BG man found in university vehicle, charged with trespass, having weapon without a permit

Bowling Green Police arrested a man with a handgun early Monday after finding him in a vehicle owned by
the university.
Freddie C. Simmons IV, 21, of Sixth Street, has been charged with receiving stolen property, criminal
trespass and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
An officer on bike patrol observed Simmons just after 3 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of Troup Avenue,
near the Tucker Center for Telecommunications, in a Ford Focus belong to Bowling Green State University.
He was stopped by officers after he exited the vehicle.
A search of Simmons turned up a Kel-Tec .32-caliber handgun in his pants pocket as well as a key to the
vehicle.
"We are looking into how he got the key," said David Kielmeyer, university spokesman.
The vehicle was used by the Northwest Ohio Educational Technology Foundation; a set of keys had gone
missing in the past year, according to Kielmeyer. As a precaution, the university changed the ignition
switch on the Focus, meaning the keys Simmons had would not work on the vehicle.
Simmons is a former student but, according to the university, he hasn’t been registered for classes since
spring 2010.
He was arraigned Monday, and remains in jail with bond set at $10,000. The case was continued, and he was
scheduled to appear in court this morning with his attorney.