A number of defendants opted to waive their right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Steven Bayer, Tamaqua, last week.

All will now have their cases heard in Schuylkill County court, Pottsville.

William Brown, 53, of 28 Nescopec St., Tamaqua, will face trial on charges of making terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from a May 30, 2011, incident and were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig.

Brown was released on his own recognizance.

Brian L. York, 25, of 216 Hunter St., Tamaqua, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by Rush Township Sgt. Duane Frederick. The charges were filed following a Sept. 16, 2011, incident.

York was released on his own recognizance.

Gary Leland Scott Jr., 25, of 14 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, will be in county court on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Bynon following a Dec. 14 incident.

Scott was released his own recognizance.

Craig E. Montgomery, 35, of 137 N. rear Wyoming St., Hazleton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. The charges were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Anthony Divirgilio following a Dec. 17 incident.

Montgomery was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Christopher Hyland, 41, of 255 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, will be tried on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell. The charges stem from a Nov. 9 incident.

Hyland was released his own recognizance.

Roshelle M. Coll, 47, of 4 E. Main St., Quakake, will be in court on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and failure to heed a traffic control device. She was charged by Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton following a Nov. 17, 2011, incident.

She was released on her own recognizance.

Jesse M. Becker, 25, of 415 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua, faces charges of DUI of a controlled substance, driving without a valid license, possession of a controlled substance, driving without rear lights and disregard of a traffic lane. The charges stem from a Sept. 15, 2011, incident and were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Charles Blesse.

Becker was released on his own recognizance.

Travis Miller, 24, of 161 Owl Creek Rd., Tamaqua, was charged with DUI and careless driving after an Aug. 5, 2011, incident. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Matt Bynon.

He was released on his own recognizance.

Ernest J. Kerestes, 40, of 504 E. Patterson St., Lansford, will face court trial on charges of DUI and disregarding a traffic lane, filed by Coaldale Patrolman Charles Blesse. The charges stem from a Sept. 29, 2011, incident.

Kerestes was released on his own recognizance.

Patricia Ann Hunter, 52, of 60 Luzerne St., Hanover Township, was transported to the county prison following her hearing on charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property. She was charged by Rush Township Patrolman Corey Herring following a Nov. 16, 2011, incident.

Hunter was originally released on her own recognizance following her arraignment, but had her bail modified after she was re-arrested in Luzerne County. She was unable to post the required 10 percent of the new $10,000 bail.

Alexander Joseph Modawar, 31, of 1 S. Lehigh St., Tamaqua, will face court trial on charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property, filed b y Rush Township Sgt. Duane Frederick. The charges stem from a Dec. 7, 2011, incident.

Modawar was released on his own recognizance.

Patricia Irene Boyke, 42, of 32 Bruno Ave., McAdoo, faces trial on charges of providing false identification to law enforcement, failure to obey a traffic control device and driving with a suspended/revoked license. The charges were filed by McAdoo Patrolman William Curilla following a Dec. 19, 2011, incident.

Boyke was released on her own recognizance.

Victor Barry Craig, 24, of 27 W. Grant St., McAdoo, faces charges of burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault, harassment and criminal trespass. The charges were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Anthony Divirgilio following a Dec. 10, 2011, incident

Craig was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.