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Man Returns to Rivers Casino After Being Escorted from Property, More in Tuesday Blotter

The following arrest information was supplied by the Des Plaines Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

The Des Plaines Police Department provided the following reports.

Minor Accessing Casino

Joshua A. Little, 19, of Springboro, OH, was issued a citation for minor in casino after attempting to enter Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, using his older brother’s driver’s license at 1:23 a.m. on Feb. 2, police stated.

Criminal Trespass to Property

Young Kim, 58, of Wheeling, was issued a citation for trespassing after returning to Rivers Casino after being asked to leave, according to the police report. Police responded to a report of an intoxicated subject refusing to leave Rivers Casino at 6:57 p.m. on Jan. 30, according to the report.

When police arrived, Kim was near the taxi stand with casino security, and, according to the report, police escorted Kim to the Blue Line train.

Police responded to a report that Kim returned to Rivers Casino at 9:53 p.m. on Jan. 30, and, according to the report, was searching for his vehicle in the parking lot.

Kim was still intoxicated, police stated, and, since it appeared he intended to drive while intoxicated, Kim was transported to the police station.

Criminal Trespass to Property

Kristina E. Hutchinson, 43, of Glen Ellyn, was issued a citation for criminal trespass to property after security at Rivers Casino, 3000 S. River Road, found she was on the self-exclusion list between 9:45 p.m. and 9:57 p.m. on Feb. 3, police stated.

Hutchinson told police, according to the report, she placed herself on the self-exclusion list five years ago, but thought it had expired and she could return to the casino.

The Illinois Gaming Board began the Statewide Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program for Problem Gamblers in 2002, according to the Illinois Gaming Board’s website. It allows people who are problem gamblers to self-exclude themselves from Illinois casinos for a minimum of five years.

Gene O’Shea, Director of Self-Exclusion for the Illinois Gaming Board, individuals can petition to be removed from the list after five years, but no one has ever succeeded in this.

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