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

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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.

BG Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Fraud Suspects

On 10-7-14 a resident of the City of Bowling Green reported that he had been contacted by his bank and advised of several fraudulent charges being placed on his debit card. The resident did not have possession of his card and indicated he must have lost it in the downtown area on an unknown date.  The transactions totaled close to $1,000.00. An investigation was started and one charge was tracked to a business in Bowling Green. The business was able to provide video of th two suspects who used the card to make a purchase. The Suspects are described as  2 black males, one wearing a blue North Face jacket and the second wearing a blue jacket, tan stocking cap and thick glasses. They were seen in the business parking lot getting out of a silver in color Pontiac vehicle. If anyone knows who these two may be please contact the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-1131 or Wood County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-54-CRIME. You may remain anonymous and if your information leads to a conviction in this case you may be eligible for a reward.

BG Police Arrest 3 For Drug Trafficking Following Search Warrants

On 10/3/14, Bowling Green Police executed search warrants based on ongoing drug trafficking investigations.  Arrested were Anthony Vardon, Gabriel Jones, and Christopher Romito for trafficking in drugs.  During the execution of the search warrants, detectives and special investigators seized approximately $8000 in cash, approximately 1 pound of marijuana, prescription pills, marijuana edibles, a handgun, and other drug trafficking equipment. The warrants were executed with assistance from the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, and The Wood County Sheriff’s Office.  

BG Police Arrest Logan Maas for 9-28-14 Robbery of Gas Express

Investigation into the 9-28-14 Robbery of Gas Express identified Logan Maas, 24 of Portage as the perpetrator. Maas was arrested by a BGPD Officer at approximately 6:00 pm this evening when he was observed walking in the south end of Bowling Green.  A warrant was issued for Maas after officers canvassed local businesses in the area for information. Maas was observed loitering in an area business just prior to the robbery and was described as wearing attire matching that of the robber. He has been booked into the Wood County Justice Center on 1 count of robbery.

BG Police Investigate Robbery

The Bowling Green Police Division is currently investigating a robbery that occurred at 333 S. Main, Gas Express, on 9/28/14 at approximately 5:10 pm. A masked white male suspect wearing a hooded black jacket and a Nike backpack made contact with the clerk outside the store and had her re-enter the store to allow him access to the cash register. His face was covered with a cloth at the time. He indicated that he had a weapon and there were multiple accomplices in the area working with him.  The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled eastbound on Lehman. If you have any information in the case please contact Detective Scott Kleiber of the Bowling Green Police or Wood County Crime Stoppers at (419) 352-0077. Any information leading to a prosecution in this case could result in a cash reward of up to $1000.

 

 

 

UPDATED – BGPD Seeks Assistance in Locating Stephen B. Mislich

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092714 / Mislich’s family called BGPD and reported that Stephen contacted them, stating he was in the Detroit area.  He is fine and was picked up by his family.  The BOLO issued by BGPD has been cancelled

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On 9-25-14 the BG Police received a call from the parents of Stephen B. Mislich indicating that they had not heard from him in the past 24 hours and were concerned for his safety. Officers went to his residence and located his wallet and other property but he was not at home. His silver in color 2001 Buick LeSabre bearing Illinois  plate MISLCH8 was also missing. Mislich is 23 years old, 5-11, 170lbs with blond hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what his state of mind might be and the public is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency if they observe either him or his vehicle.

BGPD Seeks Assistance in Locating Stephen B. Mislich

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092714 / Mislich’s family called BGPD and reported that Stephen contacted them, stating he was in the Detroit area.  He is fine and was picked up by his family.  The BOLO issued by BGPD has been cancelled

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On 9-25-14 the BG Police received a call from the parents of Stephen B. Mislich indicating that they had not heard from him in the past 24 hours and were concerned for his safety. Officers went to his residence and located his wallet and other property but he was not at home. His silver in color 2001 Buick LeSabre bearing Illinois  plate MISLCH8 was also missing. Mislich is 23 years old, 5-11, 170lbs with blond hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what his state of mind might be and the public is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency if they observe either him or his vehicle. 

BG Police Investigate Theft of Money From E. Wooster Barney’s BP

On Friday 9-18-2014 an unidentified male called the Barney’s BP on E. Wooster St. and claimed to be a member of their management team. The individual had detailed knowledge of their operations and convinced the clerk that he would be sending an employee from another store to pick up a funds transfer. The caller sent a female to the store to pick up the money. The money was handed over and the female suspect left the store. Store video shows the suspect as a white female with long brown hair,  wearing a pink hat,  pink sweatshirt and blue jeans. Stills from the video are attached. Anyone having information into the identity of the caller or the female suspect are urged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division.

Jhon Rosado Apprehended, Second Person Charged in Escape

Jhon Rosado who escaped from the Northwest Ohio Community Corrections Center on Wednesday night has been apprehended in an apartment in Bowling Green. Rosado was found hiding in the attic of an apartment in the 1000 block of Fairview Ave. The apartment is occupied by Bobbie Merritt, 29, the victim in the incident for which Rosado was serving time in the NWCCC.  Merrit is charged with one count of Harboring a Fugitive, a fifth degree felony. The investigation into this incident revealed that a phone conversation had taken place between Rosado and Merrit prior to the escape in which he advised her of his intentions. Further investigation revealed information that he was seen entering the apartment after the escape. A search warrant was executed and Rosado was taken into custody without incident. Rosado has been transported to the Wood County Hospital with a foot injury suffered in the escape when he jumped from the fence at NWCCC. He will be taken to the Wood County Jail and charged with one count of Escape after he is treated. Merrit will also be taken to the Wood County Jail on her charge. The Bowling Green Police Division was assisted in this investigation and apprehension by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, The Ohio Highway Patrol and the FBI Violent Crime Task Force.

Additional Photos of Escapee Jhon Rosado

The Bowling Green Police Division is releasing additional photos of escapee Jhon Rosado. He has some distinctive Tattoos on his back and side.

Jhon Rosado escaped last evening from the Northwest Community Corrections Center in Bowling Green.  He is a 24 year old, 5-9, 120-140 lbs. If you know the whereabouts of Jhon Rosado do not approach and call 911, or your local law enforcement agency.