Two days ago several boats were broken into in the dry storage area of Silver Gate Yacht Club across the street from the Shelter Island launch ramp. A security guard from the Island Palms hotel next door to the club noticed the thief breaking into the first boat and called the police. Upon arrival the police found the thief burglarizing a second boat and apprehended him. I keep my boat in this dry storage lot and am thankful my boat was not victimized. The police recovered all the stolen items and said that this dickhole was living in one of the derelict motor homes that frequently parks over night on the streets around the Shelter Island launch ramp. I would bet money that this guy is responsible for other thefts in and around the launch ramp area. Im writing this for anyone who has had gear/items etc. stolen that sometimes crooks are brought to justice and its nice knowing theres one less douche bag hanging around the SI launch ramp. I will be going down to check out my boat this weekend and drop off a case of beer at the Island Palms security office for the vigilant security guard working there.