BG Police Seek Assistance in Identification of Burglary Suspects


BGPD is investigating a burglary that occurred on April 29, 2015 in the 100 block of S. Main St. Taken during the burglary was a 48” television and other electronic equipment.  A witness described seeing a shorter white male with a beard and baseball hat on backwards carrying a flat screen TV down the alley near City Lot 3. Surveillance video confirmed the witnesses account.  The attached still photos are from various surveillance cameras in the area of the burglary.  The suspect carrying the TV was observed entering a dark colored Pontiac Grand Am being driven by the subject wearing the black hooded sweatshirt with yellow lettering and piping down the stripes.

Anyone who can identify the suspects in the photos is encouraged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers at 419-352-1131 or 1-800-54-CRIME.  Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction those responsible for the crime.


Suspect in Tire and Rim Thefts Identified

Walter Hayward Jr., 33 of Toledo, Ohio was taken into custody in Toledo this morning following the theft of tires and rims overnight from BG Lincoln on North Main St.  Hayward was located with a second suspect who has not been charged in the case. The arrest of Hayward comes after a multi-agency investigation involving the Sylvania Township Police Department, Bowling Green Police Division, WoodCounty Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force. It is believed that Hayward is involved in numerous thefts of tires and rims in both Wood and Lucas Counties.  Hayward has been charged with recieving stolen property and has been booked into the Lucas County Jail. Additional charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.

BGPD Investigate Death – Update

On 03-25-15 Bowling Green Police Officers responded to 807 S. Wintergarden regarding a possible deceased person. Upon arrival the officers located a 33 year old female who was deceased. The female’s name is being withheld until the family is notified. Detectives from the Bowling Green Police Division along with agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting the Wood County Coroner’s office with the investigation.



The female’s family has been notified after the deceased female was identified as Charlotte Marbaugh. The incident is still under investigation by the Bowling Green Police Division, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Lucas County Coroner and the Wood County Coroner.

BG Police Investigating Theft of Wheels From Al Smith Dealership

Bowling Green Police Division is investigating theft of new 20 inch rims and tires from Al Smith Chrysler Dodge Jeep located on N. Main St. in Bowling Green.  Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, 7 full sets of rims and tires were taken off of 2 new Chrysler 300’s, 2 Dodge Challenger’s, and 3 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Brian Houser at 419-352-1131 or CrimeStoppers at 419-352-0077 or 1-800-54-CRIME.  Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime.


Emergency Water Shut Off Impacting Parts of Downtown BG

A waterline leak in downtown Bowling Green has required an emergency water shut down impacting parts of downtown.  The leak is in the 100 block of South Main Street with water service shut off in the area between Wooster and Clough Streets.

The City’s Water/Sewer Division is working on the repair.  City crews went door to door this morning, once the scope of the repair and the need to shut off water service was realized, to notify businesses about the shut down and the boil order requirements after the repair is made.

As of 10:45 am on Wednesday, the repair is on-going.  It is anticipated that the repair will be completed today with a preliminary projection of noon .  Once water service is restored, a boil order will be implemented.  Water quality tests will be performed over the next couple of days.

Swallow Your Pride – Call for a Ride

If you find yourself unable to drive this St. Patrick’s Day, RESPECT THE CLOVER – DRIVE SOBER or use another free option.

Call 419-819-5315 for a safe ride this St. Patrick’s Day until 8 PM.  The BGSU red shuttle will be running from March 17 at 9 PM – March 18 at 2:30 AM.

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.