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      Boat chase on Burt Lake leads to arrest

      A 42-year-old Petoskey man is arrested for leading the police on a boat chase Monday afternoon.

      A 42-year-old Petoskey man is arrested for leading the police on a boat chase Monday afternoon.

      Erik Joseph Berakovich was arrested for fleeing and eluding on a watercraft.

      The Tuscarora Township Police were called to the Howe Marina, located on the Indian River, to investigate a non-payment complaint about a customer.

      The customer was identified as Berakovich. He then fled on his 33-foot boat heading for Burt Lake.

      The Cheboygan County Marine Patrol located the boat and tried to stop it.

      A short chase on the water was called off due to safety reasons.

      The boat was then located on the shore of Burt Lake which lead to Berakovich's arrest.

      Berakovich is being charged with fleeing a police officer fourth degree, a 2-year felony.

      His bond is set at $2,000 personal recognizance and his preliminary exam is scheduled for June 30th.