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Coaldale man appears in court on bench warrant

Published July 06. 2011 05:01PM

A Coaldale man was one of two people who were brought in on a bench warrant before Judge Charles M. Miller in Schuylkill County court and after a hearing their bench warrants were lifted and bail set.

Todd Anthony Perla, 46, formerly of Coaldale, had bail fixed at $5,000 unsecured, which means he didn't have to post any money, however, if he jumps bail he is liable to pay the $5,000 fee.

Other terms fixed were he must reside at 320 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, with Howard Startzel, a friend and must not relocate without written permission from the district attorney's office. He shall not possess nor consume alchoholic beverages, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia. He shall not travel outside Pennsylvania without written permission from the DA and shall secure and maintain gainfull employment within 30 days and if not secured during this time to notify the DA.

Perla faces a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia brought by Tamaqua Cpl. Richard Weaver, following an arrest made on March 17, 2006, in Tamaqua.

Brandie Lynn Haluska, 30, Pottsville, had her bench warrant lifted and her bail set at $3,000 percentage cash. She is to reside at 1136 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, and cannot relocate without the district attorney's permission, can't possess or consume alcohol or drugs, shall submit to random alcohol and drug testing and cannot travel outside the state without permissin from the DA.

Haluska faces charges of retail theft from Giant Supermarket, Pottsville, as filed by Patrolman Kirk Becker.

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