City man arrested following altercation Saturday at Point Gratiot

Efrain Jose Marin-Sanchez

A 31-year-old city of Dunkirk man was arrested early Saturday evening on several charges after City of Dunkirk Police responded to a report of an altercation in Point Gratiot Park during which a subject pulled out a handgun.

Dunkirk police say the ensuing investigation resulted in the seizure of a small quantity of marijuana and a loaded .45 caliber handgun. Efrain Jose Marin-Sanchez was taken into custody without incident and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Point Gratiot Park was cleared and the Park was closed after several individuals in the crowd became unruly during the investigation. Fredonia Police, New York State Police and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted in clearing the crowd.