A number of defendants recently waived their right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, as their cases proceeded through the criminal court system.

Gary Leland Scott Jr., 25, of 14 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods. The charges stem from a June 17 incident.

Bail was set at $50,000. Unable to post the required 10 percent, Scott was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

Robert Maurice Valentine, 44, of 41 Rocky Lane, New Ringgold, was charged with defiant trespass by Cpl. Woods following an April 13 incident. A charge of criminal trespass was withdrawn.

Valentine was unable to post the required percentage of the $25,000 bail imposed by the judge.

Dorothy Lois Molion, 41, of 27 Center St., Tamaqua, was charged with retail theft by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers. The charge stems from a May 27 incident.

Molion was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Jonathan Williams, 27, of 103 Sugar Bush Ct., Chalfont, faces charges of securing the execution of documents by deception, forgery, and theft by unlawful taking after allegedly bilking local property owners affected by last year's hail storm. The charges were filed by Coaldale Police Chief Timothy Delaney.

Williams was released on 25,000 unsecured bail.

Anthony Edward Pascoe, 26, of 230 Green St., Tamaqua, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Houser following a June 18 incident.

Pascoe was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Alysa C. Frey, 22, of 15 S. Tamaqua Dr., Tamaqua, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, careless driving, and hit and run of an attended vehicle/property. The charges stem from a June 16 incident and were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Joseph Krebs.

Frey was released on her own recognizance.

Keith Daniel Neff, 29, of 119 Pine St., Tamaqua, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, and criminal mischief following a June 9 incident. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs.

Neff was returned to the county prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Richard S. Sidle Jr., elected to have his case heard by Judge Bayer, who determined there was enough evidence to send the case to trial in the county court. The charges included theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and loitering/prowling at night. Tamaqua Patrolman Peter Wysochansky filed the charges following a May 14 incident.