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Homicide Investigation
2012-09-21

As released yesterday, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person down in the 1200 block of Highway 26, in Alabaster.  Deputies arrived to find William David Moore, Jr., 52 years of age from Alabaster, deceased in his residence.  An autopsy this morning confirmed that Mr. Moore’s death was not of natural causes and that he was the victim of a homicide.  Sheriff’s investigators have not made an arrest in this case but do not believe this was a random act or that there is any immediate threat to other residents in the area. 

The victim’s 2003 Hummer HU2, black in color with Alabama license number 58G91P0 is missing.  Sheriff’s investigators are actively trying to locate the vehicle and ask that anyone who knows where it is or sees it to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement agency immediately.

Sheriff Curry would like to express his deepest sympathy and condolences to Moore’s family and friends, “I never understand the senseless loss of life, but I do understand the importance of arresting those responsible for it.  As I send my thoughts and prayers to the Moore family, we are working dilligently to identify and arrest whoever did this.  As we have shown in the past, we will not quit until we bring some closure to the family.”

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.

This press release will be updated as more information is available.

Death Investigation
2012-09-20

At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Thursday September 20, 2012, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person down in the 1200 block of Highway 26, in Alabaster.  Deputies discovered an adult male deceased in the residence.  Sheriff’s investigators responded to the scene to begin the process of determining the cause of death.  The Shelby County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene and an autopsy will be performed.  Sheriff’s investigators will await the results of the autopsy.

The deceased identification is being held at this time pending notification of the family.   

This press release will be updated as more information is available.

Reward Offered in Animal Cruelty Investigation
2012-09-13

As previously released on Wednesday September 5, 2012, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of ten cows that had been shot and killed in the 3400 block of Highway 56 in Wilsonville, between Friday July 27 and Wednesday August 1, 2012.  Sheriff’s deputies and investigators have been working to gather enough information to make an arrest in this case, but they need the public’s help. 

The Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association has pledged an amount of up to $5,000 in reward for information that helps the Sheriff’s Office solve this case and make an arrest.  Sheriff’s investigators need anyone with any information about this case to contact CrimeStoppers by calling (205)254-7777.   Tips may also be reported online by selecting the “Submit-a-Tip” button and completing the tip form through the CrimeStoppers webpage at www.crimestoppersmetroal.com.  All calls and on-line tip submissions are completely anonymous.  You DO NOT have to give your name and you will be eligible for a cash reward if your tip leads to the person(s) responsible for this crime being arrested and charged.

If anyone would like to speak directly to a Shelby County Sheriff’s investigator, they may be reached at (205)669-4181.

Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help
2012-09-05

On Thursday August 2, 2012, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of several cows that had been shot and killed in the 3400 block of Highway 56 in Wilsonville.  Between Friday July 27 and Wednesday August 1, 2012, an unknown person shot and killed ten cows that were later discovered by the owner.  Deputies completed a report and Sheriff’s investigators began trying to identify the person responsible for the crime.  Investigators have had several leads in this case but have not received the information they need to make an arrest. 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help and is asking anyone with information 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.

This press release will be updated as more information becomes available.

Shelby County Highway 11 Open
2012-09-05

Shelby County Highway 11 has been re-opened to all normal traffic.  Motorists are still encouraged to drive cautiously in the area and be aware of any law enforcement officers that may still be on-scene.

Road Closure
2012-09-05

Due to a motor vehicle accident this morning, Shelby County Highway 11 is closed to through traffic at the intersection of Shelby County Highway 377, also known as Mountain Crest Road.   All traffic is being re-routed at the intersections of Shelby County 11 at Old Highway 280 and Shelby County Highway 11 at Shelby County 36.

The roadway will be closed for some time and this release will be updated as soon as it re-opens.  All motorists in the area are encouraged to drive cautiously and follow the directions of the deputies on-scene.

