BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem police arrested a 32-year-old Troy woman on Wednesday, May 1 in relation to physically injuring a disabled person.
A Center for Disability Services group home, for physically and mentally disabled people in Delmar, first reported possible inappropriate care of a consumer there. Bethlehem police and the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs then began a joint investigation.
According to reports, Tracey-Ann L. Gardner, an employee at the group home, was determined to have mistreated and injured a physically disabled individual there. She then allegedly falsified records in a patient treatment record to pretend that it did not happen.
After her arrest, Gardner was arraigned in the Town Court; she was released under the supervision of probation and has a return court date on Tuesday, May 7 at 4 p.m. She was charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person; falsifying business records; and assault.
If anyone has more information about this case, they are encouraged to call the Bethlehem police at 518-439-9973.