DUNKIRK – A registered sex offender from Dunkirk faces felony and misdemeanor charges after he was arrested at Point Gratiot Park on Friday afternoon.
Dunkirk Police said Richard P. Conti, 66, of Washington Avenue, is charged with criminal contempt in the first degree, and violation of restrictions on sex offenders.
Police said Conti was driving a rental truck that police followed from the park’s parking lot near the main pavillion to the exit at the Dunkirk Historic Lighthouse. City law prohibits some sex ofenders from being in city parks, playgrounds or any other areas frequented by children.
The officer who stopped the truck later learned there was an order of protection against Conti that banned him from from being in that particlar area. He is being held without bail in the city lockup pending until arraignment, authorities said.