Man arrested in BG, found with gun, hatchet and knives at work


An man was arrested after he allegedly had a gun, a hatchet and three knives at work in Bowling Green.

On Thursday at 2:33 p.m., Bowling Green police were called to Vehtek, 2125 Woodbridge Blvd., to be present while management talked to an employee they suspected of possessing a firearm on the property the previous night and had allegedly shown another employee a gun.

The employee, identified as Bryan Hamilton, Oregon, Ohio, denied bringing a firearm onto the property. He gave officers consent to pat him down and to search his backpack, which was with him. A loaded .357 Ruger revolver was found in his backpack, along with extra ammunition, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.

A hatchet also was found in his backpack and a pat-down of his person located two expandable batons, two karambit-style knives in holsters on his belt, and a straight-blade knife.

Also located in his backpack was an envelope containing approximately 20 syringes, as well as five vials of suspected testosterone. There were two additional vials with unknown substances in them.

Hamilton admitted that he knew he was prohibited from bringing a firearm onto Vehtek property and stated the vials contained testosterone, and he did not have a prescription for them, according to the report.

There are clearly posted signs prohibiting firearms on the property, and employees are made aware of the company policy during orientation, according to the police report.

The facility manager notified Hamilton he was fired and that he was not allowed to return onto the property.

Hamilton, 23, was charged with criminal trespass, possession of a controlled substance-Schedule III and possession of drug abuse instruments.

He was taken to the Wood County Justice Center and appeared in municipal court on Friday. He pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and the two drug charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to two years of community control.

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