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  • Jason Marrotte, 22, of 29 Temple St., Nashua

    Charged with burglary, resisting arrest and possession of burglary tools

    Arrested March 20, 2012 by Nashua Police
  • Michael Benoit, 22, of 29 Temple St., Nashua

    Charged with burglary and resisting arrest

    Arrested March 20, 2012 by Nashua Police
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nashua police: Tipster helps police catch two burglars in the act

Nashua police said they caught two men burglarizing a vacant downtown building Tuesday night, thanks to an anonymous tipster.

Police were tipped off that someone was inside the building shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday and converged on the building. Officers searched the building and found Jason Marrotte, 22, of 7 Mason St., Nashua, and Michael Benoit, 22, of 29 Temple St., Nashua, police said.

The men were ordered out of the building, and the pair was arrested after a brief struggle, police said.

Both men were charged with burglary and resisting arrest. Marrotte faces an additional misdemeanor charge of possession of burglary tools, police said.

Nashua Police Lt. Michael Moushegian said Marrotte had tools appropriate for cutting metal and that the pair were trying to steal copper.

Marrotte was held on $2,500 cash or surety bail and Benoit on $1,500 cash or surety bail pending their arraignments at Nashua district court, police said.

The Class B felony burglary charge is punishable by up to seven years in prison, plus fines. The misdemeanor resisting arrest and possession of burglary tools are punishable by up to a year in jail, plus fines.

– JOSEPH G. COTE