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Alabama Hwy 70 Reopened
2013-01-17

At 5:58 a.m. Thursday January 17,2013, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to Alabama Hwy 70 and Dusty Hollow Rd on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries that had both lanes of Alabama Hwy 70 blocked.  At this time Alabama Hwy 70 in both directions has been reopened.

Motorist are urged to be cautious throughout today during this period of inclement weather. If anyone traveling the roadways of Shelby County notices any heavy water or icing on the roads please call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at (205) 669-4181.

Alabama Hwy 70 Road Closure
2013-01-17

At 5:58 a.m. Thursday January 17,2013, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to Alabama Hwy 70 and Dusty Hollow Rd on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Deputies along with Alabama State Troopers have closed down this portion of Alabama Hwy 70 in both direction so that aid may be rendered to those involved. The injured are being treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals. 

At this time, the duration of length for this road closure is unknown.  Those who commute using Alabama Hwy 70 to travel to or from Columbiana are encouraged to take an alternate route. This release will be updated as soon as the roadway is open to traffic again.

U.S. Highway 280 Reopened
2013-01-15

At 7:10 a.m. Tuesday January 15, 2013, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies closed all lanes of U.S. Highway 280 west-bound at the intersection of Meadowlark Drive due to a six car motor vehicle accident with injuries.  At this time, all lanes of U.S. Highway 280 are open in both directions.  Officers from Hoover Police Department remain on scene continuing the accident investigation.  Caution is urged as motorists travel this busy corridor.

Roadway Closure
2013-01-15

At 7:10 a.m. Tuesday January 15,2013, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies closed all lanes of U.S. Highway 280 west-bound at the intersection of Meadowlark Drive due to a six car motor vehicle accident with injuries.  The injured are being treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals.  Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

This road closure will produce extremely congested traffic in the area for drivers who use the Highway 280 corridor to travel to work.  Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution, seek alternate travel routes and be patient as first responders help the injured and clear the roadway. 

The traffic congestion from this accident will create serious travel delays throughout the morning.  This release will be updated as soon as the roadway is open to traffic again.

Domestic Violence Investigation
2013-01-12

On Friday January 11, 2013, at approximately 8:00 p.m. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Pickens Drive in Westover to investigate a domestic violence assault.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered that two adult relatives had been involved in a fight and one had been cut with a razor blade across his chest.  Both individuals were treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals for additional treatment and evaluation.

 

A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigator responded to the scene and the hospital to follow up on the assault.  After reviewing the circumstances, Barry Scott Vick, 41 years of age from Westover, Alabama, was arrested and transported to the Shelby County Jail where he remains.  He is charged with Domestic Violence 1st degree and he is being held without bond at this time.

 

Joshua Henderson, 30 years of age from Westover, Alabama, was released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

 

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 7-Domestic Violence, and Section 13A-6-130 Domestic Violence 1st degree.

 

 http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm.

 

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.

 

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 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.

Person Shot
2013-01-07

At approximately 9:16 p.m. on Sunday January 6, 2013, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a person had been shot in an area on the Cahaba River just west of Shelby County Highway 10 in the Pea Ridge community, commonly known as the “slab”.  The victim was driven to Montevallo by a witness.  Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, Montevallo and University of Montevallo police officers along with the Montevallo Fire Department all responded to help the victim of the shooting. The victim was treated and transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  The victim is expected to survive his injuries.

Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies later located a person in a vehicle matching the description of the suspect in the area where the shooting occurred.  After an on-scene investigation, deputies arrested Adam Blake Dodson, 33 years of age from McCalla, Alabama, and charged him with Attempted Murder.  He was transported without incident to the Shelby County Jail where he is being held on $50,000 bond.

For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 4-Inchoate Crimes, Section 13A-4-2 Attempt and Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person, Article 1 Homicide, and Section 13A-6-2 Murder.

 http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm.

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.

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 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.

Shelby County Highway 11 Reopened
2012-12-20

At 7:32 a.m. on Thursday December 20, 2012, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a multi-car accident on Shelby County Highway 11 at the intersection of Shelby County Highway 377.  This accident closed Highway 11 while deputies and Alabama State Troopers investigated.  At this time all lanes of Shelby County Highway 11 and Shelby County Highway 377 are open.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously on all roadways throughout Shelby County during this period of inclement weather.

Road Closed Due to Vehicle Accident
2012-12-20

At 7:32 a.m. on Thursday December 20, 2012, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a multi-car accident on Shelby County Highway 11 at the intersection of Shelby County Highway 377, also known as Mountain Crest Road.  This accident is located on Highway 11 between US Highway 280 and Chelsea High School.   The roadway is closed in both directions while deputies assist Alabama State Troopers with the accident investigation.

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes of travel and drive with caution while first responders are in the roadway.  This release will be updated when the roadway is re-opened.

U.S. Highway 280 Reopened
2012-12-18

At approximately 12:59 p.m. today's date, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office received a call of a wreck on U.S. Highway 280 near the intersection of Shelby County Highway 51.  U.S Highway 280 westbound was closed while deputies investigated the accident.  At this time all lanes of U.S. Highway 280 are open.  Motorist are still encouraged to drive safely in this area while emergency vehicles may still be present.

Unlawful Breaking and Entering Vehicle Reports
2012-12-18

Between the evening of Monday December 17, 2012, and the morning of Tuesday December 18, 2012, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated nine Unlawful Breaking and Entering of Vehicle complaints and one Theft of Property first degree complaint on a stolen truck.  As released earlier today, deputies attempted to stop a car in the area of these break-ins and question a suspect around 3:00 a.m., which led to a vehicle pursuit and search after the suspect crashed his car and fled on foot. That suspect and an accomplice remain at large.

The Unlawful Breaking and Entering of Vehicle complaints were located at:

Four in the 1100 Block of Eagle Park Road

One in the 200 Block of Brook Green Lane

One in the 1500 Block of Southern Drive

One in the 200 Block of Highland View Drive

One in the 300 Block of Brook Geen Lane

One in the 1600 Block of Indian Springs Lane

 

The truck was stolen in the 1100 Block of Eagle Park Road.

 

Sheriff’s deputies and investigators are still in the area and more reports are still coming in as residents discover additional cars broken into.  Three handguns, one hunting rifle and one I-Pod have been reported stolen so far. 

 

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, one vehicle is stolen every 20 seconds in the United States and the majority of those were left unlocked.  For more information on auto theft and prevention strategies, visit www.ShelbySO.com, click on the “Crime Prevention” link and select “Auto and Home Crime Prevention Tips”.

 

For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 8- Offenses Involving Theft, Article 1 Theft and Related Offenses, and Section 13A-8-3 Theft of Property in the First Degree or 13A-8-11 Unlawful breaking and Entering a Vehicle.

 http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm.

Anyone with any 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.

 
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