Three arrested, accused of looting in areas affected by Alabama tornado

Published 10:41 am Friday, January 29, 2021

Three people were arrested Wednesday after they were caught looting through tornado-damaged homes in Fultondale.

Josue Villa, 21, Ignacio Ramirez, 18, and a juvenile male were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary after officers noticed suspicious behavior around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fultondale Police Chief David Smith said all three suspects are from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The city has issued a curfew for the next two weeks to limit looting and other incidents. The curfew is from 6:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. in the areas affected by the tornado.