Police Log: DUI, forgery, cocaine possession

DUI

Bruce Edward Lorentzen
Bruce Edward Lorentzen

Bruce Edward Lorentzen, 70, of Weston, was arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday, Dec. 18, following an accident on Newtown Turnpike around 3 p.m.

Upon Wilton police’s arrival, Lorentzen displayed signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests and refusing to take further tests. He was taken to Wilton police headquarters and held on $260 bond.

Two breath tests showed that Lorentzen has a BAC of 0.1652 and 0.1575. He posted bond, was released to his wife that night, and given a Dec. 28 court date at Norwalk Superior Court.

Forgery

Marvin N. Lopez, 40, of Stamford, was arrested and charged with second-degree forgery following a traffic stop around 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the intersection of Route 7 and Wilton Hills. Wilton police stopped Lopez in a white 2004 Ford Escape Lopez because the temporary registration displayed on the rear of the car was for a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.

Marvin N. Lopez
Marvin N. Lopez

During the investigation Lopez told police that he did not have a valid driver’s license and police later confirmed that his privilege to drive in Connecticut had been suspended. Lopez also provided insurance and registration information that were fake, lacked motor vehicle information, and appeared to be crude paper cut-outs with several spelling errors.

He was taken into custody and processed for second-degree forgery, driving with suspended privilege, misuse of registration, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and driving without insurance. During processing, police discovered that Lopez also had a warrant out of Stamford, for which he was also processed for second-degree failure to appear.

Lopez was given a $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on Dec. 20.

Cocaine possession

Lance E. Dewindt, 28, of Norwalk, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 7 and Cannon Road on Thursday, Dec. 20. Dewindt was one of four passengers in a 2010 Lexus IS250, driven by Nicholas Falcone, 28, of Norwalk, that Wilton police pulled over around 10 p.m. for passing over the white painted fog line and driving 10 miles over the 40 mph speed limit.

Lance E. Dewindt
Lance E. Dewindt

During the investigation, an odor of burnt marijuana was present. Falcone told police he was the designated driver for him and his four passengers, and that the odor was a stagnant odor from him smoking marijuana in car in the past. The driver and passengers were removed from the vehicle.

Dewindt told police he did not have identification and provided officers with a fake name and date of birth. Police found Dewindt’s wallet tucked into his sock with his New York driver’s license, as well as a folded $5 bill containing a white, powdery, cocaine-like substance. The substance later tested positive for cocaine.

A search of the vehicle revealed one electronic cigarette with an empty reservoir tip. Police determined that Falcone did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and issued him a verbal warning for failing to maintain proper lane and traveling unreasonably fast.

Using his real identification, police discovered Dewindt had non-extraditable felony drug possession warrants out of Florida, and placed him under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and interfering with an officer. He was issued a $5,000 bond and bonded out on Dec. 21. He is scheduled to appear at Norwalk Superior Court on Dec. 31.


The Wilton Police Department responded to four domestic disputes between Dec. 18 and Dec. 30.

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