Photo/Story Gallery 2010

Trooper Catches Theft Suspects

Trooper HaightFour suspects were recently apprehended after they robbed an elderly woman of her purse in Winter Park. Trooper Montague Haight watched as the four high school students stole a woman’s purse in a local parking lot. The trooper chased the suspects as they fled in a stolen car. After the stolen car became disabled, the four fled on foot with Trooper Haight behind them. During the foot chase, one of the suspects pointed a stun gun at the trooper. With the help of other troopers, the Winter Park Police Departments K-9 unit and Winter Park citizens that called in the locations where the suspects were hiding, Trooper Haight was able to locate and arrest the three juveniles and one adult and take them to jail. They were charged with petit theft, grand theft and assault.