Greene County News Report
MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — A local man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stealing three vehicles and a pistol.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office took numerous reports of thefts of and from vehicles in both Mad River Township and Bethel Township during the months of June and July. Following their investigation, deputies issued an arrest warrant charging Joshua Allen Spicer, also known as Joshua Ball, with four counts of of receiving stolen property.
Spicer, 22, is currently being held in the Greene County Jail on a separate charge of receiving stolen property. Spicer lives at 2125 South Tecumseh Road, Lot No. 109, in Mad River Township.
According to police, Spicer is being charged in the following stolen property incidents:
On June 15, a Ruger LCP .380 semiautomatic pistol was reported from a vehicle which had been ransacked while parked on Kings Ridge Circle in Mad River Township. On the same date, a 2009 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck was reported stolen from Hahn Avenue in Mad River Township. It was later recovered by Dayton Police Department on June 23.
A stolen silver Chevy Cobalt from Beavercreek was reported suspicious on June 24 in the Medway area with a subject ransacking vehicles. Deputies chased the driver of the vehicle which later crashed on East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road at Interstate I-675. The driver fled on foot.
On July 7, a silver 2005 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck was reported stolen from Marion Drive in Mad River Township. Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop the stolen vehicle on July 11 while on patrol in the City of New Carlisle. The driver led deputies on a chase to Tipp City where the pursuit was called off due to unsafe conditions. On July 12, the Tipp City Police Department received a report that the stolen vehicle had been found parked and abandoned in a driveway.
No Clark County court date has been set for Spicer at this time.
According to Greene County Common Pleas court records, Spicer was arraigned on Sept. 19 for a fifth-degree felony charge of possession of controlled substances from the Fairborn Police Department. His summons was served to him at the Greene County Jail where he was already being held on misdemeanor charges, records said.