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Forks Township, PA

Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner
Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Officials have identified the Pennsylvania man who drowned while tubing in on the Delaware River on Saturday, July 6.  Gary M. Conley, 53, of Forks Township, was on a tube on the Delaware River when he went into the water and "did not return to the surface," said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Bystanders pulled him to the shore and performed CPR until he could be taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, authorities said. He was resuscitated at the hospital but died from complications from the drowning on Sunday, July 7, according to the coroner.  His de…
Man Caught With Mace, Stolen Gun In Forks Township Neighborhood: Police Man Caught With Mace, Stolen Gun In Forks Township Neighborhood: Police
Man Caught With Mace, Stolen Gun In Forks Township Neighborhood: Police A Columbia County man was arrested in Forks Township after police said they caught him with a stolen gun in his backpack on Monday, May 6.  Collyn Drake, 29, is charged with receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license, and drug offenses, township police said.  Authorities said he was spotted near Mitman Road and Heather Lane around 9 a.m. He told officers he was in the area to help a friend move but authorities searched his backpack when they saw the butt of a handgun jutting from his bag, police said.  The search yielded a Colt 38 revolver, two…
Animal Cruelty Investigation Launched In Northampton County Animal Cruelty Investigation Launched In Northampton County
Animal Cruelty Investigation Launched In Northampton County Police are investigating after a dog was found dead in a cage in Forks Township over the weekend. Officers were called to Frutchey Hill Road and Richmond Road Saturday morning, April 20 for an "animal complaint," Township police said in a release.  A small, brown Yorkie with a green colored bandana was found dead in a cage under a white bedsheet, authorities said. The dog "appeared to have been deceased for an extended period of time," they noted.  Anyone with information is being asked to submit a tip through Crimewatch. 
Women Wanted For Car Break-Ins, Fraud In Northampton County: Police Women Wanted For Car Break-Ins, Fraud In Northampton County: Police
Women Wanted For Car Break-Ins, Fraud In Northampton County: Police Two women are accused of burglarizing cars in Forks Township, police said in a release.  Investigators said the pictured suspects broke into two parked cars at 3601 Sullivan Trail during the early morning hours on Wednesday, March 6.  Police believe they took a purse containing credit cards and an ID, then tried to use them to cash a check at Embassy Bank in Allentown.  Anyone who can identify them is asked to call Officer Nelson of Forks Township Police at 610-252-0377 ext. 512 or email snelson@forkstownship.org. 
Woman Assaulted, Robbed Victims In Forks Township: Police Woman Assaulted, Robbed Victims In Forks Township: Police
Woman Assaulted, Robbed Victims In Forks Township: Police Forks Township police are seeking a woman accused of assault and robbery, the department said in a release.  It happened on Saratoga Court, around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, authorities said. Two victims told police they were attacked and robbed of their cell phones before the suspect fled in a car.  The suspect is identified as 30-year-old Taylor Marie Llorens, and police say she may be headed to New York City.  An arrest warrant has been issued and anyone with information is asked to call the department at 610-759-2200. 
NJ Man Sexually Abused Minor In Lehigh Valley Basement On New Year's, Police Say NJ Man Sexually Abused Minor In Lehigh Valley Basement On New Year's, Police Say
NJ Man Sexually Abused Minor In Lehigh Valley Basement On New Year's, Police Say A New Jersey man is accused of sexually abusing a child in the basement of a Lehigh Valley home last New Year's Eve.  John R. Grossmith, 42, of Stewartsville, NJ, is charged with unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a person under 13, and corruption of minors, Forks Township police said in a release.  On Jan. 18, Northampton County Children, Youth and Family Services alerted the department to possible abuse involving Grossmith and a child in the township, police said.  Investigators then uncovered evidence that, on Dec. 31, 2022, Grossmith "had unlawful sexual …
Cousins Nabbed In Santander Bank Heist In Palmer Township: Reports Cousins Nabbed In Santander Bank Heist In Palmer Township: Reports
Cousins Nabbed In Santander Bank Heist In Palmer Township: Reports A man facing eviction had his cousin drive him to rob a Santander Bank in Palmer Township — which happened as another Santander Bank across town was also robbed, according to police and news reports. It was not immediately clear if the incidents on Thursday, Jan. 26 were related. Cleon H. Edwards, 55, of Forks Township, allegedly told his 25-year-old Jalissa Cummings he needed rent money, Lehigh Valley Live reports. Cummings apparently acted as the getaway driver as Edwards walked into  Santander Bank at 3120 William Penn Highway in Palmer Township, lifted up his shirt and demanded mo…
No-Show Contractor Sought For Fraud In Forks Township: Police No-Show Contractor Sought For Fraud In Forks Township: Police
No-Show Contractor Sought For Fraud In Forks Township: Police A contractor paid to do landscaping work for a Northampton County couple but never actually did any of it is being sought for fraud by authorities. Steven Colson, 44, was was paid half the funds to complete the work for a client on the 700 block of Biltmore Avenue sometime last spring, authorities in Forks Township said. But Colson — who owns M&S Lawn and Landscape — never came back. The work completed and the funds were not returned, police said. Detectives determined the signature on the cashed check was similar to the one on Colson's driver's license. Several weeks passed without an…
BUSTED: PA Man, 53, Arrested On Felony Meth, Cocaine Distribution Warrant BUSTED: PA Man, 53, Arrested On Felony Meth, Cocaine Distribution Warrant
