Friday, January 23, 2015

Helena Wins and Weekend

Helena Weekend Events
Ok, so it will be a little rainy and little cold but it is a great reason to check out your local Helena businesses where it is warm and friendly. One very breaking news story before we start....

2015 Safest Place in Alabama
YES! Helena was ranked #1 in Movoto's Safest Places In Alabama (Spring 2015 Edition). We tied with Vestavia Hills. In fact we were in good company with our neighbors. Here is the top 5:
1. City of Vestavia Hills (tie)
1. City of Helena (tie)
3. City of Pelham
4. City of Moody
5. City of Alabaster
You can read the full list by going to their update 2015 Spring list SOURCE

Music 
Friday
8pm Mulligan's Last Resort at Papa Saia's
9pm Outshine performs at Rio's Bar and Grill $5 Cover

Saturday
8pm Karaoke at Rio's Bar and Grill

Yard Sale
Jeremy is having a moving sell this Saturday 7am to 1pm at 1030 River Crest Trail in Helena.


Chili Cookoff
Don't forget that Helena Middle School Dance Moms are having a chili cook off! Several categories and lots of fun. Contact Charity Miller at charity@mousehunterstravel.com for the application!

Youth Sports
Bobby and Matt shared that Baseball, Softball, and Soccer registration is happening. For more information see helenaparkandrec.org

Indoor RC Racing
Britt Roshon shared that there will be Racing at the Warehouse Hobby Raceway, 8-7. Free to watch on 203 Rolling Mills St. in Helena. This is the only indoor racetrack in Alabama and it is located in Helena. Facebook Page

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Planes, Diamonds and Games



Don't forget that tonight is writer's night at the Helena Library. A great time for local writers (new and experienced) to get together.

Helena High School PTO
HHS is providing honor roll snacks for over 500 students who made honor roll last semester! They are needing parents to help by sending in 2 liter soft drinks tomorrow and Thursday. HHS appreciates your support!
Helena Pilots builds Own Plane
 Jesse Chambers wrote an article about Don Wade. They mistakenly say he lives in Bessemer but Don and Cathy Wade live in Helena and own Helena's Country Boyz Heating and Air. He also owns C and D Aviation. He fulfilled his childhood dream by building his own Carbon Cub EX airplane. Don plans to fly to Alaska this Summer. It is Very Cool to make your own dreams come true! You can read more here: LINK

Shinning Diamondz
Here is a fundraiser for a special group of youth:
"The Shining Diamondz Cheer squad is a Special needs cheer team .We have 10 very amazing cheerleaders. We are in need of  raising funds to help support their  out of town trips expenses , Hotel cost, Food. We have two out of town  events this season New Orleans and Florida. With your Encourgament , support  and our hard work , We will be able to make some dreams come true.

These athletes have practiced very hard every week  and are so deserving to  compete amoung other cheerleaders in the community and out of town events.
We  are asking for our community ,friends, others to help support our special cheerleaders in reaching their goal . Thank you for your Support, prayers  for our Shining Diamondz
http://www.gofundme.com/klml1k
Airplane Crash
I didn't want to post this one the same day as Wade's big news about his plane but this also released. A follow-up to the airplane that crashed in Helena this past Summer. A Panama City news site reports the, "The National Transportation Safety Board says it can't pinpoint a definite cause in the plane crash that injured four people flying out of Panama City this summer.

The crash happened on July 31 near Helena, Alabama when 56-year-old Dan Smith's small plane went down on the way to Tennessee. The four people on board were all seriously hurt.NTSB officials say the engine may have failed, even though everything seemed normal during the flight.Someone was able to pull all four victims from the plane before it went up in flames. But the fire prevented NTSB officials from determining a cause".

Let the Games
I saw, in the new, where Birmingham will host the 2021 International World Games. It would be interesting for Helena to play host to one, or more,  of the events since we are so close. I looked up some of the sports and I have a few that I think would fit Helena...

