A Tamaqua woman had her bail reduced after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, last week.

Jennifer DiPietro, 28, of 230 Green St., was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after she allegedly removed jewelry items from a Tamaqua home in December of 2011. The charges were filed by Cpl. Dwayne Hacker.

DiPietro was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Jan. 18 after she was picked up on an outstanding warrant. Bail was originally set at $25,000, percentage, but was reset to $25,000 unsecured last Tuesday.

Joseph Preston Muse, 22, of 117 Cherry St., Slatington, also waived his preliminary hearing. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended/revoked license and driving without rear lights. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Peter Wysochansky following a Jan. 14 incident.

Muse was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Raquel M. Heckman, 20, of 216 W. Pine St., Mahanoy City, waived a hearing on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without rear lights. The charges stem from a Dec. 27, 2011, incident and were filed by Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton.

She was released on her own recognizance.

Lisa M. McDermott, 45, of 47 Fourth St., Kelayres, also waived her preliminary hearing. She was charged with DUI of alcohol and driving without headlights following a Jan. 1 incident. The charges were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnich.

She was released on her own recognizance.

Dillon Friendy, 18, of 561 N. Church St., Hazleton, waived a hearing on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI of a controlled substance. The charges were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnich following a Jan. 19 incident.

He was released on $15,000 unsecured bail.

David Brian Kennedy, 29, of 121 S. Kennedy Dr., McAdoo, will face court on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. The charges stem from a Jan. 7 incident and were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnich.

He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.