Vancouver scanner hobbyists put it on Twitter
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A couple of Vancouver residents who listen to the police and fire emergency radio are putting a new twist on their hobby by relaying what they hear on Twitter.
Caran Johnson and Jason Williard told The Columbian (http://is.gd/Ygey2Y ) they listen to the scanner because they like to know what's going on and feel a certain obligation to update their followers.
Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp cautions against putting out information from the early stages of an incident that isn't verified. She also says there's a chance a tweet could tip off a criminal.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com