Category: Media Releases

BG Police Secure Scene of Reported Robbery

A Robbery was reported at an apartment in the 500 block of North Enterprise this afternoon. At this time the scene is secure. Officers have conducted a search of the area and the suspects are not believed to be in the area.  Officers are still on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

BG Police Seek Assistance in Theft of Wolf Skin From The Rotary Nature Preserve


The Bowling Green Police Division is currently investigating the theft of a wolf skin from the Rotary Nature Preserve in Bowling Green on or about September 25, 2013. The skin has the head and claws still attached. It is valued at $2,700. It is believed it was in a storage bin at the facility when it was taken. Contact Detective Scott Kleiber at (419) 352-2571 or Wood County Crimestoppers at (419)352-0077 if you have any information regaring this case.

Bowling Green Police Seek Suspect in Robbery of BGHS Students

A robbery warrant has been issued for the arrest of DeAndre Koonce-Christian. Koonce-Christian is a black male, 19 years of age, he drives a 1989 maroon Buick 4dr. with Ohio Plate# X837556 (Temp).His last known address is on Colburn St. in Toledo.  He is wanted in connection with the September 29 robbery of 4 Bowling Green High School Students in the 200 Block of South Prospect St. During the robbery, approximately 7-10 Subjects approached , assaulted and robbed the boys as they walked down the street. After the robbery the suspects fled in 2 vehicles. Later a third stolen vehicle believed to have been taken from the same area and time of the robbery was involved in a crash on the High Level Bridge in Toledo.  3 Juvenile suspects were arrested at that time. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and additional charges are expected. If you know the whereabouts of This person or have information about the robbery contact the Bowling Green Police Division or your local law enforcement agency.

BGPD Seek Assistance in Identifying Break In Suspect

The Bowling Green Police Division is currently investigating the criminal damage / trespass incident at 248 N. Main, The Tanning Center that occurred 9/26/13 at approximately 5:06 am. The white male subject made entry through a door in the rear of the building that was unsecure. An inner door was then broken by the suspect causing several hundred dollars worth of damage. While inside the male vomited in the one of the tanning rooms. Contact the Bowling Green Police at (419) 352-2571 if you have any information regarding this case.

BG Police Seek Suspects in Jewelry Theft

The following Suspects are being sought in the 9-18-2013 incident in which a diamond valued at $5,000 was stolen from Waddington Jewelers. The suspects are identified as a team of 2 black males and 2 black females. They may also be involved in at least one other theft / fraud incident in the Perrysburg area. If anyone has any information regarding these suspects please contac the Bowling Green Police Division.

Bowling Green Police Investigate Attempted Passing of Counterfeit Currency

At approximately 3:20 PM today the BGPD took a report of an individual attempting to pass  counterfeit $100.00 bills at Circle K on South Main Street. The suspect left the area on foot northbound from the area of South Side 6. The suspect is described as a black male, 40-50 years of age wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans and a ball cap. Businesses are asked to carefully inspect any currency in large denominations and if any currency is suspiscious or a person matching the description is observed contact the BGPD.

Bowling Green Police to Provide Liquor Establishment Employee Training

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.

Final Suspect in August Kidnapping And Robbery Incident Turns Self In

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 Surrenders at BG Municipal Court for Kidnapping and Robbery Charges

Blake Long has turned himself into the Bolwing Green Municipal Court this afternoon. The fourth and final suspect Nicholas Martinez remains at large.

Warrants Issued for Two Additional Suspects in Kidnapping and Robbery Incident

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.