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Crime Alert

December 19, 2013

Incident: Sexual Assault

On December 17 a female student reported to a Hall Director that she was sexually assaulted near the Wolfe Center at the beginning of the semester in early September of 2013. She said the incident occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and the suspect was a male that was unknown to her. She was unable to provide any other description of the suspect.

BGSU Police remind the University community that:.

  • Sexual Assault is any non-consensual sexual activity. No means No!
  • For any sexual activity to be consensual, it must be clearly communicated.
  • Sexual Assault includes any sexual activity with a person whose judgment is impaired by alcohol or drugs. Only those who are sober can give consent.

For additional information regarding services available to sexual assault victims, please go to the Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Offenses.

BGSU Police offer the following safety tips:

  • If you see a crime being committed, call 911 immediately.
  • Try not to walk alone at night. Walk with another person or a group of people and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Walking escorts are available on the Bowling Green campus between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. by calling 419-372-8360.
  • The campus shuttle service or a taxi is also a good alternative to walking alone.

BGSU reports these incidents to help raise awareness in and among the University community and to enable community members to take safety precautions to reduce the risk of crime. Campus notifications are made in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

October 14, 2013

Incident: Assault

On Sunday, October 13, a student reported to the BGSU Police Department that three unknown white males had assaulted him at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, in University Parking Lot E.

The victim stated that one suspect had blond hair and was wearing a black shirt, the second had brown hair and was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, and the third had brown hair and was wearing an orange V-neck shirt.

Lot E is located along Thurstin Street across from the Student Union.

If you have any information that would assist in the investigation, contact the BGSU Police Department at 419-372-2346.

BGSU Police offer the following safety tips:

  • If you see a crime being committed, call 911 immediately.
  • Try not to walk alone at night. Walk with another person or a group of people and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Walking escorts are available on the Bowling Green campus between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. by calling 419-372-8360.
  • The campus shuttle service or a taxi is also a good alternative to walking alone.

BGSU reports these incidents to help raise awareness in and among the University community and to enable community members to take safety precautions to reduce the risk of crime. Campus notifications are made in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

October 9, 2013

BG Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Possible Robbery Suspects

City of Bowling Green Police have developed information that has led to the image below of 2 black males in Offenhauer Towers who are possible suspects in the robbery at 524 N. Enterprise on Tuesday afternoon. The video shows the unidentified subjects walking in a hallway. One is holding a towel to a cut on his forehead believed to have been sustained as he was fleeing the robbery. These subjects may be armed and should be considered dangerous. If you know who they are, do not confront them. Call the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-2571 or BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

October 7, 2013

Computer Theft 

BGSU Police are searching for two suspects in the theft of four Apple iMac desktop computers from the Batchelder computer lab in the Kreisher Quadrangle. The theft occurred around 2 a.m. on Sept. 21.

Both suspects were caught on surveillance video. The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 150-160 lbs., with a slender build.

The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 190-210 lbs., with an athletic build.

If you recognize either of these individuals, or have any information that may help in the investigation, please contact BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

 

Computer Theft Suspect

Computer Thief Suspect 2

August 24, 2013

Incident: Robbery

A 23-year-old male has reported that a robbery occurred just after 4 a.m. on Saturday, August 24. The victim indicated that an unknown male reached into his front pants pocket and stole $120 in cash. The incident occurred in university Parking Lot B, near WBGU's building on Troup St.

The victim described the suspect as a heavyset black male approximately 6' 02" tall. He was reportedly wearing a red hoodie with unknown lettering.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

If you have any information that may be helpful to the investigation, please call BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

May 23, 2013

Incident: Theft

BOWLING GREEN, O. - Bowling Green State University Police are investigating the theft of several pieces of artwork and supplies taken from 1210 Fine Arts Center sometime between May 1-4, 2013.

Three students reported the missing items to police. The stolen artwork includes jewelry made of precious metals as well as several sculptures. A number of tools were also taken, including Dremel accessories, sanding pads, containers of paint, a Swiss Army Knife, and a beige and green tackle box containing silver and files.

Wood County Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Tips can be called in 24 hours a day at 1-800-54-CRIME or to BGSU Police at 419-372-2346. You can remain anonymous.

Pictures of the stolen artwork and tools are posted online

April 30, 2013

Incident: Robbery

A female student has reported that a robbery occurred just after 9 p.m. on Monday, April 29. She indicated that an unknown male grabbed her mobile phone out of her hand and scratched her face during the theft. The incident occurred just outside the courtyard door to Founders Quadrangle. She described the suspect as a black male in his early twenties, approximately 5' 06" tall. He was reportedly wearing a red purple hoodie with the words “True Religion.”

