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February 01, 2013 #TweetAlong w/ @ArlingtonPD

#TweetAlong – A Virtual Ride-Along with @ArlingtonPD

7:31 pm:  Hey everyone. We will get this thing going at 8 pm. Checking out our Tahoe, grabbing equipment, and logging onto computer.

07:59 pm:  While we are getting ready to drive out of the parking lot, make sure you watched “InsideAPD” today youtu.be/WZSOz4N8wcc

8:08 pm:  As we start tonight we want to welcome 22 new Police Officers to APD who graduated from Class 45 today pic.twitter.com/REzpzdjW

08:29 pm:  On-scene on a suspicious person call at a convenience store up north.

08:30 pm:  for those following on the scanner, we are 860A tonight.

08:31 pm:  suspicious persons left the location. They apparently were handing out flyers to people in the parking lot.

08:32 pm:  on our way to a welfare check

08:46 pm:  Neighbor concerned when she could not get a hold of her elderly friend. we were able to get her to open door pic.twitter.com/jweT4uFY

08:47 pm:  We brought @ArlingtonTxFire & EMS with us in case we had to force entry.  She is ok and will be checked out

09:14 pm:  here comes the ‘Q’ word…..it’s ‘q’uiet so far…let’s see what we can get into….

09:31 pm:  we are checking the area for the suspects on an armed robbery in an apartment complex.

09:32 pm:  Apparently, two suspects stole cell phone from victim by displaying a weapon.

09:59 pm:  On scene strange call… Male called us saying he’s locked in his bedroom and can’t get out after having an argument with brother

10:02 pm:  Upon arrival, he was really locked in his room with the door bulging outward from door frame. pic.twitter.com/osanEQAe

10:02 pm:  We assisted in opening the door. He was ok and said he shouldn’t have slammed door so hard. Onto the next call

10:27 pm:  We are taking a quick break to eat. Take a look at “Inside APD” where Officer McDonnell talks about First Responder  Appreciation Day  youtu.be/KJ6W-o9t9Pw (Warning Note:  Tear jerker towards end)

10:58 pm:  Ready for a call!

11:03 pm:  On our way to a suspicious person call

11:10 pm:  There was a vehicle parked at a local park. When officers arrived they contacted a young man who was wrapping a birthday present for his wife since he forgot her birthday yesterday. He also had flowers and balloons.

11:34 pm:  Officer Henze, Sargent Vorpahl, Officer Baskin & Sargent McDonnell leaving west side briefing and ready to work! pic.twitter.com/IQjVH5Is

12:13 am:  on our way to a disturbance

12:29 pm:  call came out that subjects were yelling or fighting at an apartment complex parking lot. Officers could not locate the disturbance.

12:45 pm:  we are at a loud noise disturbance.

01:03 am:  Informed the residence to turn down their music and to take their gathering inside.

01:05 am:  It’s about time to close this out tonight. Quiet nights are good nights. Hope everyone has great weekend. Beautiful weather

01:27 am:  Our next #Tweetalong will be on Fri, Feb 15! Get ready for an exciting night w/our friends from another agency – more details to follow!

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I am interested in doing Tweetalong Transcripts  for any Police/Fire Department that does them.  Also @ArlingtonPD does joint tweetalongs w/ other Departments. (The tweetalongs transcripts in link are the ones I’ve done through the DFW Alerts Network). (eMail: eapicoalerts@gmail.com)

Joint #Tweetalong – @arlingtonpd & @TampaPd – January 11, 2013

For more information on the Police Departments featured in this “Tweet-Along” go to Arlington Police and Tampa Police.  Also follow them on twitter (@ArlingtonPD & @TampaPD); On FaceBook (ArlingtonPolice & TampaPD); And on You-Tube ArlingtonPoliceMedia & TampaPoliceMediaRelations)

Two For the Price of One:  This was a joint #tweetalong with ArlingtonPD (APD) and  TampaPD (TPD)

{Note:  Times listed are when the tweets were received (not actual time calls) and are based on Central Time Zone}

{Also Note:  DUI/DWI =  Driving Under Influence/Driving While Intoxicated}

07:14 pm APD:  Welcome Tampa PD followers to Arlington, TX! We are home to the Texas Rangers & Dallas Cowboys w/population of 380,000 pic.twitter.com/im8Ie8Js

07:17 pm APD:  HOWDY @TampaPD, it’s a beautiful night – 64 degrees! Welcome to your first tweetalong!

07:29 pm TPD:  Hi @ArlingtonPD followers! Welcome to @CityofTampa home of the famous Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and #CallMeMaybe Cops!

07:35 pm TPD:  This is Sergeant Fernandez of Tampa PD DUI Unit. The fun is just starting

07:36 pm TPD:  Tampa Police on the way to its first DUI call of the night. 13 arrests last night.

