Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Norwood police charge Spinnie with home burglaries

Remember this blog we posted on March 6 with Lt. Tom Williams, Jr.‘s warning to residents about the rash of 11 home burglaries in Central and South Norwood? And remember Norwood resident John Spinnie’s tale to Cincinnati police days later that he didn’t steal the vehicle he used to get to his arraignment for stealing jewelry but, instead, paid an unknown man $10 to use it? Well, as it turns out, according to Lt. Williams, since Mr. Spinnie’s confinement at the Hamilton County Justice Center following his arrest on or about March 11, there have been no reports of home burglaries to the Norwood Police Department. Quite the coincidence, isn’t it?

But wait, it gets better. Lt. Williams tells us the Norwood police have charged Mr. Spinnie with several but not all of the recent home burglaries and that if the Norwood and Cincinnati charges all stick to Mr. Spinnie, he may not be back in Norwood for quite awhile. None of this is cause, however, to let our guard down about home security and watching out for suspicious persons lurking around our neighborhoods. Always call 911 or the NPD’s non-emergency # 458-4520 if you see or hear something suspicious.