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Fire Investigation
2017-04-24

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at 1:57 a.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person threatening suicide at a residence on Newsome Road, in Wilsonville. Upon arrival, deputies found the residence on fire and could not safely enter the house. Fourmile, Kingdom, and Summerhill Volunteer Fire Departments responded and began trying to extinguish the fire. Deputies searched the immediate area around the home for the distressed resident but were unable to locate them. As is customary, the State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted and their investigators responded to the scene. After the fire was extinguished, investigators located the remains of one person who died inside the home. The Fire Marshal will determine the cause and manner of the fire and the Shelby County Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and shed light onto their death. No other injuries occurred in the fire. The name of the deceased will be released once a positive identification of the remains has been made. Sheriff Samaniego expresses his condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, “The loss of a loved one is a very difficult time in anyone’s life and especially under these circumstances. I would wish that these family members and friends could find some sense of peace even as they struggle with grief.”

Accident in SHELBY, AL closes roadway
2017-04-21

At approximately 5:45 p.m. On Friday, April 21, 2017, a major two vehicle accident on State Road 145 just south of County Road 47 in SHELBY, AL has both lanes are shut down and traffic is being diverted. Motorists are urged to avoid this area while law enforcement and emergency crews clear the scene.

Sheriff's Office Safety Checkpoint April 23, 2017
2017-04-20

On Sunday morning, April 23rd, 2017, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are planning to conduct a driving safety checkpoint at the intersection of AL 119 and Co Rd 22 near Montevallo, between 1:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. The checkpoint will be highly visible and will involve marked patrol vehicles with emergency lights and uniformed deputies. Motorists traveling through the checkpoint are asked to slow down, prepare to stop, and watch for deputies on the roadway. Motorists may be asked to present their driver’s license and proof of liability insurance, and should only be detained momentarily. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office encourages all motorists to drive safely, obey traffic laws, and don’t drink and drive. For information on the Alabama state laws involving motor vehicles, go to the link below and select Title32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 5- REGULATION OF OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES; Chapter 6- LICENSES AND REGISTRATION; and Chapter 7A- MANDATORY AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. Anyone with information about any 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.

Sheriff's Office Safety Checkpoint April 24, 2017
2017-04-20

On Monday morning, April 24th, 2017, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are planning to conduct a driving safety checkpoint Cahaba Valley Road (AL 119) near Oak Mountain Middle School, between midnight and 1:30 a.m. The checkpoint will be highly visible and will involve marked patrol vehicles with emergency lights and uniformed deputies. Motorists traveling through the checkpoint are asked to slow down, prepare to stop, and watch for deputies on the roadway. Motorists may be asked to present their driver’s license and proof of liability insurance, and should only be detained momentarily. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office encourages all motorists to drive safely, obey traffic laws, and don’t drink and drive. For information on the Alabama state laws involving motor vehicles, go to the link below and select Title32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 5- REGULATION OF OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES; Chapter 6- LICENSES AND REGISTRATION; and Chapter 7A- MANDATORY AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. Anyone with information about any 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.

Traffic Accident On Highway 280 in Chelsea
2017-04-05

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, a traffic accident on Highway 280 in Chelsea, AL near the Chevron Service Station, has closed both eastbound and westbound traffic. Alabama State Troopers and Shelby County Deputies are on scene of this accident. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes and to avoid this area due to major traffic congestion. Also, due to severe weather conditions, all roadways should be travelled with caution, slower speeds and heavy traffic are to be expected. More information will be given as it is received concerning traffic conditions during the day.

Traffic Update for Accident on Highway 280 in Chelsea
2017-04-05

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6:00 a.m., an update on the traffic situation on Highway 280 in Chelsea, AL, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies and State Troopers are re-routing eastbound traffic to Old Highway 280 to County Road 43. Westbound traffic is still closed along Highway 280 at this time. Motorists are still being asked to seek alternate routing until this accident has been cleared.

Traffic Update for Accident on Highway 280 in Chelsea
2017-04-05

As of 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, both eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 280 in Chelsea, AL, have been reopened. Motorists are still advised to use caution on all roads and highways due to extreme weather conditions.

Traffic Accident on County Road 47
2017-04-01

At approximately 8pm, Saturday, April 1, 2017, a traffic accident on Shelby County Road 47 has road blocked between County Rd 61 and Beaver Creek Road. Deputies have closed off both lanes and request motorists to take alternate routes and avoid this area. Further updates as they are received.

County Road 47 Reopened
2017-04-01

As of 9:15pm, County Road 47 has been reopened after a traffic accident that occurred approximately an hour and a half ago near Beaver Creek Rd.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
2017-03-29

(Shelby County, Alabama, April 4, 2017)—A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA ®), will arrive April 10, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to continue their accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence. As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on April 11, 2017, at 6 PM. The session will be conducted at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Training Center located at 543 McDow Road, Columbiana, AL 35051. The phone number there is (205)669-8884. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, he/she may do so by telephone. The public may call (205) 670-6028 on April 11, 2017 between the hours of 3 PM and 5 PM. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of those standards is available at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The local contact is Lt. Mark Bishop at (205) 670-6157. Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA®), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has to comply with 167 standards in order to gain accredited status, Sheriff John Samaniego said, “The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of Shelby County, and our involvement with CALEA ensures that we are constantly working toward nothing less than excellence.” Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with these standards under which it was initially accredited. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote, Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.

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