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Tamaqua man will face court trial in alleged theft of brother's property

Published June 11. 2010 05:00PM

A Tamaqua man will face trial in Schuylkill County court on felony charges related to the alleged theft of his brother's property, following his preliminary hearing on June 2. The hearing was held before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua.

Clyde C. Bachert, 51, of 300 E. Broad St., was charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and burglary. A misdemeanor count of tampering with evidence was dismissed. The charges were filed by West Penn Township Police Chief Brian Johnson following the March 16 theft of property owned by Wayne Bachert of Hazleton.

Other cases scheduled to be heard before Bayer included:

Joseph A. Cheehan, 41, of 322 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, will face trial on charges of simple assault, harassment, careless driving, reckless driving, accidents involving an unattended vehicle, failure to stop and give aid, failure to notify police, driving under the influence (DUI), possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from a March 20 incident and were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Charles Blesse.

Cheehan was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Karen Dawn Reed, 54, of 120 Market St., Tamaqua, waived her hearing on general charges of DUI, as well as careless driving. A charge of DUI of a controlled substance was withdrawn by the arresting officer, Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell. The charges stem from a March 5 incident.

Reed was released on her own recognizance.

Shane Guth, 36, of 330 E. Abbott St., Lansford, also waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He was charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment following a May 4 incident in Coaldale. The charges were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Todd Weiss.

Guth was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

George Semko, 55, of 112 Gay St., Tamaqua, waived a hearing on charges of DUI, .16 or higher blood alcohol content, and depositing waste on a highway. State Police Trooper Timothy Keating filed the charges following a March 27 incident.

Semko was released on his own recognizance.

Michael R. Harwick, 38, of 738 Ritter St., Reading, will go to court on a charge of passing a bad check. Rush Township Patrolman Duane Frederick is the arresting officer. The charges stem from a Nov. 15, 2009, incident.

Harwick was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Lee D. Simmons, 37, of 2432 S. Law St., Allentown, waived a hearing on DUI charges stemming from a Feb. 4 incident. The charges were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Jeremy Talanca.

Simmons was released on his own recognizance.

John Frank Belusko, 59, of 115 N. Sheridan St., McAdoo, was charged with DUI, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and making improper turns. The charges stem from a Nov. 21, 2009, incident and were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Alfred Walsh.

Belusko was released on his own recognizance.

Paul Yanac, 18, of 405 Hollywood Blvd., Hazle Township, pled guilty to a charge of defiant trespass, while a charge of possession of marijuana was withdrawn by arresting officer Rush Township Patrolman Brian Thompson. The charges stem from an April 8 incident.

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