Cops: Man napping in car had arrest warrant

A Shelter Island man with an arrest warrant for a probation violation was taken into custody last Thursday after he missed the ferry to Shelter Island and was seen sleeping in his car, according to Southold Town police. 

A woman called police about 9 a.m. to report that a vehicle on Route 25 in Cutchogue had been “parked in the parking lot for a long time” and said it looked like people were sleeping inside, according to the reports. A police officer went to the scene and found two men sleeping in the car. The men told the officer that they had decided to sleep in the car after missing the ferry back, police said.

But the cop found that one of the men — 27-year-old Justin Begg — had an active warrant for his arrest, according to the report.

Mr. Begg was arrested and taken to police headquarters to be picked up by Suffolk County Probation officers, police said.