The Bowling Green Police Division would like to remind residents to be cognizant of scams being perpetrated online. We have received reports of several types of scams, hacked accounts or requests for cash.
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The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, August 25, 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.
On Thursday August 6th, 2015 at approximately 6:15 PM BGPD responded to VehTek Systems following the receipt of a phone call at the Bowling Green Fire Division in which a male caller threatened a shooting rampage at the factory at an undetermined time later in the day.
Police were able to identify the caller as Jeffrey L. Wegman II, 07/29/1985 of 531 Jerry Street in Jerry City, OH. Wegman was arrested without incident as he reported for work at VehTek Systems. He has been charged with Aggravated Menacing (ORC 2903.21) and Making False Alarms (ORC 2917.32) and transported to the Wood County Justice Center.
The investigation continues.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.