- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Gage County officials will spend more than $13,700 to upgrade security equipment at their detention center.

The Beatrice Daily Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1oVcILj ) that the Board of Supervisors approved the funding at its Wednesday meeting. Board members were told that the technology will help close gaps in the current system. The upgrade was prompted by vandalism and inmate suicides.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Doug Klaus says authorities currently aren’t able to monitor some areas around the facility. Klaus says high-definition cameras will also make it easier for deputies to identify suspects.

Current surveillance equipment helped deputies catch a man who recently threw rocks at the jail to get his ex-girlfriend’s attention. Three windows were broken in the process, and at least one other jail window was broken in a previous incident.

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Information from: Beatrice Sun, http://www.beatricedailysun.com

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