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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
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.
At approximately 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in the 4000 block of Shelby County Highway 10 to investigate a death. Responding deputies located the deceased and notified investigators who responded to the scene. There are no other details available at this time as investigators, along with the Shelby County Coroner's Office, are trying to determine the cause of death. This release will be updated as more information is available. Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to 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."
Highway 25 Road Closure Update
As of 10:05 p.m., Highway 25 in Dunnavant has been reopened to normal traffic. Drivers are asked to continue to use additional caution in this area until all emergency personnel clear the scene.
Motor Vehicle Accident Has Highway 25 Closed
Due to an overturned garbage truck, Highway 25 near the Jefferson County line in Dunnavant will be closed for an extended amount of time. Motorists will be required to take an alternate route since the road is blocked in both directions. This release will be updated when the road reopens.
Photo Shoot on State Highway 25
Archive of Past News
On Sunday, August 12th a photo shoot will be taking place along AL HWY 25, North of the Dunnavant and Sterrett / Vincent areas. Deputies will be stationed with the photo crew to provide traffic control. Use caution and be aware of the photo crew and deputies if you are driving in the area.