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Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:24:31 GMT


Shooting Investigation Update

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:24:31 GMT

Homewood Police have charged the suspect involved in the shooting at Walmart.  Thirty four year old Anthony Lamont Winston of Birmingham has been charged with Attempted Murder.  Winston has been transferred to the Jefferson County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Shooting Investigation

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:52:27 GMT

The Homewood Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred last night at Walmart on Lakeshore Parkway.  At 1:00 A.M.  Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired.  They located a male victim who had been shot in the upper torso.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.  A suspect, who was a contracted security guard for Walmart,  was taken into custody and is being held at the Homewood Police Department pending further investigation.  Preliminary evidence indicates that the two individuals got into an altercation.  Homewood Detectives are in the process of trying to determine what the altercation was about.  The victim was treated and release earlier this morning.  HPD will release further information as it becomes available.

Safety Release from Homewood City Schools and Homewood Police Department

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:27:04 GMT

The Homewood Board of Education and Homewood Police Department have been working for the past several years to better secure our schools and ensure the safety of all of our students.  In light of recent events in Florida and across the country, the school board and the police department continue to be proactive in maintaining a safe learning environment for all students and staff members.   There is now one full-time school resource officer assigned to every school as a result of collaboration efforts between the police department, school system, and city officials. A second resource officer has been added to Homewood High School and Homewood Middle School as well.  The police department has also increased uniform patrols around the premises of each school.   The Mayor and our city officials continue to partner with the school system to ensure that the safety of students and staff members remain a top priority.   Through Homewood City Schools’ Strategic Plan, facility upgrades and renovations will begin this summer.  The design plans include secure vestibules, control access systems, and updated security cameras in all five schools. In addition to the upcoming facility changes, the police department is assessing the current safety measures of the system while assisting with the implementation of any additional school protocols.   The collaboration between the city, school board, and police department is a true testament to the city’s dedication to children, schools, and safety. 

Recent Vehicle Break-Ins

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:08:44 GMT

The Homewood Police Department has recently seen an increase in vehicle break ins.  We would like to remind residents to remove all valuables from their vehicles and to make sure they lock their doors.  If you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood please report it to HPD as quick as possible.

Red Shoe 10K Run

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:33:35 GMT

The annual 10K Red Shoe Run will be taking place this Saturday January 27th in Homewood.  The run is set to start at 7:00 A.M.  Motorists should expect delays in downtown Homewood, Oxmoor Road, Saulter Road, Broadway Street, Greensprings Highway, Shades Creek Parkway, and Highway 31.  The run should be finished by 10:00.

Recent Vehicle Break-Ins

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:22:00 GMT

The holiday shopping season is coming to an end and the Homewood Police Department would like to remind everyone to take your packages and valuables out of your vehicle and to lock your vehicle.  Thieves are looking for vehicles that have been left unlocked and have valuables in plain sight!  If you see something suspicious please report it. Have a great and safe holiday season and if you need us please call us!

Possible Rabid Fox

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:30:58 GMT

The Homewood Police Department has been made aware of a sick fox that has been seen around the area of Samford University's campus.  Samford requested the assistance of Mountain Brook Animal Control today and they were able to capture a sick fox on the campus.  The fox has been transported to a local vet to be tested for rabies.  We believe this is the fox that was seen last night but want to encourage residents of Homewood to call the police if they see another sick fox.  We would also like to remind residents to stay away from any animal that appears to be sick or disoriented and not to attempt to capture or kill the animal. 

Christmas Parade

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:49:01 GMT

The City of Homewood Christmas Parade has been moved from Tuesday December 5th to Wednesday December 6th.  The parade will start at 6:30 p.m.

HPD Response to Birmingham News Article

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:08:02 GMT

In response to the article “When the police keep your stuff:  Alabamians lose property to controversial practices” featured in Sunday’s edition of The Birmingham News, attorneys representing the Homewood Police Department in the two cases mentioned in the article have assisted and authorized the Homewood Police Department to release the following response:    The author of the article neglected to investigate fully the facts regarding Mr. Ranelli’s pending allegations.  Contrary to the article’s statement that “Ranelli has been trying since shortly after the raid to recover items the officers took from his business and is currently in a protracted legal battle to force Homewood to return them”, the truth is the lawyers defending Homewood, Hale Sides LLC, sent Mr. Ranelli’s attorney a letter in early July 2013 demanding that Ranelli come retrieve his items and Ranelli himself testified in sworn deposition testimony taken in October 2014 he did not want the property back.  Additionally, the Homewood Police Department has released fourteen  privately owned computers back to their rightful owners that were seized during this investigation.  The computers were seized on June 29, 2010 and they were returned to their owners between August of 2010 and January of 2012.   In regards to the lawsuit filed by Richard Hightower, a career criminal and Mississippi registered sex offender, a Federal Magistrate Judge released a “Report and Recommendation” recommending granting Homewood a Summary Judgment on Hightower’s claims, after review and verification of a “Special Report” with supporting evidence as ordered by the Federal Magistrate Judge also submitted by the attorneys with Hale Sides LLC.  A Federal District Judge in the Northern District of Alabama then accepted the Report and Recommendation in full from the Magistrate and entered Judgment in favor of Homewood and its police officers accordingly.  Additionally, the Homewood Police Department did return a recovered stolen musical instrument back to the University of South Alabama and attorneys from Hale Sides LLC recommended that Homewood Police keep any remaining property related to the Hightower investigation until November 8, 2018 when the appeal period ends.

