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5 waive preliminary hearings in Tamaqua

Published April 05. 2010 05:00PM

Waived was the word of the day last Tuesday in the court of District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua.

That's the action each of the defendants took as they were called for their preliminary hearings.

Alyssa M. McCarroll, 21, of 209 Market St., Tamaqua, will now face trial in the Scuylkill County court on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI above .16 BAC and two counts of hit and run. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers and stem from a Dec. 30, 2009 incident.

McCarroll was released on her own recognizance.

Ajay G. Bajaria, 24, of 49 Frankford Ave., Tamaqua, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, disregard of a traffic lane and careless driving by Pennsylvania State Trooper Matthew Barrett. The charges stem from a Feb. 24 incident.

He was released on his own recognizance.

Jonas H. Santana, 20, of North Locust Street, Hazleton, will face trial on a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and misdeamenor counts of possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess, conspiracy with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnich was the arresting officer. Feb. 5 was the incident date.

Santana was lodged in the Schuylkill County prison in lieu of $50,000 straight bail.

John E. Derr, 27, of 186 E. Thomas St., Wilkes-Barre, was charged with simple assault, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit unlawful taking by Rush Township Patrolman Cory Herring. The incident took place on Jan. 3. A charge of making a false statement to law enforcement was withdrawn.

Derr was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Katlin N. Fronheiser, faces trial on retail theft and receiving stolen property charges stemming from a Feb. 24 incident. Rush Township Patrolman Brian Thompson was the arresting officer.

He was released on his own recognizance.

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