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New countywide police unit targets tech crimes

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With all the advances computers and cell phones have made in our lives, it turns out the devices also provide a lot of opportunities for criminals.

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“Phones and computers are really good ways to commit crimes,” said Tim Leslie, Dakota County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy.

Most law enforcement investigations involve some sort of electronic forensic evidence, whether it’s GPS data from a cell phone or messages sent via Facebook or Twitter, Leslie said.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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