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5 charged in separate incidents at Rivers Casino over weekend

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5 charged in separate incidents at Rivers Casino over weekend

Various low-level offenses alleged
5 charged in separate incidents at Rivers Casino over weekend
Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady.
Photographer: MARC SCHULTZ

SCHENECTADY — Five people were charged with low-level offenses in separate incidents over the weekend at Rivers Casino & Resort, records show.

Derek Kennedy, 34, of Hulett Street, Schenectady, faces the most serious counts — misdemeanor criminal trespass and resisting arrest, records show.

Kennedy is accused of staying at the casino about 4:30 a.m. Saturday after being asked to leave several times, according to papers filed in court.

He is also accused of refusing to comply with responding officers taking him into custody, according to papers.

Minutes earlier, Kwame T. Robinson, 25, address unavailable, was charged with second-degree harassment, a violation. He's accused of slapping a woman, according to papers.

Two men — David M. LaMountain, 30, of Glenville and Paul Gentile, 59, of Saratoga — were charged just before 1 a.m. Sunday with trespass, accused of being on the property after being told to leave, according to papers.

Omar R. Courtwright, 42, of Albany, was also charged with trespass just before 10 p.m. Sunday, also accused of remaining after being told to leave, records allege.

The weekend trespass counts also followed two trespass counts filed separately Wednesday.

Robert John, 40, of Chrisler Avenue, Schenectady, was charged with violation trespass, accused of remaining on casino property after being told to leave just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to papers.

Hui H. Xiao, 44, of Albany, was charged just before 2 a.m. Wednesday with trespass, accused of returning to the casino after receiving a "lifetime ban" Feb. 25, according to papers filed in his case. Xiao is the third known person to be accused of returning to the casino after receiving a lifetime ban.

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