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Lower Allen Township Police (717-975-7575)

  • Melissa Jo Kline, 45, of Harrisburg, was charged Aug. 6 with theft by deception and bad checks after a March 2 incident. Police said Kline endorsed a check made payable to herself, which was drawn on her Members 1st account. She did the same thing on March 4. The checks were returned on March 6 and March 7 for insufficient funds, but not before Kline had made $450 in purchases and ATM withdrawals, police said. She failed to make good on the bad checks, according to police.

State Police at Newport (717-567-3110)

John Anthony Kipp, 35, of Newport, was charged with open lewdness, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness following an Aug. 8 incident. Police said they investigated a public drunkenness and open lewdness incident at 12:20 a.m. Aug. 8 at Gantt Street and North Third Street in Newport, leading to the charges.

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