07:45 pm APD:   Headed to public intoxication call!

07:49 pm TPD :  Be safe! {In Response to ArlingtonPD:  “Headed to public intoxication call!”}

07:59 pm APD: Officers responded to several males drinking in a public parking lot. Their vehicle was playing loud music pic.twitter.com/7pb6yMfz

08:01 pm APD:  Officer Alvarez informed the subjects to turn down their music & to go inside their apartment to avoid another disturbance

08:04 pm APD:  En-route to theft in progress call at grocery store

08:07 pm TPD:  Tampa’s first drunk driver heading to jail after a short fight with Officer Uno.

08:11 pm APD:  We were close by to the offense location however suspects left the scene in a black Ford F150. We checked the area.  Officers could not locate suspects after checking the area.

08:17 pm APD:  We conducted a traffic stop for a warrant region hit attached to license plate & expired registration pic.twitter.com/WWUVGnRC

08:19 pm APD:  A region warrant hit means that someone associated with that vehicle has outstanding tickets.

08:22 pm APD:  A BIG shout-Out to our Dispatchers for keeping us SAFE everyday! Thank you!

08:27 pm APD:  The driver was issued 2 citations for no valid license & no child safety seat. We would like to remind everyone to secure kiddos

08:29 pm APD:  Want to find out more about Texas Seat Belt laws and child safety systems. Go to texasclickitorticket.com

08:32 pm TPD:  We’re at the scene of a car crash…no serious injuries or alcohol involved.  pic.twitter.com/csd0KP3O

08:38 pm APD:  Just initiated another traffic stop.

08:40 pm TPD:  Just to verify who Sergeant Fernandez is as the night gets crazy.  via.me/-8pepfg2

08:41 pm APD:  Driver was issued a warning for expired registration.  Also there was a region hit but it wasn’t the driver

09:12 pm APD:  We are headed down south to see what’s going on there

09:16 pm APD:  On our way to a hit and run investigation

09:30 pm APD:  Officers investigating the hit and run with the possible suspects pic.twitter.com/jH4DMcSn

09:40 pm APD:  Watch the video on the hit and run investigation youtu.be/L92UGSG0s3g

09:48 pm APD:  On our way to an investigation!

09:50 pm TPD:  DUI Sergeant Fernandez and his officers are now patrolling known hot spots for drunk drivers. Be responsible. Don’t drink and drive!

10:07 pm TPD:  Check out this vid of one of our recent DUI arrests, while DUI units are patrolling the roadways youtube.com/

10:09 pm APD: Officers received a stolen vehicle hit based upon a Lo-Jack signal. Officers searched the area and could not locate the vehicle {For those not familiar: Lo-Jack is a “Stolen Vehicle Recovery System that can be used by police to track stolen vehicles}

10:10 pm APD: The signal went into Fort Worth  and Fort Worth PD took over the investigation pic.twitter.com/QyIMEDK4

10:20 pm TPD:  Ybor Bars are loading up. DUI units stopping cars everywhere. Keeping it safe.

10:22 pm APD: We are going to take a quick 40…anyone remember what that is?

10:38 pm APD: y’all are so good! Signal 40 means lunch break :) getting quick bite to eat.

10:49 pm TPD:  Tampa DUI Units are currently testing 2 impaired drivers.

10:50 pm TPD:  YES! Any TPD dispatchers tuned in?! {In Response to ArlingtonPD “A BIG shoutout to our Dispatchers for keeping us SAFE everyday! Thank you!”}

10:50 pm APD:  In case you missed the premiere episode of Inside APD weekly news show, watch it now. Be back soon youtu.be/QE_bkyETPzM

10:56 pm APD:  Sargeant Cook tweeting while eating. We are here for y’all…trying to catch up pic.twitter.com/5jkNVEWK

11:03 pm TPD :  Another customer ending her night early. Two more testing. The 10k ride. via.me/-8pjj9k2

11:12 pm TPD:  The night is heating up in South Tampa. Number 3 on the way to jail. Zingo will drive you home.

11:14 pm APD:  We are 10-8…anyone know what means? Drum roll…..

11:20 pm APD: You got it! Back in service

11:19 pm APD: En-route to suspicious person call

11:26 pm TPD:  Corporal Ruiz catches someone driving with no drivers license in Ybor.

11:27 pm TPD:  30% of the drivers driving without headlights are DUI.

11:29 pm APD:   We checked the area and could not locate the suspect vehicle. Complainant called about a vehicle following him.

11:32 pm TPD:  Officers proactively monitoring Courtney Campbell Causeway after receiving tips about possible street racing

11:53 pm APD:  On our way to a burglary in progress on East Side

11:58 pm TPD:  DUI driver stopped for throwing cans at cab driver. He is on the way to jail from ybor

11:59 pm TPD:  DUI arrest count 7 as of 0100. Bars empty at 0300. Drive safe.

