HUBBARD — A part-time township police officer was arraigned today in Girard Municipal Court on domestic-violence charges.
Justin J. Rydarowicz, 24, of Hubbard, posted a $7,500 bond before he was released from the Hubbard jail.
City police said Rydarowicz assaulted his live-in girlfriend shortly before midnight Sunday in the 300 block of Moore Street. According to reports, police received a call at 11:49 p.m. in reference to a woman being assaulted. When police arrived, they found Rydarowicz intoxicated in a nearby yard.
Police said the victim had a swollen eye that was treated by paramedics, but she refused further treatment at a hospital.
Township Police Chief Todd D. Coonce said Rydarowicz was placed on immediate suspension pending further investigation.
He said the township trustees will decide whether to terminate the officer. Coonce said Rydarowicz had served as a part-time officer for almost three years with no other previous issues.