Bowling Green, OH Crime & Safety

TPD responded to 3 shootings over the weekend

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Police Department responded to three shootings over the weekend. The first was on Friday evening in south Toledo, when a home with two children inside was shot at. The shooting happened at the home on the 1100 block of Rockcress around 7:34 p.m. Police say...
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Two Injured in Findlay Crash Sunday Afternoon

A crash in Findlay Sunday afternoon injured two people. According to a release from the Findlay Police Department, 19 year old Gabriel Kentris, of Arlington, was driving south on 236 when a northbound vehicle being operated by a juvenile male from Rawson spun out of control and struck her car in the driver’s side door.

BG man arrested for reportedly exposing himself and trying to grab woman

Bowling Green Police arrested a man early Saturday for reportedly exposing himself to a woman and trying to grab her. This was the fourth similar complaint BGPD has taken in the same area since September. Matthew Trumbull, 52, was charged with menacing and public indecency. Police were dispatched around 1:37...

BG man arrested for public indecency

A Bowling Green man has been arrested for public indecency and menacing after he allegedly exposed himself to a female. Bowling Green Police Division officers were called to the 600 block of Manville Avenue Saturday around 1:35 a.m. on a report that a naked man had exposed himself to a woman.

Perrysburg woman sentenced to prison for vehicular assault

A Perrysburg woman will spend time in prison after being found guilty of assaulting a police officer. Megan Mitro, 36, was sentenced to six years in prison after a court trial earlier this month. She was found guilty of felonious assault, a first-degree felony (three years), and failure to comply...

Kentucky man ID’d as BG high-speed chase suspect

A Kentucky man has been arrested for OVI and fleeing police after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with him flipping his vehicle. On Friday around 12:50 a.m., a Bowling Green Police Division officer was at East Reed Avenue and North Main Street when he reportedly saw a speeding sedan pass.

Men sentenced in 2020 thefts of new pickups

The first of seven men to take a plea in the June, 2020, thefts of 11 new pickup trucks from shipping yards connected with the Fiat Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex and the Ann Arbor Railroad was sentenced Monday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Police may have car from hit-and-run

MILLBURY — A car that may have been involved in a hit-and-run earlier this month that seriously injured two juveniles has been towed. Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer said the vehicle, which was towed from Elmore, needs to be examined for evidence. Police were looking for a damaged 1999-2005...

Grand jury opts not to indict woman on murder charges

A Lucas County grand jury decided that a Toledo woman won't be charged because she killed her ex-husband in self-defense. Shnitra Rizo, of the 600 block of Utah Street, will not face murder and felonious assault charges for the death of John Rizo, 32, after the grand jury heard self-defense testimony on Thursday, Michael Loisel, chief of the Lucas County prosecutor’s office’s criminal division, said.

TFRD investigating Sunday morning house fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Investigators are working to figure out what started a fire in Toledo Sunday morning. Toledo Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to a home in the 4200 block of South Avenue just after 8:30 a.m. The roof was smoking when firefighters arrived. Officials on the scene...

BG woman pleads guilty to 6th OVI

A Bowling Green woman who has six OVI arrests in 20 years may spend some time in jail. Sophia Zamarripa, 40, appeared Friday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Joel Kuhlman. She was indicted in July for operating a vehicle while under influence of alcohol, a fourth-degree...

One juvenile hurt in train accident on Berdan overpass

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - One juvenile was hurt Sunday when a stationary train he was playing on started to move. It happened around 2:41 p.m. on the Berdan Ave. train overpass near I-75. According to a Toledo Police report, a 13-year-old was climbing on a stationary train car when the...

Kentucky man arrested after high-speed chase and crash in BG

More details have been released about the high-speed chase through Bowling Green that ended in a crash early Friday morning. Garrick Fetters, 38, of Vanceburg, Kentucky, was arrested by the Ohio State Patrol. Around 1 a.m., a Bowling Green Police Division officer attempted to stop a 2000 Chevy Malibu for...