12:07 am APD:  Caller stated someone was trying to gain access into a trunk of vehicle. Officers located a subject walking in the general area

12:08 am APD:  We made contact w/subject and determined he was not the suspect. pic.twitter.com/tTOu4QDm

12:21 am APD :  Performing a bar check at a north side bar

12:40 am APD: On-scene on a traffic stop

12:54 am APD:  Subject stopped for not wearing a seatbelt & Standard Field Sobriety Tests were conducted.  He passed the tests & received citation

12:55 am APD:  On a bar check on north side

1:01 am APD:  We do bar checks to make sure they are in compliance and to make sure there is no underage drinking, etc

1:05 am APD:  On-scene on a major accident that was just dispatched

01:17 am TPD:  Five Tampa PD DUI Units leaving jail. Gearing up for the 3am bar rush. Units patrolling the entertainment areas. Take a cab.

01:23 am APD: Here is a quick look of the 2 vehicles involved in the crash. More details to follow in the video! pic.twitter.com/saBHheMT

01:43 am APD: We will tweet out more info about the accident in a bit. We are en-route to an officer who asked for assistance.

01:49 am TPD:  Bar closing. DUI 8, 9 and 10 heading to jail. Two more testing. 6 units looking to stop another DUI. Be safe going home

01:55 am APD:  We responded to a combative subject who was fighting officers. No officers were injured.

02:03 am APD:  Here’s the video update on the DWI crash before we were dispatched on this assist officer call  youtu.be/vB5owl4Rm14

02:15 am  APD:  On-scene on an investigation

02:37 am TPD:  Heading to jail with another DUI.  Tampa PD ending the night with 13 DUI arrests. No DUI crashes.  Goodnight Arlington.

03:04 am APD:  We received a call of a girl yelling for help inside a car near Park Row & Sherry. Upon arrival officers made contact with subjects

03:05 am APD:  further investigation determined that the subjects were playing and intoxicated. They were arrested for public intoxication

03:37 am APD:  well, it’s about that time for us to call it night! Thank you so much for joining us for our joint tweetalong with @TampaPD! Be safe

 

APDNYE quasi Tweetalong with @arlingtonpd

Last Night from 7 pm to 1am  Arlington PD (@ArlingtonPD on twitter)  Did a special quasi-#Tweetalong (hashtag #APDNYE) for New Years Eve; Tweeting service calls during the night.  Keep in mind that the times posted on here are the times in which the tweets came through (NOT actual times of call in question).

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7:06 pm:  We will be tweeting out various calls tonight & thought it would be fitting to start out w/this pic  pic.twitter.com/ZACnyJrh  Stay Safe

7:08 pm:  Hope everyone is enjoying New Years Eve. Remember to celebrate responsibly. Plan ahead for safe drive home after the party. Drive Sober

07:15 pm:  Updates to a couple of calls from earlier. A young boy, age 6, was struck by a car on Grace Street earlier this evening.

07:16 pm:  The child was playing hide and seek near a parked car in roadway when his leg was struck by a passing motorist.

07:18 pm:  Child transported to local hospital with NON-life threatening injuries. Motorist who struck child stopped after followed by witness

07:19 pm:  Motorist didn’t realize had struck the boy’s leg.

07:21 pm:  Another call originated in Dallas County involv.citizen who left keys in ignition while running inside store. Guess what happened?

07:23 pm:  Two suspects jumped in the citizen’s pickup and took off. Luckily another witness followed and led us straight to the suspects.

07:24 pm:  We recovered the stolen pickup at Kelly Elliott & Pleasant Ridge & arrested driver and passenger for theft, weapons & other charges

07:26 pm:  Lesson here learned the hard way for this lucky citizen= Turn ignition off, lock doors,secure car even if just running in for a minute

07:30 pm:  Did you know we post Active Police calls on our website? arlingtonpd.org – Right hand side. They only update once hour after 6pm {for officer safety}

07:41 pm:  Here’s rundown of some calls right now: Shots fired investigation down South. Crash near Mayfield & Daniel & also IH 20/New York

07:45 pm:  Celebratory Gunfire is prohibited by law. Violators can face stiff jail time. What goes up must come down.

07:53 pm:  Interesting fact: Half of all vehicles stolen in Texas are result of drivers leaving their keys in ignition. Roughly 50,000

08:07 pm:  Another shots fired/fireworks call down South just came in. Even with rainfall earlier, fireworks are NOT allowed in city limits.

08:10 pm:  Ever wonder how Arlington PD prioritizes calls for service that come in? Calls can come through 911, non-emergency, self-initiated by officer

08:11 pm:  Dispatch prioritizes calls based on classification system. Emergency calls are toned out with loud beep and involve life safety events.

