The headline on Christine Vendel’s story about overtime in the Middletown Police Department said it all: “Something is clearly wrong.”

Police officers in this quiet, little town raked up more overtime last year than any police department in Dauphin County, except Harrisburg. And despite the recent arrest of a man with explosives in his home, crime in Middletown is no where near what police have to deal with in Harrisburg.

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