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Traffic Alert

Deputies are on the scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident involving a fire on Highway 25 at Lake View Circle in Vandiver. Lifesaver is en route to transport a victim from the scene. Highway 25 at Lake View Circle is closed until further notice. We will update this page when the road is clear.

Traffic Alert

Highway 25 at Lake View Circle is open. Please use caution until all emergency crews have left the scene.

Traffic Alert

Highway 280 Westbound at County Road 47 (Chelsea Road) is temporarily closed due to a motor vehicle crash. Deputies on scene are re-routing traffic around the crash using Chesser Drive. We will post an update when the road is clear.

Traffic Alert - Highway 280

Highway 280 is now open.

Traffic Alert - Hwy 47/Hwy 39

At approximately 09:30 am, Shelby County deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer and a train. Hwy 47 is completely blocked at this time. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route until the accident scene has been completely cleared. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Traffic Alert - Hwy 47 Open

County Road 47 is now open.

Flooded Areas

The county is experiencing flooding in several areas. Water is covering roads including Cahaba Valley Road, Highway 55 and Highway 51, the Kingdom area in Four Mile, and multiple roads in Westover and Shelby. All the areas flooded are not able to be blocked by deputies or emergency road personnel. Please do not attempt to drive through flooded areas and avoid driving all together in the areas, if possible. Flooding will continue until the rain subsides.

Home Invasion in North Shelby County

On Monday December 21st, 2015, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 500 block of Morning Sun Drive in Meadowbrook to investigate a reported home invasion. Upon arrival, deputies met with the two residents and found one of them to be seriously injured from a physical altercation and assault. The second resident was unharmed. Paramedics from North Shelby Fire and Rescue responded to treat both victims with one being transported to a local hospital for further treatment. The victims reported that at approximately 4:30 p.m., three black male suspects forced entry into their residence. One of the residents was assaulted and both were restrained by the suspects while the apartment was ransacked before they fled the scene. Sheriff’s investigators are still in the process of determining what was taken and who did this. Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident but need the public’s help in identifying the suspects. If you saw something suspicious in the area, or have any information about this crime, please 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, by clicking on the “Report Criminal Activity” link and choosing the “General Information” category. Sheriff Samaniego would like to see the suspects in this case arrested and charged with the crimes they committed. He said, “I take all crimes seriously but none more so than the forced entry into a person’s home. In this case the residents were also assaulted and feared for their lives. Our job now is to work to catch those responsible for this and to prevent them from doing it again.” The suspects may face criminal charges of Burglary, 1st Degree and Assault, 1st Degree, for their actions yesterday. For more information on these charges, go to the link below and select Title 13A, Chapter 7, Section 13A-7-5 for Burglary in the first degree and select Title 13A, Chapter 6, Section 13A-6-20 for Assault in the first degree.

Helicopter Inspection Today

Sheriff Samaniego will make the Shelby County Sheriff's Office's helicopter available for inspection and viewing today December 16, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Airport. The aviation unit and other representatives will be available for questions and invite the media as well as the public out for a great visit.


Shelby county deputies will be patrolling from above this holiday season in a newly acquired helicopter. Deputies will be able to observe traffic, watch for suspicious activity, and deter criminal acts using the helicopter which has the same markings displayed on our patrol cars. Two deputies, a pilot and an observer, will occupy the helicopter, making it easy to spot a problem and quickly report it to deputies in vehicles. Sheriff Samaniego stated, “The Shelby County Commission has partnered with our agency to provide the citizens and visitors of Shelby County a patrol helicopter. The benefits of this partnership are countless. A patrol helicopter is not restricted by traffic congestion and can cover a lot of area in a short time span. The helicopter can fly low, to deter criminal activity, or fly high and provide crucial information to deputies below.” Captain Jeff Hartley is the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office primary pilot. Captain Hartley retired from Tuscaloosa Police Department where he served as one of their Law Enforcement Helicopter Pilots for five years. Captain Hartley also served twenty-four years in the U.S. Air Force.

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