Bowling Green Police Make Arrest in Community Graffiti Incidents


 Bowling Green (December 15, 2011) – Based on cumulative investigative information, BGPD investigators developed probable cause to arrest Brent E. Williams, 19 years old, for Criminal Mischief, ORC 2909.07A1 with a bond of $5,000, lodging him at the Wood County Justice Center on December 13, 2011.

 City police received a number of complaints regarding damage to privately owned property as a result of graffiti being placed on a variety of surfaces during the period of December 9 through 13, 2011.  Some of the locations that similar graffiti was found included the Wood County Courthouse Complex, a garage in the 700 block of Sixth St., the 300 block of N. Main Street., a business in the 400 block of E. Wooster Street, behind business in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Main Street.  BGPD Detectives have worked with Detectives from Bowling Green State University in that similar graffiti was found on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

 The majority of the graffiti bore some reference to “fa5v_0” as well as bearing designs of crowns and circular figures.

 The investigation led to the identification of Williams as a suspect in the case and subsequent searches of his property provided evidence corroborating his involvement in the incidents under investigation.

 Anyone having any information regarding these or similar incidents, is encouraged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division at (419) 352-2571 or Wood County CrimeStoppers at (800) 54-CRIME or (419) 352-0077.  In the event that information received through CrimeStoppers leads to a prosecution, anonymous informant(s) are eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

 The investigation is ongoing.


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