New: Man Arrested for Taylor Swift Trespassing Due in Court Friday

Thursday, August 22, 2013


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A Portland, Maine man is due in Rhode Island court tomorrow following a trespassing arrest at Taylor Swift's property in July.

A 55-year-old man from Portland, Maine is due in Rhode Island court on Friday on trespassing charges stemming from an incident last month at Taylor Swift's Watch Hill property.  

Joseph Bernatche was arrested on July 27 by the Westerly Police Department for willful trespassing, following a no-trespass notice that had been issued by Westerly Police back in May.  

According to the July 27 arrest report, John Harvey, the security guard working at the front gate of Swift's residence, called the Westerly Police after he was approached by Bernatche, who handed Harvey a note to give to Swift.

Westerly Police were dispatched to Swift's residence and initiated a vehicle stop of Bernatche on Watch Hill Road, where he was arrested and brought to the station.  

Bernatche was arraigned on August 9, and is due in Rhode Island court on Friday for a pretrial conference. 

Not First Trespassing Incident at Taylor Swift Property

Police arrested a 22 year old Chicago man for trespassing on Swift's property in May.  See that article here.  


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