BG Police Investigate Series of Thefts from Wal-Mart

Bowling Green (December 10, 2012 ) –  City police are investigating a series of thefts from the Wal-Mart Store located at

131 West Gypsy Lane Road.  An unidentified male subject has removed numerous articles from the store without rendering payment for them.  Surveillance photos of the involved suspect are attached to this release.

 Investigation into the incident continues.

 Anyone having any information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or Wood Co. CrimeStoppers at (419) 352-0077 or (800) 54-CRIME.  Persons contacting Wood Co. CrimeStoppers have the opportunity to remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000 if the information that they provide proves to be pertinent to the case.

BG Police Investigate Report of Fraudulent Solicitation

Bowling Green (December 5, 2012 ) –   Bowling Green Police received a report of a fraudulent solicitation being made by telephone to a city resident.  The resident reported that the caller indicated that the resident had won some money, and requested that the resident purchase prepaid money cards at the local Walgreen’s store, and ship them to an out of country address.

 Residents are advised that this type of activity is an ongoing scam, and the Bowling Green Police Division recommends that they not send money to persons unknown to them.  Anyone experiencing this type of contact is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.

 Investigation into the incident continues.

 Anyone having any information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or Wood Co. CrimeStoppers at (419) 352-0077 or (800) 54-CRIME.  Persons contacting Wood Co. CrimeStoppers have the opportunity to remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000 if the information that they provide proves to be pertinent to the case.

Bowling Green Police File Charges in Assault and Nuisance Party

Bowling Green (November 2, 2012)On 10/14/2012, Bowling Green Police Officers responded to the report of a large fight in the vicinity of 1474 Brookwood Dr., Bowling Green, OH. 

 Upon arrival at that location, officers observed a group of people in the vicinity of the house, and a subject, later identified as Ivory H. Brooks III, 20 years old, 1471, Scott Hamilton Blvd., Bowling Green,OH, lying unconscious.  Brooks was treated at the scene and transported by Bowling Green Fire Division personnel to Wood County Hospital, and was later transported via air ambulance to St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center.  Brooks’ roommate, Norman L. Jackson Jr., 21 years old, went toWood County Hospital later and was treated and released for injuries that he sustained in the incident.

 As a result of investigation into the matter, Kendall Odell Montgomery, 20 years old, of 1474 Brookwood Dr.,Bowling Green,OH was charged and released on his own recognizance with Assault, ORC 2903.13, and Nuisance Party regulations, Bowling Green Municipal Ordinance 132.18 with a court date of 11/7/2012.  Jude Adjei-Barimah, 20 years old, of 1474 Brookwood Dr.,Bowling Green,OH was charged and released on his own recognizance with Nuisance Party regulations, Bowling Green Municipal Ordinance 132.18 with a court date of 11/7/2012.  Deejay Ian White 20 years old, of 1474 Brookwood Dr., Bowling Green, OH was also charged and released on his own recognizance with Nuisance Party regulations, Bowling Green Municipal Ordinance 132.18 with a court date of 11/7/2012.  The charge of Nuisance Party regulations, Bowling Green Municipal Ordinance 132.18 is pending against Mark Mays, 21 years old, of 1474 Brookwood Dr., Bowling Green, OH.

 Anyone having any information regarding this or other criminal incidents, is encouraged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or Wood County CrimeStoppers at (800) 54-CRIME or (419) 352-0077.  In the event that information received through CrimeStoppers leads to a prosecution, anonymous informant(s) are eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

 The investigation continues.

Bowling Green Police Arrest Pair for Theft at Wal-Mart Store

Bowling Green (October 30, 2012) – Bowling Green Police Division units arrested two subjects for theft related offenses as a result of a shoplifting incident at approximately 7:20 PM on 10/29/12, at the Wal-Mart Store, 131 West Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, OH. During the incident, an undetermined amount of property was removed from the store without payment having been rendered. The pair was identified as having engaged in similar activity on 10/27/12, removing approximately $1,500 worth of merchandise.

Charles R. Dickson, 35 years old, of Toledo, OH was arrested and charged with Theft.

David L. Skrepenski, 35 years old, of Toledo, OH was arrested and charged with Theft.

Both subjects were lodged at the Wood County Justice Center pending arraignment.

Investigation related to this incident continues.

Bowling Green Police Arrest Pair for Theft at Meijer Store

Bowling Green (October 30, 2012)Bowling Green Police Division units arrested two subjects for theft related offenses as a result of a shoplifting incident totaling merchandise valued in excess of $3,700 at the Meijer Store, 2111 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH at approximately 12:55 AM on 10/29/12.

 Drew Scott Fluck, 30 years old, of  Waterville, OH was arrested and charged with Complicity to Theft, Failure to Reinstate Operator’s License and Expired Registration.

 Scott M. Putnam, 29 years old, of  Maumee, OH was arrested and charged with Theft.

 Both subjects were lodged at the Wood County Justice Center pending arraignment.

BG Police Investigate Theft of Credit Card

Bowling Green (October 22, 2012) –  The Bowling Green Police Division is investigating the theft of a credit card from a subject at a local retail store.

