Criminal charges dismissed
Criminal charges were dismissed against several area residents after a hearing in Schuylkill County court before President Judge William E. Baldwin because the district attorney could not prosecute.
District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon asked for the dismissal for a number of reasons and Baldwin issued orders dismissing the charges in the following cases.
Charges of aggravated indecent assault, unlawful restraint, and indecent assault against Jonathan Joseph Cameron, 24, of 27 Center St., Tamaqua, because the witness did not wish to continue with prosecution.
Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia against April Lynn Miller, 35, of 63 Hunter St., Apt. 1, Tamaqua, was dropped because the district attorney explained she is unable to prove the charge.
Charges of forgery, theft, and criminal attempt to commit theft were dropped against Danielle Ann Woods, 25, of 30 W. Holland St., Summit Station, Wayne Township, because the victim did not wish to go through with the ordeal of prosecution because of health problems.
Charge of theft of water services from Morea Citizens Water Company to the home of Stephen Edward Krolick, 42, of l41 Roosevelt Drive, Mahanoy Township, were dismissed because the Commonwealth could not sustain a burden of proof.
Chealsea A. Ciccanti, 26, Pottsville, had the bench warrant issued against her last Oct. 25 for failing to appear in court last Oct. 16 for a hearing was dismissed by Judge James P. Goodman after a hearing but bail of $10,000 percentage cash was reinstated. She faces charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and retail theft.
Russell C. Teter, 38, Minersville, had the bench warrant dissolved by Judge John E. Domalakes and bail reinstated as previously set and Teter has to pay a $50 fee to the district attorney's office for the bench warrant. He faces trial on a charge of theft.
Gilbert E. Smith Jr., 40, Girardville, had the bench warrant issued last Aug. 23 for failing to appear in court for a preliminary hearing dissolved by
Goodman and bail reinstated as previously set. He also must reside at 221 W. Centre St., Apt. 3, Shenandoah, and must notify the court of any changes and also pay $50 for cost of the bench warrant. He faces a charge of committing criminal mischief to a vehicle.
Jennnifer Lee Dipetro, 30, of 230 Green St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua, after a hearing had her motion for parole denied. She had previously been on parole which was revoked for failing to report to her probation officer, failing to get permission to change her address, possessed narcotics, failed to make payments on $4,920.52 owed in costs, failed to submit to a drug evaluation, and failed to comply with performing community service.
She had been placed on parole for 23 months in December 2012 after pleading guilty to theft of a gold necklace.