Two Tamaqua men have their bail reduced by Judge Charles M. Miller after a hearing in Schuylkill County court.

Frederick A. Postie, 40, of 626 Fairview St., had his bail of $50,000 straight cash bail set by a district justice reduced to $25,000 straight fixed by the court as he awaits trial on charges brought by Rush Township Sgt. Duane E. Frederick, that he stole between 600 and 800 gallons of fuel oil out of trucks owned by Northeast Hydro Seed, 411 Claremont Avenue, Hometown, on March 1.

He faces charges of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy. While free on bail the court set certain restrictions he must follow, must reside at 626 Fairview St., must not relocate without written permission from the district attorney, and shall not possess or consume alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs.

Thomas M. Drum, 38, of 38A Hunter St., Tamaqua, had his bail of $5,000 straight cash set by a district justice reduced by court to $5,000 percentage as he awaits trial on charges brought by Sgt. Frederick of theft of a credit card belonging to his employer, Seitz Brothers, and making a number of unauthorized purchases totaling $2,554.85.

Special conditions were set by court while he is free on bail. He must reside at the Tamaqua address, shall not possess nor consume alcoholic beverages or possess illegal drugs, must seek employment and if not secured within 30 days to notify the district attorney.

Sheldon Buscavage, 48, Frackville, had his bail of $15,000 straight cash bail set by a district justice reduced by court to $5,000 unsecured as he awaits trial on charges brought by West Mahanoy Township Officer Lance Monaghan, of simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person.