (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Officials with the Biloxi Police Department tell us they have arrested an alleged boat burglar from a marina on Point Cadet. Lt. Chris De Back said a boat owner found Matthew Tyler Rodgers, 22, still on the vessel he allegedly burglarized.

De Back said the owner of the boat called police about the burglary around 2 p.m. Friday. According to the owner, someone had broken into the boat sometime Thursday or Friday and consumed food and beverages stored inside.

While searching the boat, De Back said the owner found Rodgers, a Vancleave residents, still on board.

De Back said Rodgers is charged with burglary of a vessel. He was released from the Harrison County Jail after posting a $15,000 bond.

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