Two charged in connection to Nashua burglary

NASHUA – Two city residents have been charged in connection with a residential burglary that happened last week.

Police were called to a Nashua home around 11 a.m. Friday, when a caller spotted a dark-colored vehicle, which he or she knew didn’t belong there, leaving his neighbor’s home, police said.

Officers determined that the home had been burglarized. Officers later stopped a car matching the description and found Jennifer Gagnon driving and Steven Potter as a passenger, police said.

An investigation determined a person had forced his way into the home with the intention of stealing items inside but then fled without taking anything, police said.

Detectives investigated further and learned that a person had knocked on the door of the home and then let another person know to break in when no one answered, police said.

Potter, 22, of no fixed address, is charged with burglary, and Gagnon, 21, of no fixed address, is charged with criminal liability to the conduct of another for burglary, police said.

Potter was arrested Friday. He also was arrested on a warrant out of Hudson for simple assault, as well as a warrant for violation of probation or parole. Potter refused bail and was arraigned at Nashua district court on Monday, police said.

Gagnon turned herself in to police on Monday. She was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment at Nashua district court, police said.

Potter and Gagnon are facing Class B felonies, which are punishable by up to seven years in prison, plus fines, police said.

Joseph G. Cote can be reached at 594-6415 or jcote@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Cote on Twitter (@Telegraph_JoeC).