August 8th, 2016 by Fire Casinos
Petaluma, California – A thief steals casino chips & money from a patron’s purse at the Park West Casino
The Petaluma Police Department is looking for a woman who stole casino chips and a large amount of cash from a gambler’s purse. The victim’s purse was hanging on the back of her chair when the suspect sneaked up on her and took the purse to the restroom where she helped herself to the casino chips and cash in the purse. A few minutes later, the suspect returned the bag to the spot where she took it from. Most of the crime was captured on the casino’s surveillance footage. The suspect is described as an Asian woman in her 50’s. She is approximately 1.65 meters tall and weighs around 54.5 kilograms. Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the Petaluma Police Department.
August 3rd, 2016 by Fire Casinos
Montville, Connecticut – A man dies after a head-on collision with a casino bus
Mike Vassiliou, 60, of Bristol was driving his 2002 Toyota Rav4 north, into the path of an oncoming southbound Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority casino bus on Mohegan Sun Boulevard shortly before 3:45 a.m on Monday the 25th of July when the accident happened. The bus was unable to avoid Vassiliou’s car, resulting in a head-on collision. Vassiliou was declared dead at the scene, while the bus driver, Lloyd Gentles, 64, may have sustained an injury. There was one passenger on the bus at the time. He did not suffer any injuries. Police are currently investigating the vehicle accident and urge anyone with information about the collision to contact them immediately.
August 1st, 2016 by Fire Casinos
Naugatuck, Connecticut – Police take down an illegal gambling operation
Following a seven month investigation into illegal gambling that was taking place at the Main Street Social Club in Naugatuck located at 423 North Main Street, Naugatuck police and officers from the Connecticut State Police Statewide Organized Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at the club on Wednesday the 27th of July. As a result, multiple employees were arrested and accused of organizing and running an illegal gambling operation, while several players were issued with summons. The persons arrested and/or issued with summons included organizers, dealers, a waitress, and several players. Police also charged one juvenile in the process.