Gilbertsville Man Charged with Trespass at Casino

VALLEY FORGE PA – A 50-year-old Gilbertsville man was arrested Thursday (July 22, 2021) at 5:25 p.m. inside the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., and charged with simple trespass by Pennsylvania State Police who were on duty there on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement.

In a separate and unrelated incident, troopers Friday (July 23) also reported they were investigating an alleged theft from the casino.

Simple Trespassing

The Gilbertsville resident, who earlier had been permanently evicted from the casino due to an incident that reportedly occurred during October 2015, was spotted by a video surveillance system as he walked the casino floor, according to troopers.

He was escorted by state police to their office on the premises, cited for simple trespassing, and later escorted off the property. The man is scheduled to appear Tuesday (July 27) for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Justice James P. Gallagher, according to court records.

Alleged Theft

In their Friday public information release, troopers said they were investigating the alleged theft of casino chips valued at $50 by an unknown individual from one of the casino gaming tables. They stated the patron “cheated on a table game and was paid out for earnings on that cheat.”

An investigation “continues on this incident,” troopers said.

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