Beware of Holiday Scams

With online holiday shopping expected to grow 12.1% in the US this year, to $96 billion, and more people than ever using social media and mobile devices to connect, the cybercriminals have a lot of opportunities. Using multiple devices provides more ways to access valuable “digital assets,” such as personal information and files. 1) Social [...]

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New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Mr. Daniel Sullivan officially joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony held at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in Mr. Sullivan as a Detention Officer. Mr. Sullivan will be assigned to the Columbia County Detention Facility. We would like to welcome Daniel Sullivan to [...]

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Man Arrested after Standoff

On Monday, November 12, 2012, a Columbia County man was arrested after an early morning standoff. At approximately 2:30 am, Columbia County Sheriff Office deputies responded to 338 NE Menlo Gln in reference to a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrived at the home, the suspect was armed with a shotgun and threatened to shoot the [...]

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Lieutenant Promoted to Captain

On Friday, November 9, 2012, Lieutenant Chuck Brewington was promoted to the rank of Captain. In a promotion ceremony held at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mark Hunter officially promoted Lt. Brewington to Captain. The promotion ceremony was attended by friends, family and co-workers. Captain Brewington joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in August [...]

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Local Business Robbed

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, a local convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.  Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 3828 North US HWY 441 (Chevron) to investigate an armed robbery.  At approximately 6:45 p.m., the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect was brandishing a small, silver colored handgun. [...]

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