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Social media is not the way to report a crime


When a crime happens, there is a proper way to report it to the police.

And it’s not through social media.

Chief Joe Aikens, Sidney Police Department, urges citizens to contact the communications center or reach out to the police station when there is trouble.

“If there’s an emergency, we’d like you to call 911,” Aikens said. “If it’s a non-emergency, you can call 254-5515 or -2880, or dial the Sheriff’s Department number.”

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are not effective ways to report crimes.

“We don’t have somebody monitoring those 24 hours a day, s...

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