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A Fort Worth Police Officer is in critical condition at this time after receiving 4 gun shot wounds (3 to the chest). We are unsure, at this time, if the officer was wearing a bullet proof vest.
One suspect was killed by officers and one suspect is still attempting to flee officers on foot at this time.


Scene from the air.


Scene from the air.



4:48 UPDATE: Via Fort Worth Police: Outstanding suspect from OIS – armed/dangerous
MCIVER, Ed Russell JR


MCIVER, Ed Russell JR WANTED in connection with Fort Worth Police Officer shooting.

5:08 pm UPDATE: It was the suspects father who was killed.
The fugitive task force had been tracking the father and son through Navada and Idaho, as well as several other states. The warrant that was being served was for the father of the suspect that officers are now searching for.
Officers warn that this suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

6:12 pm UPDATE: The officer wounded is expected to recover from his wounds. Condition is currently unknown.
Fort Worth Police state that the search for the suspect on foot will continue until he is found.

UPDATE: Suspect is in custody.

We will update as we receive more info.
Please pray for the wounded officer, family and friends.




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Dallas PD, Arlington PD and DFW Alerts all sent out warnings about being extra careful about where you park during the March Madness and Final Four events. Did people listen? READ TO FIND OUT


If you are going to the Final Four, and are driving, you need to park. Make sure your vehicle will still be there when its all over.

Arlington PD has provided us with information that will help you make sure you are legally parked : CLICK HERE

Joint #tweetalong with Carrollton PD and Cockrell Hill PD May 24, 2013

Note:  Times listed here are based on receipt of tweet not actual call times.

Photos are courtesy of the Carrollton PD & Cockrell Hill PD (as listed on the photos)

You can follow  Carrollton PD on Twitter @CarrolltonTXPD and on FaceBook: Carrollton Texas Police Department.  Cockrell Hill PD (new website) can be found on twitter @CockrellHillPD and on FaceBook: Cockrell Hill Police


Carrollton PD 06:16 pm: Officers are currently being debriefed by the dayshift officers on what happened throughout the city. Also attending are CPD detectives.

Carrollton PD 06:18 pm: Detectives are sharing crime trends & intelligence on offenders with oncoming officers

Carrollton PD 06:23 pm: Officers are en-route to a disturbance call where the boyfriend reportedly punched the girlfriend in the face.

Carrollton PD 06:36 pm: The male in the disturbance was arrested for Assault Family Violence.

Carrollton PD 06:40pm: Too early for a DWI arrest? Nope! Officers just arrested one at the 4600 block of N.Josey Lane.

Cockrell Hill PD 06:41 pm: Prisoner release, bonded out on Cockrell Hill PD warrants and tickets. (Please excuse the typo.) pic.twitter.com/cppilT83AA

Carrollton PD 06:41pm: The driver will now be offered the chance to provide a specimen of his blood at our jail. If he refuses, the officer will seek a search warrant.

Cockrell Hill PD 06:42 pm: Do you know the difference between bail and bond?

Cockrell Hill PD 06:43pm: Bail is the fine amount owed, once paid, you’re adjudicated and will have pleaded ‘guilty’ or ‘no contest.

Cockrell Hill PD 06:44 pm: Bond is a deposit placed to secure appearance in court. Failure to appear results in another warrant and forfeiture of bond.

Cockrell Hill PD 06:53 pm: Business check: the 7-11 gas station on Jefferson.  pic.twitter.com/ytnR5We4Q7

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Cockrell Hill PD 07:00: Business check: the Valero is very busy! pic.twitter.com/HY7OJLwIpf


Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Carrollton PD 07:07 pm: officers just arrested a patient at Baylor Medical Center who was fighting Baylor Police officers and staff. Patient had warrants.

Carrollton PD 07:09 pm: officers en route to a major accident at E. Trinity Mills and Old Denton.

Cockrell Hill PD 07:14pm: Business check: El Rancho Supermercado. Wonderful place, rich with people & culture. Be sure to visit. pic.twitter.com/rngTUPi0Kw

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Cockrell Hill PD 07:15 pm: The Fiesta Insurance mascot waves hello to greet everyone. pic.twitter.com/tyQspXLsDz

Photo Credit:  Coutesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Photo Credit: Coutesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Carrollton PD 07:17 pm: Officers arrested two adult females who stole items from Wal-Mart.

Carrollton 07:23 pm: Did you know that Part I crimes in Carrollton Year-To-Date are DOWN 20%? Part I crimes include Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Burglary, Theft, and Car theft

Carrollton PD 07:27 pm: Officers en-route to one of our high schools for a juvenile fight in progress.

