LONGSHORE WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER ARREST FOR BURGLARY AND OTHER CHARGES
November 28, 2017
On November 28, 2017, longshore worker Richard Conte, 35, of Staten Island, New York was temporarily suspended and a Notice of Hearing was issued after he was arrested in Franklin Township, New Jersey for Burglary, (a crime of the second degree); Terroristic Threats, (a crime of the third degree); and Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Use It Unlawfully,( a crime of the third degree). The charges stem from Conte’s allegedly unlawfully entering a private home and threatening one of the occupants while holding a knife. The Notice of Hearing charges that Conte’s presence at the piers or other waterfront terminals in the Port of New York district represents a danger to the public peace or safety.
The Commission suspended Conte’s registration as a longshore worker pending the outcome of an Administrative Hearing. The Somerset County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting the criminal matter.