Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

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11/16/2020

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#HELPThe Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Detectives request assi...
11/16/2020

#HELP
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Detectives request assistance from the public in identifying the persons of interest in the photos provided.

On Monday, November 9, 2020, four suspects entered Dee’s Package Store located at 2398 Greensprings Highway and demanded money from the cashiers; one of the suspect’s brandished a firearm. During the robbery, the clerks were tied up.
The suspects obtained an unknown amount of currency along with bottles of alcoholic beverages then exited the business.

If there is anyone with information on the identity of the suspect, we ask that they
contact BPD Robbery Detectives at 205-254-1753 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. If the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to
an arrest, Crime Stoppers will provide a cash reward.
Please see the photos featuring the persons of interest in this investigation.

Happy Monday!We hope everyone had a great weekend. We recently welcomed back Officer A. Amer to duty. We are here and re...
11/16/2020

Happy Monday!
We hope everyone had a great weekend. We recently welcomed back Officer A. Amer to duty.
We are here and ready to serve you.

11/13/2020

#TrafficUpdate
Traffic accident: 22nd Street South @ 7th Avenue South. There is a road closure due to a hazmat spill. BPD and Birmingham Fire and Rescue are on the scene.

11/13/2020
Domestic Violence Resources

“There IS help and you are NOT alone.”

Detective Valentine with BPD’s Special Victims Unit discusses domestic violence and available resources. We understand that domestic violence is complex and people experiencing it may not feel like they’re ready to turn to police for help. Det. Valentine is the BPD liaison at One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center. Non-police counselors and translators are also available there to help you.

One Place
(205) 453-7261

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 650-6522

BPD Special Victims Unit
(205) 297-8413

Check out that #fog, #Birmingham! Please be careful on the #roads this morning. Plan ahead & give yourself plenty of tim...
11/13/2020

Check out that #fog, #Birmingham! Please be careful on the #roads this morning. Plan ahead & give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

We’re here to help if you need us!

#protect #serve #respect #wegotyourback

Feeling generous? We are! 🎁 BPD is now accepting donations for a Toy, Coat & Shoe Drive. You can donate new, unwrapped t...
11/12/2020

Feeling generous? We are! 🎁 BPD is now accepting donations for a Toy, Coat & Shoe Drive.

You can donate new, unwrapped toys and new, unused coats and shoes at BPD Headquarters, precincts or the city jail (addresses on flyer). Donations will be accepted now through Dec. 16.

If you are in need, you can sign up to receive at BPD Headquarters or any of the precincts. The sign-up period is now through Dec. 1st! Please note, items will be distributed on a first come, first served basis or until capacity is reached.

#protect #serve #respect #stayengaged #wegotyourback

Happy Veterans Day!
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day!

11/10/2020
Domestic Violence

MESSAGE FROM CHIEF OF POLICE: We have seen a steady flow of domestic violence incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Smith addresses recent homicides, crime stats and resources.

11/10/2020

UPDATE

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a double homicide investigation stemming from a domestic related incident.

The victim has been identified as Loretta Frazier, (65), b/f, of Birmingham, Alabama.

The deceased subject has been identified as Derick Williams, (40), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Just after 11:00 a.m., North precinct officers respond to a call of four people shot at 1024 12th Street North. Officer arrived and observed a deceased male, Derick Williams on lying on the sidewalk outside the apartment. Officers were alerted of others wounded inside the apartment. Officers entered the apartment and discovered the victim, Loretta Frazier lying on the floor unresponsive in the living room. Frazier was pronounced deceased on the scene. A male and female was found also inside the apartment suffering from gunshot wounds. Both surviving victims were transported to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. The female medical condition has been upgraded to stable. The male victim injuries are non-life threatening.

The preliminary investigation suggest Derick Williams who was in a previous romantic relationship with the surviving female came to the location and shot all three people inside. The wounded male victim inside was able to return fire fatally wounding Williams.

The investigation indicates a domestic report was filed at this location within the last 24 hours and there has been a history of domestic related incidents. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205- 2547777.

ORIGINAL POST

BPD is investigating a double homicide in the 1000 block of 12th Street North.
Public Information Officer is en route.

Our officers had a great time joining a back-to-school pep rally at Wilkerson Middle School this morning and meeting the...
11/10/2020

Our officers had a great time joining a back-to-school pep rally at Wilkerson Middle School this morning and meeting the students!

#protect #serve #respect #stayengaged #wegotyourback

#ATTENTION BPD's Community Outreach & Public Education division will be hosting a blood drive🩸Tuesday, November 10, 2020...
11/09/2020

#ATTENTION
BPD's Community Outreach & Public Education division will be hosting a blood drive🩸
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. @ 1710 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 (Birmingham Police Department Headquarters)
Please contact Officer H. Cleveland by phone (205) 933-4175 or via email [email protected] to sign up.
#givelocal
#savelocal

Good morning, #Birmingham! Today is the first day of the Safe Passage program & BPD had a great time meeting kids walkin...
11/09/2020

Good morning, #Birmingham! Today is the first day of the Safe Passage program & BPD had a great time meeting kids walking to school at Hayes K-8 this morning. Students received free masks and volunteers provided a safe walking route to school as a BPD unit patrolled the area.

