Robert Matthew VanWinkle, also known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, was arrested for connection in a home burglary, police say.
According to a press release from the Lantana Police Department in Florida, VanWinkle played a role in the burglary of a home where numerous items of furniture, a pool heater, bicycles, and other items were removed from a home currently going under foreclosure. VanWinkle is currently renovating the house adjacent to the foreclosed property where the items were stolen.
Police say they obtained a search warrant and found several of the stolen items in VanWinkle’s residence. VanWinkle met with detectives at the Lantana Police Department to provide a sworn statement and was taken into custody. He has been charged with Burglary Residence and Grand theft, according to the press release.
VanWinkle rose to prominence as a rap star in the early 1990s with his hit single “Ice Ice Baby.”