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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Bowling Green Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Planned for May 30th

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In conjunction with the Memorial Day Parade, scheduled to begin at 10:00AM on Monday, May 30th, several Bowling Green streets will be temporarily closed while the parade is in motion.

Street closures will be “rolling” meaning that roads will be closed shor...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Put a Lid on It! Free Youth Bike Helmets Available

In 2017, the number of people injured by not wearing a bike helmet was 51,000, enough people to fill Nationwide Arena in Columbus 2½ times. Universal use of bicycle helmets by children ages 4 to 15 could prevent between 135 and 155 deaths, between 39,000 ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED MURDER AND AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

On April 26th, 2022 at approximately 10:53am, the Bowling Green Police Division responded to 1017 S. Main Street after receiving a report of a male who had slashed several tires on a vehicle. While responding to that location, reports about shots being fi...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATE ONLINE SCAM

Bowling Green Police are investigating an incident where a phone number for a local business was changed online.  The Bowling Green Police Division reminds residents to confirm the phone number for the business they are trying to contact through ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Parking Regulations Alert

Visitors of the downtown City-owned parking lots are reminded that violations of overnight parking and timed parking restrictions may result in ticketing of vehicles and possibly towing of vehicles.  No vehicles may remain within City-owned parki...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE ARREST MAN FOR AGGRAVATED ARSON

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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. &...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATE THEFT FROM CITY PAYMENT DROP BOX

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On November 30th, 2021, the Bowling Green Police were notified of a theft from the City of Bowling Green payment drop box located at the City Administrative Services Building, 304 North Church Street.  The subject forced entry into the box and re...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE ARREST MAN FOR MULTIPLE WEAPONS CHARGES

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On November 7th, 2021 at approximately 12:33am, a staff member at Liquid Bar (238 North Main Street) flagged down a BGPD officer who was on foot patrol about a man inside the bar with a firearm.  Multiple officers entered the bar and located the ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT

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At 11:31 am, the Bowling Green Police Division received a report of a domestic violence incident that occurred at 837 Hamilton Ct.  Officers received information that on 10/14/2021 the suspect, Matthew Purdy (30 yrs old, from Bowling Green) point...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Mayor Aspacher and Chief of Police Hetrick Joint Statement

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Chief Hetrick and I are deeply concerned with recent incidents within our downtown.  We met with local bar owners who share this concern and we collectively have made plans to address these current safety issues.  The resounding sentimen...

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Posted on: October 3, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING

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On October 2nd, 2021 at 11:43pm the Bowling Green Police Division responded to the area of 238 North Main regarding shots fired.  Officers arrived in the area and located Dalin Morris (21 years of age, Toledo, OH)  in a nearby parking lo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE DIVISION TO HOST CITIZEN OUTREACH PROGRAM

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The Citizen Outreach Program (COP) is designed to bring the community and police together in a learning environment.  Citizens will have an internal look at the Bowling Green Police Division’s operation, training, and be able to connect with Divi...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE DIVISION INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY

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The Bowling Green Police Division is investigating an armed robbery which took place on August 12, 2021 at approximately 3:57 am at the Hampton Inn, 141 Campbell Hill Road.  The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a black sweatshirt an...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATING ASSAULT THAT OCCURRED IN 100 BLOCK OF EAST WOOSTER

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The Bowling Green Police Division continues to investigate an assault that occurred on July 31st, 2021.  Follow this link to view video of the incident. The Police Division is looking to identify multiple subjects from the incident and asks for y...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE RESPOND TO FIGHT IN THE 100 BLOCK OF N. MAIN STREET

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On August 1st, 2021 at approximately 0149 hours, the Bowling Green Police Division had officers in the 100 block of N. Main Street monitoring a large crowd when a fight between approximately 6 to 8 individuals began.   Due to the size of the figh...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATING ASSAULT THAT OCCURRED IN 100 BLOCK OF EAST WOOSTER

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On July 31, 2021 at 1:19AM, the Bowling Green Police Division responded to the 100 block of East Wooster Street regarding an assault that occurred.  The victim reported that he was assaulted by a large group of males.  The victim sustain...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE INVESTIGATING GUNSHOTS IN 200 BLOCK OF NORTH MAIN STREET

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Bowling Green (August 2nd, 2021) – On August 1st, 2021 at 2:06AM, Bowling Green police officers were in the downtown area investigating another incident when they heard gunshots in the 200 block of North Main Street.  The preliminary in...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE RESPOND TO INJURY ACCIDENT, DRIVER WHO LEFT SCENE ON FOOT ARRESTED

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On July 19th, 2021 at approximately 8:23am, the Bowling Green Police Division responded to the report of an injury accident on South Grove Street near Pearl Avenue where one of the vehicle’s involved struck a house and was partially overturned.  ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE RESPOND TO UNRESPONSIVE FEMALE

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On July 5, 2021 at 5:08 am the Bowling Green Police Division responded to 204 Clay Street regarding a female not breathing.  The Bowling Green Fire Department responded to the scene, the female was deceased.  Bowling Green Police Detecti...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

BOWLING GREEN POLICE RESPONDS TO THEFT OF LUG NUTS

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Residents are encouraged to inspect their vehicles prior to driving to ensure the vehicle can be safely operated.

The Bowling Green Police Division ask that citizens report any and all suspicious activity that they observe.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

New Website Launched!

For the past several months, Bowling Green has been partnering with CivicPlus and the Bowling Green Economic Development Office to redesign the City’s website to better serve and promote the community. The refreshed site went live on Tuesday, Ju...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Mayor Aspacher and Chief of Police Hetrick Joint Statement

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Chief Hetrick and I are deeply concerned with recent incidents within our downtown.  We met with local bar owners who share this concern and we collectively have made plans to address these current safety issues.  The resounding sentimen...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

BG Police Citizen Outreach Program (COP) Makes Lasting Impact

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The Bowling Green Police Division recently hosted their first Citizen Outreach Program (COP) on October 28th and November 4th, 2021, to give community members a direct experience of what they do for the city. “The Citizen Outreach Program was developed as...

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