West Hartford Police Capture Suspected Serial Burglar

The suspect was apprehended after Connecticut State Police received a report of someone meeting the description crossing I-84 in West Hartford.

West Hartford Police apprehended a Hartford man early Saturday morning who is suspected of involvement in several area burglaries.

Herman K. Alexander, 47, of 30 Evergreen Ave. Apt. 207, Hartford, was taken into custody in the parking lot of 46 Kane St. in West Hartford. Police said that a search revealed him to be in possession of a GPS and other items.

Earlier in the evening, police had responded to a report of a man, dressed all in black, rummaging through an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway at 16 Clarendon Ave. in West Hartford.

According to police, a perimeter was set up in the area in an attempt to locate the suspect. A report received by Connecticut State Police indicated that a black male, dressed in black clothing, had been sighted crossing I-84, heading northbound, in the direction of the Gold Roc Diner at 61 Kane St.

Police report that they responded to the sighting and observed a black male wearing a black jacket crossing the parking lot of 46 Kane Street. Police said that they recognized the suspect as Alexander, and referred to him as a "known car burglar."

According to police, Alexander had been arrested 12 separate times since 2007.

Alexander was charged Saturday in four West Hartford burglaries:

  • 16 Clarendon Ave. (third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny)
  • 124 Edgemere Ave. (third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny)
  • 880 Flatbush Ave. (third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny)
  • 856 Flatbush Ave. (third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny)

Alexander has also been charged with credit card theft, third-degree identity theft, illegal use of a credit card, and receiving goods and services obtained illegally, as well as with four outstanding PRAWN arrests – two for failure to appear on charges of credit card theft and burglary in Hartford, and two charges for failure to appear on charges of illegal use of a credit card and burglary in West Hartford.

Alexander was charged on several counts in West Hartford on May 15, 2012.

Alexander was held on $70,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court in Hartford on Monday.


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