Forks Police are holding a Take-Back-Your-Medication Day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Giant Food Stores on Sullivan Trail.
Forks Township Police Department
Friday, April 26, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Forks Township Police will team up with the Palmer Township Police Department to offer a joint youth police academy this summer.
Less than one month after the announcement that it was canceled, the Summer Youth Police Academy is back on. This time, though, the Forks Township Police Department will hold the annual academy in tandem with the Palmer Township Police Department. Forks Police Chief Greg Dorney stated that he and Palmer Police Chief Larry Palmer reached an agreement to hold a joint police progam this summer. "This will allow both of us to do this," Dorney said. "I'm very excited." Dorney said he, Palmer and police chiefs from Easton and Wilson meet each month and at the most recent meeting, there was discusssion about trying to find ways to pool resources. In late March, the Forks police department announced that the program would be scrapped due to …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Forks Township supervisors comment on cuts to police-run bike derby and youth academy.
The program casualties are mounting for the Forks Township Police Department. First, the annual summer youth academy was axed. And then the bike derby got the chopping block. While residents have commented on Palmer-Forks Patch.com and our Facebook site about the losses, several Forks supervisors are now sharing their thoughts as well. "As far as the police programs being canceled, we understand the need to cancel them due to the timing of the staff openings being encountered by the police department," Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said. "We hope to address them as soon as possible and look forward to the police department offering these programs again in the future," Chuss said. Supervisor David Billings wondered why no discussion took …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Reduced staffing levels given as reason for cutting Forks community policing program for 2013.
There will be no Summer Youth Police Academy in Forks Township this year. "It is with great disappointment that we must announce there will be no Summer Youth Police Academy for 2013," the police department posted on its Facebook page Tuesday. "Unfortunately, due to reduced staffing levels, the police department will not have sufficient personnel to run the event." Forks Community Resource Officer Brooks Kranich said the department was forced to cut some community policing programs due to the staff reduction. "Unfortunately, the academy is probably our most manpower-intensive. We just don’t have the personnel to commit to it this year," Kranich said. "As the person who runs this program and a resident/taxpayer of the township, it’s highly …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Forks Township Police Officer Matthew Balodis allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend in late January in Tatamy.
A Forks Township police officer is on administrative leave following an incident in which he allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at his girlfriend and shoved her in late January. Patch.com reported then that Matthew Balodis, 30, of High Street in Tatamy, was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and harassment, according to court records. Balodis is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney said. Balodis, a Forks police officer since August 2007, is being paid while on leave, the Easton Express-Times reported. Dorney said the shotgun was not department-owned and the incident did not involve Forks Township, the story …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Palmer bike path, a new eatery in Forks Township and an incident at a Palmer bar also among top headlines in Palmer and Forks townships.
The week that was had a little bit of everything. In Palmer Township, officials said the bike path was closed until further notice. A man was allegedly duped in a computer crime while another allegedly punched his wife in a bar. For Forks, a new sub shop is slated to open in Park Plaza at Sullivan Trail. And crime took off during the month of November, according to police reports. The "I Heart Boobies" case found its way back to court. And we all learned a new word this week: Sequester. Fight took place at Bar-Don Lanes in Palmer Township, police said. November figures in Forks Township near double of October, but police chief says he's not alarmed. Juicy Subs is expected to be the first eatery opening at the Park Plaza at Sullivan Trail …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Easton Area School District Administrators found out that technology director Tom Drago was spying on them, search warrant says.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Forks Township police said computers seized for analysis from Easton Area School District administration office and a home.
A former Easton Area School District official is under investigation for allegedly spying on his colleagues. Forks Township police seized two computers used by Thomas Drago, the district's former director of technology Thomas Drago, police chief Greg Dorney said Monday. Court records say Drago illegally accessed computers owned by Easton Area Superintendent Susan McGinley and other school employees. He also allegedly had photos of a female co-worker's breasts, court documents say. In addition, police say Drago made an unauthorized recording of a closed school board meeting. Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney said in a statement Monday that his department issued warrants Friday for the seizure of one computer from the Easton Area …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Father, daughter killed in one-vehicle crash in Forks Township Tuesday.
The victims of a fatal crash in Forks Township Tuesday afternoon have been identified. Charles C. Eberharter, 47, and his daughter Juliana, 6, were killed in the one-vehicle crash on Paxinosa Road East, the Northampton County and Lehigh County coroner offices announced. The two lived on the 500 block of Paxinosa Road East near the crash site. Juliana Eberharter, also of the same address, died at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said today. The cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries, and coroner Scott Grim ruled the manner accidental. The car she was in hit a tree at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday. Her father was pronounced dead Tuesday at the crash from multiple blunt force trauma, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Forks Township Police Department Event Wednesday is part of Child Passenger Safety Week.
The Forks Township Police Department is conducting a child safety seat check event this week. The event takes place at the police station off Sullivan Trail Wednesday from 6-8pm. September 16-22 is Child Passenger Safety Week, so the police department is hosting the event to check seats and ensure their proper installation and usage. The department has two certified CPS Techs (Brooks Kranich and Jerry Johnson) and they will be checking seats by appointment only. People interested in this service will have to contact the police department at 610-252-0377 to schedule an appointment. It is a free service.