NORFOLK, Va. – Nicholas Patrick Bond, a 36-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, July 22, 2022, to five active years in prison for a burglary at a Ghent home, during which he was caught on camera by the homeowner’s security system.
Early in the morning of Aug. 22, 2021, Mr. Bond without permission entered a residence on the 800 block of Maury Avenue through a side window. After realizing there was an intrusion, the homeowner contacted Norfolk Police. When officers viewed the home’s security camera footage, they observed Mr. Bond, who the homeowner did not recognize, inside the residence. To help locate Mr. Bond during the police investigation, his image from the security footage was shared throughout the community. On Aug. 26, 2021, Mr. Bond turned himself in at the Police Operations Center, where he was interviewed and subsequently confessed to his crime.
Mr. Bond pleaded guilty to one count of burglary on March 23, 2022. On Friday, Judge John R. Doyle sentenced Mr. Bond to serve six years in prison with one year suspended, conditioned upon one year of uniform good behavior following his release. Mr. Bond has a history of burglary convictions from 2008 and 2015.
“Every person’s home is their castle, no matter how grand or how modest, and every person deserves to feel safe and secure there. That is why the crime of burglary is particularly traumatic for its victims, and why we take it particularly seriously,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi. “We have held Mr. Bond accountable. Mr. Bond stole the sense of security from the victims in this case and — having done so before — he has earned himself the sentence the judge imposed today. Protecting the community is our first priority, and we will always work toward that end.”
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Melinda F. Seemar led the prosecution of Mr. Bond’s case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Please contact Nia Tariq at 757-620-5454 for more information.