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Police Scanner Phone App Can’t Keep Dorchester Man Out Of Trouble

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BOSTON (CBS) – An arrest Friday night by Boston police seems to prove that even technology can’t always keep you out of trouble.

Plain clothes officers pulled over 22-year-old Dexter Winnie for failing to use his turn signal.

They searched Winnie and his car after noting the smell of marijuana. The search turned up marijuana, a knife, and brass knuckles.

Winnie was arrested on weapons and drug charges. He also received a traffic citation.

During the traffic stop, officers reported that they could hear a Boston Police Operations broadcast coming from inside the car.

It turns out that police transmission was coming from an application on the suspect’s cell phone.

Officers seized that cell phone.

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