Deputies educate kindergarten classes

On Thursday morning, February 25, 2010, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies held a career day with the kindergarten classes at Columbia City Elementary. Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Finnell and Deputy Sheriff Don Meyer spoke to the kindergarten and explained what it is like to be a Deputy Sheriff. The children were allowed to ask [...]

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Local Store Robbed

On Thursday, February 25, 2010, at approximately 12:45 p.m. a strong arm robbery occurred at Spires IGA at 2681 NE Bascom Norris Drive. The suspect approached a cashier and purchased a small item. When the cashier opened the cash register, the suspect reached into the cash drawer and stole an undetermined amount of cash. The [...]

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Pursuit of U-Haul Leads to One Arrest

On February 1, 2010, Deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tampa man following a traffic stop on U.S. 90 West. At approximately 1030 hrs, Deputy John Snipes observed a U-Haul rental van on U.S. 90 West and Interstate 75. The vehicle matched the description of a BOLO from Suwannee County. The driver [...]

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Undercover Op Nets Two

The Columbia County Multi Jurisdictional Task Force arrested two Ft. White residents following an extended undercover investigation into illegal narcotics sales. Deputies and Task Force agents served a search warrant on February 2, 2010 at 394 S.W. Buffalo Ct, Ft. White, FL. Agents were able to seize over $16,000.00 in U.S. currency and crack cocaine. [...]

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Local Doctor Arrested

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, a Lake City doctor was arrested on narcotics charges. Deputies arrested Dr. Joseph M. Hernandez, M.D., P.A. at 5:00 p.m. today after an arrest warrant had been issued. Dr. Hernandez was arrested at his medical practice, 826 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, FL (Medical Clinic of North Florida) without incident. [...]

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