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Citizen tip leads to arrest of car burglary suspect along US Highway 280 corridor
On Thursday, May 19, 2016, at approximately 2:00 am, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators arrested 22 year old Christopher Clark Cordero of Pelham, AL, in connection to numerous car burglaries committed along the US Highway 280 corridor. Acting on information received from a vigilant citizen who reported suspicious activity to law enforcement, a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Cahaba Park Circle and identified Cordero as a potential theft suspect in a recent series of car burglaries along US Hwy 280. As a result, the arrest culminates a month’s long investigation by Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators involving vehicle break-ins in that area. Deputies found Cordero in possession of stolen credit cards, illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia. After further investigation, Investigators were able to charge Cordero with multiple felony counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle, Theft of Property 2nd and 3rd, Receiving Stolen Property 3rd, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and Obstruction of Justice. In addition, misdemeanor charges were filed for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Cordero is being held on a $67,000 bond in the Shelby County Jail. Investigators are working with Hoover PD to return property to potential victim’s involved in related car burglaries in other jurisdictions.
Sheriff Samaniego wishes to thank the public for their valuable assistance in apprehending this suspect and to remind citizen’s to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement, lock their vehicles and not leave items of value inside.
Anyone with additional information about vehicle break-ins in the area 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.
For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A Criminal Code, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, and Chapter 12. http://law.justia.com/codes/alabama/2015/title-13a.
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.
Fleeing Suspect Apprehended with the help of Hoover and Pelham
On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 3:29 a.m. a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Eagle Point Drive, driven by 29 year old Matthew Kline Vinyard of Birmingham, for a traffic violation. Vinyard eluded the deputy through Eagle Point subdivision, wrecked his vehicle on Eagle Crest Drive, and fled on foot into the woods. Hoover Police Department and Pelham Police Department assisted in a search and Hoover officers located Vinyard on the Briawood Christian School football field. Vinyard is charged with Open Container of Alcohol in a Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest, Improper Lane Usage, and Failure of Duty Upon Striking Highway Fixture. Vinyard is being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $2,300.00.
For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title 32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic.
For a mugshot photo of Vinyard, go www.shelbyso.com, click on the Inmate Listing link, and search by Vinyard’s last name.
Sheriff Samaniego stated, “I wish to thank the Hoover Police Department and Pelham Police Department for assisting us in appending Vinyard so quickly. Because of their help, this situation ended before impacting the residents of Eagle Point or interrupting classes at Briarwood Christian School.”
Motor Vehicle Wreck on Old Hwy 280 and Narrows Dr
On Monday, May 16 at 7:40 a.m. Shelby County deputies responded to a two car wreck on Old Highway 280 and Narrows Dr. One lane was blocked. Cahaba Valley Fire, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and our deputies have cleared the crash. All lanes are open.
Motor Vehicle Wreck on 280
On Thursday, May 12 at 1:10 p.m. Shelby County deputies responded to a six car wreck on Highway 280 at Chelsea Walmart. Both Westbound lanes and one Eastbound lane are blocked. Expect long delays in this area and use Old Highway 280 as a detour.
Motor Vehicle Wreck in Helena
On May 2, 2016 at about 2:45p.m. Helena Police Department responded to a wreck on County Road 52 at Golden Rule Bar-B-Que. Please avoid this area, if possible, and find an alternate route.
County Road 52 in Helena closed
On April 26, 2016 just after 11:00 a.m. a motor vehicle struck a power pole on County Road 52 at County Road 93 in Helena. Active power lines are across the roadway, which is closed for several hours. This post will be updated when the road is open.
Alabama Highway 231 at Whisper Rd Re-Opened
The 18 wheeler accident that occurred this day on Alabama Highway 231 at Whisper Rd has been cleared. The roadway is re-opened as of 11:00 a.m.
Accident on Alabama Highway 25 at Gibson Rd in Summerhill
On Tuesday April 19, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m. an accident involving two 18 wheelers occurred on Alabama Highway 25 at Gibson Rd in Summerhill. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies are enroute to the 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.
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.