Deputies in Tuscaloosa searching for Texas trio of juveniles wan - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

2 Texas juveniles wanted for stealing vehicle in Tuscaloosa in custody; 1 remains at-large

Posted: Updated:
(Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office) (Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

Update:

Two of the three Texas juveniles wanted in Tuscaloosa for stealing a vehicle Friday are in police custody, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office reports.

Law enforcement continues to search for the third suspect, a 16-year-old white male, who was last seen at around 1 p.m. attempting to cross Highway 140 at the creek near Hwy. 82. He is reported to be around 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs between 160 and 165 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and may be wearing a black v-neck t-shirt with white stripes, black shorts and black steel-toed boots. The suspect is possibly armed.

A Hispanic male and female were apprehended by deputies Saturday with the assistance of the Tuscaloosa Police Department Aviation Unit, the Northport Police Department and Alabama State Troopers.

Chief Ronald Abernathy is urging the public to be good witnesses, but asks that they call 911 immediately should they encounter him. Do not approach or engage the suspect.

"Chief Abernathy reminds you to See Something; Say Something. You are our eyes and ears." the news release states.

You can reach the Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office at 205-752-0616.

----

Deputies in Tuscaloosa are searching for three out-of-state juveniles wanted in connection to a stolen vehicle in Northport and other crimes in Texas.

The three suspects, all from Texas, were involved in an accident in the 17000 block of Romulus Road shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. Following the wreck, the trio attempted to steal a vehicle owned by a concerned citizen who had stopped to offer his assistance to the victims. The citizen thwarted their attempt then immediately called 911.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at the scene and determined the suspects had stolen the wrecked vehicle from a Lowe's parking lot in Northport earlier in the day. They also learned that the three juveniles were wanted in Texas for other crimes. Lt. Andy Norris reports that they are looking for a white male and a Hispanic male and female, all of whom are believed to be between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.

A perimeter was set up as deputies with a K-9 unit and a law enforcement helicopter canvassed the area. The suspects are still at-large.

Lt. Andy Norris is asking the public to call the sheriff's office immediately if they observe any suspicious activity or people in the area. You are urged not to engage the suspects should you encounter them.

You can reach the Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office at 205-752-0616.

  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • Clean out your cabinets for Drug Take-Back Day

    Clean out your cabinets for Drug Take-Back Day

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:38:07 GMT
    Do you have a drawer or cabinet of medicines? Are any of them out of date? Now is the time to check because you can safely dispose of the medications at the Etowah County Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It is part of a nationwide effort. The event will be Saturday, September 27. A take-back station will be set up at the East Gadsden Walmart from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.A law enforcement officer will remain with the drug disposal box at all times, and the drugs that are turned in will be tr...More >>
    Do you have a drawer or cabinet of medicines? Are any of them out of date? Now is the time to check because you can safely dispose of the medications at the Etowah County Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It is part of a nationwide effort. The event will be Saturday, September 27. A take-back station will be set up at the East Gadsden Walmart from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.A law enforcement officer will remain with the drug disposal box at all times, and the drugs that are turned in will be tr...More >>
  • Arrest made in large level extortion scheme

    Arrest made in large level extortion scheme

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:45:16 GMT
    "Everett Leon Stout, 72 and Miriam Clair Schultz, 67 are charged with 14 counts of extortion.More >>
    "Everett Leon Stout, 72 and Miriam Clair Schultz, 67 are charged with 14 counts of extortion.More >>
  • Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

    Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:22:34 GMT
    Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
    Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
    Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...