Columbia County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Columbia County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 4917 US-90, Lake City, 32055 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 386-752-9212
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office is located at 4917 US-90, Lake City, 32055 FL. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office phone number is 386-752-9212.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office News

Scam Alert!!!! Please do not give out your personal information to anyone over the phone. A very wise citizen called this morning to let us know that folks have been calling and identifying themselves as Social Security personnel trying to obtain your information. She did not fall for this and we don't want you to either!!! Social Security or other government agencies do not call and will not do so; just hang up and do not engage these folks, who many times are not even in our country. The link attached is from a Social Security office to educate us on these scams. https://www.ssa.gov/phila/scams.htm

14 Year old Coyoete Turner has been located safe out of state. Thanks to all that helped get the word out!!!

Please be on the lookout for a missing juvenile from Gainesville that is suspected of being in our area!!! If you have information call dispatch at 396-719-2005 or the number on the flyer

Please drive slowly around the county polling sites today. Let's watch for folks going to the polls and drive responsibly!!!!

Sexual Predator Address Change In accordance with Florida Statute 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Columbia County. Name: George Anthony Eddy Address: 1447 NW Wayne Pl, Apt# 103, Lake City, FL DOB: 03/10/1970 Hair Color: Brown Eyes: Blue The above subject was convicted of: 01/08/2004 for Lewd Or Lascivious Molestation Victim Under 12 Years Offender 18 Or Older F.s. 800.04(5)(b) out of Marion County 08/31/2016 for Sexual Predator, Fail To Register F.S. 775.21(10)(a) out of Marion County For a listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Columbia County, or to search by county or zip code, please go to www.fdle.state.fl.us and click on their sexual offender database. You can also sign up to be notified when offenders move into your area by going to http://www.floridaoffenderalert.com and signing up for FDLE’s notification program.

@Columbiasheriff Detectives need the public's help!!! On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Deputies responded to Bobs RV/ Internet Café located at 23486 S US HWY 441 in reference to a robbery. An male entered the business and began grabbing cash off of the counter. The subject then went around behind the counter and made the cashier put a large amount of cash into the bag he was holding. During the robbery, the suspect was involved in a physical altercation with a male patron of the business. The witnesses described the suspect as being a light skinned black male or Hispanic male. During the robbery no firearm was displayed but due to the suspect repeatedly grabbing his waistband witnesses believed he was armed. If you have any information or can identify the suspect in the attached pictures please contact Detective Green at 386-758-1095. or as always Crime Stoppers at 386-754-7099.

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Sexual Predator Address Change In accordance with Florida Statute 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Columbia County. Name: James Singleton Address: 2323 SW SR 47, Apt #1, Lake City 32025 DOB: 09/03/1965 Hair Color: Bald Eyes: Brown The above subject was convicted of: 09/26/2002 for Sex Batt/coerce Child By Adult F.s. 794.011(8)(b) out of Alachua County For a listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Columbia County, or to search by county or zip code, please go to www.fdle.state.fl.us and click on their sexual offender database. You can also sign up to be notified when offenders move into your area by going to http://www.floridaoffenderalert.com and signing up for FDLE’s notification program.

Sexual Predator Status Change In accordance with Florida Statute 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Columbia County. Name: Christopher Kairat Address: 257 NW Neptune Ct, Lake City, FL 32055 DOB: 06/21/1971 Hair Color: Brown Eyes: Blue The above subject was convicted of: 04/08/2010 for Poss Of Photo/picture Showing Sexual Performance By A Child F.s. 827.071(5) out of Columbia County For a listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Columbia County, or to search by county or zip code, please go to www.fdle.state.fl.us and click on their sexual offender database. You can also sign up to be notified when offenders move into your area by going to http://www.floridaoffenderalert.com and signing up for FDLE’s notification program.

Get rid of your unused or expired medication this Saturday!!!!

November 6 is right around the corner and early voting is close!!!!

