Category: Media Releases

Eric Wilhelm Arrested


On 11-24-14 Bowling Green Police Officers were attempting to stop Eric Wilhelm regarding an active warrant for his arrest from the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. While attempting to arrest Wilhelm he fled in a vehicle, and a pursuit ensued which was terminated when Wilhelm drove the vehicle off road into a field.

The Bowling Green Police Division issued warrants for Wilhelm’s arrest for driving under suspension, highway traffic indicator signal, reckless operation off street/highway and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

On 12-1-14 the Bowling Green Police Division received information that Eric Wilhelm was at 810 Fifth Street apartment 2 in Bowling Green. Officers responded to that location and located Wilhelm inside the apartment. Wilhelm was taken into custody without incident.

BG Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

At approximately 2:30 AM Saturday an officer in the area of Casa Fiesta, 1544 E. Wooster St. heard gunshots coming from the parking lot area where a large party was taking place. Officers responding found shell casings but no victim. Witnesses could provide very little information. The BG Police then received a call from a hospital  in Toledo indicating that a 25 year old male had presented himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. Bowling Green Police Detectives and Ohio BCI&I continue to investigate. If anyone has any information regarding this incident please call the Bowling Green Police Division or Wood County Crimestoppers at 1-800-54-CRIME.

BG Burglary Suspect Arrested In Sylvania, Attempted Burglary Charges Pending in Wood County

Bowling Green Police have charges for Attempted Burglary pending against  Eric Roberson, 34, of Perrysburg after video from the Stone Ridge area captured Roberson attempting to gain entry to a residence earlier in October. The discovery of the video occurred late yesterday afternoon. Detectives from Bowling Green P.D. and Perrysburg Township P.D. set up surveillance of Roberson last night and around 12:00 am this morning Roberson entered a vehicle and traveled north to a neighborhood in Sylvania. The surveillance team lost sight of Roberson and shortly thereafter a 911 call of an burglary in progress came into the Sylvania Police. Sylvania officers located Roberson and he was taken into custody. Property from a second Sylvania burglary was recovered on his person and he was booked into the Lucas County Jail on one count of Burglary. Roberson had been stopped by Perrysburg Police in October near the scene of a burglary in that city but there was no evidence to connect him to the burglaries at the time. At this point the investigation into the Bowling Green burglaries remains ongoing. If anyone has information concerning the burglaries that have occurred in the Wood County area please contact your local law enforcement agency or Wood County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-54-CRIME.

Bowling Green Police Release Photos of Unidentified Suspect From September Robbery on East Wooster Street

The Bowling Green Police Division has received cell phone video of the robbery which occurred on the 800 block of E. Wooster on 9/28/14. Two victims were transported to the hospital because of their injuries. The still photos are of one of the suspects who can clearly be seen punching one of the victims in the video. He appears to have a sleeve tattoo on his left arm. He has a tan (or yellow) and black backpack. He is wearing a polo shirt and a cap. Contact Detective Scott Kleiber with the Bowling Green Police or Wood County Crime Stoppers at (419) 352-0077 if you have information in the case. Information leading to a conviction could result in a cash reward up to $1,000.


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

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


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


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.