Category: Media Releases

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. 

BG Police Investigate Theft of Money From E. Wooster Barney’s BP

On Friday 9-18-2014 an unidentified male called the Barney’s BP on E. Wooster St. and claimed to be a member of their management team. The individual had detailed knowledge of their operations and convinced the clerk that he would be sending an employee from another store to pick up a funds transfer. The caller sent a female to the store to pick up the money. The money was handed over and the female suspect left the store. Store video shows the suspect as a white female with long brown hair,  wearing a pink hat,  pink sweatshirt and blue jeans. Stills from the video are attached. Anyone having information into the identity of the caller or the female suspect are urged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division.

Jhon Rosado Apprehended, Second Person Charged in Escape

Jhon Rosado who escaped from the Northwest Ohio Community Corrections Center on Wednesday night has been apprehended in an apartment in Bowling Green. Rosado was found hiding in the attic of an apartment in the 1000 block of Fairview Ave. The apartment is occupied by Bobbie Merritt, 29, the victim in the incident for which Rosado was serving time in the NWCCC.  Merrit is charged with one count of Harboring a Fugitive, a fifth degree felony. The investigation into this incident revealed that a phone conversation had taken place between Rosado and Merrit prior to the escape in which he advised her of his intentions. Further investigation revealed information that he was seen entering the apartment after the escape. A search warrant was executed and Rosado was taken into custody without incident. Rosado has been transported to the Wood County Hospital with a foot injury suffered in the escape when he jumped from the fence at NWCCC. He will be taken to the Wood County Jail and charged with one count of Escape after he is treated. Merrit will also be taken to the Wood County Jail on her charge. The Bowling Green Police Division was assisted in this investigation and apprehension by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, The Ohio Highway Patrol and the FBI Violent Crime Task Force.

Additional Photos of Escapee Jhon Rosado

The Bowling Green Police Division is releasing additional photos of escapee Jhon Rosado. He has some distinctive Tattoos on his back and side.

Jhon Rosado escaped last evening from the Northwest Community Corrections Center in Bowling Green.  He is a 24 year old, 5-9, 120-140 lbs. If you know the whereabouts of Jhon Rosado do not approach and call 911, or your local law enforcement agency.

Update to Prisoner escape from the Ohio Department of Corrections (NWCCC)

Jhon M. Rosado is still at large this morning. Last night the Bowling Green Police Division was notified by prison officials at 10:06 PM of the escape. Rosado was observed on video climbing over a fence at the facility at 8:14 PM. Bowling Green Police immediately began a search and coordinated with the Wood County Sherriff’s Office to set up a perimeter. A K-9 from Perrysburg Township arrived and began tracking Rosado. He was not located. Follow up investigation in to his escape and further attempts to locate him are ongoing. If you see Jhon Rosado or know of his whereabouts do not approach him and call 911 or your local law enforcement agency.




Theft Suspect Dallas Duron In Custody in Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Division has arrested Dallas Duron at a residence in 1000 block of Klotz Road at 2:40 PM today. 

City of BG : Mercer Closed Friday; Merry Closed Friday & Sunday

Certain streets will be closed in coming days to facilitate move-in activities at BGSU.

Mercer Road, between E. Wooster and Poe, will be closed to through traffic on Friday, August 22.  Also on that day, Merry will be closed between Thurstin and North College.

On Sunday, August 24, Merry will be closed again between Thurstin and North College.

Those attending the Oak Grove Living History Day on Sunday, which begins at 2 pm, should know that the cemetery entrance from Merry Street will be accessible.  Suggested routes are Wooster to Mercer to Merry into Oak Grove or Poe to Willard to Merry into Oak Grove.

BG Police Warn Residents of EZ Pass Toll Notification Virus / Malware

The Bowling Green Police Division was made aware of an e-mail circulating that purports to be from the EZ Pass Service Center. The e-mail contains an official looking graphic from EZ Pass and it indicates that a customer has not paid for driving on a toll road. It then states ” The invoice can be downloaded here.” The link attached to the word “here” will attach an executable file to the persons computer. This file is a virus or malware. Do not respond to e-mails that come un expectedly or to which you have no current account.

The message as it appears will contain the below format and language:

Service Center
Dear customer,You have not paid for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly,
please service your debt in the shortest possible time.

The invoice can be downloaded here.

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BG Police Warn Businesses of Billing Scam

On Monday 8-4-14 the Bowling Green Police was made aware of a billing scam involving at least 3 phone calls to local businesses in which the caller stated they were with First Energy. The scammer claimed that the businesses were past due for electric bills and that they were sending out a technician to disconnect the business unless the bills were immediately paid. The businesses are not First Energy customers and recognized the calls as a scam .  The numbers and names associated with the scam are as follows:

1-866-251-5398                 Eric Smalls

1-866-978-7766                 John Gordon

1-866-978-7766 ext 95    John Gordon

In calling the numbers back it was found that the scammers have changed tactics and now answer the phone as ” City of Bowling Green Disconnection.”

The City of Bowling Green Utilities Department does not rely exclusively on phone calls to warn of past due accounts and utilizes a more formal process of notification.

If your business receives a similar call do not provide them with any information. If you have a question about your business account  call the Bowling Green Utilities Office at 419-354-6258.




Traffic Signal Not Functioning – Updated

As of 7:50 AM The traffic signal is functioning.


Notification:  Traffic signal at Wooster Street and I75 not functioning.  Temporary stop signs in place.  Drive with caution in this area.