Calera Police locate final suspect in Tuesday search

Published: May. 17, 2022 at 12:13 PM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 9:16 PM CDT
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CALERA, Ala. (WBRC) - The last of six suspects was caught, according to an update from Calera Police around 8:18 p.m. Police say they located the suspect based on a citizen’s tip.

Calera Elementary students and staff were kept inside the school earlier today while Calera Police officers search for suspects in a wooded area.

Calera Police confirmed around 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Calera PD received a call from someone who said a vehicle at a gas station was involved in drug activity. An officer responded and the driver sped away.

The driver went south on 31 and wrecked trying to turn left on Whippoorwill, according to officers. The people in the car ran.

Calera Police officers responded, and with help from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept., set up a perimeter.

Initially, three juvenile suspects were arrested. Officers said they have two more people in custody and are looking for one more.

Calera Police Officers were posted outside the elementary school and tracking dogs were involved in the search.

Around 11:00am, Calera PD received a call from a citizen stating that a vehicle at a gas station was involved in drug...

Posted by City of Calera Police Department on Tuesday, May 17, 2022


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