FROM AL.COM ON 6/29/12
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Authorities said they likely won't know today whether
a body found in northwest Jefferson County is that
of a missing Tennessee man whose truck who was discovered there earlier this
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Pat Curry said identification could be
made this weekend or early next week.
Birmingham police Capt. Henry Irby said police are in the preliminary stages
of the investigation, but said they don't believe foul play was involved.
Detectives with Birmingham's missing persons unit, along with cadaver dogs,
today discovered a man's body in a wooded area off of Atwood Ferry Road near
Mulga. It's the same area where 75-year-old James Cuthbertson's black 2003
Toyota Highlander was found Tuesday afternoon.
Police in Germantown, Tenn., on Tuesday released the following information
about Cuthbertson's disappearance: Cuthbertson on June 22 about 7 p.m. left home
to go to a Barnes and Noble in Collierville, Tenn. They don't know if he ever
made it there.
On Saturday, about 1 a.m., the man was seen near Highway 72 about a half mile
east of Highway 43 with his flashers on. Two people stopped and helped him get
gas at a gas station about one mile outside of Tuscumbia.
Later that same morning, about 4 a.m., an elderly man matching Cuthbertson's
description was seen using his credit card at the Arby's in Jasper. Then, at
5:40 a.m., his credit card was used again at McDonald's on Lomb Avenue. That was
the last location where they could trace Cuthbertson.
His SUV was discovered about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of Atwood Ferry
FROM S.C.S.O. WEBSITE
Help Needed with Missing Person
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person at approximately 4:00 p.m. today. Perry Wayne Shaw, 77 years of age from Chelsea, has been missing since approximately 3:00 p.m. on today's date. He is described as 5' 10" tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds with blue eyes and grey hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green shirt. He was last seen near his residence in the 2000 block of Chelsea Park Bend, in the Chelsea Park community, located just off of US Highway 280 in Chelsea. It is believed that he left his residence on foot and the Sheriff's Office and Chelsea Fire Department have begun a ground search of the area. The State of Alabama Department of Public Safety is also assisting in the search with their helicopter.
The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone who may have seen
Mr. Shaw earlier today contact us at (205)669-4181 and that local residents and
motorists be on the lookout for him. Please report any possible sighting of
him to the Sheriff's Office at (205)669-4181.
Missing Person Shaw Located Safely
Sheriff Curry would like to thank everyone who assisted the Sheriff's Office in locating Mr. Shaw. He was located a short distance from his residence and is being treated by Chelsea Firemedics at this time.
Dora PD adds K9 unit for drug detections by RACHEL DAVISDaily Mountain Eagle 3 hrs 47 mins ago | 275 views | 0 | 1 | | DORA —Dora Police Department added another weapon in its fight against drugs in the city. Yogie, a 17-month-old German Shepherd trained in narcotics detection as well as tracking and trailing of suspects, hit the streets with his handler and trainer, Officer Ronnie Phillips. The duo began working for DPD last Friday and have already performed a number of searches, including tracking a suspect in a burglary.
“This gives us the advantage of having a drug dog here on call 24/7,” Dora Police Chief John Duchock said. “We’re planning on using him for interventions in schools, at DUI checkpoints, serving warrants and any type of escapee we may have. We no longer have to borrow dogs from everybody else, and it didn’t cost the city anything to train. This is a deterrent for drug dealers and traffickers.”
Previously the department had to borrow dogs from other area departments to perform routine drug searches, but Duchock said this will enable a quicker response time for the city’s patrol officers. He also said Yogie and Phillips will enable the department to cover searches at Dora High School more effectively.
“One dog just can’t cover the entire school and parking lot effectively,” Duchock said.
In addition to the narcotics detection, Phillips said Yogie is one of only a couple of certified search and rescue dogs in the county.
He trained Yogie with help and guidance from K9 Specialty Services.
Phillips also said that he has connections within the search dog field that will enable the department to use other dog teams if they need cadaver or other search capabilities.
“It just opens up a branch of communication and gives us access to other possibilities because of my connections,” Phillips said.
Read more: Daily Mountain Eagle - Dora PD adds K9 unit for drug detections
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF)
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has two new
four-legged deputies, and one of them has already proved useful to the
force. By having your own tracking dogs, Sheriff Chuck
Phillips said it would make the difference of whether you catch the suspect or
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office welcomed Copper to
the force. The tracking bloodhound was certified last week and put
to the first test Tuesday night.
Copper tracked and helped find a hunter who had fallen
from a tree stand north of Skyline. The hunter was then taken to the hospital.
Phillips said Copper was donated to the department by a
company in Pelham.
Besides saving people, Copper will be able to locate
suspects who bail and run - increasing the likelihood they are caught.
They usually have to call the state to bring dogs in
"We don't have to wait on the Limestone dogs. They are
usually an hour to two hours away. If we have our own dog, we can be on scene a
lot quicker and also we can assist other agencies around us," said Phillips.
He said a second dog will soon be assisting the
department.Mack is currently in training getting ready to be on
the force.Phillips said the Mack is expected to be certified
later this year.
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