East Ridge Police have made four arrests related to a burglary of Rent-To-Own storefront at 5611 Ringgold Road.
Electronic equipment, cash, paperwork, and a corporate credit card were stolen during the burglary that took place at about 7 a.m. on Monday.
During the initial investigation, patrol officers discovered that the stolen credit card had been used at a Family Dollar Store in the 6700 block of Ringgold Road. Store employees provided police with descriptions of the suspects as well as calling police to advise that the suspects had returned to the store later in the day.
Officers assigned to East Ridge Patrol Division and Tactical Patrol Division responded to and saturated the area. The stolen credit card was located in a bathroom trash can at an area convenience store. Police were then able to track the suspects to a hotel room at The Knights Inn, located at 6650 Ringgold Road.
East Ridge Criminal Investigators also responded and interviewed the suspects. Items stolen from Rent-To-Own were recovered from the suspects' hotel room.
Arrested in relation to this incident were William Crawley, 33, Ricky Phillips, 49, Bessie Eagle, 32, and Susan Phillips, 47. All suspects listed 6650 Ringgold Road as their current address.
All four suspects were charged with theft over $1,000.
The investigation is on going, and additional charges may be pending.
There is no further information available at this time.