 The theft was reported to have occurred on 10/10/12, when a subject inadvertently left his credit card at the Meijer Store at 2111 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH.  The card was subsequently used at a number of retail establishments since the time of the theft, for purchases totaling more than $600.  An image of subjects that had used the card for one of the purchases is attached.

 Anyone having any information related to these incidents is encouraged to contact the Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or Wood Co. CrimeStoppers at (419) 352-0077 or (800) 54-CRIME.  Persons contacting Wood Co. CrimeStoppers have the opportunity to remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000 if the information that they provide proves to be pertinent to the case.

 

BG Police Investigate Criminal Mischief and Criminal Damaging Incidents

Bowling Green (October 17, 2012 ) –  City police are investigating two incidents involving criminal damaging and criminal mischief in which depictions of racial graffiti were made.

 The first incident involved the depiction of a “swastika” and offensive words written in chalk on the sidewalk and driveway area of a residence in the 1300 block of Pine Valley Drive, during the overnight hours between October 13 and 14, 2012.  Residents of the home located there reported being concerned for their safety as a result of the incident.  Police Detectives identified four male juveniles as having been involved in the incident.  The juveniles indicated in statements to police that their intent had been to “prank” one of the residents, who is their schoolmate, and who they consider one of their friends, as they engaged in other criminal mischief including smashing pumpkins during the evening of October 13, 2012.  Coordination with the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office is ongoing, in the interest of prosecution of the involved juveniles.

 The second incident was reported to police during the afternoon of October 15, 2012 as having occurred between 4:00 and 8:30 AM on October 15, 2012 in front of 208 E. Merry Ave., Bowling Green,OH.  In that incident, watermelon was found to have been broken on the windshield and hood of a vehicle.  Damage was done to the vent area of the vehicle, and a note was reported to have been left on the vehicle which bore a racially offensive phrase.

 Investigation into the incidents continues.

 Anyone having any information related to these incidents is encouraged to contact the Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or Wood Co. CrimeStoppers at (419) 352-0077 or (800) 54-CRIME.  Persons contacting Wood Co. CrimeStoppers have the opportunity to remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000 if the information that they provide proves to be pertinent to the case.

Bowling Green Police File Charges in Assault on Police Officer

Bowling Green (October 4, 2012)On 9/30/2012, a Bowling Green Police Officer was involved in a foot pursuit of a subject that had provided false information to him while the officer was conducting an investigation. The subject eventually had a Taser® deployed against him which temporarily incapacitated him. The officer was then assaulted by another subject who was with the first subject. Following the assault, both subjects fled.

 A cell phone was left at the scene by the first subject that ultimately led to the identification of Jason Tello, an OhioNorthern University football player. The subject who assaulted the officer was also found to be an Ohio Northern University football player named Joseph Castro. Tello and Castro were positively identified as the subjects that fled after the assault on the officer.

 Tello was charged with 1 count of F3 Tampering with Evidence and 1 count of M2 Obstructing Official Business. 

Castro was charged with 1 count of F4 Assault with a peace officer specification. 

 Warrants have been issued for both subjects through Bowling Green Municipal Court.  

 Tello and Castro were arrested by Ada P.D. on the listed charges on 10/3/12 and were transported to the Multi-CountyCorrections Centerin Marion, OH pending a Rule 4 hearing in Hardin Countyon 10/4/12.

 Anyone having any information regarding this or other criminal incidents, is encouraged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or Wood County CrimeStoppers at (800) 54-CRIME or (419) 352-0077.  In the event that information received through CrimeStoppers leads to a prosecution, anonymous informant(s) are eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

 The investigation is ongoing.

Jason Tello

 

Joseph Castro

 

Wood County Hospital, Wood County Sheriff’s Office, and Bowling Green Police Division Partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration for Drug Take-Back Initiative

Bowling Green (October 1, 2012)On September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wood County Hospital, The Wood County Sheriff’s Office and the Bowling Green Police Division partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

 The initiative resulted in collection of approximately 16.8 pounds of prescription pharmaceuticals being collected at the Wood Co. Sheriff’s Office and approximately 18.8 pounds of prescription pharmaceuticals being collected at theWoodCo.Hospital.

 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.

Citizens of Wood County have the opportunity to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription pharmaceuticals by disposing of them at collection points at the Wood Co. Sheriff’s Office at1960 East Gypsy Lane Road or the Bowling Green Police Division at175 West Wooster Street, Bowling Green Ohio.  Those collection points are available to citizens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through cooperation of the Wood Co. Sheriff’s Office, the Wood County Hospital Foundation, the Wood County ADMHS Board and the Bowling Green Police Division.

Wednesday Traffic Delays Possible on East Wooster Street

BOWLING GREEN—Lane closures, temporary traffic delays, and congestion are all possible on Bowling Green’s East Wooster Street, between Mercer and Campbell Hill, on Wednesday, September 26 between 10 am and 3 pm in association with the Presidential visit to the BGSStrohCenter.  East and westbound traffic will be maintained through most of the day.

Citizens are advised to pay close attention to traffic control and law enforcement personnel in the area and to plan extra travel time.