The Bowling Green Police has been made aware of a billing scam involving several phone calls to a local business in which the caller stated they were with Toledo Edison. The caller claimed that the business risked a shut down of service if payment was not immediately received. The business was not a Toledo Edison customer and recognized the calls as a scam .
The numbers and names associated with the scam are as follows:
1-800-677-4032, extension 202
The City of Bowling Green Utilities Department does not rely exclusively on phone calls to warn of past due accounts and utilizes a more formal process of notification.
If your business receives a similar call do not provide them with any information. If you have a question about your business account call the Bowling Green Utilities Office at 419-354-6258.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2016
Contact: ODPS Communications, 614-466-4344
OHIO AWARDS CERTIFICATION TO THE BOWLING GREEN POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR ADOPTING STANDARDS
COLUMBUS – The Bowling Green Police Department (Wood County) has adopted and implemented state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.
The agency joins nearly 120 other agencies who have become certified by meeting standards for the use of force, including deadly force, and agency recruitment and hiring. The standards are the first of their kind in Ohio and were developed by the Collaborative in August 2015.
The state has partnered with the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police to help certify Ohio’s nearly 1,000 law enforcement agencies on a process to ensure that they are in compliance with Ohio’s new standards.
Certifications will continue throughout 2016. The first list of all Ohio compliant agencies will be published in March 2017.
For more information on the Ohio Collaborative, the certification process for law enforcement and the complete list of agencies who have been certified, please visit: http://www.ocjs.ohio.gov/ohiocollaborative/
On November 10, 2016 the Bowling Green Police Division received a report of an assault that took place in the 100 Block of Crim St. The Bowling Green Police Detective Bureau was assigned to investigate the complaint. Based on this investigation it has been determined that the report was fabricated.
On November 17, 2016 the Bowling Green Police Division charged Eleesha Long with Falsification and Obstructing Official Business she was subsequently released.
Mayor Edwards has declared that there will be no charge to park within City parking lots during the month of December. All other parking regulations will be in effect.
The free parking will not include the on-street meters in front of the Wood County Courthouse on Court Street, between North Summit and North Prospect, or the meters in the County Parking Lot.
Although the charge for parking will be removed during December in designated spaces, all other parking restrictions, such as the two-hour parking limit, parking in handicapped spaces, prohibition of on-street parking in the downtown from 3:00 – 5:00 am, and other regulations will continue to apply and will be enforced.
The Mayor encourages businesses, proprietors, and persons working in the downtown to share rides and park in long-term spaces to allow parking turnover for those shopping and/or dining in the downtown.
Bowling Green Police Division is investigating a breaking and entering at Gearhart Plumbing Heating & Cooling that occurred during the afternoon hours of October 30, 2016. The suspects appear to be white males driving a white Dodge Caravan with Michigan registration. The Dodge Caravan appears to have a full size spare tire on the passenger rear and also has visible damage to the bottom portion of the rear lift gate as well as the passenger side rear portion of the vehicle.
Anyone who recognizes the vehicle or has any further information is urged to contact Det. Brian Houser at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers at 419-352-0077.