JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An accidental 911 call led deputies to arrest four people in Missouri, according to officials.
The Cole County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a deputy was called out to a home in Eugene, Missouri after a 911 hang upon Wednesday just before 5 a.m.
When the deputy got to the home, the homeowner noticed one of their cars were missing. Turns out, according to CCSO, that car was stolen.
According to KRCG, a few minutes later, another person called dispatch to report a theft. The caller told them that someone broke into their garage, went through their car and stole an amplifier and some speakers. They also had notifications that their credit cards were being used fraudulently at a convenience store.
CCSO said they checked the store’s security video and saw someone attempting to use the stolen credit card. The deputy recognized the suspect from previous run-ins. CCSO said they learned that the suspect was known to the person who accidentally called 911. CCSO obtained a search warrant at the suspect’s home and found multiple stolen items.
CCSO said the four suspects have been charged with multiple offenses including felony stealing and tampering with a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle and fraud.
“We appreciate the suspects calling 911 and allowing us to solve this crime in a timely manner,” said CCSO in a news release.
The investigation is ongoing and CCSO said there may be additional charges. No further information has been released.