On November 30th, 2021 at approximately 11:50pm, officers were dispatched to City Lot 2 for a report of a fire. Officers arrived and located numerous cardboard boxes and a pallet on fire in front of a rear stairway at 163 South Main Street. The Bowling Green Fire Division responded and extinguished the fire.
An investigation into this incident by responding officers and detectives led to the arrest of Brandon Shirkey (28 years old, Bowling Green, Ohio). Mr. Shirkey was charged with Aggravated Arson and taken to the Wood County Justice Center on December 1st.
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.