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Newport woman charged with attempted burglary at local bank, assaulting police

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has charged a woman with attempting to burglarize a bank deposit box and bank, and assaulting an officer attempting to arrest her.

Stephanie Foster, 30, was arrested and charged with attempted burglary, unlawful mischief, assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest.

On Saturday, May 28, at approximately 8:20 a.m., police reported that a deposit box at the Community National Bank on Main Street had been vandalized.

A review of security camera footage from the previous night showed an individual later identified as Foster attempting to access the bank’s front door by force, as well as an ATM machine in the bank’s lobby, and a deposit box.

Police say at one point she pulled a metal casing around the deposit drawer away from the wall.

Investigators found blood and fingerprints on the metal casing of the deposit drawer.

On Saturday police went to Foster’s home to speak with her about the incident.

When police attempted to take her into custody, she forcibly resisted and kicked an officer in the chest during the struggle.

The officer was not injured.

Police say Foster was on probation at the time of her arrest, so she was turned over to the custody of Newport Probation and Parole and held at the Northern State Correctional Facility.

She is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

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