KSU student arrested for alleged burglary netting $15,000 in items

Photo courtesy of Kent city Police Department.

Photo courtesy of Kent city Police Department.

Brad Tansey

A Kent State student arrested Jan. 10 for allegedly burglarizing a River Trail Drive home in Kent has been charged with burglary, a second-degree felony.

Alexander J. Gaj, a freshman health education major, allegedly stole more than $15,000 worth of electronics and jewelry.

The items reported stolen include multiple rings and earrings with values ranging from $60-$3,500 and an Insignia flat screen television valued at $500. Police recovered the television and a 1939 class ring.

A resident at the home on the 1400 block of River Trail Drive called police Dec. 13 to report her home had been burglarized earlier in the day, according to police records.

Portage County records show Gaj was arraigned Jan. 11 in Kent Municipal Court. He was ordered to be held in the Portage County Jail on 10 percent of a $25,000 bond by Judge Kevin Poland. A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday in Poland’s courtroom.

—Brad Tansey, Kentwired editor