Student charged in burglary

    Michael Alvarado ’10 has been charged with two counts of alleged burglary and three counts of alleged grand larceny in connection with electronics stolen from William and Mary Hall and Unit E.

    According to court documents, Alvarado’s residence was initially searched for a set of speakers stolen from William and Mary Hall in June 2009. A routine search on a law enforcement information exchange server revealed the speakers had been pawned in Hampton, Va. July 2, 2009. The pawn contract indicated Alvarado was the seller.

    While searching Alvarado’s Powhatan Crossing residence, police noticed items reported stolen by two sophomores living in Unit E the night of March 13, 2010. They later charged him with two further counts of grand larceny and two counts of burglary.

    Court documents allege Alvarado entered the third-floor room of Madison Hannon ’12 between 11:30 p.m. March 13 and 12:30 a.m. March 14 through the door and stole a laptop.

    Police further allege that Alvarado then entered the room of Olyvia Salyer ’12 through a first-floor window between 1 and 3 a.m. March 14, stealing a Zune mp3 player.

    The two counts of burglary each carry a penalty of five to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. The three counts of grand larceny each carry penalties of up to 12 months in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

    Alvarado was a member of the Tribe football team, but was suspended indefinitely in February for violating team rules. Alvarado did not respond to requests for comment.


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