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County crime rate on the upswing

Sheriff blames drug activity for much of the increase


As Sidney and Cheyenne County continue to grow, so do incidents of crime around the region.

“We’re in an unprecedented time right now with the crimes of violence, the drug cases,” said Cheyenne County attorney Paul Schaub at a county commissioner meeting last month.

In Nebraska communities with populations from 5,000-99,999 there were 11 cases of murder or manslaughter in 2011 and four in 2012, according to a report by the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. This represents a 64 percent drop in murder cases in communities of that size.

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