Category: Media Releases

Thefts From Vehicles


The Bowling Green Police Division has taken numerous reports of thefts from motor vehicles in the past week.

We would like to remind citizens to lock their vehicles and to secure valuables to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of theft.

BGPD Investigates Assault

On 09-27-15 Bowling Green Police Officers were dispatched to the parking lot at 103 N. Prospect regarding a large fight.  Upon arrival Officers located a victim who was unconscious. Officers called for medical assistance and stood by with the victim until the ambulance arrived.  Other Officers began identifying several subjects that were being pointed out as being involved in the fight by other people at the scene.  Bowling Green Police Officers filed assault charges on the subjects that were identified as being involved in the fight.  In the interest of further investigation, some of those assault charges have been dismissed and Bowling Green Police Division is continuing the investigation with the possibility of addition additional charges be filed.

Bike Theft

The Bowling Green Police Department is currently investigating the theft of two 3-wheeled bicycles belonging to the same developmentally disabled person. The bikes were taken from a Wood Lane group home located at 1088 Fairview in Bowling Green. The thefts occurred on August 18th and August 27th. The first bike was a green Desoto Classic which was unsecured when it was taken. The second bicycle was a red Desoto Classic locked to a bike rack. The suspect cut through the rack to gain access. Anyone with information can contact Detective Scott Kleiber or Wood County Crime Stoppers at (419) 352-0077. Callers can remain anonymous and information leading to a conviction could result in a cash reward up to $1,000. The photos below are of a similar bike.




Online Scam Reminder

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.

Read further information on Facebook security  (Facebook)

Read further on money transfers  (Federal Trade Commission)


Blotter for August 21, 2015

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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.

Threats at City Industrial Site

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.


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.