Sheriff’s deputies arrest burglary suspect in North Shelby

Published 3:17 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2010

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

NORTH SHELBY — Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Bessemer man on charges of burglary and theft Dec. 27.

Wesley Keith Dinkel, 30, of Bessemer was arrested after deputies responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress in the 5000 block of Caldwell Mill Road.


At about 11 a.m., deputies responded to the residence on Caldwell Mill. While there, deputies were able to get a description of both the suspect and the vehicle he was driving, along with a possible license plate number.

Deputies then went to the residence registered with the license plate and found Dinkel backing out of the driveway. Dinkel had stolen property in his possession, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

He was charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of first-degree theft. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a total bond of $60,000.