If you have any information that may be helpful to the investigation, please call BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

March 11, 2013

CAPTURED

The U.S. Marshals Service reports that Michael Moses Tarpeh, the subject of a Feb. 28 crime alert, has been arrested by law enforcement in Iowa. Although he was never suspected to have been in the Bowling Green area, Tarpeh was wanted for a number of crimes on college campuses in Virginia, Connecticut and Massachusetts and was seen near Ohio State University in Columbus.

He was arrested March 6 by the Iowa State Patrol after allegedly attempting to steal gasoline near Council Bluffs.

February 28, 2013

Be On The Lookout

BGSU Police have been notified that U.S. Marshals and law enforcement agencies in Columbus, Ohio; Virginia, Connecticut and Massachusetts are actively searching for this individual – Michael Moses Tarpeh. There is no reason to believe that Tarpeh is in the Bowling Green area.

However, there is concern that the suspect has been traveling from one college campus to the next targeting college-age women. He is accused of sexual assault, burglary and carjacking. Tarpeh was believed to have been in the Columbus area recently.

Tarpeh is 23 years old, described as “heavy-set,” about 6 feet tall, and weighing around 280 pounds. He was last known to be driving a 2002 four-door, gold-colored Honda Accord with New York plates – EHN1615.

If you have any information about Tarpeh’s whereabouts, call 911 or BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

Name : TARPEH, MICHAEL MOSES

Alias: BOADI, MICHAEL MOSES

Also refers to himself as "Bigggggg Mike"

BGSU - Crime Alert

December 11, 2012

Incident: Sexual Assault

A female student has reported that a sexual assault occurred just after midnight on Monday, Dec. 10. She reported that an unknown male touched her inappropriately and without her permission while she was riding a campus shuttle bus. She described the person as being a white male in his early twenties, medium build, approximately 5' 07" tall, with brown hair, a mustache, and a tattoo on his hand or wrist. He was reportedly wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Persons riding campus shuttles should notify the driver if any crimes, problems or emergencies occur on the bus. Shuttle drivers are in radio communication with the police and can call for assistance immediately.

If you have any information that may be helpful to the investigation, please call BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

August 20, 2012

Incident: Violation of Persona Non Grata Order

The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is Bowling Green State University’s top priority.

Michael David Peters has been banned from all BGSU campuses and facilities for making threats against a faculty member.

Mr. Peters was reportedly seen on our Bowling Green campus today in McFall Center. If he returns to campus, he is subject to arrest for criminal trespass.

If you see him, please call BGSU police at 419-372-2346

We want to assure you that we take any type of threat seriously, and have moved quickly to ensure safety. If you are ever concerned about your safety at BGSU, call 911.

November 1, 2011

Incident: Assault

The City of Bowling Green Police Department is investigating the assault of a BGSU student that occurred off campus sometime in the early morning hours of Oct. 29. A passerby discovered a male victim lying near the Wood County Courthouse on East Court Street at approximately 12:42 a.m. The victim was transported by air ambulance to a Toledo hospital for head injuries. If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-2571.

Safety Tips:

  • If you see a crime being committed, call 911 immediately.
  • Try not to walk alone at night. Walk with another person or a group of people and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Walking escorts are available on the Bowling Green campus between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. by calling 419-372-8360.
  • The campus shuttle service or a taxi is also a good alternative to walking alone.

October 14, 2011

Incident: Sexual Assault

The BGSU Police Department received information from a Greek House Director that a female was sexually assaulted in the early hours of Friday, October 14, 2011 and that it may have occurred in a Conklin Greek housing unit on campus. Information gathered from the House Director and the Bowling Green city police indicates the female had been with friends downtown earlier in the evening and left them to return home. She does not remember how she ended up in the residence where the incident occurred, but she recalls the suspect initially telling her he would take her to see the person she was looking for and she recalls sexual activity taking place. The suspect was a college-aged white male. Alcohol was involved.

Sexual Assault refers to a range of crimes from unwanted or offensive sexual touching to sexual battery, attempted rape and rape.

BGSU reports these incidents to help raise awareness in and among the University community and to enable community members to take safety precautions to reduce the risk of crime. Campus notifications are made in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

BGSU Police remind the University community that:

  • Sexual Assault is any non-consensual sexual activity. No means No!
  • For any sexual activity to be consensual, it must be clearly communicated.
  • Sexual Assault includes any sexual activity with a person whose judgment is impaired by alcohol or drugs. Only those who are sober can give consent.