Officer Involved Shooting

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:39:10 GMT

On October 12, 2017 at 1:30 a.m. two Homewood Police Officers were conducting extra patrol, due to recent increases in vehicle burglaries , when they  observed two vehicles parked in the parking lot at All South Appliances, 345 State Farm Parkway.  The trunk on one of the vehicles was open and there were three subjects standing around the vehicles.  The Officers initiated contact with the three subjects.  One male suspect fled on foot and both Officers pursued that suspect.  The Officers deployed their Tasers but they had no affect on the suspect.  The suspect then produced a handgun and began firing multiple rounds at one of the Officers.  At least one round  struck the Officer in the upper thigh.  Both Officers then returned fire.  The suspect succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The injured Officer was transported  to Grand View Medical Center with, at the time, was believed to be a serious injury.  The other two subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Homewood Police Department for questioning.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was notified and is conducting the investigation.  The deceased suspect was transported to the Jefferson Coroner's Officer.  The Coroner's will be release the identity of the suspect after next of kin are notified.  Any further statements will be released by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Burglary Operation

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:59:54 GMT

The Homewood Police Department has been conducting an under cover operation to combat the recent increase in vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts that have been occurring in the city's neighborhoods.  Last night HPD took two suspects into custody for suspicion of vehicle burglary in the Kensington Road area.  These suspects are currently being held for questioning and the investigation is on going.  HPD also responded to the 500 block of Oxmoor Road on a residential burglary in progress.  The suspect was arrested and is being held on  numerous felony charges.  Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.  The HPD undercover operation has been working closely with the Metro Area Crime Center to gather and share intelligence.  HPD would also like to thank our residents for their response to our public service announcements and their continued efforts to remove their valuables from their vehicles and lock them.

Recent Vehicle Burglaries in Homewood

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:04:18 GMT

The Homewood Police Department has recently seen an increase in vehicle break ins in our neighborhoods.  Most of the vehicles that were burglarized were left unlocked with valuables in plain view.  The Homewood Police Department would like to remind residents to please lock your vehicles and to remove your valuables.  If you see anyone acting suspicious please call 911 and refrain from approaching them.  Please remind your neighbors to lock their vehicles and take out their valuables.

Runaway Juvenile Located

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:31:22 GMT

The runaway juvenile, Sarah Alexander, was located this afternoon in Moody and has been returned to her family.  Homewood Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping us locate her.

Runaway Juvenile from Homewood

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:48:45 GMT

Sarah Alexander, age 16, ran away from her residence in Homewood on September 30, 2017 at around 4:30 P.M.  Sarah was last seen on October 1, 2017 at the McDonalds in Moody at around 6:30 P.M. in the company of three white males.  If anyone sees Sarah please contact your local Police Department.  If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Sarah please contact the Homewood Police Department at (205) 332-6200.

Sexual Abuse Arrest

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:09:38 GMT

On September 26, 2017, the Homewood Police Department arrested and charged twenty year old, Arick Michael Spitzer, for Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree.  Spitzer was processed into the Homewood City Jail on a $300.00 bond. 

Homewood Police Tweeter

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:47:56 GMT

In an effort to get information out more efficiently  the Homewood Police Department will now being using Twitter to send out information to the community as well as the media.  Please follow us on Twitter at @homewoodpd if you would like to receive this information.  We will continue to post on our FB page and will continue to issue press releases. 

Officer Involved Shooting

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:36:45 GMT

A Homewood Police Officer has been involved in an on-duty shooting.  The Officer was patrolling the parking lot of the Extended Stay Hotel on State Farm Parkway at around 1:00 this morning when he encountered the suspect.  A struggle ensued and the suspect was able to gain control of the Officer's Taser and use it against him.    The suspect was transported to UAB where he was pronounced dead.  The Officer was taken to Brookwood Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.  The investigation is on going and has been turned over to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. 

Missing Person Update

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:02:03 GMT

The missing person from earlier today,Charles Frank Norton, was just located in Homewood and has been returned to his residence with his caretaker.

Missing Person

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:54:32 GMT

The Homewood Police Department is currently looking for a missing person.  Charles Frank Norton, 67, suffers from Alzheimers and walked away from his residence this morning at around 8:00.  He has previously been found walking in the Broadway area and the downtown area of Homewood as well as 5 Points South.  Mr. Norton was last seen wearing a blue shirt and green cargo type shorts.  If anyone locates Mr. Norton or has any information on where Mr. Norton might be please call the Homewood Police Department at (205) 332-6200.

School Starts Tomorrow in Homewood

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:37:26 GMT

The Homewood Police Department would like to remind everyone that tomorrow, August 9, 2017, is the first day of school for Homewood City Schools.  Motorist are reminded to reduce their speed in the school zones and  should expect traffic congestion for the first week or so of the school year during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times.  Homewood Police ask that all motorist remain patient while parents and students adjust into their normal drop off and pick up routines.