Seven area residents among 30 arraigned on criminal counts
Seven area residents were among 30 defendants who were arraigned on crimninal charges Monday in the Schuylkill County courthouse before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury.
Megan Marie Miller, 25, of 633 Hazle St., Tamaqua, charged by Trooper Michael V. Ryan with retail theft of clothing from Kohl's Department Store, Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville.
Steve Miller, 56, of 31 B Greenhouse Lane, New Ringgold, charged by West Penn Township Patrolman Jason L. Lorah, with simple assault and harassment of Paul D. Warner at Romano's Restaurant, 309 West Penn Pike, during an argument over a football game. He also was charged with disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting.
Alicia Rae Bennette, 23, Lehigh Valley Halfway House, 119 N. Ninth St., Allentown, charged by Trooper Michael S. Allar with theft of check belonging to Kathleen Tebin, 115 Hickory Lane, Walker Township.
John C. Renner, 33, of Washington St., Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Peter Wysochansky, with fleeing and eluding police, faling to drive at safe speed, failed to have a driver's license, three stop sign violations; and three counts of failing to obey traffic control devices.
Edward Matthew Matalavage, of 167 Archery Road, New Ringgold, charged by Trooper John Powis with burglary of the Kaddy Shack, Mahanoy Township, formerly a mini-golf and batting cage business and theft of copper plumbing, large cooler, and cash register.
Jeffrey Karl Reimard, 34, of 329 W. Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City, is charged by Trooper Edward Sanchez with criminal attempt to commit theft of steel pipe from the grounds of Schuylkill Energy Resources, a co-generation plant located in the village of Yatesville, Mahanoy Township.
Bobby Joseph Carnell, 32, of 339 W. Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City, is also charged by Trooper Edward Sanchez with attempted theft of steel from the co-generation plant in Yatesville.
Dennis Brett Hewes, 37, Pottsville, charged by Trooper Michael Van Buskirk with receiving a shotgun stolen from the car of Bret Thomas Bitsko, 308 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.
Faiez Mota, 24, Beaver Meadows, charged by Mahanoy City Patrolman Jonathan McHugh, with possession of a controlled substance (CS), and drug paraphernalia after discovering heroin in his vehicle.
William John Pesavage, 45, Shenandoah, charged by West Mahanoy Township Chief Shawn Tray,with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving while his operating privileges were suspended, unauthorized transfer of a registration certificate, and failing to have his vehicle insured.
Anthony Thomas Stanitis, 21, Shenandoah, charged by West Mahanony Patrolman Lance Monaghan, with DUI, careless driving, and failing to drive at safe speed.
James P. Weikel, 53, Girardville, charged by Girardville Patrolman Daniel Weikel III, with terroristic threats, simple, assault, and recklessly endangering another person, his wife; and disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.
Drai Franklin Miller, 21, Harrisburg, charged by Pottsville Sgt. Sargent James R. Joos, with selling or furnishing alcohol beverages to minors.
Jeffrey S. Wolfe, 49, Polttsville, charged by Trooper Peter F. Mohn with DUI of alcohol, driving an unregistered vehicler, failing to carry insurance on his vehicle, careless driving, and carrying an open can of alcohol beverage in his vehicle when stopped on Meadow Drive in Wayne Township.
David Richard Robinson, Orwigsburg, charged by Trooper David F. Beam with DUI, failing to carry car insurance, failing to drive on road laned for traffic, failing to drive at safe speed, and careless driving when stopped on SR61 in West Brunswick Township.
Angel Nichole Christ, 32, Schuylkil Haven, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George, with theft of jewelry belonging to Letitia Alvarez, 307 Center Avenue.
David John Snopek, 32, Pottsville, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Gregory S. Meisner, with DUI of alcohol, and operating a vehicle without an official inspection certificate.
Stacey Lynn Hostetter, 25, Pottsville, charged by Patrolman Meisner with DUI of alcohol.
Glenn Michael Menichak, 29, Friedensburg, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Kenneth A. Jacoby, with DUI of alcohol, failing to activate turning signals when required, and careless driving.
Lori Renee Sockel, 41, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Trooper Daniel P. Hillbish with retail theft from Redner's Market, North Manheim Township.
Christopher Whalen, 32, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman David T. George, with terroristic threats, recklessly endanger another person, simple assault, and harassment of Kathy James, 60 Schumacher Avenue, and resisting arrest.
Jackie L. Bensinger, 49, Klingerstown, charged by Hegins Township Patrolman Troy W. Maurer, with DUI of alcohol, and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic.
Zachary Thomas Wolf, 24, Pine Grove, charged by Trooper Norbert J. Brennan with DUI of alcohol, overtaking a vehicle on the right side, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, and careless driving when stopped on Interstate 81 in Pine Grove Township.
Dustin Francis West, 28, Schuylkill Haven, charged by Pine Grove Cpl. Christopher Cruz, with giving false identification.
Denis L. Manotti, 54, Mountoursville, charged by Trooper Keith A. Verbilla with DUI of alcohol, failing to obey a traffic control defice, driving the wrong way on a one-way road, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, careless driving, reckless driving, and restrictions on alcohol beverages in vehicle when stopped onm Interstate 81 in Pine Grove Township.
Jeremy Michael Schaeffer, Pine Grove, charged by Pine Grove Cpl. Christopher Cruz, with defiant trespass on borough hall grounds.
Edwin Anthony Markiewicz, 56, Nanticoke, charged by Trooper John M. Huffstutler with DUI of alcohol, failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic, driving on a divided line, improper entrance to limited access highway, failing to drive at a safe speed, careless driving, reckless driving, and failing to wear seat belt when stopped on Interstate 81 in Pine Grove Township.
Tiffany Noel Stehr, 22, Pitman, charged by Trooper Scott H. Coanshock with DUI of alcohol, and failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic when stopped in Tower City.
Kendall Reed Wells, 20, Tower City, charged by Trooper John Sleboda with criminal conspiracy, theft, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Michael Charles Linchorst, 42, Shenandoah, charged by Trooper Mario Pompei with terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering, and harassment of Shantae Bianca Kline, 4 Chunky Lane, West Mahanoy Township.