Nine Tamaqua residents were among 28 area defendants who were arraigned on criminal charges before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon Monday at the Schuylkill County courthouse and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury. They were

Wayne Faillace, 45. of 325 Schuylkill Avenue, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Police Chief Richard Weaver, with escape, theft from motor vehicle of Rodney Button, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and giving false identification to police.

Jarrod Aaron Bowman, of 415 N. Railroad St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods, with unlawful contact or communication with minor, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors by sexual acts, and indecent assault.

Alecia Rae Bennett, 23. of 328 Hazle St.,Tamaqua, charged by Cpl. Woods, with unauthorized use of credit card of Raymond Bennet, same address, theft by deception, and receiving stolen property.

Kevin O. Leibensperger, 49, of 214 N. Pine St., Apt. 3, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig, with harassment of Lindsay Searfass, 319 Columbia St.

Joseph James Forster II, 35. of 307 Market St., Tamaqua, charged by Trooper Melissa A. Kyper with theft of an extension ladder owned by Joseph Jung, 108-2 Penny Lane, East Brunswick Township.

Tina Marie Amber Wick, 32, of 201 Hunter St., Tamaqua, charged by Coaldale Patrolman Scott Cramer, with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, failing to drive at safe speed and careless driving.

John Phillip Wagner, 35,of 333 Spruce St., Tamaqua, charged by Walker Township Officer Todd R. Woodward, with possession of a controlled substance.

Lukas Smith, 21, last known address as 110 Market St., Tamaqua, charged by Coaldale Patrolman Scott Cramer, with risking catastrophe, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person in St. Luke's Mines Memorial Hospital, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, harassment, and disorderly conduct.

Justin E. McArdle, of 426 Arlington St., Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs, with three counts of DUI of drugs.

Daron F. Roberson, 60, of 620 Saint John St., Allentown, formerly of Tamaqua, charged by Rush Township Patrolman Corey Herring, with DUI of alcohol and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic.

Timothy Wayne Collins, of 23 Forest Avenue, Barnesville, charged by Trooper Edward Lizewski with unlawful contact or communication with minor through Facebook and on the internet, and corruption of minors.

Kenneth Edward Houser, 51, of 173 W. Ridge St., Apt. 7, Lansford, charged by Mahanoy City Patrolman Jonathan McHugh, with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance to a confidential informant (CI), possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Eugene David Dacey, 37, of 239 W. Columbus Avenue, Nesquehoning, charged by Rush Patrolman Corey Herring, with DUI of alcohol.

William Arthur Frye, 42, of 26 W. Main St., Quakake, Rush Township, charged by Rush Patrolman Bradley Hess, with theft of a generator owned by Quakake Fire Company, receiving stolen property, giving unsworn false statements to authorities, and making false reports concerning the generator.

Jeremy Frank Lockwitch, 24, of 221 Church St., Barnesville, charged by Tamaqua Chief Richard Weaver, with theft of a wallet belonging to Stephanie Steff, 128 Penn St., Tamaqua, and receiving stolen property.

Joseph Michael Rayno, of 220 Entwistle St., Weatherly, charged by Trooper Brian Walters with DUI of alcohol on SR8017 when his vehicle ran into a ditch.

Angelia M . Seliga, 22, of 401 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, charged by McAdoo Patrolman Steven Homanko, with DUI of alcohol, failing to have rear lights operational, and careless driving.

Christopher B. White, 26, of 3432 Quakake Road, Weatherly, charged by Tamaqua Chief Richard Weaver, with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Timothy H., O'Brien, 24, of 272 Third St., Coaldale, charged by Coaldale Patrolman Scott Cramer, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Michael J. Kabana, 23, of 15 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Joseph Krebs, with three counts of DUI of drugs.

Matthew Bahrey, 20, of 15 Haddock Road, McAdoo, charged by Schuylkill County Drug Task Force with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession, and possession drug paraphernalia in McAdoo.

Jennifer Marie Whitner, 29, of 225 Market St., Nuremberg, charged by Trooper Edward Sanchez with DUI of drugs in Nuremberg, careless driving, and involved in an accident with a parked car belonging to Daniel Demshock on Mahoning St.

Amy M. Merenda, 26, of 69 Water St., Cumbola, charged by Pottsville Patrolman Brian J. Reno, with disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.

Benjamin G. Smith, 23, of 6 Doran St., McAdoo, charged by Rush Patrolman James Patterson, with DUI of alcohol, illegal screening of car windows, and loud exhaust system on vehicle.

Jeffrey Weicicoskie, 43, of 23 Middle St., New Philadelphia, charged by Saint Clair Patrolman Joseph J. Leskin, with receiving a drag chain link valued at $137 from property of Joseph Cronyak, Mountain Road, Middleport.

Heather Ann Weicicoski, 39, of 134 Water St., New Philadelphia, charged by New Philadelphia Patrolman Jason A. Klouser, with two counts of simple assault, and three counts of harassing her husband, Michael Wiecicoskie, and two counts of disorderly conduct.

Brandon Ross Snyder, 30, of 62 Heckman St., Quakake, Rush Township, charged by Saint Clair Patrolman Jason L. Leskin, with retail theft of security device in Walmart Store, used to detect retail theft.

George Michael Stein, 64, of 189 Faith Drive, New Ringgold, charged by West Penn Township Patrolman Glenn R. Leninger, with DUI of alcohol and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic.