Phoenixville Woman Among 13 Cited in Reading by Troopers

READING PA – A 19-year-old Phoenixville woman was among 13 alleged under-age consumers of alcoholic beverages who were issued citations during an inspection at a North Fifth Street business, Pennsylvania State Police reported Monday (May 16, 2022). Also cited were three other Pennsylvania residents, eight from New Jersey, and one from Maryland.

Troopers, working on behalf of the Allentown-based office of the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, said they investigated an incident labeled as “sales to minors” on May 5 (Thursday) at 10:30 p.m. in conducting “an open inspection” of the Legend’s Rodeway Inn, 2545 N. Fifth St.

Eight citations were issued for under-age drinking, 13 for carrying false identification, eight for misrepresentation of age, one for disorderly conduct, and one for public drunkenness.

Investigating wallet incident

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – In a separate and unrelated incident that occurred Friday (May 13) at 1:15 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police, working on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, said they are continuing to investigate the alleged theft of a wallet from an 87-year-old Devon man.

Troopers said the man was seated at a slot machine on the gaming floor of the Valley Forge Casino Report on First Avenue when his wallet fell “out of his back pocket and onto the ground.” Within a minute, they added, a male suspect “walks up and picks up the wallet from behind the victim. The suspect then leaves the casino shortly afterwards.”

The black-colored, double-fold wallet itself was valued at $20, but it contained U.S. currency valued at $650, as well as a Pennsylvania identification card, troopers stated.

If the suspect is located, according to the report, he could be charged with theft of lost or mislaid property.

Graphic from Pennsylvania State Police