What the real estate professional actually DID SAY was, "Check with the police department."
Don't take my word for it.
Troll the Q & A section right here on Trulia.
Most site visitors complain that agent DO NOT COMMENT regarding crime.
Now...here's the rub,,,,it would not matter if the agent did or did not make a statement the result is ALWAYS the same...the agent will be blamed for EVERYTHING...even when we are silent.......as you have demonstrated.