Charges in business burglary

PETERBOROUGH — Two men were arrested recently by Peterborough police following investigation into a 2011 burglary at Kate’s Cuts, a barber shop on Route 202 North.

According to Police Chief Scott Guinard, the burglary occurred sometime after the business closed on Sept. 1, 2011, and before it opened the next day. Thieves gained entrance through a side door and about $100 in cash was taken.

Police gathered evidence that was sent for forensic testing, Guinard said, and results were only recently became available.

Based on those results, on July 20 police arrested Jackson A. Piscopo, 20, of Peterborough on a warrant charging him with burglary. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance with an Aug. 5 court date in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

On July 23, police arrested Nicholas Kierstead, 20, of Peterborough, who was brought to the Police Department from Valley Street Jail in Manchester, where he has been incarcerated in relation to another charge. Kierstead was also charged with burglary. Bail was set at $5,000 personal recognizance and Kierstead was returned to the Valley Street Jail.

A probable cause hearing will be held Aug. 6 in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

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