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Traffic Accident On Highway 280 at Dunnavant Valley Rd in Chelsea
2017-05-23

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a 6 vehicle traffic accident on Highway 280 at Dunnavant Valley Road (County Road 41) in Chelsea, AL, has closed one lane of westbound traffic. Alabama State Troopers and Shelby County Deputies are on scene of this accident. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes and to avoid this area due to major traffic congestion. Also, due to severe weather conditions, all roadways should be travelled with caution, slower speeds and heavy traffic are to be expected. More information will be given as it is received concerning traffic conditions during the day.

Robbery Suspect Identified
2017-05-17

At approximately 2:30 p.m., on January 30, 2017, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery at APCO Employees Credit Union, 370 Chelsea Crossroads in Chelsea. There were no injuries reported during the robbery. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office as well as agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene. Based on a credible tip from the public, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant today against 34 year-old David Alan Lawley of Hoover, AL for Robbery 1st Degree. Lawley is currently in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, charged with the robbery of the Northport BB&T bank. Sheriff John Samaniego would like to thank the FBI, Northport Police Department, and Hoover Police Department for their help with the case. For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A Criminal Code, Chapter 8- Theft and Related Offenses. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/…/c…/1975/coatoc.htm Anyone who has information about this case, should 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 “GeneralInformation” category.

Missing Person
2017-05-07

On Sunday, May 7th, 43-year-old Timothy Norwood was reported missing from Beechwood Trail in Dunnavant. He has been missing since 2:00 p.m. yesterday and was last known to be wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, and brown shoes. His vehicle was found near Mimosa Road and Arlington Drive. Deputies and fire personnel are looking in this area now. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding Mr. Norwood. Please call 911 or the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 205-669-4181 if you see Mr. Norwood or know his location.

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Road Rage Incident
2017-04-28

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of County Road 52 and Ross Drive in Helena on a possible road rage incident that included shots being fired. The victim in this incident followed the suspect for several miles, turning onto Eastern Valley Road and continuing towards Woodstock, AL. When deputies arrived on scene, Woodstock Police officers had both vehicles stopped and found one vehicle with a bullet hole in the rear quarter panel. The suspect vehicle, driven by Christopher Shaun Downey, 38 years old from Helena, was impounded along with a 9mm handgun found inside the cab of the truck. There were no injuries to any of the occupants of the vehicle that was shot into. Mr. Downey was arrested on a charge of Discharging firearm, etc., into occupied or unoccupied building, etc., and is currently in the Shelby County Jail and bond is set at $5,000. For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A-Criminal Code and Chapter 11- OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY, Section 13A-11-61(a). http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/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.

Fire Investigation
2017-04-24

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at 1:57 a.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person threatening suicide at a residence on Newsome Road, in Wilsonville. Upon arrival, deputies found the residence on fire and could not safely enter the house. Fourmile, Kingdom, and Summerhill Volunteer Fire Departments responded and began trying to extinguish the fire. Deputies searched the immediate area around the home for the distressed resident but were unable to locate them. As is customary, the State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted and their investigators responded to the scene. After the fire was extinguished, investigators located the remains of one person who died inside the home. The Fire Marshal will determine the cause and manner of the fire and the Shelby County Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and shed light onto their death. No other injuries occurred in the fire. The name of the deceased will be released once a positive identification of the remains has been made. Sheriff Samaniego expresses his condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, “The loss of a loved one is a very difficult time in anyone’s life and especially under these circumstances. I would wish that these family members and friends could find some sense of peace even as they struggle with grief.”

Accident in SHELBY, AL closes roadway
2017-04-21

At approximately 5:45 p.m. On Friday, April 21, 2017, a major two vehicle accident on State Road 145 just south of County Road 47 in SHELBY, AL has both lanes are shut down and traffic is being diverted. Motorists are urged to avoid this area while law enforcement and emergency crews clear the scene.

Sheriff's Office Safety Checkpoint April 23, 2017
2017-04-20

On Sunday morning, April 23rd, 2017, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are planning to conduct a driving safety checkpoint at the intersection of AL 119 and Co Rd 22 near Montevallo, between 1:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. The checkpoint will be highly visible and will involve marked patrol vehicles with emergency lights and uniformed deputies. Motorists traveling through the checkpoint are asked to slow down, prepare to stop, and watch for deputies on the roadway. Motorists may be asked to present their driver’s license and proof of liability insurance, and should only be detained momentarily. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office encourages all motorists to drive safely, obey traffic laws, and don’t drink and drive. For information on the Alabama state laws involving motor vehicles, go to the link below and select Title32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 5- REGULATION OF OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES; Chapter 6- LICENSES AND REGISTRATION; and Chapter 7A- MANDATORY AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. Anyone with information about any 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.

Sheriff's Office Safety Checkpoint April 24, 2017
2017-04-20

On Monday morning, April 24th, 2017, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are planning to conduct a driving safety checkpoint Cahaba Valley Road (AL 119) near Oak Mountain Middle School, between midnight and 1:30 a.m. The checkpoint will be highly visible and will involve marked patrol vehicles with emergency lights and uniformed deputies. Motorists traveling through the checkpoint are asked to slow down, prepare to stop, and watch for deputies on the roadway. Motorists may be asked to present their driver’s license and proof of liability insurance, and should only be detained momentarily. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office encourages all motorists to drive safely, obey traffic laws, and don’t drink and drive. For information on the Alabama state laws involving motor vehicles, go to the link below and select Title32, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 5- REGULATION OF OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES; Chapter 6- LICENSES AND REGISTRATION; and Chapter 7A- MANDATORY AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. Anyone with information about any 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.

Traffic Accident On Highway 280 in Chelsea
2017-04-05

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, a traffic accident on Highway 280 in Chelsea, AL near the Chevron Service Station, has closed both eastbound and westbound traffic. Alabama State Troopers and Shelby County Deputies are on scene of this accident. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes and to avoid this area due to major traffic congestion. Also, due to severe weather conditions, all roadways should be travelled with caution, slower speeds and heavy traffic are to be expected. More information will be given as it is received concerning traffic conditions during the day.

Traffic Update for Accident on Highway 280 in Chelsea
2017-04-05

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 6:00 a.m., an update on the traffic situation on Highway 280 in Chelsea, AL, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies and State Troopers are re-routing eastbound traffic to Old Highway 280 to County Road 43. Westbound traffic is still closed along Highway 280 at this time. Motorists are still being asked to seek alternate routing until this accident has been cleared.

 
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