Category: Media Releases

Home Invasion Investigation


On July 25, 2015 at approximately 4:30am, BGPD officers responded to a report of a home invasion in the 200 block of Clay. The caller stated that he was assaulted and had his phone stolen. The victim further reported that one of the suspects had a knife and that he recognized the suspects.

David Quincy Fleetwood, 21, and Caleb Wayne Rider, 18, both of Bowling Green were taken into custody without incident in the 1000 block of Fairview. Fleetwood and Rider were charged with Aggravated Burglary and lodged in the Wood County Justice Center.

The investigation into the incident continues.

BG Police and Fire Divisions Investigating Suspected Arson

BG Police and Fire Divisions Investigating Suspected Arson


The Bowling Green Police and Fire Divisions, in conjunction with the state fire marshal’s office are currently investigating an arson case that occurred at the Grace-Brethern Church at 121 S. Enterprise in Bowling Green. The fire was set in the early morning hours of July 16th. The wooden porch leading into the back of church was set on fire with the use of some type of accelerant. The flames did not spread to the rest of the structure. Anyone with information in the case should call the Bowling Green Police. There is a reward from the Ohio Blue Ribbon Arson Committee which is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction in the case (1-800-589-2728) Wood County Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction (419) 352-2571.

Road Closures in Bowling Green

Due to high flood water the following roads have been closed:


Newton Road between State Route 64 and Brim Rd.

Fairview Road between Van Camp and Poe Rd.

Lafayette Blvd. between Poe Road and Finch.



Bowling Green Police to Provide Liquor Establishment Employee Training

The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, June 23, 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.

BG Police Seek Assistance in Identification of Felonious Assault Suspect

The Bowling Green Police are continuing to investigate a felonious assault which occurred around midnight on May 29, 2015 at Liquid Bar located at 238 N. Main St. in Bowling Green. Bryan Thomas was the only person identified and charged in the case. Police are still seeking assistance in identifying people accompanying Bryan Thomas during the incident which involved an attack on a bar employee. Two unidentified males are shown in the following photographs taken from the club’s surveillance footage. The male with the medium build and right arm “sleeve” tattoo also assaulted the victim that evening.  A third male with a stocky build  was wearing a light colored, floral / leaf pattern long sleeve shirt at the time. It is believed this group was present earlier in the night at other Bowling Green liquor establishments. Anyone with information on the incident or regarding the identity of the suspects is encouraged to call Detective Kleiber at the Bowling Green Police Division or the Wood County Crime Stoppers tip line at (419) 352-0077. You may remain anonymous and a reward of up to $1000.00 is offered for information leading to a conviction in this case. 





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.