08:13 pm:  Priority 1 calls are handled next and typically involve disturbances, major crashes, assaults, and other serious incidents

08:15 pm:  Priority 2 & 3 calls are less serious in nature. Arlington PD divides city into 4 Districts (N/S/E/W). Districts are divided into sectors.

08:17 pm:  Inside sectors are beats where multiple Officers are assigned. We now profile Weekend Meet Your Officer on Facebook.com/ArlingtonPolice

08:24 pm:  BOLO (Be On The Lookout) Possible intoxicated driver blue Chevy Trailblazer north bound Collins from Green Oaks Call 911

08:25 pm:  Ever wonder what the penalties are for getting caught driving drunk?  pic.twitter.com/DAIbrFoS

08:28 pm:  So lets walk You through a typical stop. 1. Be prepared to show your driver’s license & proof of financial responsibility (Insurance)

08:30 pm:  2. Officer will conduct an investigation which may include driving behavior, driver cues, & field sobriety tests

08:31 pm: 3. If an arrest decision is made, you are transported to jail. Your car is towed. Officer may ask for breath or blood specimen.

08:33 pm:  4. Under “no refusal” Officer may seek a blood search warrant to determine your BAC (Blood Alocohol Count)

08:35 pm:  5. If you refused, your driver license will be automatically suspended for 180 days (6 months!).  That’s just a start to your problems!

08:37 pm:  6. 1st DWI Offense-Criminal fine up to $2,000, 30-180 days jail, loss of driving privileges, and surcharges…. Oh yes, and attorney fees

08:48 pm:  Current calls for service attached.  pic.twitter.com/3aeCVbIG

09:02 pm:  Countdown 3 hours till 2013. So how is everyone celebrating? Out dining? Watching TV? At friend’s house?

09:08 pm:  Major accident (crash) dispatched near Debbie Lane & Collins Street. Officers en route.

09:29 pm:  Receiving several shots fired/Fire works calls across the city. There is absolutely no good reason to celebrate by shooting a gun.

09:47 am:  Updated list if Active Calls  pic.twitter.com/pImwym3R

09:51 am:  Just received a disturbance call where female is at a business & has been honking car horn for 30 minutes.  WOW!! pic.twitter.com/ElfIHH9c

09:52 pm:  Major accident North bound Watson before Park Row. Single car into a pole. Pole is down.

10:15 pm:  We are very happy to report no DWI arrests from 7 pm to 10 pm.

10:57 am:  Here’s our friends out west tonight on NYE @LVMPD Be safe! Hope weather is good. It’s foggy and chilly here  pic.twitter.com/6uUqFZea

11:02 pm:  Updated calls for service. More specific details shortly on some of these calls  pic.twitter.com/YmBpDGTJ

11:07 pm:  Update on honking horn call. Arrested for public intoxication.

11:11 pm:  Working 4 DWI calls from 10 pm until now, two of which involved crashes.

11:12 pm:  Couple fireworks calls and shots fired investigations.

11:34 pm:  Major crash reported west bound IH 30 near SH 360

11:36 pm:  Another crash reported west bound IH 20 near Bowen involving two vehicles.

11:40 pm:  Arlington PD currently working 31 calls for service across City ranging from loud music disturbance to to major crashes.

12:00 AM:  Happy New Year to all our followers. We hope everyone has a safe and prosperous 2013.  pic.twitter.com/QYldu902

12:54 am:  ChooseYourRide:  (One) young man chose our ride just now. Caused two separate crashes on IH 20. Under Arrest

12:58 am:  ChooseYourRide:  Another man chose our ride by driving impaired to East District Police Station. At least he chose good place to stop

01:05 am:   ChooseYourRide We have a few people choose our ride. We have processed 7 DWI’s since 10 pm. Thanks everyone who made right decision

01:16 am: Good night all. If you still have to travel, drive safe.  #TWeetalong this Friday starting at 7 pm with lots of videos. Happy New Year!!

New Years Eve is now over and a New Year has begun…  Hopefully everyone made smart & safe choices during the celebrations.    Whatever choices you made, you can always begin now by making smart choices to not Drink and Drive.  Drive Safe, not just during holidays but, at all times day or night!  Stay Safe Everyone and Happy 2013.

Joint #Tweetalong – @arlingtonpd & @fortworthpd – December 20, 2012

Joint Tweetalong with @ArlingtonPd & @Fortworthpd

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01:07 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Here we go! Arlington PD is here with us!

