Thursday, September 06, 2012
Happy Birthday Helena Library!
Today (9/6/12) is the Helena Library's 25th Birthday! There will be events all day starting at 11am when they will have Storytime for those children who are too young for school. They will have balloons, refreshment and fun. At 5:30pm there will be a musical program. You can also bring presents to the library like: cleaning or office supplies or even gift cards to places like Publix, Staples, Booksamillion, or Zone1. Join us at 230 Tucker Road Helena, AL and celebrate by checking out a book or video (Helena's Library has one of the largest dvd collections around). You can also enjoy free wifi, and audio book downloads.
Helena business and Tour de Helena
Laura Brookhart interviewed the Helena Business Association President David Schlueter and they discussed the business climate of Helena. They also mention the Blues & BBQ festival and something new, “an early spring 2013 Tour de Helena bicycle racecourse that would attract avid bikers with the challenging hills of Dearing Downs racing to a finish line in Old Town”. I have not heard anything about it but I love to see that happen.full article
-Michael Christopher Kennedy, 27, of Helena and Lisa Elizabeth Culberson, 24, of Helena.
-Chad Vernon Ray, 31, of Helena and Lashonda Whitney Nelson, 25, of Helena.
Health Inspector in the Schools
-Pelham High School; 2500 Panther Circle; 08/23/12; 96.
-Helena Intermediate School; 3500 Highway 52; 08/20/12; 99.
-Helena Elementary School; 187 Third St.; 08/22/12; 100.
-Helena Middle School; 1299 Hillsboro Pkwy; 08/20/12; 100.
Someone recently asked me on facebook why police cars were speeding toward an event. I told them what I knew. Later I received a message from someone who was upset that I was sharing information that could help criminals. I just want to assure everyone that I don’t have access to any secret classified information. I follow scanners and the Shelby County Sheriff Dispatch website . It is a public source of information about what is happening. There seems to be a time delay on the website so the information would not be very useful for a criminal. You can check it out here: http://www.shelbyal.com/shelbyso/eventweb
I would love to see a Helena public safety alert system in the future. A website where you can choose the type of alert you would like to receive. For example: road closing (accident and weather), missing child, suspect wanted, traffic delay, etc. then you could chose the method of receiving that alert like text message, tweet, facebook message, email, voice message.
Helena Police Report
For August 20th -26th 2012
A few points on this report, I replaced a particular drug with the phrase “mary jane” since making corporate firewalls will ban my site if I use too many drug terms. Also when you see Helena Middle Parking lot, you shouldn’t get worried since the police just note where they pulled the car over during a traffic stop. It doesn’t mean that someone from the school was charged. I get all my information from the Shelby County Reporter. Finally most of these are Helena Police reports but some are from the Shelby County Sheriff. I note when that occurs.
-Information only – abandoned vehicle from Highway 95 near Woodvale Drive (highway, street).
-Violation of protection from abuse order and harassing communications from Helena Elementary School (residence, home).
-Criminal mischief third degree and criminal trespass warning from the 300 block of St. Charles Way (residence, home). Damaged were a native azalea in the amount of $10, a cypress tree in the amount of $10, a butterfly bush in the amount of $10, a Japanese maple in the amount of $10, a weigela in the amount of $10 and a rose bush in the amount of $10.
-Domestic incident from Spencer Lane (residence, home).
-Inhumane treatment of dogs prohibited from the 300 block of Stonecreek Circle (residence, home).
-Domestic incident from the 400 block of Laurel Woods Trail (residence, home).
-Criminal mischief second degree from the 600 block of Park Lake Circle (residence, home). Damaged were four tires on an Infiniti G35 sport in the amount of $1,000.
-Breaking and entering a vehicle and theft of property from the 400 block of Tocoa Road (residence, home). Stolen were $7 in U.S. currency and Capri cigarettes valued at $6.
-Burglary third degree and theft of property third degree from the 200 block of Piney Woods Lane (residence, home). Stolen were three diamond rings valued at $3,000 and diamond earrings valued at $3,000.
-Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle from the 2000 block of Laurel Lakes Lane (residence, home). Stolen were Tom’s shoes valued at $50.
-Violation of protection from abuse order from Ashley Brook Way (residence, home).
-Unlawful possession of “mary jane” and possession of drug paraphernalia from 300 Rolling Mill St. (highway, street). Confiscated were a wooden dugout valued at $10, a metal pipe with “mary jane” residue valued at $5, a red and blue glass pipe with “mary jane” residue valued at $20, a plastic container containing synthetic “mary jane” valued at $30, two pill bottles with “mary jane” residue valued at $5 and a plastic cigarette wrapper with drug residue valued at $1.
-Overdue motorist from the 2000 block of County Road 58 (residence, home).
-Theft of property first degree from South Shades Crest Road (residence, home). Stolen were outside heat pump units valued at $5,000 and copper valued at $500.
-Theft of property second degree from the 2000 block of Laurel Lakes Lane (residence, home). Stolen were a pressure washer valued at $275, an assorted tool set valued at $75, assorted alcoholic beverages valued at $550 and a five-gallon gas can valued at $20.
-Violation of protection from abuse order from the 1100 block of Longleaf Drive (residence, home).
-Warrant arrest from the 300 block of Kevin Way (highway, street).
-Burglary III from the 4300 block of South Shades Crest Road, Helena (church). Stolen was an Echo weedeater valued at $300, Stihl backpack blower valued at $350, John Deer weedeater valued at $50, Homelite electric blower valued at $50, Briggs and Stratton Generator valued at $100 and a padlock valued at $50. (Sheriff Report)
-Harassing communications from the 700 block of Old Cahaba Drive (residence, home).
-Harassing communications from the 8000 block of Rock Hampton Circle (residence, home).
-Theft of property third degree from the 2700 block of Oakleaf Circle (residence, home). Stolen were personal checks valued at $1.
-Warrant arrest from the West Blocton Police Department (government, public building).
-Damage to property from Highway 52, Helena (highway/street).(Sheriff Report)
-Death investigation from the 4700 block of Hollow Lane (residence, home).
-Unlawful possession of “mary jane” second degree from Helena Middle School (parking lot, garage). Recovered was a gram of marijuana valued at $10.
-Domestic incident from Brookline Lane (residence, home).
-Criminal mischief third degree and criminal trespass third degree from the 2500 block of Stonecreek Trail (residence, home). Damaged was a fire extinguisher valued at $25.
-Identity theft from Laurel Woods Trace (residence, home). Stolen was a wire transfer in the amount of $924.
-Warrant arrest for Bessemer Police from County road 17 at Dollar General (highway, street).
-Theft of property third degree from the 7200 block of Highway 13 (residence, home). Stolen was a car set in the amount of $300.
-Theft of lost property first degree from the 100 block of Wyndham Lane (residence, home). Stolen were $100 in U.S. currency, a wedding ring set valued at $2,000, a dinner ring valued at $1,000, an aquamarine ring valued at $1,000 and a gold ring valued at $1,000.
-Domestic incident from the 500 block of Bentmoor Drive (residence, home).
-Domestic violence III – harassment from the 2800 block of Highway 93, Helena (Sheriff Report)