Church van stolen and later recovered

Joel Isaac Anderson, left, and Brian David O'Neil, right, are charge in connection with the break-in

Joel Isaac Anderson, left, and Brian David O'Neil, right, are charge in connection with the break-in.

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Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 04:50 PM.

Two Havelock men have been arrested in connection with a break-in and thefts at a local church.

Joel Isaac Anderson, 18, of no certain address, was arrested on Monday by Havelock Police.

A second man, Brian David O’Neil, 29, of 607 East Main Street in Havelock, was arrested late Tuesday.

Anderson is charged with misdemeanor breaking or entering a place of worship, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor obtaining property false pretense.

According to Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus, the break in happened at First Baptist Church at 111 Hollywood Boulevard in Havelock.

Cyrus said the break in occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 22.

Anderson is alleged to have gained entry to the building by using a cinder block to break a window.



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