Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, March 13, 2009

Let’s see…should I walk, ride the bus, or steal a car?

The Enquirer is reporting that Norwood resident John Spinnie is now facing two charges of receiving stolen property. He was arrested Tuesday morning for stealing a Chevrolet Uplander in order to get to his arraignment at the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges of stealing jewelry worth $1,800. Police arrested him outside the justice center on a charge of receiving stolen property. But Spinnie spun it to the officer that he had paid an unknown man $10 to use the vehicle. Obviously, a very bad decision, but beyond that, can anyone comment on why he seems to be charged in both cases with receiving stolen property instead of theft or maybe grand larceny?