Junction man allegedly stole identity, firearms
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” A Grand Junction man was charged in Pitkin County District Court with four felonies in connection with the alleged theft of firearms, authorities said Tuesday.
Matthew Barry Hildebrandt, 44, is accused of second-degree burglary, identity theft, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and theft. He faces more than 48 years in state prison if convicted as charged.
Hildebrandt, a convicted felon, was arrested in November in Grand Junction on a warrant issued out of Pitkin County. He was being held on $96,500 bond in the Mesa County jail on a number of other alleged offenses.
Hildebrandt is to appear April 6 in Pitkin County Court in Aspen for an advisement hearing.
Hildebrandt allegedly broke into a home on Little Annie’s Road, located on the backside of Aspen Mountain, sometime between Nov. 7 and Nov. 19, 2008, according to court documents.
While inside the residence he allegedly took several things of value, “namely: guns and ammunition,” court documents say. The value of those items was listed between $1,000 and $20,000.
Hildebrandt has a lengthy criminal record. He was convicted of two felonies on Dec. 13, 1995, in Mesa County District Court, for giving false information to a pawnbroker and for being a habitual traffic offender.
Those convictions were preceded by an earlier felony conviction June 3, 1984, in Utah for burglary of a building, according to court records.
Locally, Aspen police cited Hildebrandt in July 2007 for driving with a revoked license as he was on his way to Pitkin County to attend a hearing for committing the same offense on an earlier date.
Police also allegedly found less than an ounce of marijuana and a pipe in his vehicle. Police issued Hildebrandt tickets for driving under restraint and driving as a habitual offender. Hildebrandt was also cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Hildebrandt pleaded guilty in September 2007 for driving with a revoked license, according to court records.
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