LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A Louisville man got in trouble with the law after police discovered three phone apps on his mobile phone.
It all started when 20-year-old Cory C. Todd was pulled over for playing his music too loud. After questioning, police learned that Todd had an active warrant against him, and was driving a vehicle -- without insurance -- that was not registered in his name.
Additionally, police found three suspicious apps on his mobile phone: PoliceStream, Scanner Radio and Police Scan.
An arrest report indicates that these apps are used to monitor police transmissions.
Todd was charged with -- among other things -- possession or use of a radio that sends or receives police messages.
Police scanners are routinely sold in electronics stores. When Fox41.com contacted Carey Klain, a spokeswoman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, she explained that state law allows citizens to keep police scanners in their homes, but prohibits them in other areas.
"You're not allowed to have it in a car...unless you're one of the approved people allowed to have police scanner," she said.
Interesting..I had no idea. I can kind of understand, but didn't realize that it was against the law.
Hmmm... I have Scanner 911 on my iPhone here in Florida. It streams the police/fire/etc from the web. So it actually isn't a scanner but does receive scanner reports. I wonder if the app warns of being illegal in certain states?
well, that makes sense, as you have 5 different islands they'd had to transmit over. Line of sight if you got 13,000 foot mountains would be a hindrance, I might think, as we had horrible reception near us, and there's huge hills nearby. Laser detectors are illegal too in Hawaii? Aloha to you & your state carp, we are ex-kamaainas. I miss Hawaii terribly. Interesting to know you can get that over your phone. Maybe that would help save someone's life, is there was a manhunt out for a dangerous criminal and you were aware of it, via your cell phone. I can see why the police would be wary of criminals using these apps though.
Laser detectors are illegal too in Hawaii? Aloha to you & your state carp, we are ex-kamaainas. I miss Hawaii terribly.
Cool from which Island ? ?
My understanding about radar detectors is that they sense , radar being used in affront of you, it is a very broad radar signal - this give you time to slow down.
With laser detectors (very narrow band of light), by the time you got the warning - you already have been tagged. Simply the laser needs to be pointed at the detector before it can warn you which is to late.
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