Thursday, August 14, 2008

Broken Tail Light Leads Deputy To Stolen Car

A busted brake light on a car helped lead to the arrest of the driver on felony charges Wednesday in Golden Gate after a deputy learned the car was stolen, sheriff’s reports said.

Wilner Vilsaint, 18, 5223 Hemingway Circle, Golden Gate, was charged with grand theft auto.

Arrest reports say Wilner Vilsaint was driving a blue Chevrolet with a left brake light that wasn’t working around 8:45 a.m. on Sunshine Boulevard. A deputy on patrol followed the Chevy onto Golden Gate Parkway and conducted a traffic stop, reports said.

The driver, Vilsaint, was unable to provide the deputy with the vehicle registration, reports said.

Further investigation revealed that the Chevy had been reported stolen out of Collier County on Tuesday, reports said.

The deputy could see in plain sight a pistol, a rifle, a pair of black gloves and a black knit mask on the rear passenger floorboard of the Chevy, reports said.