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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


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.

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

Joint Tweetalong with @ArlingtonPd & @Fortworthpd


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!!

#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!


#MeetYourOfficer Craig Hermans @ArlingtonPD

Craig Hermans

Photo Courtesy of the Arlington PD

According to Arlington PD, Craig Hermans has been with the Arlington PD since 2009 and is currently assigned to East Patrol District.

Offcer. Hermans graduated from The American Military University in 2009 with an Masters in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Homeland Security.

His message is to remind the public of the importance of getting to know your neighbors and getting involved in the community.

ArlingtonPD #Tweetalong 10/15/2012

Sorry this is late getting out.  Was on a camping vacation for a couple weeks then came home to a “down” computer….


@ArlingtonPD Tweetalong Transcript

09:38 am:  Good Monday morning followers. We will start around 915 am this morning to see what’s going on around the City

10:31 am: Who’s ready for a tweetalong?! Join Sergeant Cook & Offcer McDonnell right now as we hit the streets! pic.twitter.com/15cNmXbe

10:35 am: Officer. McDonnell is logging on the computer and we are heading out. We will be unit 860A today primarily in North Dist. pic.twitter.com/SeZtCVR0

10:43 am: On our way to a criminal mischief in progress call on north side.

10:53 am:  Just arrived on scene of a criminal mischief/broken window at a local motel. pic.twitter.com/qiAknFjv

10:54 am:  Looks like a hard object struck the window causing it to shatter pic.twitter.com/xcMrEn7x

{The possibility was mentioned that it could have been from a large object on the inside}

10:59 am:  Cpl Shelly Bateman issuing a criminal trespass warning to a possible acquaintance to the suspect w/manager pic.twitter.com/gxVHtgi5

11:01 am: Cpl Bateman explaining to Sgt Cook that a CT warning was issued & a report will be generated for criminal misdemeanor  pic.twitter.com/ewktWoPh

11:13 am:  on-scene at an investigation where a female flagged down an officer for help pic.twitter.com/dvoo7etf

11:15 am:  Ofcr. Burton is taking a stolen vehicle report near the same place where APD was flagged down. pic.twitter.com/yjDxTtAy

11:31 am:  We need 2 make quick stop 4 our presentation. Feel free 2 send comments about our social media & will share with group

{Did you know that the Arlington PD got an award, in 2012, for best use of Social Media? Find them on the internet}

Web: www.arlingtonpd.org

Twitter: @ArlingtonPD

FaceBook: Arlington Police

YouTube: Arlington Police Media

11:47 am:  Sgt Cook getting ready to speak at the conference about our social media operations pic.twitter.com/82ls39uV

12:08 pm:  presentation is going very well….to our followers- thank you for all of your support! pic.twitter.com/UdFheSqN

12:48 pm:  Ok. We are finished with presentation and back in-service. pic.twitter.com/7lsfhc7B

01:18 pm:  on-scene at a major crash at Cooper/Arbrook. Expect minor delays northbound Cooper.

01:21 pm: Crash involving 3 cars traveling north bound in center lane  pic.twitter.com/HZZZ9tkI
01:22 pm:  Sgt Al Boulom giving the details of the accident to Sgt Cook pic.twitter.com/5vVr0zFH

01:25 pm:  It appears that there was a 4th vehicle involved which left the scene of the accident.01:25 pm:  A reminder to always allow sufficient distance between you and car in front of youpic.twitter.com/Jh4teLec

01:29 pm:  Northbound Cooper is shut down to 1 lane at Arbrook. Expect delays on southbound Cooper as well.pic.twitter.com/lyWinPzw
01:37 pm:  Dispatched to a fight call.
01:44 pm:  Cpl Stuart talking to the complainant. Suspects left the scene. Ofcrs checked area and unable to locate pic.twitter.com/FwVyeD7g

02:00 pm:  Backing Motor Ofcr. Heisel on a seatbelt traffic infraction. pic.twitter.com/QqrbxnmM
02:15 pm: {Lunch Time}: It’s time to grab a bite to eat at a new pizza restaurant at @utarlington College Park Center. pic.twitter.com/C85YvcXo
02:50 pm:  While eating lunch Officer. McDonnell providing directions to a lost motorist. Officers wear many hats pic.twitter.com/qn9vnTo9
03:18:  We are on-scene at a suspicious person call in north Arlington.
03:29 pm:  We were assisting the Texas AG’s office in trying to locate a male who had a warrant for failure to pay child support.
03:30 pm:  We made contact w/the resident who stated he no longer stays at the residence.
03:35 pm:  we need to head in early today so please join us In 2 weeks for an evening shift. Thanks for following….Be safe!

