Ad Spot

Helena man arrested for allegedly placing camera in neighbor’s bathroom

By NATHAN HOWELL | Staff Writer

HELENA – A Helena man was arrested on Wednesday, June 16 by detectives from the Helena Police Department after evidence indicated a covert camera had been placed in the bathroom of a neighbor.

David Scott Gardiner, 49, was taken into custody after the Helena Detective Bureau obtained and executed a warrant on the charge of Aggravated Criminal Surveillance, according to a press release from HPD.

Gardiner’s neighbor noticed a micro camera on the window of their bathroom before entering the shower. The victim removed the camera and held it as evidence for HPD.

The police department conducted a three-month investigation with assistance from Lt. Daniel Goodwin of the Alabaster Police Department. The investigation showed that Gardiner acted alone, and that there was no evidence to support him knowing the victim.

Upon arrest, Gardiner was placed in the Shelby County Jail on a $10,000 bond and was later released on bond.

“Everyone should feel safe in their own home,” HPD Chief Brad Flynn said. “This type of crime makes everyone question their privacy and security in the one place they should not have to. I am very proud of the Helena detectives and appreciative of the assistance of Alabaster PD in their work on bringing this case to a successful conclusion. I hope the victim is reassured the person responsible for this crime is going to answer for his actions.”

280 Main Story

Chelsea approves new fire transport unit, honors 9U baseball champs

Montevallo

Parnell Library launches free toddler music class

News

Wilton to hold public hearing on community development needs

280 Main Story

Plans for proposed subdivisions near Chelsea, Columbiana approved

Alabaster Main Story

Joe Sparacino ready to take over as Calera head baseball coach

Alabaster Main Story

Beulah Mae’s opens restaurant in Alabaster

Alabaster Main Story

Secretary of State holding free voter ID event in Alabaster

280 Main Story

Regions Tradition Birdies for Charity raises $1 million

280 Reporter

Shelby Humane hosting “Clear the Shelter” adoption event

Alabaster Main Story

Children discover ‘God’s Great Light’ at Camp Branch VBS

Alabaster Main Story

Alabaster City Schools invests $5 million in school improvements

Alabaster Main Story

Columbiana to host job fair in August

Helena

Kids enjoy Rock and Roll Playground at Old Town Live

280 Main Story

Asbury’s Summer Institute to explore Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Events

Friday Nights at the Cove to wrap up with Red Hot Rodeo

Alabaster Main Story

God Did It Ministries motorcycle ride raises money for community efforts

Calera

Inaugural Calera Cruise-In logs miles of fun

280 Main Story

‘Something different:’ Greek Street serves up Athens-inspired fare

Calera

Irvin shadows Main Street programs, businesses to benefit students through Career Corps

Alabaster Main Story

New Alabaster Water facility holds ribbon cutting

Columbiana

Riding for a reason

News

SafeHouse of Shelby County moving to new location

Alabaster Reporter

Young Impressions Child Care expands to five Pre-K Programs

Events

Local butchers competing for $20,000 in meat-cutting challenge