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Augusta property crime reports decline during holiday season despite perceived greater threat

...County Sheriff's Office also boosts its numbers during the season in an attempt to hack away at the numbers, Capt. Steve Morris said.There were just two reports of robbery during the season last year in Columbia County, down from seven in 2012...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-14/augusta-property-crime
Columbia County arrests promoter

...services. He turned himself in to authorities Thursday afternoon, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.The charge stems from a report filed Sept. 26 by Theodore Alan Shultz, owner of the Retreat Tapas Bar in Evans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-24/columbia-county-arrest
New charges for Columbia County sex offender

...bars.William Archer Stulb, 30, was arrested Sept. 22 on a parole violation. Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said those violations included visiting inappropriate Internet sites and creating a Facebook page, both of which are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-24/new-charges-columbia-c
Some sex offenders forced to stay inside on Halloween

...find if any sex offenders live in the area where your kids will be trick-or-treating," Columbia County Capt. Steve Morris said. "Even if a sex offender is not currently on probation, their name, picture and address will be on the Web...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-30/some-sex-offenders-for
Police and steroids: Hard to control, hard to prove

...there is reasonable suspicion.It's happened in Columbia County, but all those tests have returned negative, Capt. Steve Morris said.Wright said Richmond County has never tested anyone for steroids.Roundtree said he has no plans to test officers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-01/police-and-steroids-ha
Officials: Property damage increases on Halloween

...year, records showed it had three vandalism calls on Oct. 31 involving car break-ins.In Columbia County, Capt. Steve Morris said the sheriff's office receives reports of vandalism countywide on Halloween, but that is not a significant increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-17/officials-property-dam
Suspect in slaying extradited to Columbia County

...21, of Jacksonville, arrived at the Columbia County Detention Center just before 2 p.m., according to Capt. Steve Morris. Robinson was captured more than a month ago, several hours after, police say, he shot William "Bill" DaVitte...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-26/suspect-slaying-extrad
West Lake employee arrested on drug charges

...methamphetamine. Diaz is the manager of the Men's Grille at West Lake Country Club, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. A woman who answered the phone at the club Wednesday wouldn't say whether Diaz is still employed by West Lake...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-17/west-lake-employee-arr
Middle school student struck by SUV

...into a white Nissan Murano driven by Lois Coxwell, 84, of Evans, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.Anthony, who lives nearby and was walking home with five others, received minor injuries but was fitted with a neck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-30/middle-school-student-struck
Evans pupil struck by car

...into a white Nissan Murano driven by Lois Coxwell, 84, of Evans, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.Jones, who lives nearby and was walking home with five others, suffered minor injuries but was fitted with a neck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-01/evans-pupil-struck-car