Fraud discovered by CCSO employee

A Columbia County Sheriff’s Office employee recently discovered that fraudulent checks that were written on a Sheriff’s Office bank account. Fiscal Specialist Amy Royal was conducting audits of the Sheriff’s Office bank accounts when the fraud was discovered. Ms. Royals learned that the suspect’s had created false payroll checks in a different company’s name but [...]

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Three arrested for burglary

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, three Columbia County people were arrested for burglarizing a local business. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Deputy Brian Lucas conducted a traffic stop on a van at U.S. 441 South and C.R. 252 for a traffic violation. Deputy Lucas observed that a home air conditioning unit was in the back of [...]

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Man Arrested for Burglary

On Thursday, April 7, 2011, a man was arrested for burglarizing a local business. TAW/Lake City Service Center’s warehouse was burglarized during the overnight hours of April 6-7, 2011. The suspect (s) stole approximately 1200 pounds of copper wire from the business. Deputy Winston Warner was conducting a follow up investigation and discovered one of [...]

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Two Arrested for Burglary

On April 4, 2011, two people were arrested for burglarizing the Columbia County School Board Maintenance Facility. At approximately 9:20 p.m., concerned and observant citizens saw a suspicious vehicle parked near the school bus maintenance facility at 218 NW C.R. 25A. The citizens contacted the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. While CCSO Deputies were enroute, the [...]

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Ft White man arrested for sexual battery on a child

On Friday, March 18, 2011, a Columbia County man was arrested for allegedly performing lewd acts on a child. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to 5796 S.W. Ichetucknee Ave, Ft. White, FL at approximately 4:30 p.m. A resident at the home notified Deputies that she witnessed Timothy Bowie engaged in a lewd act [...]

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