A number of defendants recently waived their right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, as their cases proceeded through the criminal court system.
Gary Leland Scott Jr., 25, of 14 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and criminal mischief by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods. The charges stem from a June 17 incident.
Bail was set at $50,000. Unable to post the required 10 percent, Scott was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.