Busted: PA Man, 53, Arrested On Felony Meth, Cocaine Distribution Warrant A 53-year-old PA man was arrested on a felony warrant charging him with possession and intent to deliver meth and cocaine, authorities announced. Keith Lee Werkheiser, of Forks Township, was arrested around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 by Palmer Township Police on a felony warrant, Forks Township Police said. He was charged with felony drug possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while suspended. The charges stem from a traffic stop near Mavis Discount Tire on Wednesday, May 18, when Werkhei…
Lehigh Valley Man, 53, Accused Of Selling Meth, Cocaine Lehigh Valley Man, 53, Accused Of Selling Meth, Cocaine
Lehigh Valley Man, 53, Accused Of Selling Meth, Cocaine A 53-year-old man is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop near a Lehigh Valley tire shop led to the discovery of meth and cocaine, authorities said. Keith Lee Werkheiser, of Forks Township, was charged with felony drug possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while suspended, Forks Township Police said in a release on Monday, Oct. 10. The charges stem from a traffic stop near Mavis Discount Tire on Wednesday, May 18, when Werkheiser was allegedly found with various amounts of metham…
'Devastating:' PA Family Left Homeless After Car Barrels Through Living Room (PHOTOS) 'Devastating:' PA Family Left Homeless After Car Barrels Through Living Room (PHOTOS)
'Devastating:' PA Family Left Homeless After Car Barrels Through Living Room (Photos) A Pennsylvania family was left homeless after a reckless driver barreled through their living room and caused severe damage, authorities said. The Forks Township Fire Department responded to the local crash and found the vehicle slammed through the living room of a local home on the night of Saturday, July 30, the department said. According to a GoFundMe launched for the family, the driver was speeding before running over the curb, hitting a fire hydrant, and “flying” into the home. “They worked so hard to purchase this home and in an instant it is ruined because of a reckless driver,” re…
Lehigh Valley Native, Environmental Technician Dies Suddenly, 36 Lehigh Valley Native, Environmental Technician Dies Suddenly, 36
Lehigh Valley Native, Environmental Technician Dies Suddenly, 36 Beloved Lehigh Valley native and environmental technician Dwight C. Fisher died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 28. He was 36. Born in Easton, Dwight graduated from Bangor High School, his obituary says. Dwight worked as an environmental technician for JMT Industrial & Environmental Contracting Services in Forks Township, according to his memorial. A member of the Wells Hunting Camp, Dwight was known for his love of all things outdoors, including hunting and fishing, as well as Motocross racing. Above all, Dwight is remembered for his genuine personality and ability to put a smile on…
Trapped Victim Freed, Hospitalized As Car Veers Off Road Into Lehigh Valley Field Trapped Victim Freed, Hospitalized As Car Veers Off Road Into Lehigh Valley Field
Trapped Victim Freed, Hospitalized As Car Veers Off Road Into Lehigh Valley Field A trapped victim was rescued and taken to a nearby hospital after a car veered off the roadway and into a field in the Lehigh Valley area, authorities said. The vehicle veered off the road and traveled “well into a field,” near Newlins and Richmond Roads in Forks Township the morning of Monday, Feb. 7, the local fire department said. The victim was safely removed from the car and taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. “Please drive safe,” the department said. Scroll down for additional photos. Today Forks T…
Gunman Fires Shots Into Lehigh Valley Restaurant Gunman Fires Shots Into Lehigh Valley Restaurant
Gunman Fires Shots Into Lehigh Valley Restaurant A gunman was arrested after allegedly firing shots into a Lehigh Valley restaurant over the weekend, authorities said. Easton resident Noah Johnson, 24, is accused of firing a gun into Big Woody's Sports Bar and Grill on Sullivan Trail in Forks Township around 2 a.m. Saturday, WFMZ reports citing local police. Johnson was taken into custody Sunday and charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and a dozen counts of recklessly endangering another person, the report says. No one inside the restaurant was injured, according to police, who did not clarify a possible mot…
Report: Felony Charge For Northampton County Man Who Spit Blood In Jail Cell, Said He Had COVID Report: Felony Charge For Northampton County Man Who Spit Blood In Jail Cell, Said He Had COVID
Report: Felony Charge For Northampton County Man Who Spit Blood In Jail Cell, Said He Had COVID A Northampton County man who police say spit blood at Easton officers from a holding cell and said he had COVID-19 is facing felony charges, a new report says. John Paul Suozzo, 34, said he had the virus and spit blood around the holding cell as well as a nearby desk and computer after being arrested for making several bogus calls to 911 while intoxicated around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, LehighValleyLive reports citing court records. Suozzo, of Forks Township, was charged with felony aggravated harassment by prisoner, calling 911 for something other than emergency, institutional vandalism, public…
RECOGNIZE THEM? Police Seek ID For Trio Of Northampton County Vandalism Suspects Caught On Tape RECOGNIZE THEM? Police Seek ID For Trio Of Northampton County Vandalism Suspects Caught On Tape
Recognize Them? Police Seek ID For Trio Of Northampton County Vandalism Suspects Caught On Tape Police in Northampton County are seeking the public’s help identifying three vandalism suspects. The three suspects — pictured above — were caught on surveillance footage vandalizing Forks Township property with graffiti in several different areas, police said. Anyone with information about the suspects’ identities is asked to contact Detective Philomena Kelly at 610-438-8121 or Pkelly@forkstownship.org.
These Towns Were Ranked Best Places To Live In Northampton County These Towns Were Ranked Best Places To Live In Northampton County
These Towns Were Ranked Best Places To Live In Northampton County Niche.com has released its latest rankings of best places to live in Pennsylvania as well as Northampton County. Crime, quality of schools, things to do, and cost of living were among the factors used in determining the rankings.  According to the list, the top three spots in Northampton County are Forks Township, Lower Nazareth Township and Wilson. Top towns for public schools in the county include Wilson, Raubsville and West Easton, respectively. Here are the other top places to live in Northampton County, according to Niche.com. 4. Hanover Township 5. Lower Saucon Town…