Harrah's Casino police blotter

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Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Gaming’s August police blotter for Harrah’s Casino, Chester:

Criminal trespass after lifetime exclusion

A 59 year-old Ridley Park woman was charged with criminal trespass on Aug. 26. The investigating trooper was alerted that at approximately 12:10 a.m., a woman had arrived at the casino and played a number of slot machines. At 12:22 one of the machines hit a jackpot, however the woman failed to retrieve the jackpot and walked away. The amount was not provided. Further investigation revealed the woman was on the self-exclusion list for a lifetime, effective Sept. 26, 2017.

Disorderly conduct

Talbot White, a 24 year-old Philadelphia man, was arrested and taken to Chester police on Aug. 24 at 8:52 p.m. White was playing at roulette table 201 when he became abusive towards the staff and attempted to strike two employees. He was charged with harassment with physical contact and disorderly conduct.

Theft of lost or mislaid property

Timothy Fries, 53, Pottstown, was charged Aug. 14 with theft of lost or mislaid property after surveillance contacted state police in reference to a stolen voucher from an unattended slot machine. The 54-year-old victim had gotten up and left the area, leaving the voucher/credits on the machine worth $240.36. The suspect then walked up to the machine, noticed the voucher/credits and played the machine. After playing the machine for one spin he cashed out the voucher from the slot machine and took it to an ATM, where he received $240.36.


A 56 year-old Manahawkin patron was in possession of a fake $100 bill that she was not aware of until attempting to use it at the casino Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. Troopers report the investigation is ongoing.

Criminal trespass

A 42-year-old Delaware man was charged with criminal trespass after state police were notified approximately 1:40 a.m. Aug 13 that he was permanently evicted from the casino. The patron found to be on the gaming floor was identified as Richard N. Vandergrift.

Harassment with physical contact

State police are investigating a July 6 incident in which two men got into a verbal dispute at a blackjack table about 8:35 p.m. One of the men slapped the other and he was charged with harassment with physical contact.