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Student Charged with Making Threat
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, the school resource officer assigned to Oak Mountain Middle School received a report from school officials that a student made a threat directed at another student regarding the use of a gun. After a thorough search, officials determined that the threat did not pose any immediate physical threat to students, however the verbal threat was serious and as a result, there was a disruption in school activities. The incident was investigated and resulted in the arrest of a juvenile student for Terrorist Threat (13A-10-15). The juvenile student was transported to the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center.
Sheriff Samaniego wants parents to know that the school resource officers assigned to Oak Mountain Middle School, and other schools are there to ensure students are able to learn in the safest environment possible. In this case, the system in place worked as it should. The cooperation between school officials, the school resource officer and students helped to bring this incident to a quick resolution.
For information on the charges listed above, please follow the link below and choose Title 13A Criminal Code, Chapter 10, Offenses against Public Administration and Section 15, Terrorist Threats.
Anyone with additional information about this crime should contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205) 669-4181, the Secret Witness line at (205) 669-9116, or through our website at www.shelbyso.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing "General Information.”
For Immediate Release- Captain Clay Hammac is recognized as one of law enforcement's top 40 under 40
On Monday, October 8, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Captain Clay Hammac, also commander of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, was formally recognized in Orlando, Florida, by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as one of law enforcement’s Top 40 under 40 professionals. Captain Hammac was selected from a candidate pool representing more than 32,000 law enforcement officers from 152 different countries.
Annually, the IACP recognizes the top 40 law enforcement officers from across the globe, under the age of 40 for their devotion to service, compassion to others, and sacrificial leadership.
The event was concluded by remarks from President Trump, recognizing the sacrifices made from all law enforcement and their families.
Captain Hammac was nominated for the award by Sheriff John Samaniego. The nomination packet spotlighted his faith-based work outside of law enforcement, and a number of his career achievements, such as testifying before the U.S. Congressional Financial Services Committee. The nomination included letters of reference from others who identified his quiet compassion toward others, and selfless devotion to the spirit of service.
Sheriff Samaniego commented, “Captain Hammac is so deserving of this award. He exemplifies the professionalism and hard work of our employees who work tirelessly to serve Shelby County. “
When asked about the award, Captain Hammac said, “There are so many others who are well deserving of this award, and to be recognized by my peers and my command staff is an incredible honor that leaves me speechless.”
The other 39 awardees were recognized from Spain, Australia, China, Mexico, Israel, Pakistan, The United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Canada, Columbia, and 22 US States.
County Road 47 is Now Open
On October 9, 2018, at 1030 a.m., the motor vehicle accident has been cleared and the road is now open for travel.
On 10/9/2018 at 6:53 a.m., County Road 47, also known as Chelsea Road, near County Road 446 will be closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Motorists traveling through this area will need to use an alternate route. This release will be updated when the road is reopened.
County Road 26 Now Open
On September 11, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the road blockage on Highway 26 was cleared and is now open for travel. Please use caution when traveling through this area as crews may still be working on the shoulder.
Traffic Alert - County Road 26 blocked at Walker Run
On September 11, 2018, County Road 26 at Walker Run is completely blocked due to a downed tree and power lines. This location is near the Family Connection facility between Alabaster and Columbiana. Alabama Power crews are responding to help clear the roadway. Motorists can use Highway 31 and Highway 70 as an alternate route around the blocked road. This release will be updated when the roadway is clear for travel.
CHILD WITH AUTISM FOUND SAFE
Parker Mote has been located and is now safe.
MISSING CHILD WITH AUTISM FROM THE SHELBY COMMUNITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
On Sunday, September 2, 2018, deputies responded to the 800 block of Highway 400 on a missing autistic juvenile, 12-year-old male Parker Mote. Parker was last seen at his residence on Saturday, September 1st, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m. wearing green shorts and a green shirt. He is a white male with brown hair, blue eyes, 4’6” and weighs approximately 75 pounds. Deputies, along with fire department personnel are actively searching for him at this time. If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of this missing juvenile, please contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at (205) 669-4181 or 911.To see a picture of Parker Mote, go to https://www.facebook.com/ShelbyCounty.Sheriff/
For Immediate Release- Subject Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Prentice Donaldson, 26 years of age from Wilton, Alabama. Donaldson is charged with forty counts of Possession of Child Pornography (13A-12-192b). Donaldson was arrested this morning after Shelby County Investigators executed a search warrant at his residence in Wilton. He is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on a total bond of $600,000.
For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A-Criminal Code and Chapter 12- Possession of Child Pornography. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm
To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charges and bonds, go to www.shelbyso.com and click on the “Inmate Listing” link at the bottom left. You may then type in the inmates last name and click on the “Search” button.
Free Cyber Security Training for Houses of Worship
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The Shelby County Sheriff's Office, along with the Shelby Baptist Association, is hosting free Cyber Security training for Houses of Worship on Saturday, August 25th from 8:30 till noon. Anyone willing to commute to the location, New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church 5521 Double Oak Lane, Birmingham, will hear from two fantastic speakers. Mr. Reed Warner, a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst and Incident Handler will present on how to secure and protect your church network. Mrs. Kristi Bush, LBSW, and National Education Consultant will present information on the dangers of social media. Church staff and leadership, church security teams, and children's ministry personnel will greatly benefit from attending. Vendors, who provide IT services to churches, will also be on site to answer any specific questions or needs. There is no cost to attend and breakfast refreshments will be served. Register at www.shelbybaptist.org using their "Upcoming Events" tab.