Troopers Investigate Alleged Theft, Altercation

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Pennsylvania State Police are investigating separate and unrelated incidents of a theft of lost property, and a “physical altercation,” both of which occurred at the Valley Forge Casino Resort on First Avenue, troopers from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack reported Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2022).

Theft of lost property

A 39-year-old Norristown woman, who allegedly took a cell phone dropped by a casino patron, is expected to be charged in a local magisterial district court with theft of lost or mislaid property, troopers wrote while on duty at the casino for the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement.

They said a 41-year-old Pottstown man had dropped his Apple iPhone 12, valued at $800, on the casino floor Saturday (Sept. 17) at about 12:40 a.m. It was “subsequently stolen,” they stated, by the Norristown woman, who also was a patron.

Physical altercation

Troopers said they are looking into a Sept. 10 (Saturday) case of alleged harassment by physical contact that happened at 2:04 a.m. An “irate patron on the gaming floor,” listed as “a female suspect” but for whom no other identification was offered, “became involved in a physical altercation” with a casino security manager, according to the report.

Troopers apparently arrived after the argument ended. Whether charges are filed depends on the outcome of the continuing investigation.

Graphic from the Pennsylvania State Police