Forks Township Police Department

  • Agency: Forks Township Police Department
  • Address: 1604 Sullivan Trl, Easton, 18040 PA
  • Chief: Gregory Dorney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-252-0785
Fax: 610-252-5285
Email:

Forks Township Police Department is located at 1604 Sullivan Trl, Easton, 18040 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Gregory Dorney. The Forks Township Police Department phone number is 610-252-0785.

Forks Township Police Department News

Good evening everyone! The Township experienced some heavy flooding this evening on most of the major routes and back roads. Please try and stay home at this time. If you have a true emergency dial 911 and we will get to you. Police , Fire and Public Works are working to block off roadways and help stranded motorists. Stay safe this evening!

The owner of the poodle was located. Thanks for all the shares and concern!

F.Y.I. morning commuters. Zucksville Rd. between Bushkill Dr. and Maple Ave. will be closed due to flooding conditions. Please plan an alternate route.

Zucksville Road is closed between Maple Avenue and Bushkill Drive due to flooding. Please find an alternate route.

Black tote with green lid found on Penn's Ridge Blvd. on Thursday, September 13th, possibly fell from a vehicle. Owner can contact F.T.P.D. at 610-252-0377.

***Reunited with owner*** Just located, 800 block of Gates St, male shepherd. Red/white checkered bandana with black collar, no tags.

We were just informed that North Delaware Drive (route 611) has been re opened.

Update: reunited! Just found behind Big Woody’s. Female pit mix. Collar with bright blue clasps/no tags and a shock collar.

Zucksville Rd from Bushkill Drive to Maple Avenue is closed until further notice due to flooding. Please seek an alternate route. Do not drive around erected barricades.

We’ve posted this before but in light of the uptick in fireworks related complaints, it bears repeating. There are only two proper ways to request a police response. One is to call the communications center. 911 for emergencies, 610-759-2200 for non-emergency response. The other is to stop at the station in person, however it isn’t staffed 24/7, so the safer bet is to call. We will not send officers via requests through Facebook messenger. Messages left on station voicemail may go unanswered during times outside of business hours. While there are also officers who are members of the Forks residents and safety Facebook pages, you should not expect police response based on posts on those pages. The departmental Facebook page has several officers who monitor it but again, it isn’t guaranteed that someone is watching it 24/7. Hope this clears things up.

Found in the 1500 Block of Sullivan Trail. Call ACO Tom Seip at ‭(484) 239-6918‬ to claim or provide any information that will help us get this pooch home.

With July 4th rapidly approaching, it's important that everyone is aware of the law changes when it comes to consumer fireworks. Yes, you can now buy the good stuff in Pennsylvania! Unfortunately, the vast majority of people living in the township are going to find that setting them off in their yards will find them on the wrong side of the new laws. If you live in a development, chances are you're within 150' of an occupied structure. Additionally, igniting them from the middle of the road or on township property is also prohibited. Please review the following information before you purchase your consumer fireworks so you can ensure you're sending them up lawfully. Section 2404. Use of consumer fireworks. (a) Conditions.—A person who is at least 18 years of age and meets the requirements of this article may purchase, possess and use consumer fireworks. (b) Prohibitions.—A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge: (1) Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner. (2) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices within, or throw consumer fireworks or sparkling devices from, a motor vehicle or building. (3) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices into or at a motor vehicle or buildings or at another person (4) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug. (5) Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure**. ** “Occupied structure” A structure, vehicle or place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons or for conducting business whether or not a person is actually present. Section 2414. Penalties. The following shall apply: (1) A person using consumer fireworks in violation of the provisions of this article commits a summary offense and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00 (2) A person selling consumer fireworks in violation of the provisions of this act commits a misdemeanor of the second degree. (3) A person selling display fireworks in violation of the provisions of this act commits a felony of the third degree. (4) A person selling federally illegal explosives such as devices as described in 49 CFR 173.54 (relating to forbidden explosives) or those devices that have not been tested, approved and labeled by the United States Department of Transportation, including, but not limited to, those devices commonly referred to as “M-80”, “M-100”, “blockbuster”, “cherry bomb” or “quarter or half stick” explosive devices, in violation of the provisions of this act commits a felony of the third degree. To see the entire revision of the new Pennsylvania Fireworks Law click on the following link:

There have been a number of thefts lately in the township. While the majority have been crimes of opportunity regarding unsecured property around people’s houses and vehicles, we’ve also had some where sheds have been broken into to steal contents inside, with one resident having the same shed broken into twice. While we are doing our best to be proactive and patrol the neighborhoods these crimes are very difficult and catching people in the act is very rare. We ask folks to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to help us out.

**Reunited with Owner** Mini Schnauzer found in the 400 block of Meco Rd East. Grey, sex unknown, black collar with blue Good Boy shock collar. Please call the non-emergency number if you have any information regarding the owner.

Missing cat, posted by request of the owner

Now that spring has finally sprung, let’s be aware and share the road.

Found at Winchester and Knollwood, male lab/pit mix. No collar/tags

***DOGS HAVE BEEN REUNITED WITH THEIR OWNERS*** Pair of Irish setters found this morning around 3am in the 700 block of Newlins Road East. Both with invisible fence collars, one red, the other blue.

We see it every time there’s a major weather event. For those of you who feel the barricades are meant for other people, here’s a sober reminder of why we need to pay attention and follow the rules.

We strongly encourage folks to limit travel this morning. Road conditions deteriorated rapidly within the last several hours and there are numerous accidents in the area. Please allow time for the road crew to get things under control before you venture out.

A special thank you to Easton Hospital for providing these life-saving devices to our department.

You may have noticed over the last several months your police force was a little fuzzier than normal. Starting in October, officers have been paying for the privilege of being exempt from the facial hair regulations. Some of the beards have been spectacular! Sadly this comes to an end on January 1st. We are happy to report that we raised $553 which was distributed to several needy residents and their families just prior to Christmas. Please be good to each other and have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

**UPDATE - POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED** Currently residents and businesses in the north end of the township may be experiencing a power outage. Forks Fire is on scene in Stockertown with a utility pole fire and as a result power has been cut. No ETA for power restoration at this time.

Tonight at approximately 5:30pm one of our residents was running on the township path behind Vista Court when she was harassed verbally and chased by several individuals, presumably young teenagers. Due to it being dark no descriptions were available. The runner was unharmed but understandably shaken up. People should be able to use the paths in the township free from the fear that they are going to be harassed, chased or intimidated. Parents, talk to your kids. Tell them that this behavior is unacceptable and that the police department takes these matters seriously. This behavior has no place in our township.