Two former Tamaqua residents were among six who were brought before Judge Charles M. Miller on bench warrants after failing to keep their date for appearing in Schuylkill County court. After the hearing the court imposed following orders:
Dara Katherine Schaeffer, 24, who resided in Tamaqua at the time of her arrest on Dec. 24, 2009, had her bench warrant lifted and bail was set at $5,000 unsecured. She must reside at 3545 W. Union Blvd., Allentown, shall not possess nor consume alcohol beverages or controlled substance, shall not travel outside of Pennsylvania without permission from the district attorney and follow all standard bail requirements.
Schaefer was cited by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods, and faces four counts of theft by deception by using a credit card of another person without permission
Keith M. Pierce, 47, who resided at 128 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, at the time of his arrest on Nov. 13, 2008, by Trooper Mark Ruscavage on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, had his bench warrant dissolved, his bail set at $5,000 unsecurred with the following restrictions: he must reside at 135 W. Ridge St., Nesquehoning, not possess nor consume alcohol or illegal substances, must notify the Clerk of Courts prior to changing his phone numbers, must not travel outside Pennsylvania without written permission from the district attorney and must follow all of the standard bail requirements.
Michael Gustis, 30, who resided in Schuylkill Haven when arrested on criminal charges, had his bench warrant lifted and bail set at $2,500 percentage cash on each of two cases. He also must reside at 111 Bear Creek Drive, New Ringgold, must not possess or consume alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, shall not travel out of state and follow the standard bail requirementse.
Gustis was cited by Schuylkill Haven Sgt. Robert W. Phillips, last March 20 with receiving stolen aluminum cans from a collection bin of the Auburn Boy Scoutt Troop and charged with assault by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Kenneth A. Jacoby, last March 30.
Justin Paul Haines, 24, Shenandoah, had his bench warrant lifted and bail reinstated at $5,000 unsecured. He also must not possess nor consume alocholic beverages or controlled substance, shall not travel out of state without permission from the district attorney and follow all standard bail requirements. Haines was cited by Shenandoah Patrolman George Carado, on May 7, 2010, with giving false identification following a car accident.
Cory McLaughlin, 28, who lived in Pottsville when arrested, had her bench warrant lifted and bail set at $5,000 unsecured. She must reside at 222 Jackson Street, Port Carbon, shall not possess or consume alcohol beverages or controlled substance, shall not travel out of state without permission from district attorney and follow all standard bail requirements. McLaughlin was cited by the State Inspector General's Office for violating the public welfare code during the period of Feb. 1 and July 10, 2010.