Family Displaced by Fire Receives Assistance

On Tuesday, January 2, 2012, a Ft. White family’s home was damaged by a fire. Melissa King called the Ft. White High and Ft. White Middle School attendance offices to inform them that her two children would be missing a few days of school due to the fire and the resulting damage. Columbia County Sheriff’s [...]

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Two Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

Two Columbia County residents were arrested Wednesday evening as the result of a vehicle pursuit. At approximately 7:30 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jesse Cieslik attempted to stop a Ford pickup truck for a traffic law violation at the intersection of S.W. Mauldin Ave and S.W. Wingate St. The driver of the pickup truck refused to yield [...]

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Arrest made in Dirt Bike theft

On December 14, 2011, a Lake City man was arrested for Grand Theft Auto. At approximately 12:00 am on December 14th, Deputy Sheriff Joshua McCardle observed a dirt bike being driven on N.W. Brown Rd. The dirt bike did not have proper lighting or a license plate. Deputy McCardle conducted a traffic stop and soon [...]

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Drowning Victims Recovered from Palestine Lake in Union County

For immediate release: December 13, 2011 Contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525 (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) Body of missing boater recovered at Palestine Lake The body of a missing Lake City man, who was reported overdue from a fishing trip Saturday night, has been recovered from Palestine Lake, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation [...]

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Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Arrested

On November 27, 2011, a home invasion robbery was reported at a residence on N.W. Jupiter Ct. A resident of the home reported that she was awoken by an armed gunman at approximately 4:00 a.m. The gunman was armed with an unknown type rifle. Two other suspects, armed with knives and baseball bats, accompanied the [...]

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