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Dunnavant Valley Road near Mt. Laurel has been re-opened
2015-07-09

On Thursday, July 9, 2015 at approximately 9:55 p.m., all lanes of traffic on Shelby County Road 41, also known as Dunnavant Valley Road, are open and normal traffic flow may resume. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution in the area of Dunnavant Valley Road and Hugh Daniel Drive as law enforcement may remain in the area to continue their motor vehicle accident investigation.

Road closure near Mt. Laurel due to motor vehicle accident
2015-07-09

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, at approximately 7:30 pm, Shelby County Road 41, also known as Dunnavant Valley Road, in the area of the Mt. Laurel subdivision, is temporarily closed due to a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Both lanes of travel on County Road 41 are closed between US Hwy 280 and Hugh Daniel Drive. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes of travel. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

Road Closure (both lanes of traffic) due to motor vehicle accident
2015-07-08

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at approximately 07:00 a.m., the Shelby County Sheriff's Office was asked by the Pelham Police Department and the Pelham Fire Department to assist with a motor vehicle accident on Shelby County Road 11 in the area of County Road 52., involving a tanker truck. Deputies are closing approximately four miles of County Road 11 (both lanes of travel), from Old Hwy 280 to County 36, until the scene has been safely cleared by the Pelham Fire Department and Chelsea Fire Department. Shelby County Road 11 should be avoided during this time. This release will be updated as more information becomes available.

Road Closure (both lanes of traffic) due to motor vehicle accident
2015-07-08

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at approximately 07:00 a.m., the Shelby County Sheriff's Office was asked by the Pelham Police Department and the Pelham Fire Department to assist with a motor vehicle accident on Shelby County Road 11 in the area of County Road 52., involving a tanker truck. Deputies are closing approximately four miles of County Road 11 (both lanes of travel), from Old Hwy 280 to County 36, until the scene has been safely cleared by the Pelham Fire Department and Chelsea Fire Department. Shelby County Road 11 should be avoided during this time. This release will be updated as more information becomes available.

Shelby County resident charged with two counts of armed robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia following vehicle pursuit
2015-07-01

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Shelby County deputies responded to a reported robbery at Walgreens located at 101 Doug Baker Blvd in the Lee Branch Shopping Center on Hwy 280. After a short vehicle pursuit with the suspect, deputies were able to apprehend 32 year old, Gregory Christopher Standberry of Shelby County, without injury or further incident. Standberry is being held in the Shelby County jail on two counts of armed robbery, attempting to elude, and possession of drug paraphernalia, with bonds totaling $501,500. In reference to last night’s robbery and vehicle pursuit, Sheriff John Samaniego said, “I am first and foremost thankful that no one was harmed during this incident, and would like to thank our invaluable 911 call takers and Sheriff’s Office dispatchers, who were able to calmly communicate with the witnesses at the scene to gather vital and timely information for our deputies responding to the call. I am also appreciative of the Hoover Police Department for their quick assistance in the traffic pursuit.” For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A- Criminal Code, Chapter 8, Article 41, subsection a1, Title 13A- Criminal Code, Chapter 12, Article 260, and Title 13A- Criminal Code, Chapter 10, Article 52. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm To view a Shelby County jail inmate’s picture, their charges and bonds, visit 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.

Robbery at Walgreen on Hwy 280 (Lee Branch)
2015-06-30

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Shelby County deputies responded to a reported robbery at Walgreens located at 101 Doug Baker Blvd in the Lee Branch Shopping Center on Hwy 280. The witnesses at the scene were able to provide our 911 operators with descriptive details of the fleeing suspect and vehicle. Moments after receiving the call, deputies identified a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description. Shelby County deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled. After a short pursuit traveling east on Hwy 280, deputies stopped the vehicle and placed the suspect under arrest without injury or further incident. This release will be updated as more information becomes available. Any additional witnesses or anyone who has information about this robbery is asked to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office directly at (205) 669-4181, or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link, and choosing the “General Information” category.

