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It Took 5 Years but Wilton Cops Get Their Man

Wilton Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man five years after a motor vehicle break-in in which he was a suspect. Luis Lopez, 29, of Easton, Pa., was being detained by Easton police when they learned from a computer check that he was wanted in Wilton. Wilton police had linked Lopez and two other people to the February 2006 incident, in which a GPS unit was taken.

Lopez waived extradition and was brought back by Wilton detectives on March 14. He was charged with burglary in the third degree, larceny in the fourth degree, and conspiracy. He was released on a $25,000 bond.

The other two individuals were arrested in 2006.

Also in the police blotter:

? Kristina Barry, 19, of 19 Spruce Drive in Wilton was arrested on drug charges March 12 when she was pulled over for tailgating on Route 7. Officers smelled burned marijuana in her vehicle. During a search they found two smoking pipes with marijuana residue in them and a metal grinder used to prepare marijuana for smoking, the police report said.

Barry was charged with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a promise to appear in court March 23. She was also issued a citation for following too close.

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