Tug Of War
Yes, Tug of War is an official sport in the International World Games. We could have the World's strongest humans on either side of Buck Creek, trying to drag the other side into it.

 Beach Handball
Well, we kinda have a beach in front of  the waterfall. Imagine watching the world's best competing while you watch from the decks of Papa Saia's and the Helena Depot.

Canoe Polo
You won't look at Joe Tucker Park lake the same way, after seeing the competitors fight in kayaks to win the game and avoid geese.

BTW, there is another thing that has changed about me since I have been on City Council. I feel like this (below) everything I meet a Representive or Senator now. Ok that is it! I will see you around town (and will try to make the Writer's Event at the Library, but I have a conflict right now)



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Helena News Update


Alabama Sand in Antarctica
Saskia Clayton has a dear friend who is in Antarctica on a job venture. She thought it might be nice to send her a care package. Here's the Story:

"The package included a little vial of sand and shells from Gulf Shores (my husband and I own a condo down there). I sent the sand as a little reminder of the warmth waiting back at home in Bama (I told her should could sprinkle it in her bed sheets and pretend she was at the beach even though the mercury is well below freezing at the South Pole!). She was kind enough to take an amazing photo of the little sand-pot overlooking a breathtaking Antarctic view! I have attached a side-by-side photo of the before and after shots we sent each other. According to her,  "The white mass in the background is Mt. Erebus, an active volcano. You can even see a bit of steam coming from the top."  Too cool!
From one fantastic vista to the next, the sands of our home state have made an amazing journey!
Best regards" Thank you Saskia! What an awesome story!

Come join us for Writer's Night in Helena! It is a free program that encourages everyone to write. It will be this Thursday at 6pm at the Helena Library.

7th Grade Finish
It was a 3rd Place finish for our 7th grade Helena basketball team during this 2014-15 season. Way to Goes!

Local Musician
Local Artist Barry Graham published a song on SoundCloud called, "Hear It/The Song Is In The Wind". Here is the link: Sound Cloud

HHS Important Dates

Tuesday, January 27th is Course Selection Parent Night at HHS

6:00 pm—Advanced Programs including AP, Honors, College Coursework Options for the 2015-16 school year
7:00 pm—General Course Selection for the 2015-16 school year
6:00-8:00 pm—TeacherS will be available to answer questions about their courses and programs

Thursday, January 29th is Rising Freshmen Parent Night at 6:00 pm at HHS

Monday, February 23rd is Rising Senior Parent Night at 6:00 pm at HHS

Helena Intermediate School
 HIS will be receiving a $500 grant from our Helena Wal-Mart to help cover the cost of our new orange cones we use for carpool! Thanks Walmart!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Marine, Wizards, and a Pianist in Helena


Marine and Kiwanis
Marine Sgt. Bendolph will visit the Helena Kiwanis on Tuesday, January 20. He is a recruiter for the Marines in the Birmingham area, and will give us an update on how things stand with their operation, recruiting in today's changing world, and explain how the Marines have influenced him.  Sgt. Bendolph participated in Senior Interview Day at Helena High School.



Game of the Year
The HHS Band is excited about hosting the Harlem Wizards again on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7pm at Helena High School.


Tickets are available at Helena High, Middle, Intermediate and Elementary Schools or visit www.helenahighband.com to print an order form or purchase tickets online


Urgent Care Opening
The Shelby County Reporter wrote an article about Urgent Care opening late February in Helena at
225 Helena Market Place next to the Walmart Neighborhood Market. Here is a snippet from the article :

"For parents with babies, the urgent care center will see infant’s 3-months-old and up. Most clinics won’t see infants unless they are 2-years-old and up.

After the opening, the hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For anyone interested in a position at It’s About Time can submit their resume to info@itsabouttimeuc.com".

Speaking of jobs....


