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Deceased person found in Chelsea identified
2016-08-11

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, at approximately 2:00 pm Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to U.S. Highway 280 near Chelsea Park Drive on an unresponsive person. Deputies arrived and discovered a person deceased near an outdoor advertising sign. Family members identified the person as 24 year old Solomon O’Connor Flowers of Irondale. The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. 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. The investigation is continuing and as more information becomes available, updates will be posted to the web page at www.shelbyso.com.

Death Investigation, U.S. Highway 280 near Chelsea Park Drive
2016-08-09

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, at approximately 2:00 pm Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to U.S. Highway 280 near Chelsea Park Drive on an unresponsive person. Deputies arrived and discovered a person deceased near an outdoor advertising sign. The victim’s name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin. Additional information will be distributed by press release when available. Shelby County Coroner’s Office is on the scene, assisting investigators. Deputies are asking motorists traveling in this area to use caution for all the emergency personnel on scene. 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. The investigation is continuing and as more information becomes available, updates will be posted to the web page at www.shelbyso.com.

Death Investigation, U.S. Highway 280 near Chelsea Park Drive
2016-08-09

On Tuesday August 9, 2016, at approximately 2:00 pm Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to U.S. Highway 280 near Chelsea Park Drive on an unresponsive person. Deputies arrived and discovered a person deceased near an outdoor advertising sign. The victim’s name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin. Additional information will be distributed by press release when available. Shelby County Coroner’s Office is on the scene, assisting investigators. Deputies are asking motorists traveling in this area to use caution for all the emergency personnel on scene. 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. The investigation is continuing and as more information becomes available, updates will be posted to the web page at www.shelbyso.com.

Concerned Citizen Helps Deputies in the Arrest of 4 Car Burglary Suspects
2016-07-29

At approximately 3:00 am this morning, Friday, July 29th, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an alert citizen in the area of Shoal Run Trail and County Rd 119 about suspects in the area breaking into vehicles. The citizen gave a detailed description of the suspects and the vehicle they were driving leading to four suspects being taken into custody and the recovery of several items of jewelry and electronics. Sheriff’s deputies and Hoover police officers patrolling in the area were able to quickly spot the suspects and arrested 23 year old William Alexander Smith of Hoover; 23 year old Marques Edward Tetter of Hoover; 24 year old Erin Elizabeth Riley of Pelham; and 20 year old Devin Sandlin of Helena. All four suspects have been initially charged with Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle with other related charges possible. Sheriff Samaniego wishes to thank the public in general, and this concerned citizen specifically, for their valuable assistance in apprehending these suspects and to remind all 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 8Section 13A-8-11. 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 they have been booked into the facility.

Update on railroad crossing damaged in accident
2016-07-27

The RR crossing on Chelsea Road and County Rd 39, in front of Chelsea City Hall, is completely repaired. Please drive safely.

Accident Causes Damage to Rail Road Crossing
2016-07-25

At approximately 1:45am on Monday, July 25, 2016, a one vehicle accident occurred at the RR crossing on Chelsea Road and County Rd 39, in front of city hall in Chelsea. The accident damaged the crossing equipment, so the lights are not currently operating at the crossing. Please avoid this area, if possible, and find an alternate route. CSX Rail Road is working to get the equipment fixed but this will be a very long process, causing indefinite delays. As everyone knows, this is a very busy crossing so we need to remind the public to be extra cautious and to “STOP, LOOK and LISTEN”. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of repairmen and equipment in the area.

