Troopers Cite Man at Casino for Defiant Trespass

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – A 42-year-old Phoenixville man, who earlier was permanently evicted from the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., was arrested there Thursday (Oct. 7, 2021) at 6:30 p.m. and cited for “defiant trespass.”

The man allegedly returned illegally to the casino, and was the subject of a public information release distributed Friday (Oct. 8) by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack. Troopers were on duty at the casino on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement.

They did not mention why the man had been removed in the past. The casino retains the right to limit or bar access under certain circumstances. At the time, troopers said, the offender signed paperwork that acknowledged he no longer would be welcome on casino property.

Defiant trespass is a crime in Pennsylvania that occurs if someone “comes onto or stays on your property after being told to stay away,” the website PALawHelp.org explains.

Graphics from the Pennsylvania State Police