Twenty-three area residents were among those who were arraigned Monday on criminal charges before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon at the Schuylkill County courthouse. All pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial.
Rocci A. Schuima, 34, of 248 Brown St., Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig with possession of drug parphernalia after being found unconscious at his home from an alleged overdose of heroin.
Amanda Lillian Ramirez, 23, of 307 Arlington St., Tamaqua charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell with simple assault on Anna Funk at her residence.
Jonathan Heffelfinger, 21, of 116 Washington St., Tamaqua, charged by Stanell with receiving stolen property from the home of Jeffrey Smulligan, 78 Hunter St.
Brett Anthony Rehrig, 21, of 116 Wshignton St., charged with the same incident as Heffelfinger.
James Scott Nahf, 46, of 123 First St., Coaldale, charged by Coaldale Patrolman Scott Cramer with theft of $20 cash from the home of Linda Adamitis, 23 W. Ruddle St.
John Allen Booth, 39, 210 W. ShermanSt., McAdoo, charged by McAdoo Patrolman William Curilla with delivery of a controlled substance (CS), criminal use of a cell phone, possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia after making a sale to a confidential informant (CI) at the intersection of Manning and Sherman sts.
John J. Litchock, 39, of 653 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, charged by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko, with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, careless driving, and failing to have working headlights when stopped on S. Kennedy Drive.
Kelly Gabrielle Bredamus, 43, of 424 E. Broad St., rear, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig with aggravated assault on April Stevens outside the Tiki Bar, possession of instruments of crime (screw driver), two counts each of simple assault and harassment, and recklessly endangering another person.
Robert Wayne Gray, 123 Pine St., Apt. 4, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs with concealment of whereabouts of a child and corruption of minors.
Tiffany A. Bodnar, 36, of 141 E. Adams St., McAdoo, charged by Kline Township Chief John Petrilla with criminal conspiracy-retail theft from Boyer's Market where she was employed. Also, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. She failed to ring up $672.39 in tmes while working at a cash register, police allege.
Kaitlyn C. Petrole, 24, of Tresckow, also charged with criminal conspiracy-retail theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property while manning a cash register at Boyer's store.
Dillon Friendly, 18, of 561 N. Church St., Hazleton, charged by Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton with DUI of a controlled substance when stopped on Williams St., in Barnesville, and failing to ahve rear brake light working.
Dzemo Ramic, 28, of 38 W. Blaine St., McAdoo, charged by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko with three counts each of simple assault, recklessly endangering and harassment following a fight in the McAdoo Social Hall.
William J. Nahn, 64, of 61 E. Phillip St., Coaldale, charged by Rush Sgt. Duane Frederick with possessing an instrument of crime (razor), and retail theft from the Walmart store of seven items valued at $81.76, and using a razor to open merchandise.
Paul David Weirich, 25, of 105 Miner St., Coaldale, charged by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph Krebs with theft of personal property from the home of Freida Kralik Wagner, 103 Miner St., receiving stolen property, giving an unsworn false statement to police, and criminal mischief to property causing $475 in damages. Weirich is also charged with theft of copper wire valued at $199 from the residence of Anthony Cannuli, 28 W. Miner St.
Joshua Shane, of 10 Catawissa Rd., Tuscarora, Schuylkill Township, charged by Tamaqua Cp. Henry Woods, with criminal conspiracy, burglary of storage building on the property of Kane Lumber Company; two counts of criminal trespass, theft of a chainsaw valued at $300 belonging to the lumber company, and a chainsaw valued at $350 belonging to Geoffrey Yesavage, and criminal mischief to property.
Hawly Lorraine Bellefountaine, 18, of 271 Lehigh St., Cumbola, Blythe Township, charged Pottsville police with possession of drug paraphenalia and failing to have a driver's license when stopped in the 100 block of W. Market St.
Wayne R. Zimmerman, 61, of 12 Main St., Middleport, charged by New Philadelphia police with DUI of alcohol, and failing to driver on roadways laned for traffic when stopped in the 100 block of Valley St.
Charlene Ann Fairbanks, 29, of 135 Coal St., Apt. B, Cumbola, charged by state police with retail theft.
Marlin Ray Hosier, 52, of 323 Valley St., New Philadelphia, charaged by state police with DUI of CS, involved in an accident, involved in an accident causing injuries, failing to drive on roadways laned for traffic, and careless driving along SR209 in East Norwegian Township.
Christopher Jay Jones, 34, of 209 W. Sherman St., McAdoo, charged by state police with burlgary of a trailer and theft of a kitchen faucet, and criminal mischief to property.
Derek Raymong Schlorf, 23, of 56 Jeddo St., Freeland, charfged by state police with theft of a pistol from the home of David Cliffor Price, 1365 Valely Rd., Walker Twp.
