Burglar Makes Himself at Home

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested a Tennessee man for burglary. Deputies were called to 3003 S.E. County Road 245 at approximately 8:15 p.m. The homeowner arrived home and noticed lights on in the home. The homeowner called 911 and waited for Deputies to arrive. Corporal Jeff Watson arrived on…

Robber Identified

The man wanted for strong armed robbery of the Spires Grocery store last week has been identified. Sidney Ollie Gibson is currently in custody in Hamilton County, FL. On 2/2//2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a robbery by sudden snatching occurred at a Dollar General store in White Springs, FL. The suspect matched the description of…

Man Steals over $40K from employer

On Thursday, February 25, 2010, Detectives with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a local man with multiple counts of forgery and grand theft. Deputy Sheriff Greg Williams received a complaint from the owners of Quality Industries of America (3632 U.S. 90 East Lake City, FL) after they discovered that multiple business checks…

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…

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…