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Computer allegedly missing from town

— Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal is in the process of determining whether his department or an outside agency will handle an investigation into a missing computer and electronic files from City Hall.

“I have no doubt my guys can do the investigation properly, but you never want to have the appearance of impropriety,” Gjesdal said.

Gjesdal said he recently received a request from Mayor Greg Wilder to investigate the missing items.

City Hall, 300 Lincoln Ave., is located in Douglas County. Other portions of the town are also in Okanogan and Grant counties, so Gjesdal said he’s been speaking with his staff to determine the best way to proceed.

In November, Wilder defeated longtime Mayor Gayland “Quincy” Snow.

Snow said he has no knowledge of what happened to the computer.

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