Officer Lisa Kline says this isn't uncommon.
"I think a lot of people in this area have police scanners.They can listen to police, fire and rescue," says Kline
."We do know that there are criminal elements that use police scanners to try and monitor our traffic."
To help keep neighborhoods safe, Kline
says they need help from people who live along the street, like those along Walnut.
"It really takes constant communication between the police and the people in the neighborhood," says Kline
."They need to feel they're listened to and we also need to get information, because as you point out, we can't be everywhere all the time.So we really rely on citizens."
Officers are concerned criminals can listen to their activity, but Kline
says it's something they've learned to deal with. She
says, "It is something we're aware of and we try to work with and work around."Kline
acknowledges people on Walnut are frustrated because, when they report criminal activity, it often seems to stop right before cops arrive.
"I think they were frustrated and concerned and worried and confused," says Kline