Investigators arrest burglary suspects

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Two women and a man have been arrested in connection with more than two dozen burglaries that occurred since July in Tuscaloosa and Shelby counties.

On Friday, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's office said Heather Hudson and a male accomplice were arrested in Pelham on September 8 in connection with a home burglary there.  Investigators said at the time of the arrest, Hudson had in her possession property belonging to a victim of a burglary in Tuscaloosa County.

Hudson was interviewed by investigators from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's office, who determined Hudson and a second female had burglarized homes in Tuscaloosa County during the months of July, August and September.  Investigators said Hudson and the other female would randomly pick homes where it appeared no one was at home.

Three days after Hudson's arrests, sheriff's deputies said Crime Stoppers received a tip that led Tuscaloosa Police to a hotel room near Interstate 59/20 and McFarland Blvd.  The second female was found with stolen property that included jewelry, cameras and assorted electronics.

Investigators said fingerprints obtained from the suspects were matched to seven residences and were used to close a total of 26 burglary investigations totaling thousands of dollars in stolen property.

Hudson was being held in the Shelby County jail.