WILTON — Police raided a home Thursday night and found at least $3,000 worth of stolen items taken from recent burglaries.

Wilton Police Sgt. Richard H. Billian Jr. said Friday the raid at 25 Union St. is expected to result in multiple arrests, after investigators process the large amount of stolen items and interview witnesses.

A man and woman were at the home when police arrived about 6 p.m. In addition to the stolen items, Billian said police also seized a small amount of unspecified illegal drugs.

Billian would not to release details about the man and woman, who rent the home. He said they aren’t currently suspects in the burglaries and have not been charged in connection with the drugs found at the property.

Police asked that victims of the recent burglaries call Wilton police at 645-3876 to determine if their property was found during the raid. Police also plan to contact burglary victims to try to return the stolen items, Billian said.

Billian believes the stolen items found Thursday are from five break-ins that happened within the last month. It’s still unclear if two other burglaries in town during that same period are also related, he said.

Billian said he did not know Friday whether the suspects from the raid were responsible for a failed break-in attempt last week at a home at 26 Allen St. in Wilton, where a 50-year-old woman scared off an intruder by screaming.

Billian called it a big step in curbing the string of burglaries plaguing Wilton.

“It puts the criminals on notice,” he said.

Officers with the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office and Jay Police Department assisted with the raid. Wilton Police Officer Billie Martin said the two fire marshals were called for added law enforcement support.

David Robinson — 861-9287

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