A man accused of stalking and harassment has been apprehended close to Taylor Swift's New York apartment for the third time in a span of five days.
Authorities report that the individual, identified as 33-year-old David Crowe, departed from his arraignment hearing on January 24 and was subsequently arrested later that same day outside the residence of the pop star.
The New York Police Department issued a statement confirming that officers were dispatched to the area in response to a report of a "disorderly male" in close proximity to the residence.
NYPD stated in a release, "Upon arrival, the male did leave the location and walked to the 1st Precinct where he was subsequently taken into custody without further incident." It remains unclear whether Crowe will be charged with additional offenses related to the incident on January 24.
Earlier on the same day during his arraignment, a judge had approved supervised release for Crowe. As of January 24, he is confronting three charges of stalking and harassment, stemming from allegations of being observed near Swift's apartment building around 30 times between November 25, 2023, and January 22, 2024.
Crowe, a resident of Seattle, Washington, reportedly informed a security member on multiple occasions that he was present to "talk to" Swift.
Court documents obtained by NBC News indicate that Crowe's behavior has escalated in recent days.
Before his arrest on January 24, Crowe was detained on January 22 after multiple individuals approached uniformed NYPD officers on patrol, seeking assistance. According to police documents, complainants described Crowe as being in an "emotionally disturbed" state and "acting erratically at the location."
A deputy commissioner of public information stated to NBC News regarding the January 22 incident, "Officers observed the male harassing multiple complainants and took him into custody without further incident. No injuries were reported, and the following individual was charged."
On January 20, police responded to another 911 call concerning Crowe, described at the time as a disorderly person near Swift's apartment.
"The individual attempted to open a door to a building at the location. An investigation determined that the individual had an active warrant and was taken into custody," explained the deputy commissioner of public information upon police arrival at the scene.
Crowe is scheduled to appear in court next on March 12th.
Concerns regarding the stalking of Swift are not new. In 2018, the pop singer employed facial recognition technology to identify and monitor potential stalkers who might attend her concerts.