RIVERDALE, Utah, Sept. 2, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Riverdale police arrested an accused child rapist Friday who was feared armed, but was taken without incident.
Thursday night the department called for SWAT backup as they served warrants on an address here for Bryce Tyler, 53, wanted on multiple counts of rape and sodomy of a child, according to a department press release. He wasn’t there.
“The suspect Bryce Tyler is still at large and known to be possibly armed. Riverdale Police Department is requesting the public to contact police if they know the whereabouts of the suspect,” said the release Thursday night soliciting the public’s eyes and ears on the case.
“Do not attempt to contact the suspect on your own, please contact police immediately with any information in regards to the suspect.”
Police then saturated the area in question, Assistant Riverdale Police Chief Casey Warren told Gephardt Daily, talking to citizens about Tyler and his case, which yielded calls from tipsters.
“We had a large presence in the area,” which lead to Tyler’s arrest without incident on a traffic stop in Riverdale Friday morning, Warren said.
One call in particular proved most fruitful. He said he couldn’t tell if the call was generated by a plea through the media or the police swarming the area where Tyler was believed to be.
Tyler was booked into the Weber County Jail on multiple counts of aggravated rape of a child, forcible sodomy of a child, aggravated forcible sexual abuse of a child and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.