Cops: Boater arrested on warrant from Connecticut

04/16/2014 12:04 PM |

A Connecticut man who was getting help from police with his disabled sailboat in Shelter Island Sound was arrested Sunday afternoon after cops learned he was wanted for a Connecticut probation violation. 

Police said 45-year-old Shawn Eldridge of North Franklin called to report his sailboat was disabled about 1 p.m. He was assisted by the Bay Constables and Sea Tow who towed the vessel back to Brewer Yacht Yard, according to arrest reports.

While at the yard, police learned Mr. Eldridge he had an active warrant, according to the report.

Mr. Eldridge was taken to Suffolk County Police’s Seventh Precinct, where he was turned over to be extradited by Connecticut state police.