Help Wanted

Pianist
Philicia Broadhead Danner‎ shared on facebook that "Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church is looking for a temporary pianist to help fill I on Sundays whole the current pianist is on maternity leave. One hour service on Sundays and roughly one hour of practice during the week with the small praise band. This is a non paid position but is greatly needed and appreciated" . You can message her on facebook for more Message me for information and contacts.

Sports
The Fieldhouse shared, "I have another position. This time in Tuscaloosa perfect for a student.  Starting in February till July. Must work Saturday  , total of 30 to 40 hours per week servicing big box stores. $14 per hour  contact me at aregina@central.com"

Abbey at Citrus
Abbey Manasco Co-Captain of the Helena High School Majorettes was in invited to perform at the Citrus Bowl Half Time Show in Orlando,Fl.  "It was so much fun and a great experience".

Wrestlers Place
Helena Athletic Association shared, "Helena High wrestlers take 3rd in McAdory MLK Duals. Leeds over McAdory by one point for first and second. Way to go HHS Wrestlers"!

Frozen
Finally, my wife and daughter were in Canada at the Ice Hotel near Quebec. They couldn't resist running around as Elisa from Frozen and singing.  "Let it Go".

Friday, January 16, 2015

Helena History, Reader's Choice and more


Reader's Choice
This post is sooo long, that I will be surprised that you will actually read it all. It is the reader;s choice post and you get to help to decide what is published. I take submissions by email or on facebook. Okay, here we go!

Martin Luther King Day
To celebrate this day of civil liberties, we should remember that everyone deserves equal rights. That is what makes America great! Part of this is embracing injustices of the past. I wanted to share a chapter of Helena, AL history where mining companies ruled and citizen were treated unfairly.....
Convict Labor
Between 1875 and 1928, the state and counties of Alabama profited from a form of prison labor known as the convict-lease system. Under this system, companies and individuals paid fees to state and county governments in exchange for the labor of prisoners on farms, at lumberyards, and in coal mines. Following their convictions, prisoners were transported directly to the work site and remained there for the duration of their sentences

In 1863 the Red Mountain furnace opened mines worked by convict labor in Helena, AL

Free miners petitioned the State Legislature abolition of convict labor system in Alabama. The Helena miners unsuccessfully struck against the Convict labor system. John Rutledge, a miner,  testified to the Senate committee between Labor and Capital 1883 (Vol IV 306) testified on the Helena strike

The Comer Eureka Mines
In 1877 JW Comer leased 58 convicts which increased 86 in 1880. It didn’t hurt that JW Comer’s brother was the Governor of Alabama, so there was a real financial incentive to keep the convict leasing program.  The conditions were harsh. "Whipping was the accepted norm for punishment. Contractors whipped prisoners for insubordination and trying to escape, but they also used whipping to enforce labor discipline".

“Ezekial Archey, a prisoner leased to Eureka mine, wrote that the convicts lived in a stockade 'filled with filth and vermin and prisoners were shackled hand and foot for the night'. He wrote to the  Roosevelt Administration about JW Comer methods, 'I have seen men come to him with their shirts a solid scab on their backs and he would let the hide grow on and take it off again. I have seen him hit men 100 to 160 times with a ten prong strop and then say thay was not whipped. He would go off after an escaped man come one day with him and dig his grave the same day."

Several States had similar programs. By 1883, about 10 percent of Alabama's total revenue was derived from convict leasing. In 1898, nearly 73 percent of total revenue came from this same source (Wow, that is alot). Death rates among leased convicts were approximately 10 times higher than the death rates of prisoners in non-lease states.

The End in Helena
There was opposition in the Helena community to the convict mines. Some were outraged by the inhumane treatment and others opposed it because it took the jobs away from people struggle to make a living wage. When convict labor began to be added to paid labor, a riot, and then a strike occurred.  Miners involved testified about the events in Helena in 1883 before the US Senate Committee on Labor Relations. The growing opposition eventually ended the practice of involuntary labor in Helena. Sadly between 1878 and 1880, twenty-five bonded convicts died in the Comer-backed Eureka mines. Though it ended in Helena, the practice Convict Leasing continued in Alabama until 1928...
Spelling Bee
Congrats to 6th grader Will Blaine Miller of Helena Middle School for winning the spelling bee. He will represent HMS school at the county spelling bee. Way to Go!

