Burglary suspect in South Elgin caught on motion-activated camera

SOUTH ELGIN — A South Elgin man could face up to seven years in prison if he is convicted for an alleged overnight burglary.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 8, South Elgin police were dispatched to the 700 block of Dean Street for a report of a burglary in progress, according to a news release from the South Elgin Police Department. A resident on the block had installed a motion-activated security camera, which detected movement in a detached garage. The resident then called 911 to report a man in the garage with a bicycle.

Police were able to make contact with the suspect when they arrived. Ramon M. Bryant, 18, of the 500 block of Dean Street, South Elgin, had fled the area on foot. The Elgin Police Department K-9 Unit helped locate Bryant in the 500 block of Dean Street, and he was arrested without incident. Bryant was charged with burglary and, if convicted, could face three to seven years in prison. He is currently being held in Kane County jail.

"The South Elgin Police Department would like to remind the public that the use of security cameras and quick action by the complainant in the incident allowed for the timely capture of the alleged offender in this incident," the release said. "The South Elgin Police Department would further like to thank the Elgin Police Department for their assistance with the use of their officers and use of their K-9 in quickly tracking the alleged offender."