On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office will conduct the monthly outdoor warning siren test at 12:00 PM (noon) instead of the normal 10:00 AM test time due to commencement ceremonies at Bowling Green State University. The regular monthly outdoor siren test on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM will resume in June.
On 5/1/2016 at approximately 3:45am, officers of the Bowling Green Police Division responded to a report of an aggravated robbery that occurred in the 400 block of N. Main Street. The female victim reported that a short black male, 5’-5’2” tall, approached her as she was walking on the sidewalk. The male began a conversation with her. During the conversation, the male pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at her. The male demanded the victim’s I-Phone. The victim gave the male her I-Phone and then she ran away from him. The victim stated that male did not pursue her.
If you have any information related to this crime, please contact BGPD at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers 419-352-0077. You may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to a conviction.
Bowling Green Police Division Seeking Assistance in Identification of Subjects Involved in Assault – Updated
The Bowling Green Police Division is seeking assistance in identifying suspects in an assault on 4/24/2016 at approximately 0200 hours. The victim was standing on the sidewalk in the 100 block of N. Main when four subjects began yelling at the victim. A black male suspect (5’10’’ to 6’’ tall, approximately 260 to 300 lbs, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, which read “I Love Loud”) then struck the victim twice in the face. The black male suspect was with a white female suspect (5’03” to 5’06” tall, approximately 150 -170 lbs, wearing a white shirt and a green hat). The other subjects shown in the photographs are associates of the male and female suspects.
If you have any information related to this crime, please contact BGPD or Detective Andy Mulinix at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers 419-352-0077. You may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to a conviction.
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BOWLING GREEN POLICE DIVISION TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS April 30 AT WOOD COUNTY HOSPITAL
Bowling Green, Ohio – On April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Bowling Green Police Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the main entrance of the Wood County Hospital at 950 W. Wooster Street in Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. This entrance is located on the eastside of the building. (The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
The Bowling Green Police Division Arrest Three on Two Breaking and Entering Incidents and Recover Stolen Police Uniforms
Within the past week, the Bowling Green Police Division arrested three males for the breaking and entering of the BG Parks and Recreation maintenance building and BG Country Club’s maintenance building. These incidents occurred at BG City Park on 3/7/16. The three males arrested were Mickey Smith (56 yoa), Jeremy Murray (21 yoa), and Johnny Plata (22 yoa). All three subjects reside in Bowling Green. Smith, Murray, and Plata were charged with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of receiving stolen property and taken to the Wood County Justice Center.
During the investigation, detectives recovered a majority of the items stolen from both maintenance buildings. Detectives also located a majority of the stolen items, to include all BGPD uniforms, in relation to the Long’s Cleaners breaking and entering that occurred on 4/2/16.
The investigation into these incidents is on going and charges are pending for the Long’s Dry Cleaners breaking and entering.
The Bowling Green Police Division is investigating a breaking and entering that occurred overnight at Long’s Dry Cleaners located at 345 N. Maple Street, Bowling Green, Ohio. Multiple items were stolen to include two different styles of uniforms worn by officers of the Bowling Green Police Division (See example photos below).
The stolen uniforms have police patches on the arms; however, they did not contain a badge or name plate. Therefore, if you interact with a BGPD officer, they should be wearing their badge, which depicts the BGPD building on it and their name plate (See below photos). Furthermore, all officers are required to carry division identification as well.
If you have any information related to this crime, please contact BGPD or Detective Brian Houser at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers 419-352-0077. You may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to a conviction.