Category: Media Releases

BGPD Investigate Death – Update


On 03-25-15 Bowling Green Police Officers responded to 807 S. Wintergarden regarding a possible deceased person. Upon arrival the officers located a 33 year old female who was deceased. The female’s name is being withheld until the family is notified. Detectives from the Bowling Green Police Division along with agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting the Wood County Coroner’s office with the investigation.



The female’s family has been notified after the deceased female was identified as Charlotte Marbaugh. The incident is still under investigation by the Bowling Green Police Division, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Lucas County Coroner and the Wood County Coroner.

BG Police Investigating Theft of Wheels From Al Smith Dealership

Bowling Green Police Division is investigating theft of new 20 inch rims and tires from Al Smith Chrysler Dodge Jeep located on N. Main St. in Bowling Green.  Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, 7 full sets of rims and tires were taken off of 2 new Chrysler 300’s, 2 Dodge Challenger’s, and 3 Dodge Ram 1500 vehicles.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Brian Houser at 419-352-1131 or CrimeStoppers at 419-352-0077 or 1-800-54-CRIME.  Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime.


Emergency Water Shut Off Impacting Parts of Downtown BG

A waterline leak in downtown Bowling Green has required an emergency water shut down impacting parts of downtown.  The leak is in the 100 block of South Main Street with water service shut off in the area between Wooster and Clough Streets.

The City’s Water/Sewer Division is working on the repair.  City crews went door to door this morning, once the scope of the repair and the need to shut off water service was realized, to notify businesses about the shut down and the boil order requirements after the repair is made.

As of 10:45 am on Wednesday, the repair is on-going.  It is anticipated that the repair will be completed today with a preliminary projection of noon .  Once water service is restored, a boil order will be implemented.  Water quality tests will be performed over the next couple of days.

Swallow Your Pride – Call for a Ride

If you find yourself unable to drive this St. Patrick’s Day, RESPECT THE CLOVER – DRIVE SOBER or use another free option.

Call 419-819-5315 for a safe ride this St. Patrick’s Day until 8 PM.  The BGSU red shuttle will be running from March 17 at 9 PM – March 18 at 2:30 AM.

Bowling Green Police to Provide Liquor Establishment Employee Training

The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, March 10, 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.

BGPD Responds to Burglary

On 02-27-15 Bowling Green Police Officers responded to 1047 Lindenwood  regarding a burglary that had occurred in which a window was broken for a suspect to gain access to the residence.  During the investigation officers learned that prior to the burglary, another resident in the neighborhood had a young slim black male approximately 5’10 to 6’ tall come to the door attempting to sell insurance.  The male was wearing a suit and was driving a small blackToyota.  A similar vehicle was seen idling in the driveway of the victim’s residence during the two hour time frame in which the burglary occurred.

City of Bowling Green Declares Snow Emergency

Municipal Administrator John Fawcett has declared a Snow Emergency for the city of Bowling Green, effective at 1p on Saturday, February 21st, 2015.   Vehicles that are parked on designated snow streets are subject to tickets and/or tow beginning at 3p.

BG Police Investigate Aggravated Burglary and Request Public Assistance in Identifying Suspect

The Bowling Green Police Division is currently investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred at 319 Pike 12/20/14 at approximately 2:30 am. The suspect was described as a white male 5’9 – 5’11 and slightly “chubby”. He was in his mid 20’s wearing a black The North Face coat and a stocking cap. The suspect was discovered by a female resident. He then pushed her against a wall in the upstairs hallway while fleeing the residence, and ran by a second witness who provided the physical description of the suspect. Prescription drugs and cash were taken from the house. Please call Detective Scott Kleiber of 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 make the caller eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. Callers can remain anonymous.



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.