Woman arrested; police investigating Center Grove area stolen packages Center Grove

Police found stolen packages in a woman’s vehicle after an accident on State Road 37.

They are now investigating whether the woman is connected to a recent report of packages being stolen off a Center Grove resident’s porch, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said.

Cheyenne Spicer, 29, who told police she was homeless, was arrested on charges of false reporting, theft, possession of paraphernalia and on a Marion County warrant.

Spicer was arrested after an accident at State Road 37 and Fairview Road at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Police found a glass smoking pipe that a witness said Spicer had thrown on the ground after the accident, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Inside Spicer’s vehicle, police found three packages that were not addressed to her. All three came from a southside neighborhood, off State Road 37, near Wicker Road. One of the packages had just been delivered 30 minutes before the crash to a home about three miles away, the report said.

The deputy was able to contact one of the residents whose package was in Spicer’s vehicle. The resident was expecting a package and said Spicer had no reason to have the package, the report said. Spicer told police that a relative of a man she was dating had been stealing packages from the post office, the report said. The deputy was not able to confirm that information.

Investigators will look into whether Spicer was involved in a theft last week of packages off a resident’s porch in the Deerwood neighborhood, off Mullinix Road, between Stones Crossing and Olive Branch roads, Cox said.

Spicer was treated and released from Community Hospital South after the accident and then was taken to the Johnson County jail. She is being held without bond.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.