Folks never ever give out your personal information over the phone!!! That is an invitation for very bad things. We are taking reports weekly and sometimes daily on identity theft. The huge problem is that most of the time, the suspects are outside our country. Even if it appears to be a local number don't give them any information. Your name, DOB and SSN will allow them into your life and accounts. Never ever give your full name, DOB or SSN...Never!!! These criminals spoof local numbers and it appears to be from trusted numbers. Do not engage them please. It takes months of years to fully recover from identity theft so dont fall for their tricks.

Our supply run is leaving early tomorrow for Gulf County. Thanks to everyone that helped out. This shipment is for Gulf County Sheriff's Office employees that have literally lost everything. Tarps, supplies and gas for vehicles and generators.

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We are getting ready to make a supply run to the panhandle. We need 6 new 5 gallon gas cans to take gas to our units immediately. If anyone can help please let us know, this is seperate from the below list!!! Drop off at Sheriff's Operation Center, and understand these are for Gulf County SO and will remain in that county. Catholic Charities has a list for our community partners to help with. Please dig deep and lets help our neighbors. Drop off at Catholic Charities off NW Railroad St in Lake City. Items needed today and tomorrow!!!!!!! • Largest size trash bags • Cat and Dog Food • Non-perishable pop-top foods • Clorox wipes • Paper goods- paper plates, cups, cutlery, bowls, paper towels, toilet paper • Feminine Hygiene Products • 2-3 box fans • A few extension cords • Monetary donations • New gas cans- 5 gallon • Satellite Phones- will take responsibility for liability • A small portable scanner so that we can scan documents • Dog leashes Thanks folks.

To keep everyone in the know. Our Deputies arrived in Gulf County yesterday in the early evening. Things are as bad as the pictures you have seen and these folks need prayers, support, and a helping hand. Speaking of helping hands we would like to give a special thank you to Catholic Charities for supplying all the food for the Sheriff's Office team that deployed. When you go on these types of missions, you have to be self-sufficient or you will be a burden on the folks you go to help. This was a short notice food tasker and as usual their hearts and food supplies were available to us. Thanks Ms Suzanne Edwards and your staff!!!! We are planning a resupply mission in the next few days and will share more news as we learn it.

Gulf County help is on the way!!!! A three county unit comprised of @Columbiasheriff, Alachua and Marion Sheriff's Offices are heading out to assist our neighbors. God speed to all!!!

@Columbiasheriff deployment team prepares to depart for the gulf coast. Ready to assist as the local command center directs, we are the hands and hearts of Columbia County coming to help you in this desperate hour!!!

From Emergency Management...... October 11, 2018, 8:45 AM EST Hurricane Michael - Columbia County: Post Storm Update (Columbia County, FL) Columbia County was fortunate to escape major storm activity as our area remained positioned between storm bands throughout the duration of the storm. Due to inactivity the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center will discontinue operations at noon today. Shelters are currently closed. At the peak of the storm wind gusts reached 35 MPH in Columbia County. The county received ¼ - ½ inch of rain. The forecast today is mostly clear with a slight chance of light showers and high of 91 degrees and low of 61 degrees. Tomorrow’s forecast is sunny with a high of 85 degrees and low of 54 degrees. Columbia County Citizen Information Center (CIC) line will close at noon today. Please follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyEOC/ and our website at www.columbiacountyem.com.

Folks we have been very fortunate. Our county saw very little damage and now we need to focus on helping our neighbors. We encourage all if able to donate to organizations such as the Red Cross. The storm has left a trail of destruction and heart ache in its path. Your Sheriff's Office will be sending help along with many others. Times like this we do more with less and help out our brothers and sisters. Please understand that although things may seem great here, others are suffering and we are going to help.

Hurricane Michael - Columbia County: Tornado Watch (Columbia County, FL) Columbia County is under a tornado watch until 2 AM Thursday morning. Please follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyEOC/ and our website at www.columbiacountyem.com.

