A Tamaqua man was returned to the Schuylkill County Prison this week following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Stephen Bayer.

John William Welfel Jr., 20, of 240 E. Broad St., waived his hearing on charges of conspiracy to commt robbery, conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking and disorderly conduct. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell following a Dec. 14, 2012 incident.

Welfel was unable to post the required $1,000 bail.

Mychal Beltrami, 26, of 105 Walnut St., Tuscarora, had three hearings scheduled before Judge Bayer this past Tuesday, waiving all of the cases to be heard in county court. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and violating restrictions on alcoholic beverages in a Sept. 11, 2011 case, with the charges filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Houser.

She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol/controlled substance, careless driving, driving with a suspended/revoked license and disorderly conduct. Those charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Duarte following a Nov. 20, 2011 incident.

Tamaqua Patrolman Stanell charged Beltrami with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and public drunkenness in connection with a Feb. 10 incident.

She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Andrew Joseph Danko, 23, of 2 Fourth St., Kelayres, waived a hearing on charges fraudulent use of an access device, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking. The charges stem from a Dec. 30 incident and were filed by Rush Township Patrolman Carl Bachart.

He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Marah Ann Walter, 21, of 2 Fourth St., Kelyares, also elected to waive her preliminary hearing. She was also charged by Patrolman Bachart in connection with the Dec. 30 incident. Her charges include fraudulent use of an access device, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking.

Bail in her case was also set at $10,000 unsecured.

Daniel Tonio Niu, 29, of 205 N. Lehigh St., Tamaqua, faces court trial on charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving without the required headlights. Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton filed the charges following a Dec. 4, 2011 incident.

Niu was released on his own recognizance.

Daniel Todd Day, 48, of 514 Arlington St., Tamaqua, waived a hearing on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended/revoked license, being an habitual offender, violating restrictions on alcoholic beverages and driving with an improper muffler, filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Duarte. The charges stem from an Oct. 22, 2011 incident.

Day was released on his own recognizance.