Forks Crime Continues to Fall

Forks Township had 600 incidents for August, a decent drop from 635 in July.

Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney has reported 600 criminal incidents for August, compared with 635 for July, 663 for June, 647 in May and 631 in April.


  • 13 thefts, including four cases of $200 or more being stolen from a vehicle or building and five cases of $50 to $200 from automobiles.
  • One incident of harassment and five of harassment by communication.
  • Four domestic disturbances, one juvenile disturbance, seven fights or disputes.
  • 33 reports of suspicious persons or vehicles.
  • Three cases of property damage.
  • Nine cases of criminal mischief.
  • Five cases of found/recovered property.
  • Six cases of crminal mischief to automobiles.
  • Three cases of automobile damage.
  • Two cases of lost or missing property.
  • Two reports of sex offenses.
  • There was also one case of mental health, one discovered open door/window, one threat, two protective orders, one assault, one fraud report, two for driving under the influence of alcohol and one for littering.


  • 68 traffic citations.
  • 35 traffic and parking problems.
  • 26 motor vehicle accidents.
  • Four cases of careless driving.
  • 17 traffic violations.
  • Six traffic-related incidents.
  • One case of driving without a license.


  • 11 real or false alarms for fires.
  • 41 911 calls.
  • 56 for unfounded alarms. 
  • Eight for disabled vehicles.
  • Eight police information notifications.
  • 48 responses for officer assistance.
  • 44 public service reports.
  • 57 medical assistance calls.
  • One motor vehicle lookup.
  • 20 building checks.
  • Two for fingerprinting.
  • One lockout.
  • Two service calls for stray animals.
  • One police escort.
  • Two traffic-related service reports.
  • One traffic-related motorist aid.


  • 14 animal complaints and 11 dog law offenses or bites.
  • Five cases of recovered property.
  • Five cases of people being locked out of their vehicles or buildings.
  • One case of wires or poles being down.

The police department assisted other police departments seven times and fire departments once during the month.

The foregoing information was supplied by Forks Township Police Department. Where arrests are indicated, it does not indicate a conviction.


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