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Columbia County police eager to use drones

The UVAs were purchased by the sheriff's office to use to take video and photographs of fatal wrecks, locate fleeing suspects and assist missing-persons investigations.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-19/columbia-county-police-eager-
Meth use on rise in Richmond County

...age, economic or racial lines any more."Although it's still more commonly found in lower income brackets, Columbia County police say they are seeing more high-income users.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-18/meth-use-rise-richmond
Officials: Increase in arson reports doesn't indicate a problem

...according to an incident report. Thomas told police voices in his head told him to burn the building down.In Columbia County, police say they have handled more reports of arson through the middle of May than all of 2013. So far this year, there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-25/officials-increase-ars
Boy, 15, shoots uncle in father's defense, Columbia County police say

A 38-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after being shot by his nephew for choking his father, deputies say.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-02/boy-15-shoots-uncle-fa
Rants & Raves

...neighborhood streets on four-wheelers with no helmets on allowed to constantly get away with it? Where are our Columbia County police when you need them? If you don't believe me, take a drive down Hightower, Dent or Desoto. There are several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-15/rants-raves
Rants & Raves

...man who shot the white guy was promptly arrested. Is the white man who shot the black guy in jail yet? COULD COLUMBIA County police please do something about the excessive speeding on South Old Belair Road. The speed limit is 35; people are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-17/rants-raves
Police seek Martinez owner of St. Louis Burgers

Columbia County police are a looking for a Martinez restaurant owner accused of financial identity fraud.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-09/police-seek-martinez-o
Rants & Raves

...airports and other means of travel not one comment from Al. I guess he will blame President Bush.MANY THANKS TO Columbia County police who alerted our out-of-state relatives that their car lights were on at 3 a.m. Christmas. It was a chip...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-30/rants-raves
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Walgreens robbery attempt suspect caught catching the bus

...began screaming.Deputies found Johnson ? who matched her description ? in front of a nearby Taco Bell waiting on a bus. He was arrested and charged with criminal attempted robbery. He was also wanted in Columbia County, police said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-09-17/walgreens-robbery-atte
Update: Two more sought for sex crimes

Columbia County police are searching this afternoon for two more men charged in multiple incidents of sexual misconduct.Warrants have been issued for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-09-24/update-two-more-sought-sex-c
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