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Lockport police reports for the week of June 27

Police reports from the

Lockport Police


June 21


Amber R. Conrad, 21, 382 Pine St. Apt. Lower, Lockport was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana June 21.

After coming through a road check that was set up on Gooding Street a strong odor of marijuana was detected emanating from the car. Officers stopped the car on Clinton Street where Conrad turned over a bag of green leafy vegetable material and a ceramic pipe. The substance tested positive for marijuana.


William R. Rechtsiegel Jr., 57, of 6763 Minnick Road, Apt. 9, Lockport was charged with driving while intoxicated June 21.

Police responded to South Street for the return of the tan Chevrolet who had nearly struck the victim. The victim stated the driver of the vehicle appeared highly intoxicated and left the area eastbound on South Street.

Police located the vehicle eastbound on Walnut Street, which was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations.

Police spoke with the driver Rechtsiegel and observed him having red, glassy eyes and slurred speech.

The odor of an alcoholic beverage was also detected on his breath.

When asked for his registration, Rechtsiegel reportedly handed patrol his credit card. Several field sobriety tests where given, all of which he allegedly failed.

June 22


Alyssa A. Gardner, 21, of 392 Walnut St., Lockport was charged with second-degree harassment June 22.

Police responded to the above address in reference to a domestic incident.

Upon arrival, reporting officer spoke to the victim who stated that his ex-girlfriend Gardner witnessed him having sexual intercourse with another unnamed female in a vehicle in their driveway.

According to the victim, Gardner then began to punch and scratch him causing laceration to his face. Gardner confirmed this story and the two were advised to avoid each other. Gardner then allegedly began to throw items around the house. The victim then wished to pursue charges.

June 23


Bradley A. Ernst, 39, of 6471 Shawnee Road, North Tonawanda was charged with driving while intoxicated June 23.

Police stopped Ernst after observing the vehicle commit several vehicle and traffic violations and eventually pull into the Pizza Oven restaurant parking lot, which was closed at the time. Once stopped the male driver exited the vehicle and appeared to stumble towards the patrol car.

He was ordered back to his vehicle, which he complied.

Police began interviewing Ernst who appeared to have slurred speech, glassy blood-shot eyes, poor motor condition and an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

Patrol asked Ernst for his driver’s license at which time he reportedly handed the officer a credit card.

Ernst was made aware of the mistake, so he took the card back and began to fumble through his wallet for his driver’s license, which he produced.

Ernst was then asked to step out of his vehicle and perform a series of field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed.


Nathaniel L. Westcott, 25, of 243 Chapel St. Apt. Lower, Lockport was charged with seventh-degree possession of controlled substance June 23.

Patrol stopped Westcott for a vehicle and traffic infraction. When stopped Westcott allegedly stated he was in possession of “Xanax” pills, which were not prescribed. Patrol located a plastic bag containing several Xanax pills.

June 24


Eric Monroe Sobers, 25, of 422 Caledonia St., Lockport was charged Monday with second-degree assault and aggravated criminal contempt.

Sobers allegedly went to the victims home on April 28 at about 5 a.m. which violated an order of protection issued by Judge William Watson.

Once at the residence the defendant reportedly punched the victim in the face resulting in a broken orbital floor and cheek bone.


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