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Schuylkill County Man Arrested Sleeping on a Porch with Meth and Brass Knuckles

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A Schuylkill County man was arrested Thursday night after police found him asleep on a porch with brass knuckles and some meth.

According to Port Carbon Police, they were called to 532 W. Bacon St. in Palo Alto for a “person down” with an “unknown problem.” Police were led to believe the person on the porch could have a gun.

When they arrived, they found 21-year-old Tomasso Dino asleep on the porch. A search revealed Dino had a substance suspected of being meth, drug paraphernalia, and a set of brass knuckles.

Pottsville and Schuylkill Haven police assisted at the scene in Palo Alto.

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Dino was taken to District Judge James Ferrier, where he was arraigned on the following charges:

  • Manufacture/Intent to Sell Drugs (Felony)
  • Possessing an Offensive Weapon
  • Drug possession
  • Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Ferrier committed Dino to Schuylkill County Prison after he was unable to post $15,000 cash bail. This case has been transferred to District Judge David Plachko.

Schuylkill County Man Arrested Sleeping on Porch with Meth and Brass Knuckles

As Dino sits in the County Prison awaiting a March 17 preliminary hearing on these most recent charges, he’ll have time to reflect on what’s been a wild couple of years.

Since May 2017, we counted 5 arrests on Dino’s record. Most are minor offenses, ranging from loitering and marijuana possession to disorderly conduct and harassment.

The web of court docs with Dino’s name on it is confusing. He’s got pending court dates in front of Magistrate and County judges. We spent a while trying to figure them out but then realized, that’s his job and not ours. You can try to figure it out if you’ve got nothing better to do by checking out a court summary here.

Recently though, Dino’s record has gotten a little more serious. He’s actually due in front of District Judge David Rossi on charges of terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and simple assault on March 26.

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And in late-February, Dino posted bail a day after being sent to jail on drug and mischief charges. That case was sent to Common Pleas Court.

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