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Forks Crime Jumps in September

Forks Township saw 689 crime incidents in September, up from 600 in August.

 

Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney has reported 689 criminal incidents for September, compared with 600 in August, 635 for July, 663 for June, 647 in May and 631 in April.

A rape and an armed robbery topped September's police report.

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

  • One rape.
  • One robbery with firearm.
  • One forcible fondling.
  • 20 thefts, including four cases of $200 or more being stolen from a vehicle, two from a building and five cases of $50 to $200 from automobiles.
  • One incident of harassment.
  • Two disorderly conducts in public places.
  • Thirteen domestic disturbances, three juvenile disturbances, five fights or disputes.
  • 30 reports of suspicious persons or vehicles.
  • Six cases of criminal mischief.
  • Six cases of found/recovered property.
  • Two protective orders.
  • There was also one case each of unlawful entry without force, fraud, credit card fraud, one runaway, one for mental health, possession of marijuana, a report of criminal mischief, one hazardous condition, harassment of communication, liquor law violation, underage possession of liquor and driving under the influence.

TRAFFIC

  • 125 traffic citations.
  • 38 traffic and parking problems.
  • 7 motor vehicle accidents.
  • Four cases of careless driving.
  • 21 traffic violations.
  • Ten traffic-related incidents.
  • One case of driving the maximum speed limit.

   CALLS/SERVICES

  • 9 real or false alarms for fires.
  • 58 911 calls.
  • 54 for unfounded alarms.
  • 15 police information notifications.
  • 48 responses for officer assistance.
  • 47 public service reports.
  • 75 medical assistance calls.
  • 21 building checks.
  • 5 non-traffic citations.

  OTHER INCIDENTS

  • 13 animal complaints and 13 dog law offenses or bites.
  • One non-criminal report.

The police department assisted other police departments and agencies nine times and fire departments four times 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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