Hamilton Police Department

Two life-flighted after vehicle rolled

HAMILTON - Two patients were life-flighted out of Hamilton after being ejected from a vehicle as it was crashing.
Hamilton Fire Chief Tim Rye told the Journal Record that on Wednesday night, May 1, around 7 p.m., two men and a minor were injured when the driver of a 1989 Ford F-150 lost control of his vehicle and rolled over  at the intersection of Military Trail and Archer Street.
According to Hamilton Police Lt. Jimmy Pendley, the driver, a 43-year-old male, was life-flighted to University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Hospital.

Chain reaction leads to three-vehicle wreck

A chain reaction wreck led to a 2006 Ford Escape being pinned between an 18-wheeler and Town Square Jewelry on Thursday, Jan. 17, in downtown Hamilton. No one was injured in the three-vehicle wreck, according to a report from the Hamilton Fire Department

HAMILTON - No one involved in the three-vehicle wreck that happened in downtown Hamilton on Thursday, Jan. 17, sustained any injuries, according to a report from the Hamilton Fire Department.
The department was dispatched to the scene at 3:26 p.m that day but arrived to find two passenger vehicles and an 18-wheeler involved, the report said. One of the vehicles had crashed into the side of Town Square Jewelry, located at the corner of Military Street South and 1st Avenue S.W.

Pace, daughter stumble upon murder scene

HAMILTON - Kimberly Pace of Hamilton said everything had been leading up to a great Christmas Day for her and her family this year.
“It had been a wonderful day and my children and grandchild were going to be together,” Pace said,
Preparations had been made for a family Christmas dinner, one of her daughters was home from Auburn University and all that was left was to pick up her other younger daughter from her ex-husband.

No indictment issued for shooting death of Billy Ray Sims

Submitted by Scott Johnson on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:15

HAMILTON - According to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), the Marion County Grand Jury voted for "no bill of indictment" concerning the Hamilton police officer-involved shooting in Hamilton in December 2017, which resulted in the death of Billy Ray Sims, 74.

SBI Senior Special Agent Adam Buchanan told the Journal Record that the grand jury convened in September and voted not to press charges in conjunction with the shooting death of Sims, which occurred on Dec. 13, 2017, at his residence on Reese Road.

Thieves steal more than $75,000 worth of merchandise

HAMILTON - According to law enforcement, five individuals entered the MotorSports SuperStore yard in Hamilton and stole seven all terrain vehicles (ATV) and utility task vehicles (UTV) and two large trailers at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23.
According to Hamilton Police Department Lt. Jimmy Pendley, the individuals drove to the scene in two U-HAUL trucks and one Silverado truck.