Nashua man charged with burglary and criminal threatening
NASHUA – Ezquiel Polanco, 27, of Nashua, was taken into custody after attempting a home invasion shortly before midnight on Sept. 23.
According to police, Polanco kicked in the door of an apartment that was occupied by residents who knew him. Their identities and the location of the incident have not been released. At the time, Polanco was wearing latex gloves and pointed a gun at the residents. He allegedly threatened to fire the weapon before the residents were able to force him out of the unit. He then returned to his vehicle and left the scene.
A short time later, police caught up with Polanco and placed him under arrest. While searching the vehicle, detectives allegedly discovered the loaded gun that Polanco had at the apartment building.
Polanco has been charged with felony burglary with a firearm, two counts of criminal threatening with a firearm, misdemeanor DUI and marijuana possession.
Polanco was held on preventative detention and was scheduled for arraignment at Hillsborough County Superior Court South on Sept. 25.
Under state law, if convicted, Polanco could face up to 27 years in prison, losing his driver’s license for up to two years and up to $1,300 in fines.