01:09 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Fort Worth PD Sargent Criado and Officer Dulworth and Arlington PD Officer McDonnell & Sargent Cook start joint tweetalong pic.twitter.com/nGgJp8lN

01:19 pm:  ArlingtonPd: The joint tweetalong has officially started! We will retweet Fort Worth PD’s calls for your convenience. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/YA3BuaTx

01:24 pm: FortWorthPd:  Equipment check. Computer log-on. Officer Dulworth is preparing for her shift in North Division.

01:27 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  if you are listening on the scanner Sgt Cook and Officer McDonnell is 860A

01:28 pm:  FortWorthPD:  Thanks to Arlington PD for tweeting with us!

01:29 pm:  FortWorthPD Patrol cars aren’t luxurious. :-).

01:31 pm:  Fort WorthPD:  Patrol units are equipped with a radar – watch your speed. Lo-Jack monitor – in case we get in range of a stolen vehicle Lo-Jack

01:32 pm:  FortWorthPD:  On our way! Responding to a suspicious person or vehicle call.

01:34 pm:  FortWorthPD:  Red “Dispatch” field showed up on our Mobile Data Computer (MDC) to show we were dispatched to this call.

01:35 pm:  FortWorthPD:  Officer Dulworth accepted. Field turned yellow and says “En-route.”.

01:45 pm:  FortWorthPD:   Officer Dulworth spoke with the person – he checks out okay. But great that neighbors are keeping their eyes open and reporting!

01:47 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  As we are patrolling the area we are still looking out for our missing elderly person, Maria . Please contact 911 if you have any info.

01:48 pm: FortWorthPD:  Officer Dulworth’s been a officer 5 years. She loves it!

01:52 pm:  FortWorthPD:  Officer Dulworth says she doesn’t mind getting out in any weather. Enjoys her “rolling office” patrol car. Beats sitting at a desk all day!

02:00 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  We are en-route to an assault in progress call on East side. Suspect is on foot and left the scene.

02:00 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Officer Dulworth. writes up her “dispo” or disposition, reporting what happened on the call. MDC tells us by voice, “Your incident has been updated.”

02:03 pm:  FortWorthPd:  I35 W already slow from downtown to Basswood. With all the new developments, two lanes is just not enough. Frustrating.

02:09 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  Officer McDonnell is interviewing one of the parties involved in the assault. The victim has requested EMS  pic.twitter.com/SqfJeCIg

02:15 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Assisted Officer Salinas on a welfare check. Citizen is safe.

02:19 pm:  FortWorthPd:  The MDC shows “Active” calls: officers have been dispatched. And “Pending” calls: needing an officer.

02:24pm:  FortWorthPD;  Officer Dulworth chooses a call in or near her beat to answer. She sees one where an officer is alone and requests to respond.

02:24 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Primary officer is taking a report of the assault and will refer to the detectives.

02:29 pm:  FortWorthPD:  Since we didn’t take the call, but assisted Officer Salinas, Salinas “sets the dispo” or writes up the report. We simply “clear the call.”

02:30 PM:  FortWorhPd:  Our MDC now reads “Av On Radio” in green. We’re ready to accept a call again. Ready to Roll!

02:36 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  we just rolled up on a major accident at Pioneer Pkwy and 360

02:40 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  No one injured in this crash. Awaiting wrecker for the truck.   All parties has insurance. pic.twitter.com/zBXfE4jq

02:54 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  there is a snapped power line on Division St. We are going to check it out. Possibly due to wind?

02:57 pm:  FortWorthPD:  Headed to assist on a burglary in progress in North Division.

03:01 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  Oncor is going to cut the line &replace it w/a new one. No traffic problems. Line in grassy area. Possibly due to high winds.

03:12 pm:  FortWorthPD:   En-route to burglary – assisting.

03:14 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  we are assisting Officers on a domestic on north side.

03:24 pm:  FortWorthPD:  Searching area for burglary suspects.

03:25 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  Officer Curry & Officer McDonnell interviewing complainant. No family violence. Suspect left scene.  pic.twitter.com/AsHyV7na

03:29 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Witnesses described suspects as three young males who left on foot.

03:35 pm:  FortWorthPd:  The officers who were originally dispatched to that last burglary call will finish up.

03:39 pm:  ArlingtonPd: On-scene at a welfare check. A caller was concerned about a neighbor’s welfare. He saw an unusual amount of birds over his house.

03:43 pm:  FortWorthPd:  First officer dispatched to a call “has the sheet” which means that officer will write up the report.

03:43 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  made contact w/the residence and everything is 10-4. He also noticed an unusual amount of birds this morning.

03:50 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Brrrrr. It’s cold out here on tweetalong with the north wind!

03:51 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Beautiful weather today. Did You Know? Officer Dulworth loves to study weather, storms, etc. ? She almost became an Aggie meteorologist.

03:52 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Officer Dulworth is a UTA Maverick. She has a B.A. in criminal justice.

