Burglar Arrested

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, a man was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies for burglarizing a local business. In response to recent burglaries to local metals recyclers, CCSO Deputies were actively patrolling the businesses. At approximately 11:30 p.m., on 11/21/2010, Sgt Jeff Watson was patrolling the area of The Recycle Center (East Washington St.)…

Man stole from victim twice

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, Deputies arrested a man for burglary. A residence off SE Ebeneezer Rd., was burglarized last week. The suspect had burglarized three storage buildings on the property and stole multiple items; including the cremated remains of the victim’s mother. On 11/21/10, the homeowner observed a man inside one of the storage…

Man Attempts Suicide at Detention Facility

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, an inmate at the Columbia County Detention Facility attempted to harm himself. At approximately 1:00 p.m., Detention Officers responded to a cell where an inmate had attempted to asphyxiate himself. Multiple Detention Officers and supervisors immediately responded to the cell when alerted to the situation by other inmates. The Offices…

Chief Deputy Graduates

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation today of Major Wallace Kitchings (Chief Deputy) from the Chief Executive Seminar at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in Tallahassee, Fla. The graduates represent criminal justice agencies around the state who serve in a leadership role within their agency. The seminar met for one…

Phone Solicitations

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has again been contacted by several concerned citizens about phone calls they have been receiving soliciting donations for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Lake City Police Department. Your state, county and local law enforcement agencies are publicly funded and will never solicit donations from the community. A fraternal law…