Roger Alvarado was taken into custody early Thursday morning after he allegedly broke into the singer’s apartment building on Franklin Street in Tribeca.
Authorities said Alvarado broke into the second-floor patio door of Swift’s home.
Police were seen escorting Alvarado out of the 1st Precinct located at 16 Ericsson Place Thursday afternoon.
Holding his head down, Alvarado was then put in the back of a patrol car.
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New York City police have arrested Taylor Swift’s accused stalker, Roger Alvarado (left and right) for breaking into her home again. Police escorted him out of the 1st Precinct later on Thursday
Holding his head down, Alvarado was then put in the back of a patrol car
When officers arrived to the scene, the door was open and Alvarado had allegedly ‘ransacked the place’. Swift was not home at the time
When officers arrived to the scene, the door was open and Alvarado had allegedly ‘ransacked the place’. Swift was not home at the time.
Alvarado climbed a ladder to a second-floor patio and smashed a glass door with a concrete block to get inside.
He has been charged with stalking, burglary and criminal mischief.
Since Swift has an order of protection against Alvarado, he was also charged with criminal contempt for violating that order of protection.
It’s at least the third time he’s been found at Swift’s home.
Last month, Alvarado, 22, of Homestead, Florida, pleaded guilty to criminal contempt and attempted burglary.
He was sentenced to six months in jail for breaking into the pop star’s home in April 2018 when officers found him taking a nap.
At the time, Alvarado was spotted climbing a ladder and smashing a window with his hand to gain access before he made himself at home and hopped in the shower. Swift, 29, was also not home during the first break-in.
Alvarado is supposed to be serving five years probation in Florida and also undergoing a mental heath treatment.
His latest arrest is in violation of his probation.
Last month, Alvarado (pictured in December 2018), 22, of Homestead, Florida, pleaded guilty to criminal contempt and attempted burglary. He was sentenced to six months in jail for breaking into the pop star’s home in April 2018 when officers found him taking a nap
At the time, Alvarado was spotted climbing a ladder and smashing a window of the apartment building (above the garage), which is connected to the building she actually lives in, with his hand to gain access before he made himself at home and hopped in the shower
Alvarado was also 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.
This incident comes after Swift recently revealed that she was so shaken by the deadly suicide bomb attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert, that she increased her security at shows and carried gun wound bandages with her wherever she went.
Swift is also no stranger to stalkers, which has prompted her to up her security measures.
In September 2018, she was granted a restraining order on stalker of two years, 26-year-old Eric Swarbrick who had been sending the star letters since 2016.
In one he declared: ‘I want to rape Taylor Swift. This is why I hate Taylor herself … This is how I know I am Taylor’s soulmate.’
He said: ‘I will not hesitate to kill her … and there’s nothing you, your lawyers, or the law will be about to do about it. Remember who I am.’
In April 2018, Julius Alexander Sandrock, was arrested for felony stalking for trying to break into her home, wearing a mask and rubber gloves was a knife, live ammunition, and black rope.
The 38-year-old told police he had driven across several states to meet the star, who was not home at the time of the incident.