03:53 pm:  FortWorthPd:  And Officer Dulworth wanted to be a police officer when she was little. She says this is her dream job!

03:55 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Traffic stop

03:56 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Driver did not use turn signal at intersection.

03:59 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Did you know? Hardened criminals are often discovered through minor traffic stops.

04:01 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Driver cannot find insurance card. But, Officer Dulworth checks and finds that she does have valid insurance. No citation. Warning only this time.

4:04 pm:  FortWorthPd:  FYI: If you have a CHL (Concealed Handgun License), tell the officer right away. Whether you have a gun with you or not.

04:18 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Officer Dulworth conducts a traffic stop. The operator was happy to know that FWPD also gives warnings. pic.twitter.com/D5TS2xoc

05:08 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Back in-service after having to perform vehicle maintenance.

05:16 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Enjoying our tweetalong with @fortworthpd finest! @DallasPD need to join us soon :-) pic.twitter.com/YiYHaqtf

05:17 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Stopped by Communications to see our 911 operators, our dispatchers and our Police Information Center.

05:24 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  En-route to a disturbance call on north side.

05:32 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  On scene of disturbance call in North Arlington pic.twitter.com/5FE9C0BK

05:39 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  young man had an argument w/his family. Officers are still investigating the call.

05:39 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  En-route to a commercial alarm call right down the street.

05:52 pm:  ArlingtonPd: home builder arrived on-scene. We walked through location and everything 10-4.

06:10 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  assisted officers on an unknown situation.

06:11 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  during the investigation, the elderly man had fallen down and hurt himself. This will be a medical call. pic.twitter.com/1jyuWWdu

06:19 pm:  FortWorthPd:  It’s a safe and quiet night in FW. Gonna head over to the First United Methodist Church at 800 W 5th St for the Candlelight Vigil.

06:42 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Candlelight Vigil for NewTown. Teddy Bears from FWPD for children @FUMCFortWorth pic.twitter.com/9jp3YYJ8

06:44 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Candlelight Vigil is at 1st Methodist Fort Worth for Newtown

06:56 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Our Hispanic Citizen Police Academy Graduation is about to start at City Hall.

07:08 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Congratulations to 34 graduates who completed the 11 week course! pic.twitter.com/T22Sy3rW

07:10 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Arlington Honor Guard presenting Colors at graduation pic.twitter.com/ZlE5xIOK

07:10 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Mayor Price read a heartfelt letter of support to the selectmen of Newtown, CT.

07:13 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Assistant Chief Jaime Ayala is going to present certificates to the 34 graduates tonight of Class #23  pic.twitter.com/nlUAJ9OM

07:14 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Texas State Poet reads a carol entitled Twenty Angels.

07:18 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Texas State Poet reads a carol entitled Twenty Angels.

07:23 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Chief Halstead said three words that give us strength to get us through in these times: Faith. Family. Forgiveness.

07:28 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Academie De Policia Para Residentes Hispanos Otono 2012. Felicidades Clase 23! Gracias de nuevo por su participacion

07:28 pm:  ArlingtonPD:  (English Translaiton):  Police Academy Fall 2012 Hispanic residents. Congratulations Class 23! Thanks again for your participation

07:35 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Welcome to Twitter @PlanoPoliceDept.  Getting ready to leave the graduation ceremony and go 10-8 (In-Service)

07:46 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Congrats again to all our graduates of Hispanic CPA. We run citizen academies on regular basis. Call APD 817.459.5600 pic.twitter.com/XictyXeF

07:51 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  we are en-route to a report of a theft that had just occurred . Suspect took victim’s cell phone in a parking lot.

07:52 pm:  FortWorthPd:  A candle is lit as the names and age of the children and adults victims are read. Cpl. Tracey Knight assisted.

08:04 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  See video of Officer McDonnell on this Theft from person call  youtu.be/wCUWIS37GkA

08:12 pm:  Arlington Pd:  southbound traffic at Matlock and Pioneer Pkwy is closed due to a 3 vehicle crash.

08:14 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Video of crash scene at Pioneer & Matlock. Wrecker on scene. No injuries reported. Clearing call youtu.be/4jz7RY2b1vE

08:27 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Headed to assist medstar.

08:30 pm:  FortWorthPd:  medstar requested assist.

08:40 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Medical call. Elderly man fell & needed medical assist. Medstar attending

08:42 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Southbound Matlock at Pioneer Pkwy is now open. Drive safely

08:47 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Remember to regularly check on your elderly friends\relatives who live alone. Especially in these winter months.

08:49 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  On-scene at an emergency domestic. The suspect made threats to his family.  pic.twitter.com/c87hjgRB

08:51 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Sargent Norman updating Sargent Stout on the details of the emergency domestic. They are still investigating the call. pic.twitter.com/iLT2Y21R

09:11 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Officers. Dulworth & Miller arrested an intoxicated man. Transporting to jail.

