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