For additional information regarding services available to sexual assault victims, please go to the Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Offenses.  Campus Security and Fire Safety  

March 28, 2011

Incident: Multiple Assaults

Two, off-campus assaults over the weekend that resulted in serious injuries are being investigated by Bowling Green Police.

Several males assaulted a male BGSU student early Saturday, March 26, following a party on Troup Street. The victim was transported by air ambulance to a Toledo hospital with head injuries.

Early Saturday morning, a North Baltimore man was assaulted by several people near the railroad crossing on East Court Street. He was also transported to a Toledo hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

Bowling Green Police are investigating. The department does not believe the two events are related. If you have any information on either incident, you are asked to contact Bowling Green Police at 419-352-2571.

BGSU reports these incidents to help raise awareness in and among the University community.

Safety/Prevention Tips:

  • If you see a crime being committed, call 911 immediately.
  • Try not to walk alone at night. Walk with another person or a group of people.
  • Campus escorts are available:
    Sunday through Thursday: 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
    Friday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Call: 419-372-8360

 

march 22, 2011

incident: indecent exposure

the bgsu police department reports that a male suspect exposed himself to several women near the southwest corner of the jerome library around 11:30 p.m. last night (march 22).

the suspect is described as a heavyset, white male, approximately 6-feet tall and about 20 years old. he was wearing khaki pants and a black, hooded sweatshirt. anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to contact the bgsu police at 419-372-2346.

bgsu reports these incidents to help raise awareness in and among the university community, and in compliance with the provisions of the federal jeanne clery disclosure of campus security policy and campus crime statistics act of 1998.

prevention tips:

 

  • try not to walk alone at night.
  • walk with another person or a group of people.
  • campus escorts are available: sunday through thursday: 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. friday: 6-10 p.m. call: 419-372-8360

 

bgsu's campus shuttle service for on-campus transportation and 2-ride service for off-campus trips are available at 419-372-ride (7433). for schedule and more information, visit http://www.bgsu.edu/offi ces/parking/page25627.html 


March 1, 2011

Incident: Sexual Assault

The BGSU Police Department reports that a male victim was sexually assaulted in a Conklin Greek housing unit in the early hours of Sunday, February 27. The victim reported he knows the suspect. 

Sexual Assault refers to a range of crimes from unwanted or offensive sexual touching to battery, attempted rape and rape. It may occur between people of the same or opposite sex.

BGSU reports these incidents to help raise awareness in and among the University community, and in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

BGSU Police remind the University community that:

  • Sexual Assault is non-consensual sexual activity. No means No!
  • For any sexual activity to be consensual, it must be clearly communicated.
  • Sexual Assault includes sexual activity with a person whose judgment is impaired by drugs or alcohol. Only those who are sober can give consent.

For additional information regarding services available to sexual assault victims, please go to the Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Offenses.  Campus Security and Fire Safety

January 14, 2011

Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Keeping our campuses safe is a top priority for Bowling Green State University. I want to share with you a message Dean Balzer sent to the Firelands campus this afternoon about an incident there. If you are ever concerned about your safety on either of our campuses, please call the appropriate authorities. Dean Balzer outlines emergency procedures at Firelands below.

If you want to report a concern on our Bowling Green campus, please call University Police at 419-372-2346. If you have an emergency, you should immediately dial 911 or pick up one of the blue emergency phones.

Sherideen S. Stoll, CPA
Vice President for Finance and Administration

230 McFall Center | Bowling Green State University
phone 419-372-8262 | fax 419-372-8446
www.bgsu.edu/offices/finance


Faculty, Staff and Students:

Your safety and security is our utmost concern. I wanted to let you know that Erie County Sheriff's deputies arrested Yoseph Al-Mufti, a former student, yesterday after a disturbance in the teaching and learning center. Mr. Al- Mufti was charged with persistent disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. We are cooperating with the Erie County Sheriff's Department in its ongoing investigation.

In an unrelated incident last night, Perkins Township police arrested Mr. Al-Mufti a second time near the grounds of the Ohio Veterans Home. He was again charged with persistent disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

As a result of these charges, Mr. Al-Mufti has been banned from all Bowling Green State University facilities - both here at Firelands and in Bowling Green. If he returns to either campus, he is subject to arrest for criminal trespass. If you see Mr. Al-Mufti on campus, contact police.

