Police beat Jan. 16
Driver injured: Judy Kiskadden, 48, of Amity, was injured Tuesday morning when her pickup truck crashed on Amity Ridge Road near Weaver Run Road, Amwell. State police said she was driving north at a high speed around a bend when she crashed. She was taken to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment. She will be charged with failure to drive at a safe speed.
Assault arrest: James Gaidos, 45, of 14 Wisebecker Lane, Monongahela, was arrested Tuesday night by Carroll police after he allegedly pushed Kristin Fine to the floor of the deck at his home and slammed her head to the floor. She was taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital for treatment of facial injuries. Gaidos was arraigned before District Judge Ethan Ward on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was placed in Washington County jail on $25,000 bond.
Marijuana, paraphernalia charges: Joshua James Schultz, 33, of 322 Spring St., Oakdale, was charged Tuesday by McDonald police with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after he allegedly was found with a bag of the suspected drug and rolling papers during a traffic stop Monday on O’Hara Street.
One injured: Brittany Moodie, 26, of North Huntingdon, was injured Monday morning when her car was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by Thomas Farmerie, 33, of Canonsburg. State police said both drivers were trying to merge onto Interstate 79 northbound at the Canonsburg ramp off Weavertown Road, North Strabane. Moodie was taken to Canonsburg Hospital for treatment. Farmerie will be charged with following too closely.
Theft: A 4-foot-by-8-foot soccer net and metal frame were stolen from a rear yard of a residence in the 100 block of Ridgeview Drive before 4:26 p.m. Tuesday, township police said. No value was listed.
Quick-change artist: A man ordered $1.06 in food from McDonald’s fast food restaurant, 3723 Washington Road, at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday, handled the clerk $20.06, then told the clerk his change was not enough, township police said. After a brief exchange, the man left with an estimated additional $20, police said.