DUI cases dominate district court hearings
A number of driving under the influence (DUI) related cases were scheduled to be heard before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, this past Tuesday with each of the defendants waiving their right to a preliminary hearing. The cases will now be heard the Schuylkill County court.
George R. Rogosky, 44, of 500 S. Main St., W. Mansfield, Ohio, was in court on charges of DUI of alcohol and careless driving. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Peter Wysochansky following a Dec. 28 incident.
Rogosky was released on his own recognizance.
Nichole Horack, 22, of 261 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua, was charged with DUI of drugs and alcohol, as well as careless driving following a Sept. 16 incident. The charges were filed by Rush Township Sgt. Duane Frederick.
Horack was released on her own recognizance.
William M. Anthony, 39, of 225 S. Church St., Hazleton, was charged with DUI as well as exceeding the posted speed limit by 18 miles-per-hour McAdoo Patrolman James Patterson filed the charges following a Nov. 27 incident.
Anthony was released on his own recognizance.
Paula A. Blasko, 50, of 47 E. Phillips St., Coaldale, waived her hearing on charges of DUI of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle without the required rear lights. The charges stem from an Oct. 22 incident and were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph Krebs.
Blasko was released on her own recognizance.
There were also a number of cases that were not related to drunk driving.
Kareem Jamiai West Walker, 26, of 44 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, was in court on charges filed in connection with two separate incidents. He waived the hearing in both cases.
Walker was charged with simple assault and harassment in connection with a Dec. 30 incident. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell.
Then, on Jan. 11, Walker was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal attempt to escape. Those charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Karl Harig.
Walker, who had been confined in the Schuylkill County Prison following the January incident, had his bail modified to 10 percent of $25,000.
Damon Cluff, 18, of 245 Cedar St., Tamaqua, was charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct following an Oct. 6 incident. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs.
Cluff was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Robert C. Perrin, 46, of 235 First St., Coaldale, had a charge of unlawful restraint dismissed, while charges of simple assault and harassment were bound over for court. The charges stem from a Sept. 7 incident and were filed by Coaldale Patrolman Joseph Krebs.
Perrin was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
John D. Conahan, 32, of 22 E. Union St., Tamaqua, was held for court on charges of simple assault and harassment filed by Tamaqua Patrolman John Morgan. The charges stem from a Nov. 20 incident.
Conahan was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.
Shawn M. Murphy, 32, an inmate in the Carbon County prison in Nesquehoning, had charges of retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia held for court trial. The charges stem from a Dec. 21 incident and were filed by Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton.
Hubert W. Budd, 18, of 431 Glenwood Ave., Tamaqua, waived a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, which were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell following a Dec. 17 incident.
Budd was released on his own recognizance.