Bowling Green Police to Provide Liquor Establishment Employee Training


The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  The training will run from 7:00-9:00 PM and will focus on civil liability, Ohio and Bowling Green liquor laws and fake ID recognition. Employees and management staff of local businesses (bars and retail outlets) that sell alcoholic beverages are encouraged to attend. This training will take place at the Bowling Green Police Division’s Training Room at 175 W. Wooster St.  Please contact Detective Scott Kleiber at (419) 352-1131 to register for this event or for answers to questions related to this event.  Pre-registration is not required.  The session is free and certificates will be presented to attendees.

BGPD Responds to Burglary

On 02-27-15 Bowling Green Police Officers responded to 1047 Lindenwood  regarding a burglary that had occurred in which a window was broken for a suspect to gain access to the residence.  During the investigation officers learned that prior to the burglary, another resident in the neighborhood had a young slim black male approximately 5’10 to 6’ tall come to the door attempting to sell insurance.  The male was wearing a suit and was driving a small blackToyota.  A similar vehicle was seen idling in the driveway of the victim’s residence during the two hour time frame in which the burglary occurred.

City of Bowling Green Declares Snow Emergency

Municipal Administrator John Fawcett has declared a Snow Emergency for the city of Bowling Green, effective at 1p on Saturday, February 21st, 2015.   Vehicles that are parked on designated snow streets are subject to tickets and/or tow beginning at 3p.

Employment Opportunity – Dispatcher


Bowling GreenPolice Division

(Starting Pay: $19.69 per hour)

The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications for the hourly position of Police Dispatcher. The job description is available here. Must be a high school graduate, with good verbal skills, and type 35-40 wpm. Selected candidate will be required to learn Federal & State regulations governing transmission by radio and teletype; must learn operation of radio console and computer terminal; must have knowledge of the geography of the City; must be available to work any shift or holiday; and must be able to work overtime. Qualified candidates must complete an application that is available here or in the Personnel Department of the City of Bowling Green, 304 North Church, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Resumés alone will not be considered. Telephone: (419)354-6200 of the job The deadline for making application is 4:30 p.m. February 5, 2015. AA/EEO

You can view the full employment opportunity announcement here.


BG Police Investigate Aggravated Burglary and Request Public Assistance in Identifying Suspect

The Bowling Green Police Division is currently investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred at 319 Pike 12/20/14 at approximately 2:30 am. The suspect was described as a white male 5’9 – 5’11 and slightly “chubby”. He was in his mid 20’s wearing a black The North Face coat and a stocking cap. The suspect was discovered by a female resident. He then pushed her against a wall in the upstairs hallway while fleeing the residence, and ran by a second witness who provided the physical description of the suspect. Prescription drugs and cash were taken from the house. Please call Detective Scott Kleiber of the Bowling Green Police or Wood County Crime Stoppers at (419)352-0077 if you have information in the case. Information leading to a conviction could make the caller eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Callers can remain anonymous.



Eric Wilhelm Arrested

On 11-24-14 Bowling Green Police Officers were attempting to stop Eric Wilhelm regarding an active warrant for his arrest from the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. While attempting to arrest Wilhelm he fled in a vehicle, and a pursuit ensued which was terminated when Wilhelm drove the vehicle off road into a field.

The Bowling Green Police Division issued warrants for Wilhelm’s arrest for driving under suspension, highway traffic indicator signal, reckless operation off street/highway and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

On 12-1-14 the Bowling Green Police Division received information that Eric Wilhelm was at 810 Fifth Street apartment 2 in Bowling Green. Officers responded to that location and located Wilhelm inside the apartment. Wilhelm was taken into custody without incident.

BG Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

At approximately 2:30 AM Saturday an officer in the area of Casa Fiesta, 1544 E. Wooster St. heard gunshots coming from the parking lot area where a large party was taking place. Officers responding found shell casings but no victim. Witnesses could provide very little information. The BG Police then received a call from a hospital  in Toledo indicating that a 25 year old male had presented himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. Bowling Green Police Detectives and Ohio BCI&I continue to investigate. If anyone has any information regarding this incident please call the Bowling Green Police Division or Wood County Crimestoppers at 1-800-54-CRIME.

BG Burglary Suspect Arrested In Sylvania, Attempted Burglary Charges Pending in Wood County

Bowling Green Police have charges for Attempted Burglary pending against  Eric Roberson, 34, of Perrysburg after video from the Stone Ridge area captured Roberson attempting to gain entry to a residence earlier in October. The discovery of the video occurred late yesterday afternoon. Detectives from Bowling Green P.D. and Perrysburg Township P.D. set up surveillance of Roberson last night and around 12:00 am this morning Roberson entered a vehicle and traveled north to a neighborhood in Sylvania. The surveillance team lost sight of Roberson and shortly thereafter a 911 call of an burglary in progress came into the Sylvania Police. Sylvania officers located Roberson and he was taken into custody. Property from a second Sylvania burglary was recovered on his person and he was booked into the Lucas County Jail on one count of Burglary. Roberson had been stopped by Perrysburg Police in October near the scene of a burglary in that city but there was no evidence to connect him to the burglaries at the time. At this point the investigation into the Bowling Green burglaries remains ongoing. If anyone has information concerning the burglaries that have occurred in the Wood County area please contact your local law enforcement agency or Wood County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-54-CRIME.

Bowling Green Police Release Photos of Unidentified Suspect From September Robbery on East Wooster Street

The Bowling Green Police Division has received cell phone video of the robbery which occurred on the 800 block of E. Wooster on 9/28/14. Two victims were transported to the hospital because of their injuries. The still photos are of one of the suspects who can clearly be seen punching one of the victims in the video. He appears to have a sleeve tattoo on his left arm. He has a tan (or yellow) and black backpack. He is wearing a polo shirt and a cap. Contact Detective Scott Kleiber with the Bowling Green Police or Wood County Crime Stoppers at (419) 352-0077 if you have information in the case. Information leading to a conviction could result in a cash reward up to $1,000.


BGPD Advises Residents of Reported Stranger Incident In Area of 600 Block of Normandie

On 10-10-14 at approximately 10:30  AM a 9 year old reported that while riding his bike on  Normandie between Flanders and Burgogne, a newer model light Blue Chevrolet minivan approached him and the driver asked him if he needed a ride. The child left the area and was not harmed. The male in the vehicle never exited the van. The van continued on Normandie in an south bound direction. The van was further described as having a red in color Toledo bumper sticker on the back. The driver had dark hair was wearing sunglasses and had a bushy mustache.  Any one with information as to the identity of the driver is asked to contact the BGPD . This incident remains under investigation.