ArlingtonPD Officer recovering in good spirits, after crash ensued during pursuit.

According to @Arlingtonpd,  APD Officers were asked to assist @tarrantcountyso  with a traffic stop at around 4:15pm October 16, 2012.

Suspect vehicle failed to stop for APD Officers, fleeing SouthBound on Sieber Drive then turning west on Estates Dr, which is culdesac.  As suspect was making u-turn APD motor officer Jason Heisel’s bike went down.  Suspect then fled thru a fence and bailed out on foot, but was caught after short foot pursuit.  Media was asked to stage at the north end of Sieber and Estates Drive.

Officer Heisel, who has been with the department for 8 years, only suffered minor injuries to his foot released from the hospital later that night.

A thorough investigation will be conducted to determine how the motor bike went down. Suspect is in custody of APD. Only 1 suspect involved

Arlington PD also wants to thank Dalworthington Gardens PD for their assistance.


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Photographs are courtesy of @arlingtonpd


ArlingtonPD #Tweetalong 09/29/2012 – Night Shift

I have gone through and lengthened abbreviations, however everything below is based on actual tweets from the Arlington PD.  Be sure to follow them on twitter at:  @arlingtonpd  and on FaceBook:  ArlingtonPolice.

Just a reminder:  The time-stamps are based on time that tweet were received and not time of actual call.  For officer safety tweets may be delayed


08:34 pm:  Walking in the front doors of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building in North District  pic.twitter.com/0E1Fez6g.   This is our front lobby area at the North Police District. pic.twitter.com/8fV6Vq72

08:35 pm:  Sgt. Christopher Cook & Officer Zhivonni McDonnell walking in front doors going to get a Police Tahoe pic.twitter.com/u7IjPMYq

08:36 pm:  Front Desk Officer Charles Hanks greeting us as we walk in the door. pic.twitter.com/F4uXLizR

9:00 pm:  Ok. We checked our car and lights and logging on. We are unit 860 tonight pic.twitter.com/ye21ikLu

9:01 pm:  Officer. McDonnell will be tweeting from passenger seat. Light rain still falling in North Arlington pic.twitter.com/ERAb48hP

9:11 pm:  we are backing Sgt Piña on a traffic stop in North Arlington.

9:19 pm:  On scene with Sgt. Piña on traffic stop in North Arlington  pic.twitter.com/7srqNsO7

09:26 pm:  This traffic stop has now turned into a DWI investigation. We can’t say it enough…don’t drink & drive pic.twitter.com/fSu6ijhe

09:27 pm:  DWI Officer Nathan Bishop conducting the DWI investigation tests.  pic.twitter.com/SwyKrdJT

09:29 pm:  The subject is performing a portion of the field sobriety test.  pic.twitter.com/FeCUrYY1

9:30 pm:  Officers record DWI investigation stops on dash camera for evidence.  pic.twitter.com/q3psS1GA

09:34 pm:  Driver is continuing the sobriety tests. pic.twitter.com/rWwY6hcF

09:35 pm:  Subject is bring placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.  pic.twitter.com/e9LgtUQh

09:42 pm:  About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol according to TX Dept of Transportation.

09:43 pm:  You can read more at dot.state.tx.us/safety/tips/in… which outlines the law in Texas.