Home Seller Seminar
Stephanie Lucas, Realtor® will be hosting a home selling seminar on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CST) Helena, AL. You can sign up at: EVENT LINK

Helena dance teams raise awareness for Organ Donations
Jessica Barr, a junior at Helena High School, decided it was time to use her talent to help a cause that is dear to her heart.  Jessica has volunteered for Camp BRIDGES since she was in middle school.  Camp Bridges is a local non-profit organization (www.campbridges.org) whose mission is to provide camps and programs at no cost to pre and post-transplant children, teens, young adults and their families from Alabama and neighboring states. They strive to create a fun and educational environment for heart, kidney, liver and lung transplant recipients that encourages positive self-image and healthy transplant living.  Jessica came up with the idea to have local dance teams showcase their routines to raise money for Camp BRIDGES and raise awareness about the importance of organ donations.

The event will be held January 26, 2015 at Helena High School at 6:00pm. Donations of $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per student will be taken at the door.  Help support this worthwhile event and enjoy an evening of entertainment by talented local dancers.
Event: Show Me Your Heart
Time:  6pm-7:30pm
Location: Helena High School
1310 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080

WSA Competition
Congrats to all the Helenites at the 1st WSA competition. Bama Allstarz Indigo Diamonds won 1st Place,

HMS Choir
Missy Harrell Narkates shared that HMS Music Machine Show Choir performed Vestavia Hills High School this weekend (more details below). She also shared, " This will be one of two local performances. The next local performance will be Saturday, March 14th at HMS for the 2015 Dessert Cabaret. Please mark your calendars! This is our largest fundraiser for the choir program... And so much fun! We will be selling tickets soon! Please join us"!

 Governors Inauguration
Justin O'Neal shared, "Anyone that's off Monday should come to Montgomery for the Governors Inauguration. I will be bringing UAs band. Both UA and AU bands will perform in the parade".

Kingwood Cheerleaders
Melanie Flynn of Helena coached the Kingwood Christan Cheerleader team to a first place finish in the novice co-ed varsity division and third place in the intermediate varsity co-ed division

The group earned the national championship title in the varsity co-ed novice division and third place in the varsity co-ed intermediate division. "There's a lot of talent and skill in this group," said Melanie Flynn, the varsity cheer squad's coach for the last three years.

Flynn praised the team's participants for their achievement, which marked the second time the school has competed at the national competition following the school's debut appearance last year.

Chestnuts in Helena
Chris Van Cleave shared that the  Helena Beautification Board is helping to save the American Chestnut Tree. A blog post from Helena Resident Deb Elliot on the Beautification Boards efforts to help save the American Chestnut Tree LINK. Here is a snippet from the post:

"At one time the American chestnut accounted for up to 25% of the forest canopy in the Eastern United States. It was a significant contributor to the rural economy, and it was an important part of the forest ecosystem"

"Three of these American chestnut trees were recently planted in Joe Tucker Park in Helena, Alabama, by the owner of Myers Plants and Pottery, plantsman Stewart Myers; horticulturist Fred Kapp; and members of the Helena Beautification Board. Fred Kapp on the left, and Stewart Myers stand by a newly-planted American chestnut tree".

Found Dog
Diane Fish shared that this Male puppy found by a friend in Alabaster early this morning. No tags. Help us find his home.

Ladies Night
Caroline shared, "Some of us ladies had a wonderful time last night at San Antonio Grill for a Ladies Night Out. San Antonio was *very* accommodating for us crazies. Thank you"!
Star Wars Run
Russ Stringer shared that he and his son just ran 19.3 miles in Disneyland at the Star Wars Run!

