Advertisement
  1. Archive

Police: Taylor Swift stalker re-arrested

TAILYR IRVINE | Times Taylor Swift performs at the Raymond James Stadium during the Reputation Stadium Tour on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Tampa.
Published Mar. 7

NEW YORK — Authorities say a man who served jail time for breaking into Taylor Swift's Manhattan townhouse has been arrested for doing it again.

Roger Alvarado of Homestead, Florida was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Thursday after he allegedly climbed a ladder to a second-floor patio and smashed a glass door to get inside.

No one was home.

It's at least the third time he's been found at Swift's home.

He recently served six months for a break-in there last April. He was found sleeping in the pop star's bed after using her shower. Swift was not home.

Alvarado was arrested in February 2018 on charges of breaking the front door with a shovel.

A message requesting comment was emailed to Swift's representative.

Court records didn't list a lawyer who could comment on Alvarado's behalf.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. Tampa Bay Times
    University police say a 25-year-old grad student enrolled at the University of Florida fell to her death Friday afternoon from near the top of the 8-story parking facility.
  2. Yesterday• Hillsborough
    Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. Tampa Bay Times
    University police say a woman fell to her death Friday afternoon from near the top of the 8-story parking facility.
  3. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. Tampa Bay Times
    The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the man suffered upper body trauma. His death is now being investigated.
  4. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle crash that took place in Palm Harbor along Tampa Road just west of Lake St. George Drive. A 43-year-old woman was killed in the crash. CHRIS URSO  |  Times
    A 43-year-old woman died from her injuries. The cause of the crash is still being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
  5. Kathryn Norris , 57, died in 2009 inside her Chevrolet Nova. It took authorities almost 16 months to find her. How could a woman go missing inside her own home? Florida Today
    Kathryn Norris disappeared long before she died.
  6. Tampa firefighter Tanja Vidovic steps out of the federal courthouse in Tampa in during the 2017 federal trial of her sexual discrimination case against the city of Tampa. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON   |   Times]
    Tanja Vidovic will run against incumbent Joe Ayoub in the city’s March 2020 elections.
  7. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. TMCCARTY  |  times staff
    James Busch, 53, is in “extremely critical condition" after he shot himself in the head, then was shot twice in the arms by a responding deputy.
  8. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. TMCCARTY  |  times staff
    Scott J. Johnson, 50, was driving north near the Anclote toll plaza when he crashed into a steel post and died at the scene.
  9. Nancy Millan, director of community relations in Doug Belden’s office, has announced her candidacy for tax collector. Courtesy of Nancy Millan
    Former Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen and longtime Tax Collector employee Nancy Millan file to run for public office
  10. Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, executive director of the county's now-shuttered Civil Service Board, filed to run for clerk of court on Oct. 1, the day after his agency was dissolved. [Times (2013]
    Kevin Beckner, 48, is taking another shot at replacing longtime Clerk of the Circuit Court Pat Frank, who is retiring in 2020.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement