Dozen gambling machines seized at Columbia home

cwinston@thestate.comSeptember 27, 2013 

— A dozen illegal gambling machines, two ledgers and more than $2,500 were seized during an arrest at a North Columbia home this week.

Herman Creech, 64, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Columbia Police Department officers and charged with gambling/ keeping gaming house.

The machines were discovered by tthe North Region’s Special Operations Group inside a residence at 4715 Norman St.

Three additional people were allegedly playing the gaming machines.

Yvonne Dianne Roberts, 57, Phillip Nelson, 66, and Thelma Elizabeth Star, 57, were cited for gambling.

Interim Police Chief Ruben Santago asked that any citizens who have information about illegal gambling activity call Crimestoppers.

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