Saturday, January 27, 2024

Port Carbon Woman Wanted by Schuylkill County Detectives

Schuylkill County detectives are turning to the public for help in locating a wanted Port Carbon woman.

Authorities have issued an active bench warrant for Maria Jean Spinelli, a 48-year-old, for not appearing at the Schuylkill County Courthouse to serve a sentence.

Spinelli was due to report to the Schuylkill County Prison on September 8, 2023, to begin serving her sentence for the felony charge of Theft by Unlawful Taking – Movable Property of Another. 

The last known address for Spinelli was 125 Spruce Street, Port Carbon, PA 17965. She is described as standing at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 lbs.

Those who have any information regarding Spinelli's location are encouraged to contact the District Attorney’s Office at 570-628-1350, or the Schuylkill County Tip Line at 570-624-3988. Tips can also be sent via email to

In the event that anyone comes in contact with or sees Maria Jean Spinelli, they are advised to immediately call the Schuylkill County 9-1-1 Center. All information received will be treated confidentially.

A list of Schuylkill County bench warrants is available on the county's website at