Certified Jail Manager Certificate
2015-06-16

On Tuesday June 16, 2015, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that two of its jail administrators have successfully completed the Certified Jail Managers curriculum and passed the associated examination. The Jail Manager Certification Commission (JMCC) and the American Jail Association (AJA) promote the concept of voluntary certification for all jail managers. Certification is one part of a process called credentialing. It focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current competency in a specialized field. Jail managers who become Certified Jail Managers (CJM) will be distinguished as individuals who have reached one of the highest levels of achievement in their field. Captain Jay Fondren and Lieutenant Leslie Hood have each successfully completed the course of study and passed the examination. They are now members of a select group of jail administrators across the country with this certification and it is hoped that we will have other jail administrators complete this same program. There are currently 428 CJM certified jail administrators nationally and only four of those are in Alabama. Sheriff Samaniego believes in professional growth and keeping up with “best practices” in all of the disciplines within the Sheriff’s Office. “I am pleased to have employees with this level of competency managing our jail and hope to add others to this list. We take the responsibility that comes with a jail very seriously and are constantly striving to improve our own”, said Sheriff Samaniego.

“Project Lifesaver” Locates Missing Family Member
2015-06-10

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was notified by 911 that an 80 year old family member was missing from a residence on River Road, near the City of Helena. This resident was a member of the “Project Lifesaver” program, so specially trained Shelby County deputies responded to the area where she was last seen and activated the “Project Lifesaver” system. The area is un-incorporated and very rural with several bodies of water close by. “Project Lifesaver” equipment led deputies straight to the resident, approximately three quarters of a mile in the woods from the last known location. Indian Ford Fire and Rescue treated the patient at the scene for dehydration before being released back to family members in good health. Sheriff Samaniego would like to thank all of those who helped in this search and rescue, as well as those who made this program possible. “Yesterday, we had another success story as a result of law enforcement partnerships, the public’s support and Project Lifesaver. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, local police officers, firemen and many other groups come together when a loved one wanders and, with the help of Project Lifesaver, are able to locate the missing. It is also important to recognize the Shelby County Commission, the private companies and local residents who have continued to help in funding this program. It takes support at every level and we are lucky to have that”. Project Lifesaver International (PLI) was founded by public safety officers themselves, to bring about a solution that facilitates not just the speedy return of wanderers to their families, but the actual rapid location of the wanderers themselves — a strategy that greatly increases the chance that the wanderer will be found alive. Our “Project Lifesaver” team encompasses specially trained deputies that place personalized wrist bands containing radio transmitters on individuals who suffer from debilitating disease or autism to locate them should they wander away from home. Search times for those participating in the program have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has been an active participant in this program since 2005. Thank you again to everyone who helps with this program in any way. For more information on this program, the public may visit the Sheriff’s Office website at www.shelbyso.com and click on the “Project Lifesaver” tab or visit Project Lifesaver International at www.projectlifesaver.org . The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office “Project Lifesaver” team is affiliated with “Project Lifesaver” International.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is now on YouTube
2015-05-15

On Friday, May 15, 2015, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will launch a personalized YouTube Channel for instantly sharing videos, Public Service Announcements, and pre-recorded press releases. Other videos that will be found on this channel will be those that highlight the duties and responsibilities of various units and divisions within the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Samaniego has stated that his goal in utilizing this YouTube Channel is, “…to offer our community the opportunity to understand, in greater detail, the many facets of their Sheriff’s Office, and the people and resources we have available to better serve Shelby County.” If you wish to subscribe, please follow this link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOdpRUYklENJM_zyAgRdSAA), or you can access the channel from our Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page or website, www.shelbyso.com.

Sheriff’s deputies to help carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope
2015-05-14

On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., Shelby County deputies and law enforcement officers from around the state will come together at the Pelham Civic Complex to proudly run with the Flame of Hope to raise awareness for Special Olympics of Alabama. Five Shelby County deputies along with members of The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR), will carry the Flame of Hope from the Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Rd, Pelham, AL 35124, to the State Capital, and finally to Troy University where it will be used to light the cauldron to start the 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games. The LETR is an international organization comprised of over 85,000 volunteer law enforcement officers from the United States, Canada, and 35 other nations. In 2013, LETR raised over $50 Million for Special Olympics programs. For more information about LETR, please visit www.letr.org. For more information about the Pelham Leg of the Torch Run, please contact Deputy Debbie Sumrall at 205-225-4007.

 
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