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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

 

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