Carrollton PD 07:31pm: Part I crimes Year-To-Date in Carrollton are the lowest they have been in 5 years

Carrollton PD 07:42 pm: Have you checked out our “Carrollton Top Ten Most Wanted album” on Facebook?

Carrollton PD 07:50 pm: Officers working two minor accidents in different locations in Carrollton.

Carrollton PD 07:54 pm: Texas Transportation Code 550.022  requires drivers involved in a minor accident to move their cars from the roadway if possible.

Carrollton PD 07:54 pm: Often drivers involved think that they need to leave the cars in place for officers. This is incorrect. Both should move off the road together.

{Carrollton PD states that even if there is a dispute between drivers as to cause of accident the cars need to be moved: good question.  “Damage to the cars is not going to disappear and officers simply notate statements and damage and let insurance providers decide what to do.” }

Cockrell Hill PD 08:13 pm: The rain falls as officers check on Primo’s Liquor Store. pic.twitter.com/ENEbdXpoJC

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Cockrell Hill PD 08:16 pm: Any tweetalong updates are sent after a call is finished or by an officer not on the call. Safety first.

Carrollton PD 08:18 pm: Whoa where did these storms come from? I didn’t get the memo. Some of us can’t get wet or be fed after midnight.

Carrollton PD 08:29 pm: Chow break at @ChipotleTweets.

Cockrell Hil PD 08:35 pm: Traffic stop: defective tail lamp, suspended license, expired inspection, vehicle towed, citation issued pic.twitter.com/poxTo9nLiu

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

{As per both Department Policy & City Ordinance Cockrell Hill PD tows on DWLI (Driving While License Invalid)}

Carrollton PD 08:45 pm: We’re clear and ready for calls. Think this lightning is scaring the bad guys. Slllloooowwwww.

Uhhh ohhhh did Carrollton PD just say the “S” Word….  That’s as bad as the “Q” word (>whisper< quiet)

Cockrell Hill PD 08:53 pm: Traffic stop, vehicle had flashing red and blue lights, released with verbal warning. pic.twitter.com/4D6bTXLDoO

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Carrollton PD 09:06 pm: Officer taking a report of a vehicle burglary at the Senior Center at 1720 Keller Springs Rd.

Carrollton PD 09:10 pm: Wal-Mart theft arrests total: 4

Carrollton PD 09:11 pm: Officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a theft in progress call. One of the suspects surrendered.

Carrollton PD 09:12 pm: The other chose to run and went to jail tired. pic.twitter.com/fgVGVT3EEV

Photo Credit:  Courtesy Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

{Shout out by @CarrolltonLions 09:26 pm: “We have the finest police force in #Texas! God bless Carrollton PD! Paws up!”}

Carrollton PD 09:28 pm: Look who came for a late night ride-along! MT Carrollton Mayor – @MatthewMarchant pic.twitter.com/7A3cdgb39v

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Carrollton PD 09:36 pm: Officers en-route to a major accident involving a car that hydroplaned on PGBT at W. Belt Line Rd. Be careful in this rain

Cockrell Hill PD 09:48 pm: All quiet in the city as the rain temporarily subsides. Please drive safely.

Carrollton PD 09:49 pm: Earlier car burglary at the Senior Center on Keller Springs was accessed via unlocked door. Phone and radio taken.

Carrollton PD 09:50 pm: Officers just arrested a driver with Carrollton warrants on a traffic stop.

Cockrell Hill PD 10:37 pm: Prisoner release: $563.00 city and $435.00 for @GrandPrairiePD. pic.twitter.com/ujsumZwpFy

Carrollton PD 10:37 pm: Responsible citizens starting to call in on possible DWI’s. Thanks for the help.

Cockrell Hill PD 10:39 pm: Please, please, please lock your cars, take your belongings and hide your valuables. Mention – Carrollton PD: twitter.com/carrolltontxpd…

Carrollton PD 11:11 pm: Officers making traffic stops and looking for intoxicated drivers.

Carrollton PD 11:12 pm: Officers responding to more accidents.

Carrollton PD 11:14 pm: Officers en-route to another disturbance where the male reportedly assaulted the female caller.

Carrollton PD 11:21 pm: Officers just arrested two subjects for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Carrollton PD 11:50 pm: Drivers without headlights on…in inclement weather. Some who have daytime running lights may forget. Please double check.

Carrollton PD 12:12 am: Suspect in disturbance was armed with scissors. Victim was able to escape. Officers had to kick the door to take suspect into custody.

Carrollton PD 12:15 am: K9 “Fax” helped officers by entering the apartment first and searching for the suspect

Carrollton PD 12:16 am: Officers en-route to a major accident on IH-35E N and W. Frankford Rd.  A vehicle has reportedly flipped.

