State EnCon Police patrolling Candlewood Lake in Danbury for the fireworks show Saturday night had contact with several hundred boaters entering the area of Danbury Bay, conducting safety checks and enforcing a safety transit lane. There were no boating under the influence arrests. Several warnings were issued for failure to display proper and/or necessary navigation lights.
There were several minor incidents.
A boat was stopped for not having its navigation lights on. EnCon officers found that it was occupied by a number of young adults who were in possession of alcohol. EnCon Police escorted the vessel to the dock and several of the individuals were issued infractions for possession of alcohol by a minor. The operator was cited for the navigation light violation.
A boat struck a rock while leaving Danbury Bay. The vessel was escorted back to the boat launch. The Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol inspected it, finding only damage to a propeller. The boat had been on its way to Squantz Cove.
EnCon Police helped a stranded boater after the vessel experienced disabling electrical issues. Officers kept in contact with the anchored vessel and arranged for a good samaritan to tow it to the nearest safe mooring.