view a specific press release, click on the title below. The
most recent press releases begin at the top.
would like to receive an email each time this page is updated,
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE LOCATED
For Immediate Release:
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE LOCATED
At approximately 9:00 a.m., the missing 86 year old female in the Highland Lakes Bend area has been found safe and has been transported to a nearby medical facility. Sheriff John Samaniego would like to personally thank the men and women of the Cahaba Valley Fire Department and the many neighbors that came out on such a cold and rainy day to help in this search.
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE near Highland Lakes Bend
For Immediate Release:
MISSING ELDERLY FEMALE
At approximately 11:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4th, Ms. LEONA MANNINO MOODY, an 86 year old female,
5'04, 100LBS, with brown hair and brown eyes, was reported missing. She was last seen in the area of Highland Lakes Bend and was wearing pajamas that were possibly tan in color. Ms. Moody is an Alzheimer's patient and her last location was near the 1300 block of Highland Lakes Bend but, it is unknown which direction of travel she may have taken. If anyone in the public has any contact with Ms. Moody, please check on her welfare and contact the SHELBY COUNTY
SHERIFF's Office immediately at 205-669-4181.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD ROAD CLOSURES (BESSEMER) AND JEFFERSON AND SHELBY COUNTIES
Please be advised that Norfolk Southern Rail Road will be conducting work projects in Bessemer, Alabama starting Monday February 6th for approximately 2 weeks. The list of roads that will be affected are listed below including milepost. Motorists are cautioned to drive carefully in these areas while work is in progress, adjust times for travelling in these areas, and adhere to all signals and directions. Updates will be given out as they are received until work is completed.
During intermittent times between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, these roads will be closed at the crossing only and detour signage will be posted by Norfolk Southern technicians:
• DIVISION STREET in Bessemer (Jefferson County), Mile Post 34.40
• EASTERN VALLEY ROAD in Bessemer, MILE POST 33.12
• BORAL BRICK near Bessemer, MILE POST 31.90
• PRIVATE CROSSING near Bessemer, MILE POST 31.20
• LAKE DRIVE in Bessemer, MILE POST 28.41
• PRIVATE CROSSING (ASPHALT PRODUCTS) near Bessemer, MILE POST 28.09
• OFF MORGAN ROAD (PUMPING STATION) near Bessemer, MILE POST 27.80
• AVIATION ROAD near Bessemer, MILE POST 27.44
• COUNTY ROAD 277 near Helena (Shelby County), MILE POST 22.92
• COUNTY ROAD 277 near Helena (Shelby County), MILE POST 22.01
• COUNTY ROAD 13 near Helena (Shelby County), MILE POST 20.30
• COUNTY ROAD 10 near Wilton (Shelby County), MILE POST 19.78
At approximately 2:30pm, on January 30, 2017, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery at APCO Employees Credit Union located at 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 were notified and responded to the scene.
At this time the Sheriff’s Office is looking for a white male that appeared to be in his 20’s and is approximately 6 feet tall and 180 lbs. The subject has a dark beard and moustache. He was last seen wearing a grey jacket, black t-shirt, blue jeans and a black and white baseball hat. The suspect fled on foot from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. The last sighting of the suspect was behind the neighboring Publix shopping center.
The Sheriff’s Office helicopter is currently assisting in the search for the suspect. There is no reason for local residents to be alarmed. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind residents that there may be an increased law enforcement presence in the area as deputies continue to search for the suspect. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to apprehend the suspect.
Anyone having information about this robbery, or the suspect, 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. Anyone reporting information may remain anonymous.
Traffic Repairs to Continue for Wednesday at Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road)
On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m., highway crews will continue repair work on the traffic lights at the intersection of Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road). Shelby County deputies will be directing traffic at this location until all work is completed. Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to make plans to use alternate routing for this period of time. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of the traffic congestion in this area. This release will be updated when the repairs have been completed.
Traffic Repairs Scheduled for Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road)
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m., highway crews will be repairing the traffic lights at the intersection of Alabama Highway 280 and County Road 47 (Chelsea Road). Shelby County deputies will be directing traffic at this location until all work has been completed. Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to make plans to use alternate routing for this period of time. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of the traffic congestion in this area. This release will be updated when the repairs have been completed.
Winter Weather Update Saturday 1/7/2017
At 6:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, due to the severe icing conditions on the roads, ALDOT is placing barricades on Alabama Highway 25 between Elliott Lane, near Leeds, AL, and County Rd 491 near Vandiver. Dangerous road conditions exist on this section of Highway 25 crossing the Dunnavant Mountain. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
Weather Update 1/6/2017 6:00 p.m.
For Immediate Release: 1/6/2017 at 6:00 p.m.
due to the severe weather conditions and the being mindful of the safety of our deputies, Sheriff JOHN Samaniego has suspended all non-emergency calls for service. During the time period where driving conditions are most dangerous, the Sheriff's Office will only respond to emergency calls for service and immediate assistance requests as they come up. Our Deputies will be able to take any reports over the phone if need be. We encourage everyone to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary and use 911 for emergencies only until weather conditions improve.
Weather Update from Shelby County EMA
For Immediate Release:
The Shelby County Highway Department began sanding operations for bridges and overpasses at 1302 hours. There have not been any reports up to 1400 hrs of any hazardous road conditions even with temps at or around 32 degrees.
The worst of this storm is expected to occur between 1800 and 2100 hours. Shelby County is expected to receive the highest accumulations of between 1-3 inches. Higher elevations in the eastern part of the county could receive higher totals. No changes are expected to the current warnings from NWS. Wilsonville through Harpersville is expected to receive the highest totals in the county. After the current warnings expire, the NWS will issue wind chill warnings after 0900 hours on Saturday. The road conditions are not expected to improve until after air temperatures rise above freezing during the day on Sunday.
No further briefings are planned by National Weather Service or SHelby County EMA.
Administrative Offices Closing due to Weather
On Friday January 6, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is closing its administrative offices and sending civilian employees home early. This action was taken to ensure our employees could get home safely with the forecast calling for an increasing chance of freezing rain or snow. We apologize for any inconvenience and will return on Monday morning at normal business hours.
This does not affect delivery of emergency services to our citizens.
Residents and motorists are encouraged to limit travel if the roadways become hazardous due to the winter weather.