Police Briefs, Feb. 22, 2013
The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:
Dean A. Brockoff, 48, of Lockwood, N.Y., by Sayre borough police, on Feb. 19, on Spring Street in Sayre. Brockoff has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said officers believed Brockoff to be under the influence of bath salts at the time of his arrest. Brockoff was arraigned Feb. 19 by Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Wilcox and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $55,000 bail. Brockoff's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26.
Sean Edward Seifert, 27, of Winnemucca, Nev., by Athens Township police, on Feb. 16, on Weaver Road in Athens Township. Seifert has also been charged with carrying a firearm without a license. Seifert was arraigned Feb. 16 and remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Seifert's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26.
Man charged with drug possession
A Waverly man was recently arrested by Athens Township police on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
According to papers filed with Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, Nicholas S. Campbell, 28, was also charged with retail theft.
Police said Campbell removed fishing lures Feb. 8 from the Walmart on Elmira Street. The lures were valued at $80.12, police said. A search of Campbell following his arrest turned up tramadol and morphine pills for which Campbell had no prescription, police said.
Campbell's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 19.
Police investigate Smithfield Twp. scam
State police at Towanda are investigating a telephone scam that occurred Feb. 16 in Smithfield Township.
According to information from state police, a male called an 82-year-old female victim and told her she would receive a vehicle and $2.5 million if she sent him $2,000. Police said the woman purchased money cards in Athens Borough, and clerks at the store alerted police about the suspected scam.
Police arrived to find the victim on the telephone with the man coordinating the money exchange and advised her not to give out any card numbers over the phone, police said.
State police would like to remind everyone that calls to send money and receive money in return are likely scams. Do not give out card numbers, social security information or other personal information over the telephone, police said.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.
Police investigate sexual assault
State police at Towanda are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in Sayre Borough.
According to information from state police, a nine-year-old female juvenile was allegedly assaulted at a borough location between 2003 and 2007. Police continue to investigate the report.
State police at Towanda are investigating the theft of two signs from a Smithfield Township location.
According to state police information, an unknown actor removed two "No Trespassing" signs from a field on Springfield Road between 2 and 4 p.m. Feb. 17. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at (570) 265-2186.