Somerville police and a SWAT team Wednesday morning arrested a Somerville man whom police say has been involved in numerous house break-ins over the past six months.
Police arrested Alex Gomoes, 24, and charged him with attempting to commit a crime by breaking and entering into a building, larceny from a building and possession of burglarious instruments, according to an announcement from the Somerville Police Department.
The charges stem from incidents on Porter and Conwell streets that occurred on Aug. 23, the announcement says.
Police detectives and a SWAT team from the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council arrested Gomes at his home at 298 McGrath Highway, the announcement says.
Gomes was previously arrested, on July 17, and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property. In regard to that arrest, a police report said he ran from officers, elbowed a detective in the sternum and had a possibly stolen bag of coins in his backpack.
Wednesday's announcement says, "He is well known to police officials and his history prompted the deployment of SWAT to bring him into custody."
Gomes is one of several people targeted by the police department for their involvement in house break-ins over the past six months, according to the announcement.