We want to thank those who have volunteered to help with this new program through the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) in collaboration with BPD, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District & the Mayor’s Office of Peace and Policy.

Additional volunteers are needed! You can call the CSP office at (205) 254-6900 or (205) 714-8695 for more info. You can also email [email protected] or call the Mayor’s Office of Peace and Policy at (205) 254-2741.
Housing Authority of the Birmingham District
City of Birmingham Government

11/08/2020

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicideinvestigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, November 7, 2020.The victim has been identified as Ricky Ray Carlisle, (57), of Hoover, Alabama.

At approximately 9:28 p.m., officers from West Precinct responded to an assault call at 3024 17th Street Ensley. Officer arrived and found the victim in the living room unresponsive suffering from a stab wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue and Jefferson County Coroner.

The preliminary investigation suggest the incident is domestic in nature. The victim was involved in a verbal altercation prior to being fatally wounded. There is one suspect incustody. Updates will be provided as this case develop.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, pleasecontact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254- 7777.

Original Post
Homicide investigation is underway in the 3000 block of 17th Street Ensley.
Public Information Officer is en route.

#HELPThe Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Detectives request assi...
11/06/2020

#HELP
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Detectives request assistance from the public in identifying a person of interest in the attached photo.

On Friday, November 6, 2020, the suspect entered the Family Dollar located at 2003 Avenue F and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect was armed with a handgun. The suspect left the location with the entire cash drawer. The suspect fled in a
white sedan. The suspect was wearing a dark colored hoodie, red cap, glasses, surgical mask, dark colored Nike shorts, and black/ white tennis shoes. There were other occupants in the vehicle.

If there is anyone with information on the identity of the suspect, we ask that they contact BPD Robbery Detectives at 205-254-1753 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. If the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will provide a cash reward. Please see the attached photo featuring the person of interest in this investigation.

#ARREST Homicide Investigation Update The Birmingham Police Department reports an additional arrest has been made in the...
11/06/2020

#ARREST
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports an additional arrest has been made in the murder of Devonta Reddick. Reddick was murdered on February 6, 2020.

The second suspect has been identified as:
Cameron Dejuan Blanding, (28), of Birmingham, Alabama.
BPD Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. After an assessment of the case, BPD Detectives obtained a Capital Murder and Attempted Murder warrant for Cameron Dejuan Blanding.

The suspect was apprehended by the US Marshals on November 4, 2020. The suspect will be held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond. Melvin Morris was previously arrested and charged with Capital Murder and Attempted
Murder in August and is still in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

This is an ongoing investigation. If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

11/06/2020

Good afternoon! 😃 Safe Passage officially begins Monday with the pilot location of the Morton Simpson Housing Community for students of Hays K-8, to help students get to and from school safely. The goal is to eventually expand this program, so more volunteers are needed! Volunteers will be wearing reflective vests and badges and are required to complete background checks. Check out this video for more information on what to expect!

Good Morning!🌞It is such a beautiful Friday. We hope everyone has a great weekend and gets a chance to enjoy this nice w...
11/06/2020

Good Morning!🌞
It is such a beautiful Friday. We hope everyone has a great weekend and gets a chance to enjoy this nice weather today. Our officers are out and ready to serve.
#protect
#serve
#respect.
#wegotyourback

CONGRATS!🎉🎊🎉🎊Chief Smith recently honored our PEER Support Team with a Chief's Leadership Award to recognize their hard ...
11/05/2020

CONGRATS!🎉🎊🎉🎊
Chief Smith recently honored our PEER Support Team with a Chief's Leadership Award to recognize their hard work and commitment to providing fellow officers and their families with help processing work-related stress, emotional difficulties, or other personal issues.
#Protect
#Serve
#Respect
#Wegotyourback

FOUND SAFE: Antonio Kirksey has been located unharmed. Original post below: #HELP       Missing Person InvestigationThe ...
11/04/2020

FOUND SAFE: Antonio Kirksey has been located unharmed.

Original post below:

#HELP
Missing Person Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a missing person investigation. The Birmingham Police Department requests assistance from the public on locating the subject in the attached photo.

The missing person has been identified as:
Antonio Kirksey (22), B/M, 5 foot 5 inches tall, and 125 pounds.

Antonio Kirksey was last seen on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, about 8:30 a.m., at 2401 36th Avenue North. He was wearing a red, white, and blue striped windbreaker along with green sweatpants. Kirksey left the location after being involved in a family argument. Family members believe he suffers from an undiagnosed mental condition. Kirksey is known to walk to Rail Road Park, Tarrant, and Bessemer on occasion.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the whereabouts of Antonio Kirksey please contact the Birmingham Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at 205-705-9732 or dial 911. If you have additional information on this investigation, contact Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Please see photo of Antonio Kirksey. Note: Kirksey has recently cut his hair to a low fade.

