Two Arrested for Multi County Burglary Scheme

On Saturday, two men were arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and charged with multiple counts of burglary. The two suspects allegedly committed burglaries in several counties, including at least nine (9) in Columbia County. On August 25, 2012, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a white Dodge Stratus, allegedly driven by John [...]

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New Deputy Joins the Sheriff’s Office

On August 22, 2012, Mr. Ryan Kosko joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a swearing in ceremony, Sheriff Mark Hunter provided Mr. Kosko with the Oath of Office, officially making him a member of the Sheriff’s Office. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Kosko’s family as wel as his future co-workers. Deputy Ryan Kosko [...]

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Man Arrested after Exhaustive Search

On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies captured a burglary suspect after a lengthy search. Deputies began an investigation into a burglary that occurred to a commercial business on August 20, 2012. In that burglary, several vehicle batteries were stolen. It was determined that the suspect, Cody Dover, had sold some of [...]

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Back to School Safety Tips

August 20, 2012 marks the return of another school year in Columbia County. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office offers the following health and safety tips and encourages all to be cautious as students return to class. The beginning of the school year is a time when children are at increased risk of transportation-related injuries from [...]

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Two Arrested after Meth Bust

On August 14, 2012, the Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task Force executed a search warrant at 167 S.W. Fantasy Glen. Detectives arrested the two residents on multiple charges. The detectives encountered very strong chemical odors when they entered the home. Task Force detectives believed that an active or very recent clandestine methamphetamine laboratory was in [...]

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