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New Philadelphia man waives hearings on theft charges

Published February 19. 2011 09:00AM

A New Philadelphia man was re-committed to the Schuylkill County prison Tuesday following his day in court before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, on Tuesday.

Brandon Scott Hosier, 27, of 232 Valley St., was scheduled for preliminary hearings before Bayer in two separate cases. He elected to waive his right to those preliminary hearings.

Charges of criminal use of an access device, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs following an Aug. 17, 2010, incident. Tamaqua Patrolman Jeffrey Wainwright filed charges of defiant trespass following an Oct, 2, 2010, incident.

Bail in both cases was set at $25,000, 10 percent. Hosier was unable to post bond and returned to the county prison in Pottsville.

Jacki L. Sotomayor, 29, of 369 Water St., Lansford, appeared before Bayer on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment and disregarding a traffic lane. The charges were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Jeremy Talanca following a Nov. 20, 2010, incident.

She was released on her own recognizance.

Robert J. Anderson, 32, of 236 East St., Coaldale, waived a hearing on charges of simple assault and harassment stemming from a Jan. 12 incident. The charges were filed by Coaldale Chief of Police Timothy Delaney.

Anderson was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Adam Jose Cruz, 26, of 20 Clay St., Tamaqua, waived a hearing related to a Nov. 28, 2010, incident. Cruz was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Charges of leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving were withdrawn by arresting officer Tamaqua Patrolman Matt Bynon.

Cruz was released on his own recognizance.

Defendants who had charges withdrawn included: Natalie Buddwalk, of Kelayres; Daniel Schaller, of Lansford; Lynn Mamuzich, of Bethlehem; and Robert Linkhorst, of Tamaqua.

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