This just in from Emergency management October 10, 2018, 12:15 PM EST Hurricane Michael - Columbia County: Wednesday Mid-day Update (Columbia County, FL) The following government offices are closed Thursday, October 11 due to Hurricane Michael. Columbia County Board of County Commission Offices and Non-essential Agencies Columbia County Schools Columbia County Court System City of Lake City Forecasted weather conditions remain consistent and details are outlined below. Columbia County is forecasted to experience wind speeds between 30 MPH and 50 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH. Hurricane Michael is expected to arrive in Columbia County between 3:00 and 6:00 PM; however, storm conditions may begin earlier. The tornado threat is significant for Columbia County. Rainfall projections for the area are estimated at 2½ inches with some local areas seeing slightly more. Hurricane Michael weather conditions are anticipated to subside between 3:00 and 6:00 AM Thursday morning. Sandbags are being distributed at Columbia County Public Works (607 NW Quinten Street, Lake City, FL 32055) Limit of 15 bags per vehicle. Three shelters are open. The shelter locations are: South Columbia Ft. White Community Center 17579 SW State Road 47 Fort White, FL 32038 Westside Community Center 431 SW Birley Ave Lake City, FL 32024 Winfield Community Center & Recreation Area 1324 NW Winfield St. Lake City, FL 32055 Please note shelters provide shelter only. Evacuees are urged to bring their hurricane supply kit, as food and beverages will not be available. Columbia County Citizen Information (CIC) line opened at noon today. Call 386.719.7530 for information. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1. Please follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyEOC/ and our website at www.columbiacountyem.com

Due to the Hurricane Michael, certain activies at the Sheriff's Operation Center and the County Jail are being suspended until Thursday, October 11th. Sex Offender registration and Career Offender registration at the Operations Center is now closed until, October 11, 2018 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM as normal (closed 12:00PM-1:00PM) Felony registrations will also continue tomorrow October 11, 2018 at Columbia County Detention Facility. We make every effort to keep all services available however we are committing all our forces to emergency operations until the storm danger to our community is over!!!

Folks most businesses are preparing for the storm; so I would check before you head out to get those last minute supplies. A call will save gas and money. Many businesses are closing early today or have closed like Walmart, Lowes, and many others. The folks that work at those places have homes and families too so its important that they have time to prepare. We should expect weather to start getting worse in the afternoon so take this time to check around your home for missiles or other things that will cause issues for everyone as the winds pick up. We will try and keep you up to date on things but remember the Emergency Operations Center has a Citizen Information Center and it is manned to provide you with the latest and best information. The CIC # is 386-719-7530

This just in from Emergency Management....... October 10, 2018, 8:45 AM EST Hurricane Michael - Columbia County: Wednesday Morning Update (Columbia County, FL) Columbia County is forecasted to experience wind speeds between 30 MPH and 50 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH. Hurricane Michael is expected to arrive in Columbia County between 3:00 and 6:00 PM; however, storm conditions may begin earlier. The tornado threat is significant for Columbia County. Rainfall projections for the area are estimated at 2½ inches with some local areas seeing slightly more. Hurricane Michael weather conditions are anticipated to subside between 3:00 and 6:00 AM Thursday morning. Sandbags are being distributed at Columbia County Public Works (607 NW Quinten Street, Lake City, FL 32055) Limit of 15 bags per vehicle. Three shelters are open. The shelter locations are: South Columbia Ft. White Community Center 17579 SW State Road 47 Fort White, FL 32038 Westside Community Center 431 SW Birley Ave Lake City, FL 32024 Winfield Community Center & Recreation Area 1324 NW Winfield St. Lake City, FL 32055 Please note shelters provide shelter only. Evacuees are urged to bring their hurricane supply kit, as food and beverages will not be available. Columbia County Citizen Information (CIC) line opened at noon today. Call 386.719.7530 for information. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1. Please follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyEOC/ and our website at www.columbiacountyem.com.