by Sheila Gardner

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November 15, 2012
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Secret Witness: 25 years of crime-solving

It didn't take long for Secret Witness to catch on when private citizens joined with law enforcement officers in December 1987 to create the community crime-solving program.

The first payment was made a few months later when a Secret Witness tip helped solve the case of a stolen moped at Douglas High School.

More than $43,000 and 25 years later, Secret Witness is still going strong.

This week, Secret Witness was offering a $250 reward for information on an all-terrain vehicle stolen from a Gardnerville neighborhood.

In between there have been payouts for information in 125 cases from graffiti to …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 15, 2012 07:39PM Published Nov 15, 2012 07:33PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.