Carrollton PD 12:24 am: K9 Fax is equipped with night vision goggles. pic.twitter.com/u5n5gT9jGM

Photo Credit:  Courtesy Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Carrollton PD 12:39 am: Ok not really but that would be cool. Here’s K9 Fax without camera flash. Some of y’all bought it though pic.twitter.com/81B3qfDn08

Photo Credit: Courtesy Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Carrollton PD 12:35 am: Right two lanes on IH-35E N NB at Frankford blocked for crash investigation. Slow down for first responders.

Carrollton PD 01:08 am: crash investigators & @TxDOT en-route to crash on IH-35E N. Multiple patients transported by FD.

Carrollton PD 01:23 am: Vehicle #1 on IH-35E N crash. pic.twitter.com/woVpOfqh6g

Photo Credit::  Courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Photo Credit:: Courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Carrollton PD 01:24 am: Vehicle #2 in crash on IH-35E N. pic.twitter.com/s4uM5sDSWF

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Carrollton PD 01:40 am; Earlier driver arrested for #DWI 4600 block N. Josey Lane {6:40 pm} also possessed marijuana and a gun

Carrollton PD 01:42 am: It is illegal to possess a gun in your vehicle while #DWI or possessing narcotics. Driver charged w/ Unlawful Carry Weapon.

Carrollton PD 02:08 am: PD unoccupied patrol car on IH35E crash investigation struck by another car. Driver fled but crashed in Lewisville.

Carrollton PD 02:14 am: No injuries and driver taken into custody for… guess it… #DWI . Another close call for our officers

Carrollton PD 02:29 am: Crash 1800 Keller Springs Rd. Driver hit a light pole. pic.twitter.com/bnSGIWy8y1

Photo Credit:  courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Photo Credit: courtesy of Carrollton PD (Carrollton, TX)

Cockrell Hill PD 12:43 am: Always prepared. pic.twitter.com/yMyfFHADmM

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cockrell Hill PD (Cockrell Hill, TX)

Cockre; Hill PD 02:48 am: 3 prisoners booked in on $4,325.90 worth of CHPD warrants; notice $3,800.00 for @BalchSpringsTX warrants. pic.twitter.com/Hiov1sYAWT

Cockrell Hill PD 02:47 am: We’re about to wrap up the Tweetalong. Thanks for following and thanks to @CarrolltonTXPD for letting us join them. Have a great night.

Cockrell Hill PD 02:49 am: You can always stay tuned to our twitter account and our facebook page for updates and information.

Cockrell Hill PD 02:59 am: I posted 15 photos on Facebook in the album “Law & Order: Special ‘Tweetalong’ Unit

Cockrell Hill PD 03:02 am: [suspenseful tone] fb.me/Oj3vKZho

Carrollton PD 03:56 am:   of course we did. One male arrested after climbing onto the roof of Target. @TxDPS 101 helped! {In reply to Twitter follower:  “Just woke up to police helicopter…”move toward the spot light!” CarrolltonTXPD I take it you got the guy? ”

Carrollton PD 04:08 am: Update for those following Target call and helicopter activity….

Carrollton PD 04:10 am: Officers dispatched to a male on roof of the businesses at Josey & Trinity Mills. Officers confirmed sighting & TxDPS 101 help called.

Carrollton PD 04:11: TxDPS arrived on scene & immediately located suspect. Loud hailed suspect to surrender, which he did. Arrested. Thanks TxDPS

Carrollton PD 04:12 am: This concludes our tweetalong for tonight. We appreciate those who followed along & those who will catch up this morning.

Carrollton PD 04:12 am: We hope it gave you an insight into the good work your Carrollton officers do everyday. Check back soon for the next tweetalong

Cockrell Hill PD 04:15 am: Driver ran flashing red light, asked “Where exactly WAS the light? “I didn’t see it at all!” Remember, even a flashing red means STOP.

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!


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


Alcohol and High Rate of Speed Believed to be Factor in Fatal Crash in Arlington, TX

According to @ArlingtonPD  The Arlington Police Department worked a fatal accident that occurred early on the morning of January 01, 2013.  It is believed that “speed and alcohol were factors in this accident.

The driver was driving South Bound on Park Springs at a high rate of speed when she lost control and slid into a signal light pole.  The driver was not using a safety built and was pronounced DOA.


Arlington PD also worked another Car vs Pole accident  this morning (January 02)

East Bound Abrams at Collins.  In this case an overturned car struck a telephone pole.  Only one car was involved and driver was transported to hospital.  No known information on condition of driver.

Photo property of Arlington PD



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).

Note at bottom

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.

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