Man charged following break-ins

By Sam Gaddes
By Conor Mooney
By Haley Burton

Man charged following break-ins

July 9, 2013 Updated Jul 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM EST

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man is charged with two felonies after police say he broke into a home in Johnson City and a garage the day prior.

Johnson City Police arrested Timothy Bryant, 21, of Yonkers, for burglary.

Bryant was observed by neighbors Tuesday morning going into a home on Peterson Street.

A neighbor, Jackie Hlavavac, said she saw it happening and called police.

"I just knew something wasn't right " Hlavavac said.

According to a news release from Johnson City Police, when police arrived Bryant was confronted by officers trying to exit the back door of the residence with a jewelry box. When he saw police he ran back into the house and locked the door.

After about an hour, Bryant opened the front door where he was taken into custody.

Bryant was also charged with entering a garage on Burbank Avenue the day before and stealing a bicycle from the garage.

Johnson City Police was assisted by New York State Police and Binghamton Police at the scene on Peterson Street. Also, K-9 units from Johnson City and Binghamton responded.

Chief Joseph Zikuski is looking into the possibility of Bryant committing other crimes in the area.

Zikuski says he fits the description of a burglary on the west side of Binghamton on Grand Boulevard.

Bryant was charged with burglary in the 2nd degree, a class C felony, burglary in the 3rd degree, a class D felony, and possession of burglar’s tools, a misdemeanor.