Police: Torrington man stole, sold Xbox controller, admitted tohaving used needle in pocket

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TORRINGTON >> A city man was recently arrested and charged with sixth-degree larceny after stealing and selling an Xbox 360 controller, according to the Torrington police, and admitted to having a used hypodermic needle in his pocket.
Luke Petruzzelli, 36, of 104 Village Drive, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with sixth-degree larceny, use of drug paraphernalia except less than a half-ounce of marijuana, and first-degree criminal trespassing, according to the police.
An officer was dispatched to Target on East Main Street to respond to a reported larceny at approximately 4:43 p.m., according to a probable cause report. He was given a description of the suspect as a tall, thin white male, who left the store on foot. The officer saw the suspect on East Main Street and after making contact with him, confirmed he was the suspect.
“While speaking with Petruzzelli he admitted to having a used hypodermic needle in his pocket,” the report states.
After being advised of his Miranda Warnings Petruzzelli admitted to stealing an XBOX 360 controller valued at $39.99,” wrote the officer in the report. Petruzzelli also admitted he sold the item at Game Stop in Torrington immediately after stealing the item. Petruzzelli was also previously warned from the Target property under case number 16-40419.
Petruzzelli was released on a promise to appear in Bantam Superior Court on Jan. 13.

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