Tamaqua district justice hears cases
Tuesday's session of criminal cases in the court of District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, had a variety of different types of cases, from burglary to retail theft. A few drug related cases were also part of the docket.
Ian Niles Thrasher, 36, of 233 Cedar St., Tamaqua, had two cases scheduled for preliminary hearings. He elected to waive then both to trial in Schuylkill County Court.
In the first case, from Oct. 25, 2013, Thrasher was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. The charges were filed by Rush Township Patrolman Bradley Hess.
The very same charges were filed by Rush Township Sgt. Duane Frederick after a Nov. 19, 2013 incident.
Thrasher remains in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, unable to post the $50,000 bail set for each case.
Travis Edward Boerner, 24, of 227 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, waived his preliminary hearing on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance with intent to deliver, conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment. The charges stem from a Dec. 22, 2013 incident and were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers.
Boerner's bail was reduced from $50,000 straight cash to $50,000 unsecured.
Donald Henry Strohl Jr., 33, of 4 N. Madison St., McAdoo, also elected to waive his right. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended/revoked license and failure to comply with vehicle exhaust requirements will be heard in the county court. The charges were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Stephen Homanko following a Nov. 24, 2013 incident.
Strohl was released on his own recognizance.
Christopher Hill, 26, of 47 Mush Dahl Road, New Ringgold, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance held for court trial after his preliminary hearing. Hill was charged by Tamaqua Police Chief Richard Weaver following a Jan. 27, 2014 incident.
Hill was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Dante Karlos King Law, 23, of Albrightsville, waived his hearing on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. He was charged by McAdoo Patrolman Homanko following an Aug. 2, 2013 traffic stop.
Law was released on his own recognizance.
Michaelene Trubilla, 41, of 332 Hazle St., Tamaqua, will wait for court trial on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest, failure to meet turning requirements and non working rear vehicle lights. The charges stem from a Nov. 24, 2013 incident and were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Joseph Krebs.
Trubilla released on her own recognizance.
Michael H. Ortoski, 44, of 900 N. Main St., Bangor, waived charges of DUI to court. He was charged by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Leo Luciani following a Nov. 16, 2013 incident.
Ortoski released on his own recognizance.
Julian Trevino, 25, of 14 Misty Lane, Drums, will have his day in county court of DUI charges, filed by McAdoo Patrolman William Curillo on Sept. 14, 2013.
Trevino released on his own recognizance.
Amy Nester, 38, of 109 S. Sheridan St., McAdoo, waived charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct to court after charges of making terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness were withdrawn. The charges stem from a Nov. 29, 2013 incident and were filed by McAdoo Patrolman Homanko.
She was released on $10,000 percentage bail, posted on Nov. 30. 2013.
Zachary L. Kabana, 20, of 60 Valley St., New Philadelphia, waived charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment to court, while a charge of aggravated assault was withdrawn. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Joseph Krebs in connection with a Dec. 26, 2013 incident.
Kabana was released on $5,000 unsecured bail
Nicole Fisher, 21, of 133 E. Nobel St., Hazleton, had charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property held over for trial following her preliminary hearing. She was charged by McAdoo Patrolman Anthony Divirgilio following an April 28,2013 incident.
She released on her own recognizance.
Aaron J. Nichols, 23, of Nanticoke, failed to appear for his preliminary hearing and had charges of retail theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia held over for court trial. The charges were filed on July 1, 2013 by Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton.
A warrant could be issued for his arrest.
Eric Sean Snyder, 41, of Birdsboro, waived his hearing on charges of retail theft and receiving stolen property. He was charged by Rush Township Patrolman Robert Bechtel after a Nov. 12, 2013 incident.
He was released on $15,000 percentage bail.