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Friday, October 7, 2022

Repeat trespassing offender arrested after returning to Wildwood City Hall

Cleve Edmond Hardwick
Cleve Edmond Hardwick

A repeat trespassing offender was arrested after returning to Wildwood City Hall.

Cleve Edmond Hardwick, 63, was being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center following his arrest last week by Wildwood police.

Hardwick is charged with violating his probation after making the unwanted return to Wildwood City Hall, from which he has been banned.

Hardwick has a long history of frequently bizarre behavior.

Last year, Hardwick was clad only in his underwear when he was arrested after breaking into a rental home in Wildwood. He appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic, as he was “mumbling words and phrases,” the arrest report said. He was found to be in possession of a white crystal subject that tested positive for cocaine.

Hardwick was arrested after ripping down Trump flags in 2020, trespassing at Wildwood City Hall in 2016 and trespassing at a hair salon, also in 2016.

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