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Suspect Charged in Station Burglary

Clear Channel station had seen intruder on webcam


That’s the word from Andy McDonald, chief engineer for Clear Channel Radio Brevard, in Florida.

“Thanks to the fine work of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Brent Gene Williamson was arrested yesterday [Wednesday] for the theft at our transmitter site on Saturday night and all of our stolen equipment was recovered,” McDonald writes.

“As we suspected, it was a very local job … he lived two doors down from the transmitter site. So much for the ‘good neighbor’ policy!”

According to information provided by McDonald, police charged the 26-year-old Williamson with burglary and larceny grand theft.

The station had lost various supplies and equipment in the course of several incidents, which it believed to be related. AM station WMMV was knocked off the air briefly last weekend.

— Paul McLane