One Suspect in Occupied Burglary Arrested
2016-07-15

On Tuesday, July 12th, Birmingham police officers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies located a stolen vehicle and a suspect for a burglary that occurred last month in Shelby County. On 06/30/2016 at approximately 0440 am, Shelby County deputies responded to a report of a home invasion-style burglary in the 1000 block of Emerald Circle, Birmingham, AL 35242. Emerald Circle is in northern Shelby County close to Cahaba Valley Road. At the time, the homeowners reportedly woke to find an unknown man, wearing a mask and possibly armed with a gun, inside their house. The suspect then fled the area in the homeowner’s white 2012 Ford F150 king cab pickup truck, allowing the victims to call 911. The homeowners were not injured. This week, the victim’s truck was located empty in Birmingham by Birmingham police officers and, along with Shelby County deputies, found the suspect in the area where the truck was and detained him. The suspect, 31 year old Keon Nevan Hardy, who lives in Birmingham, had a key to the stolen truck in his pocket. Working with Birmingham Police Department’s Auto Theft Division on the investigation, it was determined that probable cause existed to charge Hardy with Burglary 2nd degree, Theft of Property 1st degree, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in the case. The total bond is $50,000. Keon Hardy is currently in the Birmingham City Jail awaiting extradition to the Shelby County Jail. Sheriff Samaniego would like to thank the Birmingham Police Department for their help with this investigation. Sheriff Samaniego is glad to see the suspect in this case arrested and charged with the crimes that were committed. He said, “I take all crimes very seriously but none more so than the forced entry into a person’s home. Our job now is to continue to work to catch others who commit this type of crime and to prevent them from doing it again.” For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A Criminal Code, Chapter 7- Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion Upon Property, Article 1- Burglary and Criminal Trespass, Section 13A-7-6, Burglary 2nd degree, Section 13A-8-3 Theft of property in the first degree, Section 13A-9-14 Illegal possession or fraudulent use of credit card or debit card. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. Anyone who witnessed or 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 “General Information” category.

Missing Person's Vehicle Located With Unidentified Remains
2016-07-06

On January 4th of 2016, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a “Be-On-the-Lookout” (BOLO) from the Bessemer Police Department for a missing person driving a 2014 Kia Sedona mini-van with Alabama license 4C9F4. James A. Morrison, 75 years of age from Bessemer, was reported missing January 3, 2016, by family members. Local and state law enforcement agencies looked for Mr. Morrison and the van he was driving but he was never located. On July 4th, 2016, a local resident riding a four-wheeler discovered a vehicle in a remote and undeveloped section of Shelby County, the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area. The resident contacted the Helena Police Department and a Helena police officer responded to the location and examined the vehicle. It was determined that the vehicle was located in the Sheriff’s Office’s jurisdiction and Sheriff’s investigators also went to examine the vehicle. They discovered a van matching the description of the one driven by Mr. Morrison but it had been destroyed by fire. Further examination led them to what they believed were the remains of someone in the vehicle. The Shelby County Coroner responded to the scene and confirmed that the vehicle contained someone’s remains. Sheriff’s investigators contacted the Bessemer Police Department who also came to the location where the van was found. The vehicle and the area around it were thoroughly searched and documented. The “Vehicle Identification Number” (VIN) was used to positively identify it as the one driven by Mr. Morrison the night he disappeared. The remains in the vehicle have not been positively identified and that may take some time. Sheriff Samaniego would like to ask Mr. Morrison’s family and friends for their patience as the Coroner works to try and identify the occupant of the van. “My heart goes out to the Morrison family as they wait on official notification of the van’s occupant. This is one of those occasions where I know the possible outcome will bring grief to an already grieving family and I wish I had the words to help them with their loss”. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies and Bessemer police officers are working closely with one another and the Shelby County Coroner’s Office to try and piece together the events that led to the discovery of Mr. Morrison’s van. Anyone with information about this investigation 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 Requests Public's Help to Solve Church Break-in
2016-07-03

On Sunday, July 3rd, Shelby County investigators are working a burglary of a church in the 4000 block of Keith Drive off of Cahaba Valley Road (Alabama Highway 119). The burglary, reported today, possibly occurred sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office is asking the public for any information regarding this incident and all tips will remain anonymous. You can contact Crime Stoppers or go to the Shelby County Sheriffs website and Report Criminal Activity or call the Secret Witness Line at (205) 669-9116.

Burglary of Occupied Dwelling Reported on Emerald Circle
2016-06-30

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Thursday June 30th, 2016, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a residence in the 1000 block of Emerald Circle. The homeowners reportedly woke to find two unknown men in their house, one wearing a mask and possibly armed with a gun. The suspects then fled the area in the homeowner’s white 2012 Ford F150 king cab pickup truck, allowing the victims to call 911. The vehicle should be displaying Alabama license number 7242AD9 and it has been entered nationally as a stolen vehicle. Responding deputies did not locate the vehicle or the suspects and both are still at large. No injuries were reported and Sheriff’s investigators are currently working the case. Emerald Circle is in northern Shelby County close to Cahaba Valley Road. For information on the charge of Burglary listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 7- Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion Upon Property, Article 1- Burglary and Criminal Trespass, Section 13A-7-6, Burglary 2nd degree. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. Anyone who observes the stolen vehicle, or who has information about this case, should notify 911 immediately and then 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.

 
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