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Christopher Mastrangelo, 21, of 6A Dale St., was arrested April 9 and charged with committing two burglaries.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nashua man charged with two burglaries of Dale Street neighbor

NASHUA – A city man is charged with committing two burglaries, one by night, the other by day.

The difference? A burglary committed under the cover of night will land a person, if convicted, in prison for up to 15 years, double the sentence of a daylight burglary.

Christopher Mastrangelo, 21, of 6A Dale St., was arrested Monday afternoon after police were called to a Dale Street residence for the report of a possible burglary, police said.

Officers responding to the call made contact with Mastrangelo, police said. Officers discovered Mastrangelo was wanted for nonpayment of fines, and was arrested.

Detectives assigned to the department’s burglary unit furthered the investigation.

The investigation revealed that Mastrangelo entered a neighbor’s residence on two separate occasions within the prior week with the purpose of stealing property, police said.

One of the burglaries was committed during the night, making the burglary charge a Class A felony, police said. The other burglary was committed during daytime hours, constituting a Class B felony, police said.

A Class A felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison plus fines. A Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus fines.

Mastrangelo was held on a $7,500 cash or surety bail, pending his arraignment scheduled for Tuesday at Nashua district court.

– PATRICK MEIGHAN