New Britain man pleads not guilty to seven Bristol burglaries

Published on Friday, 1 July 2022 13:39
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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BRISTOL – A New Britain man has pleaded not guilty to charges connected to seven Bristol break-ins reported during a rash of burglaries earlier this year.

Gregory Rogers, 39, entered his pleas during a hearing on Wednesday in New Britain Superior Court, where he faces a slew of burglary, larceny and criminal mischief charges.  Most of the theft and mischief charges are misdemeanors, while the burglary offenses are felonies.

Rogers, during the court proceeding, was granted a continuance until Aug. 9. He is being held on a total of $200,000 bond in the Bristol break-ins – which were reported in the spring along the Route 6 corridor.

According to police, Rogers was initially identified as a suspect in burglaries on April 20, at Corner Pizza, and on April 22, at Rodd’s Restaurant. At that point, he was charged with first-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny and two counts each of third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.

Police said that Rogers, while being held in custody in the April burglaries, confessed to committing five other break-ins in Bristol.

These included those reported at Sakura Kitchen, at 410 Farmington Ave., Grinders Keepers, at 799 King St., Taste of China, at 910 Stafford Ave, Dunphy’s Ice Cream, at 912 Stafford Ave., and the Dunkin Donuts at 855 Farmington Ave. The burglaries at these businesses were all reported between May 2 and May 18, with as many as two being reported during the same night.

Rogers in June was charged in the five additional break-ins when he was served warrants on four counts each of third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief, two counts of fifth-degree larceny and one count each of fourth-degree larceny, attempted sixth-degree larceny and attempted third-degree burglary. 

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Friday, 1 July 2022 13:39. Updated: Friday, 1 July 2022 13:41.