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Accident on Alabama Highway 25 at Gibson Rd in Summerhill Update
The accident involving two 18 wheelers that occurred on Alabama Highway 25 at Gibson Rd in Summerhill has been cleared. There were minor injuries and the roadway is re-opened.
Alabama Highway 231 at Whisper Rd Closed
On Tuesday April 19, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m. an 18 wheeler accident occurred on Alabama Highway 231 at Whisper Rd. As a result of that accident the roadway will be closed for approximately 1 hour. Alabama State Troopers, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies are all on scene. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of the first responders in the area. This release will be updated when the roadway is re-opened.
Motorcycle Ride Benefitting First Responders
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, a motorcycle ride benefitting the Philip Mahan Davis Foundation will roll through Shelby and Jefferson County. All riders are welcome to take part. The Philip Mahan Davis Foundation is a non-profit which provides emotional and financial support to first responders and dispatchers who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. The foundation was established by survivors of Pelham Officer Philip Davis, who was killed in the line of duty on December 4, 2009. The ride is sponsored by a national motorcycle club of current and former law enforcement, military, and civilians. The two-hour ride will begin at Max Motorsports, 400 Keystone Court, Pelham AL, and end at the motorcycle clubhouse in North Pelham. Riders may register on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Max Motorsports and Kick Stands Up is at 11:00 a.m. Registration is $20.00 per bike and $5.00 per rider. For more information, please contact Steve Dickson at 205-266-7455 or visit the event Facebook Page “Philip M Davis 1st Responders Ride”. For more information concerning the Philip Mahan Davis Foundation, go to www.officerphilipdavis.com.
Domestic Violence Call Resolved Without Injuries
On Thursday, March 17 at 3:05 p.m. Shelby County deputies responded to a Domestic Violence call in the 10000 block of County Road 55 in the Westover/Sterrett community. Forty-four year old Kevin Lee Pace of Westover reported he had a firearm and refused to come out of his residence. Also inside the residence was his elderly father. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiation Unit responded and made contact with Mr. Pace. After a lengthy discussion, Mr. Pace agreed to exit his home, unarmed. Regional Paramedic Service transported Mr. Pace to a local hospital for evaluation. Westover Fire Department also responded to the scene. There were no injuries during this incident and the residence and surrounding area is secure. More information about this incident, including potential criminal charges, may be released later.
Media staging location for Domestic Violence call.
Media may report for 280 Animal Medical Center for more information regarding the ongoing Domestic Violence call on County Road 55. 280 Animal Medical Center is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 280 and County Road 55.
County Road 55 in Westover closed
On Thursday, March 17 at 4:45 p.m., Shelby County deputies on the scene of a Domestic Violence call closed County Road 55 from U.S. Highway 280 up to County Road 51 in Sterrett. We will update this page when the road is open.
Alabama Highway 11 Open
Alabama Highway 11 is open; however, workers are still in the area repairing damage from the motor vehicle wreck. Please avoid the area, if possible. If traveling through the area, use caution.
Alabama Highway 11 Closed
On Tuesday March 15th, 2016, at approximately 12:40 p.m. a motor vehicle accident occurred on Alabama Highway 11 between Shelby County Highways 332 and 334. As a result of that accident the roadway will be closed in both directions for an unknown period of time.
At least two tractor trailers and several other cars were involved in the accident. First responders are there and the preliminary report is that there are no serious injuries. However, one of the vehicles struck and damaged a natural gas line. Pelham police officers, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, Pelham Fire and Shelby County Emergency management personnel are all on scene. The gas company has been notified.
Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes because the roadway will be closed until the accident is cleaned up and the gas line is repaired. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of the first responders in the area. This release will be updated when the roadway is re-opened.
Middel School Student Arrested For Threats
On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the end of the school day, Chelsea Middle School reported to Shelby County Sheriff's Office threats were made by a 14 year-old student toward other students at school, on Friday. Deputies and investigators immediately responded and conducted interviews Thursday and all day Friday to either verify or dismiss the threats. The student did not attend school on Friday or Monday. Interviews continued today and investigators determined the 8th grader made the threats. Deputies arrested the 14 year-old at 5:30 p.m. today at his home in Chelsea and charged the student with Terrorist Threats. The 14 year-old is being held at Shelby County Juvenile Facility.
For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A -Criminal Code and Chapter 10, Offenses Against Public Administration.
Sheriff Samaniego stated, "I am very proud of the team work between school officials and Shelby County deputies. In all, close to 30 students were interviewed to make sure enough probable cause existed to arrest the accused. I want to thank the County Commission and Board of Education who continue to support the Safe Schools Initiative program.”
Landline Telephone Services Interrupted
On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:30 a.m. a wreck damaged an AT&T junction box on Highway 280. Landline telephone services are out in a small area of Chelsea. Businesses and residences along Highway 280 from County Road 39 to Old Highway 280 and from County Road 39 at County Road 337 up to Highway 280 have no landline telephone service. Cell phone service is still working. If an emergency occurs, call 911 on your cell phone and remember to state your address. Cell phones, unlike landlines, do not automatically give your physical address to 911. AT&T expects service to resume in 4-6 days.