I want to assure you that we take any type of threat seriously, and we moved quickly to ensure the safety of our campus. If you are ever concerned about your safety at BGSU Firelands, please dial "0" from any campus phone to be connected with the switchboard, who can immediately contact the Erie County Deputy Sheriff on duty on our campus at all times of operation. Dialing "911" or calling from one of our blue emergency phones located across campus will reach the Erie County Sheriff Dispatcher, who can alert our on-duty Deputy Sheriff.

Sincerely,

William Balzer
Dean, BGSU Firelands

October 6, 2010

Update: Arrests in recent vehicle break-ins/vandalism

BGSU police report the arrest of two non-students in connection with the recent vehicle break-ins/vandalism in Lot 12, which is located north of Perry Field House. Both men are from Lorain, Ohio and are in jail facing multiple charges.

Prevention Tips:
Remember to lock your vehicle and remove any valuables, if possible.
If you need to leave items in your car, lock them in your trunk or place them out of sight.

September 29, 2010

Incident:   Sexual Assault

The BGSU Police Department reports that a female victim was sexually assaulted in Harshman in the early hours of Saturday, Sept. 25. The victim reported she knows the suspect. 

Sexual Assault refers to a range of crimes from unwanted or offensive
sexual touching to battery, attempted rape and rape. 

BGSU reports these incidents to help the University community remain vigilant and take safety measures to prevent crime, and in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

BGSU Police remind the University community that:

  • Sexual Assault is non-consensual sexual activity. No means No!
  • For any sexual activity to be consensual, it must be clearly communicated.
  • Sexual Assault includes sexual activity with a person whose judgment is impaired by drugs or alcohol.  Only those who are sober can give consent.

For additional information regarding services available to sexual assault victims, please go to the Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Offenses.  Campus Security and Fire Safety

September 20, 2010

Incident:   Sexual Assault

The BGSU Police Department reports that a female victim was sexually assaulted in Offenhauer in the early hours of Saturday, September 18, 2010. The victim reported she knows the suspects. 

BGSU Police are investigating.

Sexual Assault refers to a range of crimes from unwanted or offensive sexual touching to battery, attempted rape and rape. 

BGSU reports these incidents to help the University community remain vigilant and take safety measures to prevent crime, and in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

BGSU Police remind the University community that:

  • Sexual Assault is non-consensual sexual activity. No means No!
  • For any sexual activity to be consensual, it must be clearly communicated.
  • Sexual Assault includes sexual activity with a person whose judgment is impaired by drugs or alcohol. Only those who are sober can give consent.

For additional information regarding services available to sexual assault victims, please go to the Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Offenses.  Campus Security and Fire Safety

September 14, 2010

Incident:   Sexual Assault

The BGSU Police Department reports that a female victim was sexually assaulted in McDonald Hall in the early hours of Sunday, September 12, 2010, by a suspect she knew. 

Sexual Assault refers to a range of crimes from unwanted or offensive sexual touching to battery, attempted rape and rape. 

BGSU reports these incidents to help the University community remain vigilant and take safety measures to prevent crime, and in compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

BGSU Police remind the University community that:

  • Sexual Assault is non-consensual sexual activity. No means No!
  • For any sexual activity to be consensual, it must be clearly communicated.
  • Sexual Assault includes sexual activity with a person whose judgment is impaired by drugs or alcohol.  Only those who are sober can give consent.

For additional information regarding services available to sexual assault victims, please go to the Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Offenses.  Campus Security and Fire Safety

September 14, 2010

Incident 1: Laptop Thefts

On September 5, 2010, three laptops were reported stolen from Harshman Residence Hall. The computers were taken from unlocked rooms. 

The BGSU Police Department is seeking your assistance in identifying the perpetrators.

Anyone with information regarding the thefts is asked to contact the BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

Prevention Tips:
Keep doors shut and locked at night and anytime you are away from your room.  Keep valuables out of sight when not in use.  Know who belongs on your floor and report suspicious activity immediately to the police.

Incident 2: Vehicle Break-ins/Vandalism

Over the weekend, September 11-12, 2010, approximately 12 vehicles were reported to have been broken into or vandalized in Lot 12 located north of Perry Field House. A number of items were reported stolen from the vehicles.

BGSU Police are investigating. Anyone with information regarding the thefts is asked to contact the BGSU Police at 419-372-2346.

Prevention Tips:
Remember to lock your vehicle and remove any valuables, if possible.
If you need to leave items in your car, lock them in your trunk or place them out of sight.