Two arrested after pursuit leads from Calera to Alabaster
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
CALERA – Two suspects are in custody after police said they led officers on a high-speed chase from Calera to Alabaster in the late-night hours of Oct. 2, before crashing the allegedly stolen vehicle on Shelby County 11.
Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley said his department received a report of a stolen vehicle in the area at about 10:30 p.m., and attempted to stop the vehicle in southern Calera. The suspects then fled officers, leading them up U.S. 31 into Alabaster.
The suspects, who were then being pursued by Calera and Alabaster officers, made their way onto Shelby County 11 in Alabaster before crashing near the intersection of Shelby County 11 and Shelby County 68. The Alabaster Police Department was forced to close a portion of Shelby County 11 to clear the wreck.
When the two occupants in the vehicle were taken into custody, police discovered “various stolen items” in the vehicle, Lemley said.
“Our detectives are in the process of interviewing the suspects as we speak,” Lemley said on the morning of Oct. 3.
The suspects’ identity is being withheld pending the formal filing of charges. More information will be posted as it is released.