Thursday, 20 June 2024 14:17

Woman Charged in Hit-And-Run Incident Involving Saratoga Springs Police Officer

A 34-year-old woman was taken into custody June 18 on the suspicion of a hit-and-run incident during which a city police officer was injured.

The driver, Theresa H. Travis, is a Greenfield resident and was located and arrested in Warrensburg. 

Travis is accused of fleeing a traffic stop in Saratoga Springs in a blue Dodge Caravan, and in the act of fleeing, dragging a police officer who was in conversation with her during the stop. 

“The minivan vehicle took off and tried to escape and dragged Sgt. (Adam) Dingmon for a bit,” Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Tim Coll said, addressing the incident during the June 18 City Council meeting. 

“He was taken to Albany Med where I understand he is in stable condition, so I want to keep Sgt. Dingmon’s family in our thoughts and prayers,” Coll said. Sgt. Dingmon was treated for his injuries and subsequently released to recover at home with extended treatment and recovery time.

At the time of her arrest, Travis was being sought for two Bench Warrants, one issued by Schenectady County Court and the second by Saratoga County Court, both for failing to appear with sentences pending. She was charged with felony assault, reckless endangerment and criminal impersonation – both misdemeanors, and numerous vehicle and traffic law charges.

The Saratoga Springs Public Safety Department expressed gratitude to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center, who assisted in locating and apprehending the suspect, as well as the public for their support by sharing social media posts and providing information. 

“Lastly, we are especially grateful for our public safety partners at the Saratoga Springs Fire Department who took immediate and exceptional care of our officer.”

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