The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. 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.
Category: Media Releases
Nicholas Martinez, 19 of Toledo wanted in connection with the August Kidnapping and Robbery of a UT student has turned himself in to Bowling Green Municipal Court this morning. He was released on his own recognizance. The incident remains under investigation. Martinez along with Brittany Long, Hui Zang and Blake Long have all been charged and their cases are pending.
Blake Long has turned himself into the Bolwing Green Municipal Court this afternoon. The fourth and final suspect Nicholas Martinez remains at large.
The Bowling Green Police Division has issued warrants for Aggravated Robbery and Kidnapping in the August 18, 2013 incident involving a Chinese UT exchange student. Blake Lee Quentin Long, 21 of Toledo and Nicholas Henry Martinez, 19 also of Toledo are still at large. Long is described as a white male, 6’2″, 210 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Martinez is a black male, 5’11″, 180lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. The two suspects were identified during the course of the investigation as having direct involvement in the Kidnapping and Robbery. Brittany Long, the sister of Blake Long has already been charged as has Hui Zang. Both have appeared in Bowling Green Municipal Court on the charges and the case against them is pending. If you know the whereabouts of Blake Long or Nicholas Martinez contact the Bowling Green Police or your local law enforcement agency. Do not approach these suspects as they may be armed.
Bowling Green Police have arrested William D. Jackson, 20 of Macdonald East, BGSU, on one count of Rape. This charge stems from an incident that occurred at 802 E. Wooster early Sunday morning. Officers were called to the scene to investigate a sexual assault. Upon arrival witnesses pointed to Jackson and an unconscious female in the yard of the residence. Investigation revealed that Jackson did not know the victim. The victim was found to be intoxicated beyond the ability to consent. She was tansported by BG Fire to the Wood County Hospital, treated and released. Jackson has been incarcerated at the Wood County Justice Center. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Hui Zang has turned herself into Bowling Green Municipal Court with her attorney present. She was released on her own recognizance and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 8-28-13 at 1:30 PM in Bowling Green Municipal Court.
The Bowling Green Police Division has issued warrants for Hui Zang, 23 of Toledo in connection with the kidnapping and Robbery of a University of Toledo Chinese exchange student. Zang was identified by the victim as a possible second abduction victim but was later determined to have been involved in the on-line chat that convinced the victim that he should go with her to Cedar Point. Investigation into the incident revealed that Zang had contacted several different UT students on the Chinese language site Q Q in an effort to set up the kidnapping and robbery. While on-line she portrayed herself to be a UT student in attempts to gain the trust of potential victims. Zang was present in the vehicle when the victim was picked up and remained part of the incident during its entirety. The incident remains under investigation and 2 other suspects have been identified and charges for them are pending.
Updated: 7:50PM 8-20-2013.
BG Police have taken Brittany Long into custody in Toledo at approximately 7pm this evening. She will be booked into the Wood County Justice Center. The incident remains under investigation and other suspects remain at large. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-2571 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-54 CRIME. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.
On August 18, 2013 a 20 year old Chinese male student reported that he had been abducted and robbed at knife point earlier in the day. He indicated that he was at his home in Toledo on the night of August 17 when he replied to a chat message asking if he would like to go to Cedar Point. He made arrangements to meet at a location near his home to be picked up. Around 1030 AM on August 18 he entered a teal colored Oldsmobile convertible with a white female driver, an Asian female and a white male. The 4 occupants drove to a second location in Toledo and picked up an unknown black male. After picking up the black male, the white female driver proceeded to a vacant house in Bowling Green. The victim was led inside and robbed of his wallet and cell phone at knifepoint. The victim was held there for a time as one of the suspects used his debit card at a local business. They then got back in the car and drove to an Econo Lodge in Holland,Ohio where the victim was held while an attempt to secure ransom from his relatives in China was made. The victim was then released around 6pm after being threatened with death if he reported the crime. The Asian female reported to the victim that she too had been abducted on Friday. Her whereabouts and identity are unknown at this time. Investigation into the incident has resulted in the identification of suspect Brittany J. Long of Toledo. She has warrants on file for Robbery and Kidnapping. She is a white female, 5-3” 170 lbs. brown hair and brown eyes. The vehicle used in the incident is a teal 1994 Olds Cutlass convertible with Ohio plate FYD1972. If you spot the suspect or vehicle please notify your local law enforcement agency immediately. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Photos attached.
Update: Lance E. Pfaff was taken into custody following a short foot pursuit in Lucas County last night. He claimed injury during the arrest and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He will be taken to the Wood County Justice Center upon his release from the hospital.
On August 11, 2013 officers responded to a call of a burglary at 804 North Enterprise Street. Upon their arrival an apartment in the complex was found to have been entered and extensively damaged. Items in the apartment were destroyed and paint sprayed throughout. The damages to the apartment alone exceeded $11,000.00. Officers contacted the resident who was staying out of town at the time of the burgalry. It was learned that the resident had been a victim of a staliking. Additional evidence was collected and probable cause was developed to charge Lance E. Pfaff, 46 of Holland, Ohio. Pfaff has active warrants for the burglary and vandalism. Pfaff is believed to be in the Toledo, ohio area and is known to have a handgun. He is considered armed and dangerous and if located do not confront him and call 911 immediately. He is the owner of a 2011 Tan Volvo with Ohio Plate EWY 6943. He may also be driving a navy blue Volkswagon Passat with an unknown plate number. Picture Below.
On Monday August 12, 2013 Mayor Richard A. Edwards will swear in 3 new city police officers. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 PM in City Council Chambers, Central Administrative Services Building, 304 North Church St. Bowling Green. The new officers are Richard M. Torres, Adam J. Cox and Caleb Kusmierek. Each officer will attend the 18 week Ohio Highway Patrol Basic Peace Officer Academy before returning to complete an additional 14 weeks of field training. The new officers are expected to finish training and be out working in the community in April of 2014.
Wood County Safe Communities Coalition has announced that on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from Noon to 7:00 pm they will be hosting a Teen Texting Safety Day at the Wood County Fair.
Come visit us at the Fraternal Order of Police Building from Noon to 7:00 pm that day to learn about the dangers of Distracted Driving, and stop in any time during the fair to learn about other traffic safety concerns inWoodCounty.
Sponsored by the Bowling Green Police Department and Perrysburg Twp. Police Department, teens will be able to experience texting and driving via an online simulator to gauge their reaction times while being distracted. Ohio SADD will also be on hand to promote the “What Do You Consider Lethal” program, as well asWoodCountyEducationalServiceCenter’s “Mr. B. Cool”. AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will also be with us sharing their “Put Down The Phone and Make it Home” program, supporting aps and products. Other coalition partners will be on site to help promote the dangers of distracted driving. Games, incentives and prizes will be available!! Teens that complete the Distraction Survey will be entered for a grand prize drawing.