A Tamaqua man charged with reporting a number of false fire alarms had one charge dismissed last week when he appeared before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, for a preliminary hearing.

Christopher James Sanders, 21, of 23 Center St., appeared before Bayer on charges related to a false alarm called in to the Schuylkill County Communications Center on Dec. 27. Sanders and a 14 year old accomplice were charged after allegedly called the center to report a fire at the Tamaqua ABC Hi Rise, 222 E. Broad St. Bayer dismissed one count of corruption of a minor, but held over all other charges for court trial. The charges include reporting a false alarm to a Public Service Agency, disorderly conduct and conspiracy.

Sanders remains free on $35,000 unsecured bail.

Other defendants with hearings before Bayer last week include:

Cory Michael Whitley, 18, of 4 Rose St., Tamaqua, was bound over for court on charges of attempted burglary, conspiracy to commit burglar, possession of an instrument of crime and criminal conspiracy to commit criminal mischief. The charges stem from an attempted burglary at Tommy's Specialty Shoppe, Tamaqua, on May 9.

Whitley was unable to post the required $50,000 straight bond.

Damon Lee Cluff, 18, of 245 Cedar St., Tamaqua, waived his preliminary hearing as a co-defendant with Whitley in the attempted burglary at Tommy's. He was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglar and criminal conspiracy to commit criminal mischief in relation to the May 9 incident.

Cluff also had a preliminary hearing on charges related to a burglary at Padora's Six Pack House, Tamaqua, on May 6. In that case, Cluff was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief. All of these charges were waived to court.

Bail on the first set of charges was set at $50,000 unsecured, while bail for the May 6 charges was set at $10,000 unsecured.

Kevin M. Parsons, 23, of 242 Spruce St., Tamaqua, was scheduled for hearings related to two cases. Parsons was charged with drug related offenses relating to incidents that took place on Sept. 5 and 8, 2010. The charges include possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Parsons bail was reduced to $10,000 unsecured in both cases.

Robert Macharsky, 27, of 322 E. Patterson St., Lansford, waived a hearing on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of children, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, making an improper turn and having an improper child restraint system. The charges stem from an April 24 incident in Coaldale.

Macharsky was remanded to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, in lieu of $10,000 percentage bail.

Thomas J. Gilliland, 24, of 4004 Manor Dr., Stroudsburg, was bound over for court on charges of criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, defiant trespass and disorderly conduct stemming from a May 6 incident.

He was released after posting 10 percent of the imposed $10,000 bail.

Kimberly Ann Keach, 34, of 256 Brown St., Tamaqua, will face trial in the county court on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from an April 12 incident.

She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Danielle Ann Woods, 22, of 30 W. Holland St., Summit Hill, waived a hearing on charges of forgery, theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception. The charges stem from a March 3 incident at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise.

She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.