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Crime reports: Hilton Head mayoral candidate jailed

McCullough
McCullough

A former Hilton Head Island mayoral candidate has been sentenced to one year in jail for breaking a divorce agreement, according to court records.

Former host of WHHI-TV's "Talk of the Town" and 2010 mayoral candidate Ed McCullough, 57, was found in contempt of court by a Family Court judge and arrested May 17, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center log.

McCullough was sentenced to a year in the detention center after he violated a provision of his divorce decree, which was made final Jan. 15, 2009, court records say.

McCullough was one of seven candidates who ran for mayor last year. He received about 6 percent of the vote. He resigned as host of "Talk of the Town" to run for mayor, according to station operations director Tom Jenkins.

The following reports were released Monday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and Beaufort Police Department:

BEAUFORT

THEFT

  • Bay Street: iPod worth $300 stolen from unlocked car.
  • Bay Street: Bag containing cellphone, iPod and cash valued at $345 stolen.
  • Boundary Street: Wallet and contents worth $251 stolen.
  • Hamar Street: Bike and cellphone worth $300 stolen. Bike recovered.
  • Meritta Avenue: Bike worth $200 stolen.
  • BLUFFTON

    THEFT

  • Simmonsville Road, Bluffton House Apartments: Vehicle worth $8,000 stolen.
  • Heartsone Circle, the Willows: Apple iPod shuffle worth $60 and CDs and case worth $700 stolen from unlocked vehicle.
  • Gateway Village Road: Wallet worth $60, cellphone worth $400, and credit cards and license stolen.
  • VEHICLE BREAK-IN

  • Stillwell Road: CD player worth $1,000 stolen, and dash panel of vehicle cracked. Damage: $400.
  • Broadland Circle, the Willows: XM satellite radio worth $300 stolen.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND

    THEFT

  • Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Palmetto Dunes: Golf clubs and bag worth $2,750 stolen from golf course.
  • VEHICLE BREAK-IN

  • Chaplin Community Park, Castnet Drive: Purse worth $100, cellphone worth $200, credit cards, $550 in cash and $50 in other goods stolen. Damage to vehicle: $250.
  • Coligny Beach parking lot, South Forest Beach Drive: Garmin GPS worth $200, purse worth $25, binoculars worth $100, cellphone worth $100 and air compressor worth $35 stolen. Damage to vehicle: $200.
  • LADY'S ISLAND

    THEFT

  • Lady's Island Drive: Parts of four air conditioning units worth $1,000 stolen. Damage: $2,000.
  • SEABROOK

    HIT AND RUN

  • Trask Parkway: Damage to vehicle: $2,500.
  • ST. HELENA ISLAND

    HIT AND RUN

  • Sea Island Parkway: Damage to vehicle: $1,000.
  • Compiled by Cassie Foss and Juliann Vachon

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