HMS Basketball
Robin Williams shared, "Both the HMS girls basketball team and Boys 8th grade basketball team won 1st place in the Southern Conference Championship".

Champion
Christy Sanford shared, "Brandon got his helmets for winning the SERA enduro and hare scramble series in his class for 2014".

Swim Winner
Sophie Schuman won the freestyle heat, and placed second in the breaststroke heat at the Georgia Tech Winter Kick Off Regional swim meet in Atlanta this weekend. Sophie is 8 years old and is on the Hoover YMCA swim team. Way to go Sophie!!

The Beach
Megan Epperson shared,"We spent our weekend making sand castles #orangebeach".

Chili Cook Off
The Dance team is having a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser. The applications are due by Feb. 20, 2015. You can find out more here: Cook Off Facebook Page

HHS Wrestlers 
"Great win for HHS wrestlers tonight over Corner. Come check out an action packed weekend as we wrestle a 10 team dual at Homewood Friday and Saturday and an 8 team dual at Mcadory in Monday"! -Helena Athletic Association

UAB Honor Choir
They following youth represented the Helena High School Choir at the UAB honor Choir: Alexander Abernathy, Barrett Bowling, Bella Ryder, Nina Sawyer and Preston Burks,

Jennifer Kunath-Bowling shared the video below:


HHS Majorettes
Abbey Manasco Co-Captain of the Helena High School Majorettes was in invited to perform at the Citrus Bowl Half Time Show in Orlando,Fl.  "It was so much fun and a great experience".

HMS Music Machine
Congrats to our HMS Motown Music Machine. They knocked it out of the park at Vestavia High School with their performance this Weekend
Logo Created by Laura Yates Joseph
Helena Founder’s Day
A crew of volunteers are running around to get set to celebration 150 years of Helena history by celebration Founder Day in Helena on April 18, 2015, 10 am to 3 pm at Old Town Helena at Amphitheater Park on Highway 261

Why: 150 years ago, Land N Railroad sent Pete Boyle, a company engineer, to survey land in the area that is now Helena, Alabama. After surveying the land, L and N built the “Helena Station” named after Boyle’s sweetheart Helen Lee. The First Annual Helena Founder’s Day is an event designed to celebrate the naming of Helena, raise funds for the Helena Museum and the Helena Historic Preservation Committee, and bring awareness to the city’s rich history.

The Helena Historic Preservation Committee is a committee appointed by and serving the City of Helena. The success of our first annual event depends upon the participation of sponsors. Please review the following information, listing a variety of sponsorship levels for different budgets. We appreciate your consideration for sponsorship of our event. Please review the information and direct any questions to helenahistory@gmail.com. We look forward to having you as part of our celebration.

How to participate:
You can be a sponsor of this special event by following this link: Helena Founders Day Sponsorship Form: http://goo.gl/K3srLb

Folk Art Event

You can also show off your Folk Art skill at Helena Founder's Day by entering the Folk Art Show which is more like a County Fair because it will include sewing, canning and more:

Purpose: To allow our entire community to participate in Helena’s Founder’s Day Celebration.

What is Folk Art? '
Remember being a kid and going to the county fair? Remember having your parents DRAG you through the tent that had the cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting, painting, and rows and rows of canned items in those wonderful mason jars? Folk Art is exactly that. If you are a member of the community and do these things and more, we want you to enter. Apply for entry by April 1, 2015.

