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Thursday night East Ridge Police criminal investigators arrested two black juvenile males ages 16 and 17 in connection with a burglary that occurred at 127 Ridgeside Road on Tuesday, according to East Ridge o-police spokesman Erik Hopkins.

Police obtained several leads from observant neighbors, Officer Hopkins said. Investigators working from these leads developed suspect information that led to the two arrests, Officer Hopkins said.

Chief Eddie Phillips said, "I am very proud of Detective Gwinn Cribbs the lead investigator and other officers that worked diligently to solve this case."

Police officials want to emphasize the importance of an active Neighborhood Watch program and alert citizens who notice suspicious activities and call police. Chief Phillips said "alert citizens and dedicated police officers are our best deterrent against crime."

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected, Officer Hopkins said. The two juveniles in custody are being held at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Unit and charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000. Bond has been set at $7,500 each. Both juveniles have a detention hearing today at noon.

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