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Domestic Violence Call Resolved Without Injuries
2016-03-17

On Thursday, March 17 at 3:05 p.m. Shelby County deputies responded to a Domestic Violence call in the 10000 block of County Road 55 in the Westover/Sterrett community. Forty-four year old Kevin Lee Pace of Westover reported he had a firearm and refused to come out of his residence. Also inside the residence was his elderly father. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiation Unit responded and made contact with Mr. Pace. After a lengthy discussion, Mr. Pace agreed to exit his home, unarmed. Regional Paramedic Service transported Mr. Pace to a local hospital for evaluation. Westover Fire Department also responded to the scene. There were no injuries during this incident and the residence and surrounding area is secure. More information about this incident, including potential criminal charges, may be released later.

Media staging location for Domestic Violence call.
2016-03-17

Media may report for 280 Animal Medical Center for more information regarding the ongoing Domestic Violence call on County Road 55. 280 Animal Medical Center is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 280 and County Road 55.

County Road 55 in Westover closed
2016-03-17

On Thursday, March 17 at 4:45 p.m., Shelby County deputies on the scene of a Domestic Violence call closed County Road 55 from U.S. Highway 280 up to County Road 51 in Sterrett. We will update this page when the road is open.

Alabama Highway 11 Open
2016-03-15

Alabama Highway 11 is open; however, workers are still in the area repairing damage from the motor vehicle wreck. Please avoid the area, if possible. If traveling through the area, use caution.

Alabama Highway 11 Closed
2016-03-15

On Tuesday March 15th, 2016, at approximately 12:40 p.m. a motor vehicle accident occurred on Alabama Highway 11 between Shelby County Highways 332 and 334. As a result of that accident the roadway will be closed in both directions for an unknown period of time. At least two tractor trailers and several other cars were involved in the accident. First responders are there and the preliminary report is that there are no serious injuries. However, one of the vehicles struck and damaged a natural gas line. Pelham police officers, Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, Pelham Fire and Shelby County Emergency management personnel are all on scene. The gas company has been notified. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes because the roadway will be closed until the accident is cleaned up and the gas line is repaired. Drivers should be cautious and drive slowly because of the first responders in the area. This release will be updated when the roadway is re-opened.

Middel School Student Arrested For Threats
2016-02-29

On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the end of the school day, Chelsea Middle School reported to Shelby County Sheriff's Office threats were made by a 14 year-old student toward other students at school, on Friday. Deputies and investigators immediately responded and conducted interviews Thursday and all day Friday to either verify or dismiss the threats. The student did not attend school on Friday or Monday. Interviews continued today and investigators determined the 8th grader made the threats. Deputies arrested the 14 year-old at 5:30 p.m. today at his home in Chelsea and charged the student with Terrorist Threats. The 14 year-old is being held at Shelby County Juvenile Facility. For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A -Criminal Code and Chapter 10, Offenses Against Public Administration. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/…/c…/1975/coatoc.htm Sheriff Samaniego stated, "I am very proud of the team work between school officials and Shelby County deputies. In all, close to 30 students were interviewed to make sure enough probable cause existed to arrest the accused. I want to thank the County Commission and Board of Education who continue to support the Safe Schools Initiative program.”

Landline Telephone Services Interrupted
2016-02-25

On Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:30 a.m. a wreck damaged an AT&T junction box on Highway 280. Landline telephone services are out in a small area of Chelsea. Businesses and residences along Highway 280 from County Road 39 to Old Highway 280 and from County Road 39 at County Road 337 up to Highway 280 have no landline telephone service. Cell phone service is still working. If an emergency occurs, call 911 on your cell phone and remember to state your address. Cell phones, unlike landlines, do not automatically give your physical address to 911. AT&T expects service to resume in 4-6 days.

Traffic Alert - Highway 25 near Sterrett
2016-02-23

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at about 1:54 p.m. Shelby County deputies and other emergency personnel responded to a wreck on State Highway 25 near County Road 55, just south of Sterrett. As of 2:45 p.m., the road is closed. One lane of the road will open shortly. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

High School Student Arrested For Threats
2016-02-19

On Friday, February 19, 2016, before the school day began, a parent notified the Shelby County Sheriff's Office of a threat made by a student at Chelsea High School to blow up a classroom. Within minutes deputies and investigators quickly secured the school. Shelby County deputies and school staff then quickly determined the student's identity and that the student was absent. With the help of school staff, deputies located the student at their residence and the student admitted to making the threats, although did not have the means to carry out the threat. The student, a fifteen year old, was arrested for Terrorist Threats and is being held at Shelby County Juvenile Facility. For information on the charge listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A -Criminal Code and Chapter 10, Offenses Against Public Administration. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm Sheriff Samaniego stated, "With the help of school administrators, we quickly determined the students and faculty of Chelsea High School were in no immediate danger. Despite the fact this young person did not have the capabilities to carry out the threat, it was taken seriously by school staff and the deputy assigned to Chelsea High School. I want to thank the County Commission and Board of Education who continue to support the Safe Schools Initiative program.”

Deputies Catch Two “Smash and Grab” Suspects
2016-02-17

Retail stores which close overnight have long been a target for "smash and grabs". The thieves make a quick entry by breaking through the front door or back wall, grab bags full of items such as cigarettes, and quickly leave. Shelby County deputies were able to catch two smash and grab suspects early Tuesday morning because of a quick response and attention to evidence at the scene. On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at about 12:40 a.m., deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a convenience store on Caldwell Mill Road. Deputies spotted a male on the side of the building and then heard several people running through the woods behind the store. Deputies heard a truck engine with a loud exhaust start and intercepted a truck with a loud exhaust leaving the area. The occupants of the truck, 44 year-old Kenneth Lamont Crawford of Birmingham and 43 year-old Carlos Lamar Franklin of Decatur, were arrested for Burglary 3rd Degree, Possession of Burglar Tools, and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree. Both suspects are currently being held in the Shelby County Jail with their bonds set at $11,000. For information on the charges listed above, go to the link below and select Title 13A-Criminal Code and Chapter 7- Offenses Involving Damage To And Intrusion Upon Property. http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/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. An inmate’s information is not available until he or she is booked into the facility. Businesses which close for the night can do several things to make themselves a harder target. Installing bright lighting on the exterior reduces the concealment thieves have when entering and lets patrolling deputies clearly see doors and windows are still secure. Leaving interior lights on or installing motion sensing lighting reduces thieves concealment once inside. Adding bollards, a fixed, secure barrier cemented in the ground, at the front entrance will prevent the thieves from using a car to smash in the front door. Locking the items thieves target, such as cigarettes, in a cabinet overnight will delay the quick grab and escape. Sheriff John Samaniego stated, “If you see or hear something suspicious around a closed business, call law enforcement immediately and be a good witness.”

 
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