09:26 pm:  FortWorthPd:  arrest requires lots of paperwork: Jail booking, affidavits, magistrate warnings and more.

09:27 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Jail officers are familiar with this particular man.

0932 pm:  FortWorthPd:  Officer Dulworth refreshing Sargent Criado on jail paperwork procedures. ;-) pic.twitter.com/i0eUeGFB

09:41 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  on-scene at a residence to make possible contact with a suspect who was involved in a robbery.

09:55 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Sargent Cook, Officer Peschke & Officer Rodermund make contact with the residence to gather information. pic.twitter.com/1lukwMl3

09:57 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Well that concludes our tweetalong for tonight! Thank you Fort Worth PD for joining in the fun! Stay tune for our holiday jingle…be safe!

09:58 pm:  ArlingtonPd:  Happy Holidays From APD Video.  See ya on next one youtu.be/IrbMQe97Jgw

10:26 pm:  If you love @ArlingtonPD Twitter, please Like our Facebook.com/ArlingtonPolice fan page. We are almost at 6,000 likes.

Arlington Police, Fort Worth Police and DFW Alerts Network Wishes you a Happy and SAFE Holiday Season!!

#SilverAlert #Arlington #Texas Maria Arrocha – 82 y/o Hispanic Female

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82 year old Hispanic Women with Alzheimers from Arlington, Texas has been missing since 9 am December 18.  If you have seen or have any information.  Please contact 9-1-1 or the Arlington Police Department.

Read Nixle Report

Watch   Interview with daughter on You Tube via Arlington Police Media

Update:  We have not heard anything to say that Maria Arrocha has yet been found.  Though chances are now quite slim, we still hold hope that she is safe.  Please continue to share for now and help us help the ArlingtonPD get the word out.

#Tweetalong w/ @ArligntonPD – Nov 09, 2012

08:30 pm:  Sgt Cook and Ofc McDonnell are all ready to go! pic.twitter.com/0WE6bPnw

08:34 pm:  As officers go in-service they check their patrol car. We R in Tahoe tonight. Make sure lights work, no damage, log on pic.twitter.com/kDVl01y9

08:49pm: Enroute to an investigation call

09:01 pm:  the call stated that there was a man walking around w/a cut hand. Officers checked area & could not locate the subject.

09:14 pm: We are on an ‘onview’ call with a citizen. He had a concern of possible suspicious activity going on at a park.

09:22 pm:  Everything ok at location. We will pass along his concerns to the Sergeant over that area.

09:25 pm: Assisting another officer on an invest call.

09:32 pm:  Appeared suspect assaulted a security guard at a local Restaurant/bar.

09:41 pm:  Tell all your followers to join us. We are just shy from 5,000. We will be doing contests next week w/ @SixFlagsOverTX tickets

09:45 pm: enroute to invest call involving a possible weapon

{@ArlingtonPD is in unit 860 tonight}

10:03 pm:  Sgt Robinson talking to Sgt Cook about the call. Unable to locate suspect. pic.twitter.com/CrtujTWK

10:04 pm:  on another call in the same area. Will have more details to follow.

10:15 pm:  caller called abt a possible prowler. There was no prowler- it was the property owner walking around the apt complex.

10:21 pm:  BOLO – be on the lookout- s/b 360 from I20, a blue sedan speeding & weaving on roadway.

10:22 pm:  Did you know that we receive BOLOs throughout the day? People call in to report reckless driving & possible intoxicated drivers

10:47 pm:  on our way to a domestic disturbance

10:59 pm:  On scene domestic  where two males were fighting. The other make took off before our arrival. pic.twitter.com/BVno9itT

11:11 pm:  officers located the possible suspect in the domestic a few blocks away. pic.twitter.com/iBbFP9Qb

11:13 pm:  Suspect is arrested for assault family violence and public intoxication. pic.twitter.com/2Z8ETikg

11:32 pm:  on our way to back an officer on traffic stop- possible DWI

11:57 pm:  Driver was arrested for suspicion of DWI by DWI Enforcement Officer Brown. pic.twitter.com/Q4ZNmgF1

11:58 pm:  Reminder. If you decide to go out and drink & drive you never know when ArlingtonPD might be behind you.  pic.twitter.com/bkXHuyRA

{if u think someone’s safety is in jeopardy due to unsafe driving please contact 911 – via @arlingtonpd}

12:25 am:  enroute to a shots fired investigation call

12:44 am:  Sgt Swoope informed Sgt Cook that officers located shell casings and believe suspect shot rounds in air pic.twitter.com/0Wuue3s9

12:57 am:  onscene at a ‘hold up alarm’ call and ended up being a theft of beer call. Suspect not onscene. pic.twitter.com/hDFoz8EX

01:14 am:  We are checking out on a real quick 40. Anyone know what 40 means?

