New Bedford man found inside of stolen vehicle arrested in Dartmouth

Dartmouth police shared a photo of Douglas Torchia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — Dartmouth police said that they arrested a New Bedford man who was found inside of a stolen vehicle Friday.

Detective Kyle Costa said that and officer spotted 33-year-old Douglas Torchia was inside the parked car outside of the Moby Dick Motel.

The officer arrested Torchia at the scene. During a search, investigators found a spring-loaded, double-edged blade on Torchia.

Torchia was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon, receiving stolen property, and receiving a stolen credit card.

He also had two outstanding warrants for larceny of a motor vehicle.

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