Sheriff Hunter reads to school children

On Friday, January 28, 2011, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter participated in Celebrate Literacy Week Florida! Sheriff Hunter read a book to kindergarten students at Summers Elementary School. Sheriff Hunter spent time with the students and spoke to them about the importance of education and being good role models. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is a…

Man arrested for school burglary

On Monday, January 24, 2011, a Columbia County man was arrested for burglarizing Richardson Middle School. Richardson Middle School was burglarized at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday January 22, 2011. The suspect entered several classrooms and offices at the school. The suspect stole a small sum of U.S. Currency and fled the school. Deputy James…

Man Arrested for Burglary

On Monday, January 4, 2010, a Columbia County man was arrested for burglarizing a home. At approximately 1:00 a.m., the suspect knocked on the door of the victim’s residence. The suspect requested to speak with a female that lived at the home. The victim told the suspect that she was sleeping and then closed the…

Three Arrested for Burglary

On Thursday, December 2, 2010, three Columbia County men were arrested for burglarizing a local metals recycler. Deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were investigating three recent burglaries to Sapp’s Salvage. The recycling center was burglarized three times since Sunday, November 28, 2010. Employees at Sapp’s Salvage reviewed surveillance video from the business and…

Burglary Suspects Sought

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for assistance in identifying two burglars. Five residential burglaries occurred in the Three Rivers and C.R. 138 areasf in southern Columbia County. Since November 11, 2010, five homes have been burglarized. The male and female suspects have stolen DVD players, VCR’s, jewelry and firearms. Detective Todd…