Halloween Safety Tips

ALL DRESSED UP: •Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. •Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility. •Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and [...]

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Burglary Suspect Arrested

On Friday, October 15, 2010, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18 year old man for multiple burglaries. Detectives were investigating several vehicle burglaries that had occurred in the Ft. White area during the early morning hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Detective Todd Green and Detective Joe Vargo were able to [...]

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New Crime Statistics Released

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has released its semiannual crime report. The statistics are from a reporting period of January 2010 to June 2010. During the first six months of 2010, the State of Florida has seen an overall decrease in crime of 4.8% from the index crime volume reported for the same [...]

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Military Ordnance Found

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, a live piece of military ordnance was safely removed from a residence off N.W. Ash Rd. At approximately 3:45 p.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 925 N.W. Ash Rd in reference to a potentially live piece of military ordnance. Deputies were able to observe the device in the [...]

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Meth Lab Shut Down

On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, the Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force seized an active clandestine methamphetamine laboratory following the execution of a search warrant. At approximately 5:45 p.m., detectives served the search warrant at 11199 S.W. County Road 240, Lake City, FL. Detectives found an active methamphetamine laboratory in the home. Task Force Detectives seized [...]

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