UPDATE: All vehicles recovered in Dempsey Dodge theft

One officer received minor injuries as suspect fought being taken into custody, according to police.

All vehicles reported stolen from a Plano car dealership have been recovered, police said Friday.

Plano police arrested a suspect in connection with the theft of multiple vehicles early Tuesday, Aug. 24, from the Dempsey Dodge dealership at 1000 Route 34.

In a statement, police identified the suspect as Tyge E. Riddle, 21, of the 1500 block of Rockwell Avenue, Chicago and said he has been charged with burglary, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated resisting arrest. Riddle has been transported to the Kendall County Jail in Yorkville pending a bond hearing.

Police said as they attempted to arrest Riddle, he fought with police and one of the officers received minor injuries.

The events that led to Riddle’s arrest began at 4 a.m. Tuesday when police responded to a burglar alarm at the dealership.

Upon arrival, multiple vehicles fled the scene, police said. While turning onto Eldamain Road, one vehicle crashed into two parked cars at Car Connection, 1947 Route 34, and another vehicle crashed into the rear of a Plano police squad car. The officer was uninjured.

Three unidentified males fled the scene on foot at that point, the statement continued.

After a short foot chase, an unidentified 18-year-old male was arrested near Route 34 and Eldamain Road, according to the statement.

All stolen vehicles were recovered, according to an Aug. 27 statement from the Plano Police Department. The third vehicle was recovered with the assistance of the Burr Ridge Police Department.

Police said their investigation into the incident is continuing and they ask that anyone with any information contact their investigations division at 630-552-3122. Information also may be left anonymously at Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999.

Police said they are being assisted in their investigation by Ken Com Dispatch, the Genoa Police Department K9 Unit, Yorkville Police Department, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Kendall County Sheriff’s Office including drone and K9 units, Sugar Grove Police Department, Oswego Police Department, Sandwich Police Department, as well as others.


John Etheredge

John Etheredge

Editor of the Record Newspapers and KendallCountyNow.com, John's career as a journalist in Kendall County began in 1981. Over the years his news beats have included county government, municipal government, school boards, police and more. He also writes editorials on local issues and the weekly Kendall County Government Newsletter.