How do I apply? 
Application Link: FORM
Fill out the form and mail to:
Helena Municipal Building
ATTN: Helena Historical Preservation Committee/Folk Art
816 Hwy 52 East
Helena, Alabama 35080
Before April 1, 2015
Someone will get email you with the time and location to turn in your items. Folk Art Application #2: Application Link

What can I enter? 
Here is the list of categories:

Needle Works:
Cross Stitch, Needle Point, Knooking, Needle Lace, Quilting, Applique, Embrodiery, Crochet, Knitting, Tatting, Lucet, Braiding and Tapestry

Preserved Foods:
Pickles, Jellies, Jams, and Marmalades, Preserves, Relishes, and Sauces

Clothing and Textiles:
Crocheting, Scarf, Hat, Gloves, Shawls, Sweaters,  Knitting~, Scarf, Hat, Gloves, Shawls, Sweaters
, Sewing, Shirts, Blouses, Coat, Jacket, Dress, Ensembles, Smocking and Vest

Woodworking:
Small Furniture, Doll, Usable, Plaques, Wood Engraving, Boxes, Kitchen Goods, Dispensers and Misc

Door to Door
Laura shared, "Beware.. Not very good meats". I would like to remind everyone to beware of door to door saleman. If you decide to answer your door, always ask to see their Helena Licenses. If they cant produce one, then contact Helena police at (205) 663-6499


Upcoming Events
Here are some upcoming banner from Dave's Helena News.









Thursday, January 15, 2015

School, Jazz, and Police Report


Helena Picture of the Day
Today's picture comes from John Hodge on twitter entitled "Goodnight Helena".

Best Schools
The Niche website ranked the Best Schools in the nation. Helena High School was too new to be considered this year but I know they will do well next year. Our other schools received an A- which was great compared to the scores of other schools. You can find all the stats HERE. In case you are curious on who made the top 10 list in Alabama.

1 Homewood High School
2 Mountain Brook High School
3 Auburn High School
4 Spain Park High School
5 Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
6 Vestavia Hills High School
7 Hoover High School
8 Bob Jones High School
9 Oak Mountain High School
10 Hartselle High School

Helena Police Report
Sorry I have been slacking so let me get caught up with this one. It is sad that in this day and age that we still have domestic abuse. If you are victim then remember there is help: http://safehouse.org/

Dec. 17
-Warrant arrest from the Calera City Jail, Calera (jail/prison).
-Property damage from Highway 261, Helena (highway/street). Damages in the amount of $500 were done to the front bumper of a 2014 red Honda Civic LX.
-Public intoxication from the 100 block of Francis Lane, Helena (residence/home).
-Warrant arrest from County Road 52 West, Helena (residence/home).

Dec. 18
-Domestic incident from the 2200 block of Pup Run, Helena (residence/home).

Dec. 19
-Information only from the 2200 block of Pup Run, Helena (residence/home).
-Criminal mischief III from the 500 block of Fieldstone Drive, Helena (residence/home). Damages in the amount of $300 were done to a 2000 blue Ford Ranger.
-Domestic violence III (physical harassment) and Trespass warning from Native Dancer Drive, Helena (residence/home).

Dec. 20
-Harassment from the 100 block of Cedar Bend Drive, Helena (residence/home).
-Warrant arrest from the Calera City Jail, Calera (jail/prison).

Dec. 21
-Hospice Death from the 200 block of Chadwick Lane, Helena (residence/home).
-Domestic incident from the 1400 block of Starkey Street, Helena (residence/home).
-Domestic incident from the 200 block of Park Lake Trace, Helena (residence/home).
-Information only fro the 4700 block of Highway 17, Helena (restaurant). Confiscated was a T-D-P 45, black .177 cal pellet pistol CO2.
-Found property from the 100 block of Oxmoor Drive, Helena (residence/home). Recovered were a Roadmaster Mt. Climber purple bicycle valued at $20 and a Hyperbike Static black valued at $20.
-Theft of property III from the 2300 block of Kala Street, Helena (residence/home). Stolen were two women’s dress shirts valued at $120 and MAC lipstick valued at $20.

Dec. 22
-Warrant arrest from the Montevallo Police Department, Montevallo (government/public building).

Dec. 24
-Warrant arrest from the 800 block of Highway 52 E, Helena (residence/home).
-Information only from the 200 block of Amy Lane, Helena (residence/home).

Dec. 25
-Domestic violence III from the 1100 block of Old Cahaba Circle, Helena (residence/home).

