A variety of narcotics was allegedly found in a vehicle was stopped by the Darien Police at Exit 13 off I-95 on Oct. 5. An officer on patrol observed a grey Nissan Altima traveling West on the Post Road without a front marker plate displayed. A record check of the rear plate showed that it belonged on a Green Saturn LS2. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the operator, identified as Shyheim Bonaparte, 20, of Stamford, was contacted. The officer noted that Bonaparte allegedly appeared extremely nervous while answering routine questions, informing the officer that he had just purchased the vehicle in June. Bonaparte allegedly admitted to not having the vehicle registered and to using a friend’s marker plate. He further admitted that he did not possess a driver’s license, police said. When asked, Bonaparte was unable to provide proof of vehicle insurance, police said.
Routine records checks showed that Bonaparte had a suspended driving privilege in the state of Connecticut as of April 2018. Based on the above, Bonaparte was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.