The Bowling Green Police Division is currently investigating a theft case involving a carton of cigarettes from the Circle K store located at 103 N. Prospect. The suspect is described as a bald black male in his 40’s wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. The suspect entered the business just after midnight on 7/7/14 and had the clerk retrieve two cartons of Newport 100 cigarettes from behind the counter. As the clerk was ringing up the order the suspect grabbed both of the cartons. The clerk was able to pull one carton away from the suspect. The male fled with the second carton of Newport 100’s valued at $61.42. He was last seen running north on Prospect and east on Court. Please contact Detective Kleiber at (419) 352-2571 or Wood County Crime Stoppers if you have information in this case.
The Bowling Green Community Fireworks will be held on Thursday, July 3 at dusk at the Bowling Green State University Intramural Fields. Prior to the fireworks display, the Bowling Green Area Community Band will perform a free patriotic-themed concert near the BGSU Mileti Alumni Center beginning at 8 pm. During the event, Doyt Perry Stadium will be open. Children may play on the field prior to the game, restrooms will be open, and the fireworks may be viewed from the east side of the stadium. Those attending the fireworks should be aware that no sparklers or fireworks will be allowed in the stadium or on the grounds of BGSU.
Following the event, the Bowling Green Police Division will implement a traffic exit strategy to aid in traffic flow. In order to maximize safety and efficiency of travel, the Police will be directing traffic onto predetermined routes. After the fireworks, Mercer Road will be closed between Stadium Drive and Ridge Street. In conjunction, the police will be requiring traffic to exit via the following routes:
- North Exit Route(Ice arena lot, Stadium Drive): will be directed north to Poe Road or west to Merry.
- South Exit Route (lots to the south of the stadium): will be directed to Wooster via Mercer or Alumni.
In other cases, depending on traffic patterns, Police may be directing vehicles to the “outer belt” of the city to aid in traffic movement. For example, Clough Street traffic will be directed to Napoleon to reduce traffic on Wooster Street. Event attendees, or those traveling in the Bowling Green area on the evening of July 3, are encouraged to utilize outlying routes and entrances to I-75 at US Route 6 or OH 582 in lieu of the Wooster entrance for I-75. Attendees are asked to be alert and mindful of the directions provided by Police. For the safety of all, those attending need to follow the directions of the Police and should not circumvent barricades.
The rain date for the fireworks is Friday, July 4.
In case of severe weather during the event, indoor sheltering will be provided on the BGSU campus in the bathrooms at Doyt Perry Stadium and at the Stroh Center.
WCSO Has apprehended Matthew Stoughton after afoot pursuit in the area of Kahler Road and Bradner Road.