Federico Matias Andrade, 27, of 103 Clearview Drive, New Philadephia, charged by state police with DUI of alcohol and careless driving when stopped along SR209 just south of Tamaqua.
Cynthia Helene Alba, 29, of 62 Washington St., Middleport, charged by state police with DUI of alcohol and failing to drive on the right side of the road when stopped on Coal St., Middleport.
Francis W. Petroski, 41, of Dallas, charged by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko with DUI of alcohol, failing to having working headlights when stopped at the intersection of Logan and W. Blaine sts.
Robert Ray Hester, 34, of Coatesville, charged by Ashland police with criminal trespass, possession with intent to deliver a CS, possession, misbranding of CS, possession of drug parphernalia, and defiant trespass on property at 1009 Center St.
Athena Marie Williams, 28, of Pine Grove, charged by Pine Grove police with simple assault and harassment of Amanda Swartzlander.
Erik Berzowski, 35, of Minersville charged by Cass Township police with forgery of eight checks removed from the home of Edwardss Berzowski, his father; theft and receiving stolen property.
Edward Joseph Stine, Minersville, charged by state police with simple assault and recklessly endangering Elizabeeth Stine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael Peter Whitaker, 55, of Morea Rd., Mahanoy Township, charged by township police with criminal attempt to commit burglary, criminal attempto to commit criminal trespass, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, loitering and prowling at night, criminal mischief, and public drunkenness.
Shane Reinoehl, 35, of Shenandoah, charged by borough police with theft of a television set from the home of Mike Zulkowsky, 37 E. Center St.
Rhiannon Meyher, 34, of Shenandoah, charged with Reinoehl.
Edward J. Simon, 45, of Williamstown, charged by Hegins Township police with three counts each of terroristic threats and harassment of ex-girlfriend and her friends.
Michael Scott Harris, 49, of Williamstown, charged by Hegins Township police with bad check in the amount of $341.18, with Klinger & Stehr Company Valley View, the victim.
Donald Paul Troutman, Minersville, charged by Cass Township police with DUI of alcohol, and operating a all terrain vehicle on streets and highways.
Linda Rose Mowery, 62, of Hegins, charged by state police with DUI of alcohol on Mollytown Rd., in Pine Grove Township.
Christopher Charles Schnoke, 18, of Pine Grove, charwed by state police with DUI of alcohol on SR209 in Tremont Township; failing to activate turn signals, careless driving, and minor prohibited to driver under the influence.
John Curtis Nalls, 25, Tower City, charegd by Reilly Township police with DUI of alcohol, failing to drive on the right side of road, careless driving, and failing to lower high beams to approaching traffic.
Steve Brzoski, 36, of Gordon, charged by Mahanoy City police with giving false information to police, and driving while license is suspended.
Adrienne E. Yawornicky, 34, of Girardville, charged by Shenandoah police with DUI of alcohol and CS, possession of a CS, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Danielle Kapes, 32, of Mahanoy City, charegd by borough police with DUI of alcohol, and careless driving.
Dennis Hopkins, 21, of Shenandoah, charged by borough polocie with two counts of credit card fraud, and receiving stolen property.
Brandon L. Erb, 27, of Pottsville, charged by Shenandoah police with simple assault and harassment.
Bryan D. McGinley, 29, of Ashland, charged by Ashland police with DUI of CS, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving, failing to obey traffic light, limitations on driving on left side of road, limitations on overtaking on left side, violating no passing zone, failing to driver on roadway laned for traffic, failing to driver at safe speed, meeting vehicles proceeding in opposite direction and forcing them off the road, and limitations on driving on left side of road.
Scott Joseph Meade, 52, of Pottsville, charged by city police with being involved in an accident striking a pedestrian, Russell Murphy, and failing sto stop; DUI of acohol, and careless driving.
Manzel Brown, 21, of Pottsville, charged by city police with simple assault against Michelle Berger, following a domestic dispute.
Joshelle Rayanne Lockhart, 21, of Girardville, charged by Pottsville police with DUI of alcohol as a minor.
Luis Alberto Haddock, 20, of Pottsville, charged by city police with possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Benjamin Paul Kline, 26, of Saint Clair, charged by Pottsville police with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jordan Taylor Hauptly, 20, of Pottsville, charged by Pottsville police with burglary of Town Drug store and criminal mischief causing $5,238 in damages.
Bonnie Lou James, 56, of Pottsville, charged by city police with tampering with public records to receiving public housing assistance in the amount of $1,674.
James Joseph Harris, 26, of Mahanoy Ciy, charged by Pottsville police with theft of leased property, a tuxedo, belonging to Strictly Formals.
Donald Kenneth Steinheiser Jr., 55, of Mahanoy City, charged by state police with DUI of alcohol along SR1006 in Blythe Township.