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Traffic Repairs to Continue for Wednesday at Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road)
2017-01-11

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m., highway crews will continue repair work on the traffic lights at the intersection of Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road). Shelby County deputies will be directing traffic at this location until all work is completed. Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to make plans to use alternate routing for this period of time. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of the traffic congestion in this area. This release will be updated when the repairs have been completed.

Traffic Repairs Scheduled for Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road)
2017-01-09

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m., highway crews will be repairing the traffic lights at the intersection of Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road). Shelby County deputies will be directing traffic at this location until all work has been completed. Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to make plans to use alternate routing for this period of time. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of the traffic congestion in this area. This release will be updated when the repairs have been completed.

Winter Weather Update Saturday 1/7/2017
2017-01-07

At 6:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, due to the severe icing conditions on the roads, ALDOT is placing barricades on Alabama Highway 25 between Elliott Lane, near Leeds, AL, and County Rd 491 near Vandiver. Dangerous road conditions exist on this section of Highway 25 crossing the Dunnavant Mountain. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Weather Update 1/6/2017 6:00 p.m.
2017-01-06

For Immediate Release: 1/6/2017 at 6:00 p.m. due to the severe weather conditions and the being mindful of the safety of our deputies, Sheriff JOHN Samaniego has suspended all non-emergency calls for service. During the time period where driving conditions are most dangerous, the Sheriff's Office will only respond to emergency calls for service and immediate assistance requests as they come up. Our Deputies will be able to take any reports over the phone if need be. We encourage everyone to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary and use 911 for emergencies only until weather conditions improve.

Weather Update from Shelby County EMA
2017-01-06

For Immediate Release: The Shelby County Highway Department began sanding operations for bridges and overpasses at 1302 hours. There have not been any reports up to 1400 hrs of any hazardous road conditions even with temps at or around 32 degrees. The worst of this storm is expected to occur between 1800 and 2100 hours. Shelby County is expected to receive the highest accumulations of between 1-3 inches. Higher elevations in the eastern part of the county could receive higher totals. No changes are expected to the current warnings from NWS. Wilsonville through Harpersville is expected to receive the highest totals in the county. After the current warnings expire, the NWS will issue wind chill warnings after 0900 hours on Saturday. The road conditions are not expected to improve until after air temperatures rise above freezing during the day on Sunday. No further briefings are planned by National Weather Service or SHelby County EMA.

Administrative Offices Closing due to Weather
2017-01-06

On Friday January 6, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is closing its administrative offices and sending civilian employees home early. This action was taken to ensure our employees could get home safely with the forecast calling for an increasing chance of freezing rain or snow. We apologize for any inconvenience and will return on Monday morning at normal business hours. This does not affect delivery of emergency services to our citizens. Residents and motorists are encouraged to limit travel if the roadways become hazardous due to the winter weather.

Reward for Information Possible
2017-01-03

On December 28, 2016, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 400 block of Dead Hollow Road to investigate a report of a horse being shot. Upon arrival, deputies were led to the horse which had obviously been shot intentionally. The horse was a cherished quarter horse and thoroughbred. Sheriff’s investigators and investigators with the State of Alabama’s Agriculture Rural Crime Unit are both trying to find the person who committed this crime, which is a felony. A cash reward is possible from CrimeStoppers for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) who committed this crime. Reports can be made anonymously to CrimeStoppers and their phone number is (205)254-7777. Sheriff Samaniego takes this and other crimes that affect resident’s quality of life in Shelby County seriously. “Our investigators will work diligently to find the person responsible for this heartless act of cruelty”. Anyone with information about this is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category. For information on this and other crimes involving animals, refer to Alabama Title 3, Animals, Chapter1, General Provisions and Section 3-1.11.1, Killing or Disabling Livestock at http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm .

Domestic Incident Resolved With Arrest
2016-12-30

At approximately 7:30 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016, Shelby County deputies responded to a domestic incident in the 6000 block of Retreat Circle, Birmingham, AL. With the assistance of Vestavia Police Department, deputies and investigators were able to arrest 26-year-old Devan Ray Bailey of Pelham, AL, on domestic violence charges of Kidnapping 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Interfering with Child Custody, and Violation of a Protection Order. Bailey was taken into custody later Thursday night at approximately 11:00 p.m. at a location on Highway 280 without incident. He is currently in the Shelby County Jail on bonds of $100,000 for 3 felony charges and $3,000 for a misdemeanor charge. Fortunately, there were no injuries to any of the parties involved and the investigation is on-going. These types of incidents can be especially hard for families to deal with this time of the year and we are thankful and relieved that it was resolved quickly and without tragic consequences. For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 6, Offenses Involving Danger to the Person. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm To view a Shelby County 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 or, if you are unsure of the exact spelling, select the first letter of the last name to search for the inmate. An inmate’s information will not be available until he has been booked into the facility. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through 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 the “General Information” category.

Assault 2nd Degree Arrest
2016-12-19

On Sunday December 18, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Valentine Circle, which is located in Wilsonville, to investigate a report of a person being shot. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male who had been shot and began to treat his injuries which did not appear to be life threatening. Deputies and Sheriff’s investigators determined that the victim had been in a fight with a friend immediately before the same friend then shot him. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and later released. Investigators arrested Richard Marion Bassham, 47 years of age from Wilsonville, today and charged him with Assault 2nd Degree. His bond is set at $10,000. For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person, Article 21- Assault in the Second Degree, Section 13A-6-21. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. To view a Shelby County 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 or, if you are unsure of the exact spelling, select the first letter of the last name to search for the inmate. An inmate’s information will not be available until he has been booked into the facility. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205)669-4181, through 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 the “General Information” category.

Press Conference Today
2016-12-16

At 3:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office North Substation, Sheriff John Samaniego will give comments on the arrest of Adam Michael Burrus, 37 years of age from Chelsea, Alabama, charged with the murder of Constance Leigh Woolweaver. The North Substation is in the Greystone Park Business Center, 5511 Highway 280, Suite 117. The phone number for the substation is 670-6280.

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