11/02/2020
Puppy Rescue

Good morning #Birmingham! We’d like to start your week off on a PAW-sitive note! 🐾 Officer Fitzgerald met with the owners of the two puppies that BPD and local firefighters recently rescued. In this video, you’ll also hear from the responding BPD officers! The pups share names with several characters of The Andy Griffith Show and the call seemed like one straight out of Mayberry 🐶

🕸 ICYMI: There are several opportunities to join BPD this afternoon for drive-thru Halloween events! 🕷
10/31/2020
BPD plans drive-thru Halloween events for community members | Birmingham Police Department

🕸 ICYMI: There are several opportunities to join BPD this afternoon for drive-thru Halloween events! 🕷

Halloween 2020 The Birmingham Police Department has several events planned to help community members enjoy a safe Halloween on Saturday, October 31, 2020. BPD's Community Outreach and Public Education division has partnered with the Birmingham Public Library to host a drive-thru Trunk or Treat from....

🚨HELP🚨The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Investigators request ...
10/31/2020

🚨HELP🚨

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Investigators request assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in the photos provided. The robbery occurred on Friday, October 30, 2020.
At approximately 6:15 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to a robbery call at Metro PCS located at 800 Graymont Ave. Officers arrived and were met by the store clerk who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the clerk was transported UAB Hospital with life threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggest the suspect (pictured) entered the location and spoke with the employees behind the counter. Once all of the customers exited the store, the suspect pulled a firearm and demanded U.S. currency. During the robbery, the suspect shot one of the employees. The suspect fled from the location on foot.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Robbery/Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

🐶 CUTE ALERT! 🐶 We get all sorts of calls here at BPD, but this one tops the cute list. A couple of puppies got stuck in...
10/30/2020

🐶 CUTE ALERT! 🐶 We get all sorts of calls here at BPD, but this one tops the cute list. A couple of puppies got stuck in a rabbit hole (around 7 feet deep!) and BPD answered the call to help. Members of the Birmingham Fire & Rescue also responded and the pups are now safe and sound. Check back on Monday for a detailed story about the rescue and hear from the owner! We want to thank Linda for sharing the photos with us.

Happy Friday! 🎃 Halloween is just one day away and we are in love with this little one’s costume! 😍 We’ve planned some s...
10/30/2020

Happy Friday! 🎃 Halloween is just one day away and we are in love with this little one’s costume! 😍 We’ve planned some safe ways for you to celebrate with us, so check the link in the comments for details on special drive-thru events happening tomorrow! What costume will you wear?

Good Morning! We want everyone to be careful on the wet roads today and keep an eye out for any damage that could pose a...
10/29/2020

Good Morning! We want everyone to be careful on the wet roads today and keep an eye out for any damage that could pose a danger as you travel. BPD is out on the roads too and we’re here to help keep our community members safe.

#protect
#serve
#respect
#wegotyourback

10/29/2020

Homicide investigation underway in the 4300 block of Gadsden Street. Public Information Unit officer en route.

FOUND SAFE: Shonese Fitzpatrick and her children have been located and are unharmed. Original post below:🚨URGENT🚨The Bir...
10/28/2020

FOUND SAFE: Shonese Fitzpatrick and her children have been located and are unharmed.

Original post below:

🚨URGENT🚨

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing person.
The missing person has been identified as Shonese Fitzpatrick (32), B/F of Birmingham, AL.
At approximately 12:00 p.m., officers from East Precinct responded to a residence located in the 6000 block of Georgia Road to conduct a welfare check on Shonese Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was not at the residence when officers arrived. Family members of Fitzpatrick alerted officers of a disturbing social media video indicating Fitzpatrick may harm herself. Investigators believe Fitzpatrick has her children with her and is concerned for their safety.
Fitzpatrick is known to drive a 2010 Silver Chrysler Sebring Tag Number 1DP291.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the whereabouts of Shonese Fitzpatrick, please contact the Birmingham Police Department at 205-297-84313 or 911. If you have additional information on this investigation, contact Crime [email protected] 205-254-7777.

10/27/2020

The Birmingham Police Department detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
The victim has been identified as Mondrelle Kellogg, (25), of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., Officers from South Precinct responded to the 100 block of Center Street South on a call of a person shot. Officers were also alerted several rounds detected by ShotSpotter. Officers arrived and found the victim, Mondrelle Kellogg unresponsive on the ground in front of his vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. A female victim wife was also on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Kellogg was pronounced deceased on the scene. The female victim was transported to UAB were she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The female sustained non- life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim drove to the location, exited his car, and exchanged words with an unknown person. As the victim walked back to his car he was shot by another unknown suspect. The suspect fled the scene on foot prior to the officer’s arrival. There is no suspect(s) in custody. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

Original Post
Homicide investigation is underway in the 100 block of Center Street South.
Public Information Officer is en route.

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