01:22 am:  40 is code for meal break. ArlingtonPD doesn’t use a lot of codes. We are typically plain language on radio

01:56 am:  Back inservice!

02:09 am:  enroute to assist an officer on an investigation.

02:29 am:  officers observed 2 males trying to fight one another in parking lot. One was arrested for PI & resisting pic.twitter.com/YqDuZjmj

02:41 am:  it’s about that time to go 10-7 (end of shift). Thank u for following us tonight. C ya at the next one!

 

NBC5 Investigates: Distractions While Driving for Police Officers in N. Texas

According to an investigation done by NBC5 – Investigates, There are have been 18 crashes with the Arlington PD and 15 with the Fort Worth PD in the last couple of years.  Other departments across North Texas have also shown a relatively high number of crashes.  These crashes have been mostly due to distractions in the Police Cars – mainly there on-board computers.  Policy changes have been made that severely limit the use of these computers while driving.  One button responses are allowed, but anything more requires that the officer pull over.  In the past many departments simply urged officers to pull over for when texting more than one button responses; Now, it has become enforceable policy for many departments.
Scott Friedman, Eva Parks, Peter Hull, and Shane Allen contributed to the investigation report
Read the Three Part Series:

Distractions Lead to Frequent Police Crashes in Texas

Arlington Police Changing Driving Policy Following NBC 5 Investigation

Fort Worth Police Ban Typing While Driving

#Tweetalong with the @ArlingtonPD Tonight at 7pm

Join the department that one an award for “Best use of Social Media” in 2012 on a Virtual Ride-Along.   @arlingtonpd will be doing a night shift #tweetalong  from 7pm till 3am.  Learn what officers do during a shift  in the safety of your home.

A transcript of tonight tweetalong will be posted here on our blog and transcripts from previous ArlingtonPD tweetalongs can also be found under the category Tweetalong – arlington PD

“See” you all tonight :-)

Arlington Police to Change Driving Policy.

An NBC5 Investigative reports reveals 18 crashes in three years caused by usage of  computer system while driving.

Arlington Police Changing Driving Policy Following NBC 5 Investigation

 

300 show up for the Joey Cushman 5K/Fun Run to Support Special Olympics

Approximately 300 people registered for the 10th Annual Joey Cushman 5K & Fun Run which took place November 03, 2012 at River Legacy Park in Arlington, Texas.

Each year the JC5K & Fun Run raises approximately $10-15K for the Special Olympics.  “Torch Run” (the Law Enforcement end of raising money for Special Olympics raises approximately $1 million dollars annually.

courtesy of the Arlington Police Department

Joey Cushman was an Arlington Police Officer with the Arlington Police Department who died during a training exercise on June 07, 2001.  He was assigned to Patrol, but had also been working Part-Time as a SWAT operator.  Officer Cushman strongly believed in the Special Olympics and the Arlington PD continues to support that belief in his honor

Participants of all ages from <1 yrs up to 80+ came from as far away as Argyle, Alvarado, Weatherford and Royse City in Support of Officer Cushman and the Special Olympics.

Even dogs and babies showed up for the event:
 

Jeri Cushman (Joey Cushman’s mother) says that this year was a “wonderful, successful year”.  She gives many thanks to all the participants, sponsors and everyone who showed up ‘all in the support and honor of Joey’.

The youngest “runner” was Christine Owens (less than a year old).  The oldest runner was 81 year old Robert Cunningham followed by 80 year old Alene Pulliza.  Despite their advanced age they did not let that stop them.  Gordon (last name), who suffered from disc degeneration in the mid 80’s, didn’t let that stop him either,  In fact he’s done the Cushman Run several times.  His family was good friends with the Cushman family and he is happy to come out and support the continuation of Joey Cushman’s work with the Special Olympics.  Other participants also agreed that this was a fun event.  Says Richardson (last name), “It’s for a good cause”.

Several Arlington Police Officers showed up to honor a fallen comrade  and to cheer on the runners:

The SWAT team and the current Police Academy recruits  even ran in 5K
  

The Exploreres were also there to help out.

Though devestating to many, Officer Cushman’s death was not a complete loss.  As a result of his death there was a national campaign to address safety issues during training exercises.  States such as Michigan and Wisconsin heard what happened and strove to make changes.

Event Coordinator Officer Gus Klinkenberg says that each Police Department has their own safety protocol and policies.  “It is important to follow your departments protocol and to follow policies set up by the department.

Thank You to all who came out and showed their support for Joey Cushman and the Special Olympics:

 

Links:
Joey Cushman Memorial Scholarship
Special Olympics
Officer Down Memorial Page
National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund

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