A Rome man has been charged for the third time this year with breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s residence, according to law enforcement officials.
State police said Christopher M. Hildenbrandt, 40, of Dealing Street, broke into a former girlfriend’s home on Williams Road at about 4:21 a.m. Friday, in violation of an order of protection. Troopers said Hildenbrandt got into a fight with a man inside, breaking his eyeglasses and causing a cut to the man’s forehead.
Troopers said Hildenbrandt also took his ex’s cell phone before fleeing the residence.
He was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after state police said they found him hiding in a residence in Taberg.
Hildenbrandt is charged with one count each of second-degree burglary and first-degree contempt, both felonies, and two counts of fourth-degree mischief, troopers said. He is scheduled to appear in City Court.
Meanwhile, Rome Police said Hildenbrandt was previously charged with burglary, mischief and other charges after breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s home on North Madison Street on Feb. 2. And state police said Hildenbrandt was charged with burglary and contempt for attacking an ex-girlfriend in Rome on
Those cases remain ongoing in City Court.