Two People Shot During Robbery
2012-08-26

Late in the evening of Saturday August 25, 2012, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two adults who were reportedly shot as they walked from the parking lot to an apartment in the 6600 block of Whitetail Drive, in the Lakes of Inverness apartments.  Both victims, a husband and wife, were treated at the scene by Cahaba Valley Fire and Rescue paramedics and quickly transported to a local hospital.  Their injuries were life threatening but both are expected to survive.

Investigators are treating this as a robbery and the suspects have not been identified. The three male suspects, two of which had their faces covered, fled the area in a silver/gray sport utility vehicle with items taken from the victims.  Investigators are asking for the public’s help in this case and urge anyone with information 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.

More information will be released as this investigation continues.

 

Road Closure Announcement
2012-08-24

Shelby County Highway 47, also known as Chelsea Road, at the intersection of Shelby County Highway 39 will be closed on Monday August 27, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m., while the railroad crossing is repaired.  The repairs are expected to be completed on the same day if the weather permits.  The roadway should be re-opened for normal traffic before local schools release students that afternoon. 

Local residents are encouraged to detour using Liberty Road and Shelby County Highway 433.  Detour signs will be placed at the appropriate intersections.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Awards/Promotion Ceremony
2012-08-22

On Thursday, August 23, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will hold an official awards ceremony to honor Sheriff’s Office employees who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating exemplary service.  Employees are eligible to receive all of the following awards: Honor for exceptional courage while in an extremely hazardous situation, Valor for courage while in a dangerous situation, Purple Heart for an injury during a hostile encounter and Lifesaving for saving someone’s life through prompt action.  Tomorrow’s ceremony will not only recognize actions performed throughout an employee’s tenure but officialy announce the promotion of six employees to the rank of lieutenant, corrections lieutenant, sergeant and corrections sergeant.  Going forward, this ceremony will be held annually.

The following employees will be recognized at tomorrow’s awards ceremony:

Deputy Marty Bailey – Lifesaving
Sergeant Tim Billingsley - Valor
Sergeant David Black – Lifesaving
Deputy Chris Blevins – Valor
Deputy Jon Carr – Valor
Deputy Derek Dixon – Lifesaving
Deputy Mike Greene - Valor
Deputy Kevin Hand – Honor
Lieutenant Mike Hudson – Valor
Deputy David Perry – Lifesaving
Deputy Ryan Shivers – Lifesaving
Deputy Lee Stockman – Valor
Deputy Chris Street – Purple Heart

The following employee’s promotions will be officially recognized:

Lieutenant Joseph McGee
Sergeant David Black
Corrections Lieutenant Leslie Hood
Corrections Lieutenant Jeff Hughes
Corrections Sergeant Tim Laatsch
Corrections Sergeant Tony Pavolini

Sheriff Curry would like to invite the public and media alike to attend this special event.  It will be held at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Training Center at 543 McDow Road, Columbiana, Alabama 35051.  For more information contact Sergeant Barry Studdard at (205)669-8884.

Road Closures
2012-08-20

Over the next two days, two local roadways in Westover will be temporarily closed (one day each) to all traffic while repairs are made to the railroad crossings.  The repairs are expected to be completed the same day if the weather permits and both roadways should be re-opened for normal traffic. 

Shelby County Highway 450 will be closed on Tuesday August 21, 2012, beginning at 8:00 a.m., while the railroad crossing between US Highway 280 and Limerock Road is repaired.  Local traffic should detour using US Highway 280 to Shelby County Highway 55 as instructed.

Shelby County Highway 55 will be closed on Wednesday August 22, 2012, beginning at 8:00 a.m., while the railroad crossing between US Highway 280 and Weatherton Road is repaired.  Local traffic should detour using US Highway 280 to Shelby County Highway 51 or Shelby County Highway 51 to US Highway 280 as instructed.

Detour signs will be placed at the appropriate intersections.  Drivers in the area are encouraged to drive cautiously while these repairs are completed.

 
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