Southington man accused of breaking into home denied bond reduction

Published on Friday, 26 July 2019 19:03


SOUTHINGTON - A local man accused of breaking into a Southington home to seek revenge on one of the residents was denied a bond reduction request on Thursday.

Ryan Garry, 25, of 84 Beecher St., was denied the request during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court, where his attorney asked that he be allowed to go home and receive treatment.

Judge John Cronan opted not to allow the request, saying he would take another look at the matter on Aug. 6.

Cronan said he was bothered by the fact that Garry, since his first arrest, has been charged with assaulting a police officer. He also, Cronan continued, took off his GPS ankle bracelet and flushed it down the toilet at one point.

According to police, Garry broke into a home in April last year to seek revenge after he was assaulted a year earlier by a resident of the home. He faces charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.

According to the arrest warrant, a Darling Street resident called police shortly after midnight on April 4, 2018, reporting that someone had just broken into her home. The woman had been asleep upstairs and was awoken by a loud commotion. Her two teenage children were also asleep in the home.

The woman said she waited for the noises to stop before she went downstairs and found damage throughout the home, which included a smashed TV, broken glass shelving and a kicked in door that leads to the basement. The damages exceeded $800.

According to the warrant, police found a discarded cigarette near the front steps of the home. Police later found that Garry’s DNA was on the cigarette, the warrant said.

According to police, Garry was arrested again following a June 28 incident. Police were called to his home for a medical call and, while there, Garry charged at police officers and tried to strike them. After a struggle with police, he was taken into custody, police said. Two officers suffered minor injuries.

Garry has been charged with two counts of assault on a police officer.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Friday, 26 July 2019 19:03. Updated: Friday, 26 July 2019 19:05.