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Selma Police Investigate Break-In at Vasser’s Mini Mart

Selma police are investigating a break-in at Vasser’s Mini Mart, a popular store, gas station and restaurant on West Dallas Avenue. Police say the break-in happened just before 12:30 Monday morning. Surveillance video shows two people breaking into the store, unplugging the cash registers and smashing them until they opened. Store owners say the thieves ran across the street to…

Spencer Collier Retiring as Selma Police Chief

Alabama News Network has confirmed that Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier will soon be retiring. Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has told us Collier’s retirement is effective July 30. Collier is currently out on medical leave. Collier was hired as police chief in 2017 after working as the first-ever Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a cabinet-level position in the…

Three Selma Officers Arrested

Charged with making false statements.

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office says the officers, Sgt. Jeffery Hardy, 45,  Sgt, Kendall Thomas, 38, and Lt. Tory Neely, 48, are charged with: “knowingly falsifying, concealing or covering up material or making a false or fraudulent statement in a matter under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, a violation of Code of Alabama §36-15-62.1 The crime is a class…

Authorities: Selma Shooting Victim Dies; Charges Upgraded Against Suspect

Authorities say the unidentified victim in a recent shooting in Selma has died. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says charges against the suspect, 23-year-old Shaquille Tyus, will be upgraded to Capital Murder. Tyus is also charged with one count of Attempted Murder and one count of Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle. The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the parking…

Selma Couple Charged in Child’s Violent Death

Charges have been filed in against a man and a woman in the brutal death of a 23-month-old child. The child was pronounced dead shortly after being brought to the Vaughn Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Selma in August 2017. An autopsy conducted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Science determined that child’s death was caused by multiple blunt force…

Selma Police Investigates Bank Burglary & Shootings

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Police are busy investigating three unrelated crimes that have happened in the city over the weekend. Police say a Father’s Day shooting left an 18 year old man shot in the back. The shooting happened on the 1600 block of Lauderdale Street. Police are also investigating a burglary at Wells Fargo Bank on Broad…

Selma Police Beef Up Neighborhood Patrols

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Police are beefing up neighborhood patrols after a rash of burglaries and car break-ins in Selma. Anthony Austin of Selma says his home on the 2100 block of Lauderdale Street is one of several that have been burglarized by thieves. He says jewelry, appliances, three guns and other items were stolen from his home…

Selma Police Department Gets New Uniforms

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Big changes are underway at the Selma Police Department. Chief Spencer Collier says the police department is changing uniforms. He says the department is doing away with the dark navy uniforms officers have traditionally worn. He says the new uniforms will be olive green and khaki. He says they’ll more modern, more durable and a…

Selma Man Accused of Running Down Ex-Girlfriend with SUV

Selma Police say Walter Young, 46, ran over his girlfriend with his SUV after seeing her with another man in the 500 block of Maxey St Thursday afternoon. They say after fighting with the woman, Young got back into the SUV and used it to assault the woman. The unidentified woman is in critical condition. Young is also accused of…