Cross Junction teen held without bond following alleged burglary from home

Posted: December 12, 2013

The Winchester Star

Christopher Brian Hilbrand

WINCHESTER — A Cross Junction teen is being held without bond after allegedly breaking into a home with a screwdriver and stealing more than $600 worth of items.

Christopher Brian Hilbrand, 19, of the 400 block of Northwood Circle, appeared Wednesday in Frederick County General District Court on charges of breaking and entering, possession of burglarious tools, grand larceny and grand larceny of a firearm.

He was denied bond and is being held at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

According to a criminal complaint, Frederick County sheriff’s deputies responded Dec. 4 to the 1100 block of Lakeview Drive for a report about a home that had been burglarized.

The homeowner stated that a window in the back of the residence had been broken and that several items were taken.

Items reported stolen were prescription medications (hydrocodone and various non-narcotic medicine), a .380 Smith & Wesson Body Guard gun, three boxes of .380 ammunition, a white iPad and a West Virginia flag, according to the complaint.

Hilbrand was later interviewed by a deputy and allegedly admitted that he broke the window with a screwdriver and took the items.

“The gun, one box of ammo and two knives (belonging to [the victim]) were located,” the complaint states.

Hilbrand told the deputy that he took the iPad to the mall.

“He got $100 for the iPad, which he advised he spent on marijuana,” the complaint states. “The Smith & Wesson is valued at more than $400. The iPad, ammo, medications, knives in excess of $200.”

Hilbrand is facing similar charges (breaking and entering, grand larceny) in Frederick County Circuit Court, according to November indictments.

He is expected back in Frederick County General District Court at 1 p.m. March 25.

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com