Police: Saratoga man assaults woman, flees traffic stop

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A Saratoga Springs man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman, allegedly went back to the residence and gained entry by pretending to be a cop, and fled from a police traffic stop.

On Sunday, January 18, at around 6 p.m., police were called to a residence on the west side of the city. It’s alleged that Eric Dill, 41, had assaulted a 33 year-old-female. Dill left prior to officers arriving, and was not found in the area. Officers on patrol and surrounding agencies were provided Dill’s information.

At around 7:45 p.m. officers were summoned back to the residence again, as Dill reportedly had gone back to the residence. It’s alleged that during Dill’s second time to the house, he banged on the solid front door, identified himself as a police officer working on the case, and was able to briefly regain entry to the home by doing so. He again left before officers arrived.

At around 8:30 p.m. a uniformed officer in a marked patrol car was able to locate Dill and the Hyundai he was operating. The officer conducted an initial traffic stop on Dill on West Avenue by Grand Aveune, but Dill drove off during the stop.

Uniformed officers followed Dill down West Avenue and onto Congress Avenue, where Dill once again pulled over to the side of the road. It was there that Dill was taken into custody.

The first series of offenses stem from Dill’s actions at the residence. The second series of offenses come from Dill’s actions during the traffic stop.

1-Offenses:

  • Criminal impersonation first degree/police officer- felony
  • Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree- misdemeanor
  • Att. assault in the 3rd degree//intent physical inj- misdemeanor
  • Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree- misdemeanor
  • Obstruction of breathing or blood circulation- misdemeanor

2-Offenses:

  • Reckless endangerment in the first degree- felony
  • Unlawful fleeing police officer in motor vehicle 3- misdemeanor
  • Resisting arrest- misdemeanor
  • Harassment second degree – physical contact
  • Driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor
  • DWAI – combination of drugs or alcohol and drugs- misdemeanor
  • Reckless driving- misdemeanor
  • Fail to keep right
  • Following motor vehicle too closely
  • Unsafe passing
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Failed to signal a turn
  • Passed a red traffic signal light
  • Speeding – posted zone- 2 counts
  • Fail to comply with lawful order of the police
  • Safety belts

 

 

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