SCSO iseeks assistance on burglary
SCSO iseeks assistance on burglary
Leah Chase - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information and assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a recent burglary that occurred in the Stockman Community on two different occasions between May 25th and May 27th, 2017.

The suspect depicted in the photograph cut the locks on the Sheridan gas well gate and gained entry to a property in the Stockman Community. Once on the property, the suspect stole all the appliances from inside the unoccupied residence which included a washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and two portable air conditioners among other things. The suspect was captured by a motion sensor camera also carrying a chainsaw that was taken from the property.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

 

Crimestoppers seeking information regarding mower theft
Crimestoppers seeking information regarding mower theft
Leah Chase - Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in regards to a recent theft which occurred sometime between July 16 and July 18, 2017.

Suspect(s) entered onto the complainant's property located on Highway 147 in Shelbyville and stole a John Deere EZ Track Z465 zero turn lawn mower.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.


 

Two arrested on alleged child abuse charges
Two arrested on alleged child abuse charges
Leah Chase - Monday, June 05, 2017

 

SCSO seek information regarding theft
SCSO seek information regarding theft
Leah Chase - Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in regards to a recent theft which occurred sometime during the night of May 24th, 2017 into the early morning hours of May 25th.

Suspect(s) entered onto the complainant's property located on Highway 96 South and stole a 2016 EZ-GO battery operated golf cart.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may contact Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office 936-598-5600 or on his cell at 936-572-1468.

 

SCSO honor officers with lunch
SCSO honor officers with lunch
Leah Chase - Monday, May 15, 2017

In honor of National Police Officer Appreciation Week (May 14-20), the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office honored officers Monday, May 15, with lunch.  

SCSO investigates death of Joaquin man
Leah Chase - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to East Saddle Street in Joaquin Tuesday evening in reference to several men being trapped in a hole.

Once on scene Deputy Cody Muse observed a large hole on the east side of Saddle Street that appeared to be man-made. Deputy Muse was informed that two Joaquin city employees and an on-looker were trapped inside the hole and emergency response personnel were working to remove the individuals.

Deputy Muse was informed by the contractor working on the scene that prior to Muses’ arrival, the contractor along with two city employees were working to clasp sewer pipes together when the east wall of the hole collapsed. The contractor was able to escape the hole leaving the two city employees trapped. An on looker attempting to offer help jumped inside the hole and the west side of the hole collapsed.

Rescue personnel were able to free the city workers but the on looker did not survive. He was later identified as Patrick Parks, 52, of Joaquin.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department and the Logansport Fire Department for their assistance with the rescue and recovery.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office extends prayers for the Parks family.

No further information is available.

 

SCSO releases statement on Tenaha ISD bomb threat
Leah Chase - Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at approximately 1216 P.M., the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call advising that a black male subject was at the Tenaha ISD and was armed with a gun and would not leave. The caller additionally stated that the black male subject threatened to blow up the school. Law Enforcement official responded to Tenaha ISD to assist Tenaha ISD Chief David Jeter with the situation, which included Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Tenaha City Marshal’s Office, Tenaha Pct 4 Constable Jake Metcalf, Timpson Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

After further investigation, it was revealed that there was no threat to the faculty and/or student body of Tenaha ISD. It was rather another hoax call that solicited attention to cause panic. We treat every call, especially of this magnitude with great concern. Our office and the District Attorney’s office worked to get the information on the cellular device that was used and drew up a Grand Jury Subpoena for records. The number was linked back to a student at Tenaha ISD. Lieutenant Kevin W. Windham and Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson met with Tenaha ISD Chief David Jeter and Superintendent Scott Tyner regarding this investigation. In working together, a suspect was positively identified and the phone used to initiate the hoax call was located and seized for evidence. The juvenile suspect was released to family pending an appointment with Shelby County Juvenile Probation Officers. The family has cooperated fully throughout this investigation.

We extend our gratitude to all those who assisted in this investigation.

 

Birdwell awarded Sheriff's Association scholarship
Birdwell awarded Sheriff's Association scholarship
Leah Chase - Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Sheriff's Association of Texas has awarded a scholarship for the Spring 2017 Semester to Bethany Birdwell, daughter of Shelby County Sheriff's Office Investigator Del Birdwell and Joanna Birdwell. 

SCSO seeking Rick Warren
SCSO seeking Rick Warren
Leah Chase - Monday, April 17, 2017

Center Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of Rick Eugene Warren, 42, of Timpson who has an active felony warrant for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Warren is described as being a white male, 5'09” tall, and weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, they may call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5600.

If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape or warns Mr. Warren of impending discovery or apprehension will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Felony 3 offense.

 

Sheriff Blackwell issues appeal to citizens in fight against crime
Leah Chase - Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell announced that Shelby County citizens are invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.