Dec. 26
-Domestic incident from the 100 block of Laurel Woods Drive, Helena (residence/home).
-Information only from an unknown location (other/unknown).
-Carrying a pistol without a permit and unlawful possession of marijuana II from County Road 17 and Wyndham Parkway, Helena (parking lot/garage). Recovered were a Smith and Wesson M&P 40 valued at $400, a HK USP 40 pistol valued at $550 and a baggy containing green leafy substance believed to be marijuana valued at $10.
-Domestic disturbance from Walgreens, Helena (drug store).

Dec. 27
-Unlawful possession of marijuana II from Bentmoor Drive and Hillsboro Parkway, Helena. Recovered was a pastil container containing 35 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana valued at $50.

Dec. 28
-Domestic incident from Native Dancer Drive, Helena (residence/home).
-Domestic incident from the 4000 block of Morningside Drive, Helena (residence/home).
-Domestic incident from the 4300 block of Morningside Drive, Helena (residence/home).
-Information only from the 2500 block of Scurlock Road Helena (residence/home).

Dec. 29
-Permitting livestock or animal to run at large from Alabama 261 at Ruffin Road, Helena.
-Leaving the scene of an accident from County Road 13 and Honeysuckle Road, Helena (highway/street).

Dec. 30
-Domestic incident from the 100 block of Oak View Lane, Helena (residence/home).
-Identity theft from various locations in New York (department store). Stolen was $1,765.06 in transactions on Macys account.
-Property damage from the 2800 block of Glen Gate Circle, Helena (residence/home). Damages were done to the rear portion of a brick house, a privacy fence, the interior portion of kitchen and down stairs garage and a 2011 blue Chrysler 300M LTD.
-Property damage from the 2900 block of Glen Gate Drive, Helena (residence/home). Damages in the amount of $100 were done to three Christmas decoration and damages were done to the stairs and bannister for a rear deck.
-Theft of property III from the 500 block of Laurel Woods, Helena (residence/home). Stolen was a Playstation 4 valued at $350.
-Warrant arrest from the Jefferson County Jail, Birmingham (jail/prison).
-Failure to appear (warrant) from the City of Alabaster Jail, Alabaster (other/unknown).
-Criminal mischief III from Stone Creek Trace, Helena (highway/street). Damages in the amount of $150 were done to an in-ground water meter lid.
-Warrant arrest from the City of Alabaster Jail, Alabaster (other/unknown).

Dec. 31
–Theft of property from 1000 block of Coalmont Road, Helena (other/unknown). Approximately 10 pounds of copper valued at $1,500 was stolen.

Jan. 1
–Vehicle fire from 1600 block of Paddock Lane, Helena (residence/home).
–Domestic incident from 200 block of Lees Cove, Helena (residence/home).

Jan. 3
–Warrant arrest from 2300 block of Kala Street, Helena (residence/home).
–Domestic incident from 2300 block of Kala Street, Helena (residence/home).
–Probation violation from Vestavia Hills City Jail (govt/public building).
–Criminal mischief from 100 block of St. Charles Drive, Helena (residence/home). $200 worth of damage was done to a entry/exit door.

Jan. 4
–Criminal mischief from Boundless Playground Joe Tucker Park, Helena (other/unknown). $300 worth of damage was done to a playground jumping pad.
–Failure to appear from U.S. 31 and U.S. 119, Pelham (parking lot/garage).

Jan. 5
–Information only from U.S. 261 and 3 Street West, Helena (highway/street).
–Dog complaint from Helena High School, Helena (school/college).

Jan. 6
–Information only from 1000 block of Greendale Drive, Helena (residence/home).

Jan. 7
–Disorderly conduct and harassment from U.S. 17, Helena (department store).
–Leaving the scene of an accident from 6000 block of U.S. 17, Helena (highway/street).
- See more at: http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2015/01/13/police-reports-for-the-week-of-jan-13-2015/#sthash.OLyu88nN.dpuf