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Shelby County Warming Stations
2015-01-08

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received information from Shelby County Emergency Management advising that due to a forecast of below freezing temperatures for Shelby County, warming centers have been established at all Hoover Fire stations and the Calera City Hall. For after hour access to Calera City Hall, individuals should use the Police Department entrance on the side of the building.

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Flash Flooding
2014-12-28

At 5:30 a.m. on Sunday December 28, 2014, Shelby County is under a Flash Flood Warning and is experiencing flooding in low lying areas. Residents should seek higher ground if they live in an area known to flood and motorists are encouraged to drive slower than normal and use extra precautions where water is visible on the road. The standard rule of the road is, “Do not to drive into water covering the road, turn around, and take an alternate route”. Two Shelby County roads are currently closed with other closures possible. Shelby County Highway 87 close to the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 is closed with barricades blocking the road. Shelby County Highway 266 at the intersection of Shelby County Highway 17 is also closed and barricaded with water also impeding travel on Highway 17 in the area. Shelby County Highway 119 is also experiencing flooding at several locations with the intersection of Jasmine Hill Road being the worst of them. Several other roads are being closed in local cities and those police agencies have a list of their closures. Dial 911 if you have an emergency. Shelby County deputies have been monitoring the roadways throughout the night and will continue to do so. This release will be updated as more information is available.

Accidental Death
2014-12-17

On Tuesday December 16th, 2014, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Shelby County 911 received a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Four J Road, located in Chelsea. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to discover a person with no sign of life trapped under an unoccupied vehicle. Chelsea Fire and Rescue arrived and determined that the victim was deceased. He was identified as Juan Manuel Rodriguez, 41 years of age from Chelsea. Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators arrived and began the process of determining what led to his death. They were able to determine that the vehicle involved belonged to the victim and that he had been outside working on it immediately prior to his death. The vehicle began rolling and the victim, while attempting to stop it, was run over and became entrapped under the vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicates that this was an accidental death. The Shelby County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. Anyone with information about this 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.

Domestic Violence Call
2014-12-15

On Sunday December 14th, 2014 at approximately 6:10 p.m., Shelby County 911 received a call of a person shot at a residence in the 3000 block of Ritha Circle, which is located in northern Shelby County. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home and found both an adult male and adult female in the residence with gunshot wounds. Both victims were treated at the scene for their injuries by North Shelby Fire and Rescue and then transported to a local hospital. Sheriff’s investigators and evidence technicians responded to the scene to begin piecing together the events that led to the shooting. No one else was in the home at the time of the shooting and the preliminary investigation points to a domestic dispute that turned violent. Members of the Shelby County Law Enforcement Chaplain’s Association also came to the scene to offer assistance to family members and friends of the victims. For information on the crime of Domestic Violence, go to the link below and select Title13A- Criminal Code, Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person, Article 7-Domestic Violence, and Section 13A-6-130 Domestic Violence 1st degree. 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. This press release will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a reported stabbing resulting from domestic violence
2014-11-25

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call of a stabbing at a residence in the 100 block of Paradise Point Drive in the community of Shelby. The suspect fled on foot prior to the arrival of deputies, but was located a short time later. Deputies determined that the victim and suspect are relatives who were involved in a domestic dispute. The 20 year old victim was treated by Southeast Shelby Rescue before being flown by Lifesaver to UAB. The 15 year old suspect is currently in custody. Additional information will be made available as the investigation continues. Anyone with additional 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.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigating home invasion robbery
2014-11-24

On Sunday evening, November 23, 2014, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Shelby County 911 received a call reporting a possible robbery at a residence in the 1300 block of River Road, located outside of Helena City limits in the area of County Road 13. Shelby County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the home and learned that an unknown person wearing a mask and gloves entered the home and restrained the home owners before taking several items of value. There were no injuries reported. The suspect is described by the victims as a white male, possibly in his 20’s, approximately 150 lbs, between 5’4” and 5’6”. The homeowners reported that the suspect was wearing blue latex gloves, wearing a long sleeve black “hoodie-style” sweatshirt. He reportedly had a two-way radio that he spoke on during the robbery, and told the homeowners his name was “Keith.” The suspect was reportedly armed with what was described as a hand gun, and fled the scene in a vehicle. A nearby neighbor reported seeing a suspicious vehicle during the same time that he described as a newer model silver four door pickup truck. Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators are working to identifying the suspect and recover the stolen items. 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.

"Hwy 155 Country Store" Robbery Suspects Charged
2014-11-20

On Saturday August 9th, 2014, at 6:42 p.m. the “Country Store” located in the 8000 block of Shelby County Highway 155, in Montevallo, was robbed by two unknown Hispanic males. There was no suspect vehicle description. Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators began trying to identify the suspects. On Wednesday November 12th, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. the same “Country Store” was robbed again by two unknown Hispanic males who left in a green vehicle. In both robberies the suspects were armed with handguns. There were no injuries in either robbery. Sheriff’s investigators associated the two robberies and began trying to locate the suspect vehicle. The Montevallo Police Department was also investigating a number of similar armed robberies within their jurisdiction. On Sunday November 17th, 2014, Montevallo police officers located a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car and detained two Hispanic male occupants. The occupants confessed to multiple robberies, including the two at the “Country Store”. With the information from the Montevallo Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators obtained felony warrants on Tuesday November 19th, 2014, for the two suspects listed below. Sheriff Curry would like to commend the Montevallo Police Department for their excellent work and assistance with our cases. Jose Danilo Revia Sarmiento, 28 years of age from Montevallo, was charged with two counts of Robbery First Degree for the two “Country Store” robberies. Each count carries a bond of $60,000. Isidro Castro Mejia, 48 years of age from Montevallo, was charged with one count of Robbery First Degree for the second “Country Store” robbery. His bond is $60,000. Both suspects remain in the Shelby County Jail and the investigation continues. For information on the charge of Robbery listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A Criminal Code, Chapter 8- Offenses Involving Theft, Article 2 Robbery, and Section 13A-8-41 Robbery in the first degree. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm. Anyone with information about this case 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, 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.

Suspect Charged in Stabbing
2014-11-17

As previously released last Friday, November 14, 2014, Shelby County 911 received a call of a stabbing at a residence in the 400 block of Shelby County Highway 335 in Chelsea. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies and Chelsea Fire and Rescue arrived and located the victim and the suspect. The victim was treated for multiple stab wounds at the scene and flown by Lifesaver to a local hospital. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and has been held in the Shelby County Jail. Shelby County Sheriff’s investigators obtained a Domestic Violence first degree warrant today for the arrest of Kenneth Andrew Andress, 27 years of age from Chelsea, Alabama. The warrant has been served and Andress remains in the Shelby County Jail with a bond of $60,000. The victim is still hospitalized and recovering from assault. For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title13A- Criminal Code, Chapter 6- Offenses Involving Danger to the Person, Article 7-Domestic Violence, and Section 13A-6-130 Domestic Violence 1st degree. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/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.

US Highway 280 at Highway 41 re-opened
2014-11-16

At 3:45 p.m. on Sunday November 16, 2014, all lanes of US Highway 280 in the area of Shelby County Highway 41 (Dunnavant Valley Road) are reported to be re-opened. Motorists are encouraged to use caution as law enforcement, along with fire and rescue crews, may remain in the area.

 
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