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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jerry Moe looks over the new department website that launched Tuesday. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Douglas County sheriff targets crime with new website

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After a rash of telephone wire thefts last summer, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department turned to social media to catch a thief.

The department had a surveillance photo of the suspect stealing wire. They needed to put a name with the face. Instead of sending out a typed fax to the media, the office sent it into cyberspace.

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