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…

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…

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…

National Take-Back Day

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, in a collaborative event with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in National Take-Back Day. This event will provide an opportunity for local residents to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications. This one day event will bring national focus…

Seminar Held at Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, September 15, 2010, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office hosted an information seminar at CCSO’s administrative complex. The seminar was focused on the businesses of secondary metals recyclers and salvage dealers. Detective Calvin Fenner of CCSO coordinated the seminar to bring together local businesses and law enforcement. This seminar was the first of it’s…