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McAdoo man waives five cases to court

Published December 28. 2010 05:00PM

A McAdoo man had five cases scheduled for preliminary hearings this week before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, opting to waive all of the cases to court.

Joseph Martin Zarsky, 27, of 337 W. Blaine Ave., will now face trial in Schuylkill County Court on charges related to burglaries/thefts he allegedly committed in McAdoo. Dates of the incidents were Sept. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 12 and two cases from Nov. 14. Arresting officers included McAdoo Police Chief Jeffrey Wainwright and Patrolmen Joseph David and Robert Minnich. The charges include burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Bail amounts ranged from $10,000 to $50,000, for a total of $105,000.

Unable to post the required 10 percent, Zarsky was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville.

Other cases heard this week before Judge Bayer included:

Matthew Thomas Martin, 23, of 24 Ridge St., Tamaqua (Hometown), waived a hearing on charges of use/possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended/ revoked driver's license. The charges were filed by Rush Township Patrolman Jonathan McHugh following an Oct. 31 incident.

Martin was released on his own recognizance.

Wanda Jean Larochelle, 39, and Jorge Ivan Torres, both of 17 Snyder Ave., McAdoo, waived their hearings on charges filed by Kline Township Patrolman James Patterson following a Sept. 6, incident. Both were charged with theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking, unlawful use of an access device and conspiracy. Larochelle was also charged with driving with a suspended/revoked license.

Both were released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Charles W. Maiden, II, 38, of 16 Pennicle Dr., Mohton, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct filed by Rush Township Patrolman Richard Bekesy. The charge stemmed from a Nov. 13 incident. Charges of making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment were withdrawn.

Edward C. Roeder, 62, of 199 Owl Creek Rd., Tamaqua, waived a hearing on a charge of reckless endangerment filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Peter Wysochansky following an Oct. 9 incident. A charge of simple assault was withdrawn.

Roeder was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

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