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List of designated warming stations
2014-01-28

As nightfall approaches, Shelby County Sheriff's Office personnel are increasingly concerned about motorists who are still in their stranded vehicles.  The Sheriff's Office will be transporting as many as possible to shelters for the night.  Due to the number of people that are stranded and that roads in some areas are impassable, stranded motorists need to take the following actions.

1.   Make sure someone knows where you are.
2.   Create a plan for your own safety.
3.   Take note of possible locations to shelter until you can be taken to a warming shelter.
4.  Are there occupied homes nearby that may offer warmth?
5.  Are there businesses that may offer warmth?
6.  Is there a church nearby that will offer warmth.
7.  Staying in a parked car with the engine running poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and knocking on a strangers door may be safer.
8.  Notify a loved one of where you are sheltering with address and name of others there.

The following are known warming stations available to the public.

Pelham Civic Center
Sports Blast on US 280 at Highway 41
All Hoover Fire Stations
Hoover Public Safety Center at 2020 Valleydale Road
Spain Park High School at 4700 Jaguar Drive
Greystone Elementary School at 300 Village Street

Numerous churches have opened their doors for stranded motorists and others in need.

Updated road forecast
2014-01-28

According to the latest weather information from the Emergency Management Administration, the snow is expected to continue until approximately 4:00 p.m. today and temperatures are expected to be 14 or 15 degrees tonight.  The roads will get worse throughout the night with ice on all roads.

No one except emergency responders should attempt to travel on the roads from now until the roads thaw.  Abandoned cars are preventing emergency services personnel from responding to pressing calls.

Forwarded Information from Shelby County Schools
2014-01-28

In light of the severe weather all Shelby county schools are prepared to provide a safe environment until which time parents can pick up their children. If it becomes necessary for students to stay overnight each school will provide an environment in which all will be cared for.

 

Shelby County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 29th.

 

Roadway conditions
2014-01-28

The roads and highways in Shelby County continue to worsen and many are impassable due to icing.  Many roadways are blocked in Shelby County due to cars blocking the road that have been abandoned by their drivers.  Both of these problems are making it difficult for first responders to get where they need to go.  

Residents should not attempt to drive on roadways until they improve. 

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are responding to emergency calls as fast as possible.  All other calls are being held until regular operations resume.

If you have a true emergency, call 911.

Suspects Charged in Armed Burglary
2014-01-28

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday January 25th, 2014, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person shot at a residence in the 31000 block of Alabama Highway 25 in Wilsonville.  Upon arrival deputies discovered that the shooting occurred as a result of the homeowner returning home while it was being burglarized.  One of the suspects shot the homeowner in the leg and one of the suspects was also shot by the homeowner.  Both were treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals.

Shelby County deputies arrested two additional suspects, one at the scene and one who had fled the scene.

Jovan Desha Tompkins, 21 years of age from Wilsonville, Alabama, has been formally charged with Burglary 1st degree and Assault 1st degree.  Both charges have a bond of $15,000 for a total bond of $30,000.  He is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail.

Christopher Damien Tompkins, 19 years of age from Wilsonville, Alabama, has been formally charged with Burglary 1st degree and Assault 1st degree.  Both charges have a bond of $15,000 for a total bond of $30,000.  He is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail

The third suspect is still in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds.  Once he is released, Sheriff’s investigators will follow up with charging him appropriately.

For information on the criminal charges of Burglary and Assault, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code and Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person.

 http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm.

Anyone with information about this 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.

To view a Shelby County Jail inmate’s picture, 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 and it will be located in the “Released in Last 30 Days” section after they bond out.

Sheriff's Administrative Employees
2014-01-28

At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 28, 2014, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office closed all administrative Offices due to quickly deteriorating road conditions.  Employees should check the Sheriff's Office webpage tonight and tomorrow morning for instructions on open and close times.  Right now, the Sheriff's Office will have a delayed opening at 10:00 a.m. for all administrative offices and employees.  That is subject to change to a later time depending on weather and roadway conditions. 

The public is encouraged to stay off of the roads if at all possible.  In cases where driving in absolutely necessary, drive slowly and cautiously. 

This weather event was not predicted to be this severe and the Sheriff's Office is transitioning into four wheel drive vehicles to assist the public.  Until the roadways clear, the Sheriff's Office will only be responding to emergency calls.  If you are involved in an accident and no one is injured, the Sheriff's Office will provide a report as soon as this weather event is over.  The Sheriff's Office will respond to vehicle accidents with injuries.

The Sheriff's Office is currently assisting Shelby County schools with closures and the safe exit of children.  All children are safe in the schools and parents are encouraged to use caution and be patient. 

If you have an emergency, call 911.  The Sheriff's Office will respond as quickly as possible.

Roadway Closings
2014-01-28

At 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 28, 2014, Shelby County is experiencing a weather event that is making travel unsafe due to icing on the roadways.

Go to www.ShelbyAl.com and under "County news" click on "Current County Road Conditions" for a complete list of road closures in the county.  There are a lot of roadways that are already closed and many more expected.

Update for Parents of School Children
2014-01-28

Parents with children in Shelby County schools should contact their child's school directly to receive information as to the plan for release of the child.  Children still at school are safe and warm.  Parents attempting to travel roads to the schools are at risk and then at risk again when they leave the school with the child

Shelby County school administrators and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office are working together to get children home as safely as possible.  Until then, children are safest at the school.

Call Response
2014-01-28

At this time, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is responding to all emergency calls as quickly as possible but hazardous roadway conditions and blocked roadways due to cars left on the roadway are slowing our response. 

Four wheel drive vehicles may be able to navigate roadways slowly with an experienced driver.  All other cars cannot safely travel due to icing and impede the travel of emergency vehicles responding to calls.

Do not attempt to drive on roadways until conditions improve.  Sheriff's deputies are assisting stranded drivers as quickly as possible.

Armed Residential Burglary
2014-01-26

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday January 25th, 2014, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person shot at a residence in the 31000 block of Alabama Highway 25 in Wilsonville.  Upon arrival deputies discovered that the residents of the home returned to discover their home being burglarized.  At least one of the suspects brandished a gun and shot the homeowner in the leg, who in turn shot one of the suspects.  Southeast Shelby Rescue paramedics and Wilsonville firemedics treated both at the scene for their injuries.  The homeowner was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was flown to a local hospital via helicopter with more serious injuries. 

A second suspect was detained by deputies at the residence and a third suspect was located a short time later.  Both are being held pending formal charges. Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators and evidence technicians responded to process the scene and collect evidence of the burglary. 

This release will be updated with the suspect’s names and criminal charges once they have been formally charged.

For information on the criminal charges of Burglary, Robbery and Attempted Murder, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code and Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person.

 http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm.

Anyone with information about this 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.

When these suspects have been formally charged, their picture, charges and bonds will be available at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking 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 and it will be located in the “Released in Last 30 Days” section after they are gone.

 
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