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Arrests made in Hudson break-ins

Two Twin Cities people have been arrested in connection with four burglaries in Hudson last spring.

Several of the victims identified items recovered from the burglaries that were found inside the suspects' vehicle and in a motel room. Other items were recovered from Twin Cities' pawn shops, second-hand jewelry stores, and storage rental units.

Hudson Police Department Det. Jeff Knopps said they were contacted recently by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department with information about a burglary ring that may have been responsible for the thefts in Hudson between May 6 and June 15.

Ramsey County deputies said that a credit card was one of the items taken in a burglary there and that when it was used at a nearby convenience store for a car wash, they were able to track down the vehicle and the suspects using the store video surveillance.

Knopps said some of the stolen property was found in the Ford Explorer which is registered to a River Falls man. The two suspects who were arrested are a male, age 43, from St. Paul, and a female, age 42 from Shoreview. Police are not yet releasing their names.

Three of the four local families who were burglarized found jewelry and other items that belonged to them among the recovered property at the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department last week.

Knopp said thousands of dollars of property has been recovered. He said investigation is continuing and that charges will be brought in St. Croix County when they have confirmed the connection between the suspects and the break-ins in Hudson.

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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