POSTED: 9:16 a.m. HST, Nov 12, 2010
SAN DIEGO — Thousands of passengers were happy to be freed from a broken-down cruise ship that finally reached San Diego this week, but confinement continues for one woman who was taken ashore in handcuffs.
Harbor Police Officer Adam Miles says 40-year-old Wendy Singleton was arrested when the Carnival Splendor docked Thursday after four days at sea without power because of a fire.
Singleton is wanted in Las Vegas on a felony grand theft warrant and remains jailed Friday.
San Diego port spokeswoman Marguerite Elicone says a routine customs check led to the arrest.
Elicone says a man was going to be arrested on another matter but it was a mistaken identification.
Miles says all passengers on international cruises are routinely checked for warrants.