Gulfport Police Department
Media Release
 
 Chief of Police                Public Information Officer
Robert A. Vincent                 Thomas Woodman
  (727)893-1049                        (727)893-1051
Man Arrested for String of Burglaries in the Beachway Mobile Home Park.

Gulfport police officers were experiencing a string of burglaries along the north end of the Beachway Mobile Home Park in recent weeks. There were 13 total burglaries to eleven residences, all in the same proximity of the park with the same pattern of entry.  

On 08/07/14, patrol officers responded to a burglary in progress to one of the homes and located a suspect inside the residence committing a burglary. They arrested and charged the subject, Stephen Fields, with burglary, resisting an officer without violence, providing a false name, and violation of parole for armed robbery. He also had an active warrant for violation of parole.  

During subsequent investigations by officers and detectives, Stephen Fields has been directly linked to several of the other burglaries. Additional charges for burglary, grand theft auto, and dealing in stolen property have been placed on Fields and the investigation continues to link him to other burglaries in the area.