Another Car Burglary Ring Busted

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has made several arrests stemming from a lengthy investigation into vehicle burglaries in Columbia County. Over the past 6 weeks, approximately 40 vehicles were burglarized. The suspects targeted residential neighborhoods in central Columbia County to include, Wise Estates, Emerald Lakes, Callahan, Calloway, Forest Country, Mayfair, Woodcrest, Shady Oak and Piccadilly…

Inmate Collapsed at Detention Facility

On Friday, September 25, 2009, an inmate at the Columbia County Detention Facility collapsed in his cell while eating breakfast. CCDF staff immediately began life saving measures. Columbia County Fire/Rescue responded within minutes of being called and pronounced the inmate deceased. Nicholas Picklo III, 10/09/1947, had arrived at CCDF at approximately 3:00 a.m. after being…

Indoor Marijuana Grow Shut Down

The Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force shut down two indoor marijuana growing operations Monday evening. Task Force Agents received information from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and working in conjunction with them, served a search warrant at 1534 S.W. Newark Dr, Ft. White, FL. Once inside, Agents discovered multiple live marijuana plants being grown in…

Armed Robbers Charged

During the early morning hours of May 19, 2009, two armed men robbed two convenience stores in Columbia County. The masked gunmen first robbed the Shell station at U.S. 90 West and I-75. After receiving an unknown amount of cash, the gunmen drove to S.R. 47 and I-75 and robbed the Exxon station. A similar…

Task Force Shuts Down Illegal Pill Sales

The Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force served a search warrant Monday afternoon after a 5 month undercover investigation. Task Force agents served the warrant at292 Sherrod Ct,Lake City,FLat approximately 3:00 p.m.  The Task Force began an investigation into a group that was allegedly selling prescription narcotics out of the home on Sherrod Ct. Agents determined…