On 6/24/2020 at 8:59pm, Bowling Green Police Division received a 911 call regarding a neighbor threatening to shoot another neighbor at 1108 Mourning Dove Lane in Bowling Green. Officers responded to Mourning Dove Lane and spoke with the caller. The caller advised his young children were playing outside and his neighbor, Stephen Vargo Jr. (77 years of age), yelled at him to “shut your [expletive] kids up.” The caller and Vargo Jr. then got into a brief verbal argument. During that argument, Vargo Jr. stated that he was going to shoot the caller. Witnesses confirmed the caller’s information.
Officers spoke with Vargo Jr., who stated numerous times that he hated the kids and they were always loud. Vargo Jr. was charged with menacing and summoned into Bowling Green Municipal Court.
The Mission of the Bowling Green Police Division is to improve the quality of life in the city’s neighborhoods, to involve the community in decisions which directly affect them and to provide the necessary services identified by the community as important.