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Crime Stoppers 7th annual Bowl-A-Thon
Crime Stoppers of Columbia County is a 501c3 program that received funds from the state to run its program. It often takes more than just grant funds to successfully run this program, and we are looking to our community for some help. On December 7th 2019 the Bowling alley here in Lake City will be hosting Bowl -A- thon to help raise funds to assist in the day to day operations of our program. The fund raiser is only limited to 16 teams so first come first serve. If you would like to participate please contact Brian at 386-755-2206 ,Cindy at 386-758-1104 or Clint at 386-754-3949 to reserve a spot and learn how to participate. If it were not for the communities support we could not survive.



UPDATE: Missing Endangered Mary Robertson

As of May 2, 2020 the reward has been increased to $10,000*
(Please see terms and requirements below)


Update: Missing Person Mary Robertson
A reward of up to $10,000.00 is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Mary Robertson


On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at approximately 12:00 pm, Mary Robertson was last seen in the area of SW Barwick Terrace and SW Parker Lane in Lake City, Florida. Mary requires medication and suffers from dementia. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt, denim pants and dark blue flat shoes. For more information, click the Cases tab and select Missing Persons.

*Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000. An additional reward of up to $4,000 is being offered by an anonymous donor (this reward offer will expire on September 4, 2019). As of May 2, 2020, the Florida Sheriff's Association, partnering with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, is offering an additional reward of $5,000 as part of the Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program (this reward expires May 4, 2021).
Reward is subject to revocation or modification at any time without prior notice or approval. To be eligible for a reward, information must be provided directly to Crime Stoppers of Columbia County. Anyone contacting law enforcement will not be eligible.


Crime Stoppers is a country wide program designed to assist law enforcement agencies solve crimes.  The program provides an anonymous tip line to encourage citizens in the community to provide information to assist law enforcement agencies fight against crime.

Crime Stoppers is based on the principle that "someone other than the criminal has the information that can solve the crime" and was created to combat the three major obstacles faced by law enforcement in generating that information:

  • Fear of reprisal
  • An attitude of apathy
  • Reluctance to get involved

Callers will remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000.00 if the information provided directly to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or the recovery or seizure of any illegal drugs or narcotics.

A Note From Our Tip Coordinator
In order to be eligible for a reward, anonymous tipsters must contact Crime Stoppers of Columbia County first (our call center will contact Dispatch/911 if the call requires immediate action).  Law enforcement must confirm whether or not the information provided lead directly to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or the recovery or seizure of any illegal drugs or narcotics. 

Crime Stoppers of Columbia County will not pay rewards for information that has already been provided to law enforcement.  

Checking the Status of Your Tip
You can check the status of your tip by calling 386-754-7099 on the fourth Thursday of every month between 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.  You will need to provide the ID number to the person answering the phone in order to check the status of your tip.  At this time, you will find out if your tip is pending, closed or if it is eligible for a reward.

Please note that Crime Stoppers has to wait to get information back from law enforcement.  The time allowed for this response varies depending on the type of crime involved.  In narcotics and drug related cases, it may take up to 90 days before we receive a response.

Rewards must be collected within 90 days of original approval by the board of directors.  After 90 days, the reward must be reapproved by the board.