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Douglas County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jerry Moe looks over the new department website that launched this week in his office. The site is designed to keep the public informed. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Sheriff launches crime-fighting website

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

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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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