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Four Arrested with Meth Lab
2015-04-20

On April 18, 2015, the Harpersville Police Department responded to a noxious odor call in the 500 block of Farmingdale Road in Harpersville. Officers arrived on the scene, and during the course of the investigation discovered evidence of a meth lab. The Harpersville Police Department then contacted the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force(SCDETF)and investigators went to the scene, where they dismantled and removed the methamphetamine laboratory. During the investigation, four individuals were questioned and subsequently arrested. The individuals arrested were: Rita Cole Gulledge, 53 years of age, of Harpersville, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. Her bond totals $750,000. Lynn Alton Vick, 49 years of age, of Westover, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. His bond totals $750,000. Randy Dale Hollis Sr., 53 years of age, of Harpersville, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. His bond totals $750,000. Randy Dale Hollis Jr., 24 years of age, of Harpersville, was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Controlled Substance 1st. His bond totals $750,000. Task Force Commander Turner states, “We are very fortunate to have alert citizens who call in to report suspicious criminal activity and people who do not want this type of activity taking place. These type labs can be found at any time and at any location. We are at our best when we work with the public for a common goal.” For more information regarding the charges, please click here and go to Title 13 - Criminal Offenses and Chapter 12 - Offenses Against Public Health and Morals: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm. The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, the Helena Police Department, the Pelham Police Department, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission. The SCEDTF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone (205) 670-0436 or by visiting http://dtf.shelbyal.com. Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaint. All information is anonymous. For more information on the suspects, including their picture, go to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s website, www.shelbyso.com, and click on the inmate locator link. Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Captain Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force at (205) 670-0436.

Three Charged with Trailer Thefts
2015-04-20

Over the last several weeks, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and surrounding municipalities received numerous reports of utility trailers being stolen throughout the county, particularly around the Highway 280 corridor. On Friday, 04/17/2015, Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested three suspects in connection to the recent utility trailer thefts. Sheriff’s Office investigators continue to investigate additional leads, and have notified several surrounding agencies that have had utility trailers stolen. It is estimated that these three suspects have stolen over 30 trailers in the past three weeks. Any agency that has reports of utility trailers stolen is encouraged to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 205-669-4181. Staci Elaine Brownlee, 34, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property 2nd. She is being held in the Shelby County Jail with a $10,000 bond. Matthew Ray Harrell, 31, of Statesboro, Georgia, was charged with six counts of Theft of Property 2nd. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail with a $60,000 bond. John Allen Barnett, 35, of McCalla, Alabama, was charged with six counts of Theft of Property 2nd and Possession of Burglar’s Tools. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail with a $70,000 bond. For more information regarding the charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Theft of Property, and Possession of Burglar’s Tools, please click the following link and go to Title 13 – Criminal Offenses, Chapter 7 – Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion upon Property, as well as Title 13 – Criminal Offenses, Chapter 8 – Offenses Involving Theft. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/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 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. The SCDETF consists of law enforcement officers from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabaster Police Department, the Helena Police Department, the Pelham Police Department and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The SCDETF is funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Shelby County Commission. The SCDETF encourages citizens to report illegal activity by phone at (205)670-0436 or by visiting its website, http://dtf.shelbyal.com. Citizens may click on “Tips” and submit their complaints. All information is anonymous. Please direct any questions regarding this press release to Captain Kevin Turner of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, at (205) 670-0436 or email at kturner@shelbyso.com.

Shelby County Highway 25 re-opened
2015-04-15

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the roadway at Shelby County Highway 25 and 305, near the community of Summerhill, has been re-opened. Motorists are encouraged to proceed cautiously through the area as law enforcement may remain in the area to continue their investigation of the motor vehicle accident that led to the road closure.

Traffic Alert on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
2015-04-15

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at approximately 12:15 p.m., the roadway at Shelby County Highway 25 and 305, near the community of Summerhill, is closed for the next several hours due to a one (1) vehicle accident with a fatality. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto HY 315 and Northbound traffic diverted to HY 97. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route of travel if possible. Please drive cautiously in the area as first responders are attempting to clear the roadway as soon as possible. This release will be updated when the roadway is clear.

Chelsea Road (Co Rd 47) re-opened
2015-04-04

On Saturday evening, April 4, 2015, Chelsea Road (Co Rd 47) has been re-opened. Motorists are encouraged to proceed cautiously through the area as law enforcement may remain in the area to continue their investigation of the motor vehicle accident that led to the road closure.

Chelsea Road (Co Rd 47) closed due to a motor vehicle accident
2015-04-04

On Saturday evening, April 4, 2015, at 6:45 p.m., both lanes of travel are closed in the 10,000 block of Chelsea Road due to a motor vehicle accident. Please use an alternate route of travel as first responders investigate the accident scene and attempt to clear the roadway. This release will be updated when the roadway is clear.

County Road 70 has been re-opened
2015-04-01

As of 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning, April 1, 2015, Shelby County Road 70, in the area of the Waterford subdivision, has been re-opened. The roadway was closed earlier this morning due to a motor vehicle accident at 3:30 a.m., involving a Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy and a pedestrian. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) remain in the area as they continue their investigation. Motorists are encouraged to proceed cautiously through the area.

Pedestrian involved motor vehicle accident
2015-04-01

Early Wednesday morning, on April 1, 2015, at approximately 3:30 a.m., an on-duty Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a motor vehicle accident, in which a pedestrian was struck in the area of Shelby County Road 70 near the Waterford subdivision. The pedestrian is reported to be in stable condition, and was transported from the scene to UAB Hospital. Sheriff Samaniego has requested State Troopers from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to investigate the traffic accident. As a result, both lanes of travel are closed as Troopers conduct their investigation. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route of travel, such as Co Rd 26 from Alabaster to Columbiana. This release will be updated as more information comes available.

Traffic Alert Cancelled on Monday Morning
2015-03-23

On Monday, March 23, 2015, at 6:30 a.m., the roadway at Shelby County Road 24 at Smokey Road is now back open. A disabled tractor-trailer truck was blocking the roadway for a short period of time. Motorists are still encouraged to drive cautiously during bad weather conditions

Traffic Alert on Monday Morning
2015-03-23

On Monday, March 23, 2015, at 6:15 a.m., the roadway at Shelby County Road 24 at Smoky Road is closed due to a disabled tractor-trailer truck blocking the road. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route of travel. Please drive cautiously in the area as first responders are attempting to clear the roadway as soon as possible. This release will be updated when the roadway is clear.

 
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