09:46 pm:  On our way to a tree falling in roadway and that is possibly affecting power lines

09:55 pm:  Large tree fell over but power lines appear to be ok. It’s blocking driveway.  pic.twitter.com/2JLH3vVG

10:04 pm:  we are currently on a bar check in North Arlington. Officers routinely perform checks to make sure they r in compliance w/TABC (Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission)

10:18 pm:  DWI Officer Stacie Brown, McDonnell, & Sgt. Cook checking permits and ensuring no over serving of patrons  pic.twitter.com/7idLOwts

10:24 pm:  the rain has not dampened the crowds here in North Arlington. Please remember don’t drink and drive! pic.twitter.com/b72wp5YU

10:37 pm:  we just initiated a traffic stop. Sgt Cook making contact with driver. pic.twitter.com/eZud9Ows

10:39 pm:  we requested a DWI unit en-route to our location. pic.twitter.com/TLcsKoAf

10:43 pm:  Field sobriety testing being conducted on driver.  pic.twitter.com/lyVHV54N

10:45 pm:  A picture of the in car camera system and computer. Green lights at bottom are siren/light controller  pic.twitter.com/1gO8VBcE

10:51 pm:  View of traffic stop scene. Finishing sobriety testing.  pic.twitter.com/4gc88qL6

10:52 pm:  Driver being arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  pic.twitter.com/T5XCZsl9

10:53 pm:  This is our 2nd DWI contact we have had in less than 2 hours. Again, have a designated driver pic.twitter.com/RPUCGdfG

{it’s class B offense but by the time u add up the fines, lawyer fees, etc, it can add up to $17,000 according to TXDPS}

11:26 pm:  en-route to a suspicious person call.

11:31 pm:  We were disregarded..it was the owner of the property

11:42 pm:  Did anyone feel an earthquake? A lot of social media reports are claiming there was one close by? Sgt Cook and I didn’t feel it

11:44 pm:  Our COP Mobile out and about on this rainy night. Thank u for being our extra eyes and ears! pic.twitter.com/m31E8VcW

11:46 pm:  we hope our neighboring communities are ok

11:47 pm:  Roads are very slippery. We just had 2 crashes that went out on north side of town. Please drive careful!

12:01 am:  on-scene on a ‘fight’ call. We checked the parking lot &could not locate the fight. Everything quiet at location pic.twitter.com/0JMAkMZy

12:14 am:  On-scene at a suspicious vehicle call on east side.

12:19 am:  we were disregarded…

12:30 am:  Rain still coming down. This car just hydroplaned off East bound 30 near SH 360. Slow down. pic.twitter.com/2bR0Rcue

12:44 am:  Rolled up on a minor accident in East Arlington. pic.twitter.com/JXdY6kWt

12:45 am:  Officer. McDonnell speaking with one of the persons involved in a minor crash on Pioneer near 360  pic.twitter.com/8Lkq91C9

01:29 am:  Rolled up on a disturbance in East Arlington where females alleged someone trying to fight them #tweetalong pic.twitter.com/QijMVPGV

01:40 am:  Ended up being a party w/underage drinking. Remember you can receive a minor in consumption citation & b mandated alcohol class

01:42 am:  En-route to a disturbance call

01:59 am:  Disturbance at bar where several people (were) fighting. Traffic stop on a car fleeing location. 3 suspects detained pic.twitter.com/z7lTC1UG

02:20 am:  All 3 suspects going to jail based upon the outcome of disturbance call. Officers briefing the Sergeants pic.twitter.com/T2o0BK9H

02:35 am:  taking a quick break to eat at a late night establishment with Sgt McDonnell pic.twitter.com/YgbPrHvS

02:40 am:  Report of someone throwing empty beer bottles from a car wash in North Arlington on radio

03:34 am:  En-route to an assault in progress call!

04:10 am:  it was determined that the suspect will be receiving a citation for Offensive provocative contact pic.twitter.com/WgNwc7Db

04:15 am:  Well it is about that time for us to go home. Thank u so much for hanging with us tonight! Be safe out there 🙂

04:16 am:  Our next tweetalong will be on Tues, Oct 2 for National Night Out! If u have a party plz let us know so we can stop by and say hi! Night!+

Arlington PD at Ecofest 2012 in Arlington, TX

Arlington PD keeping traffic out of the way so that people can have a fun & SAFE Ecofest event!

Courtesy of Tena Carr

Courtesy of Tena Carr

“The crowds are here. Arlington Ecofest! Swing by the APD booth and visit us!”

Courtesy of Arlington PD

Courtesy of Tena Carr

“Long lines at the APD Ecofest booth! Come swing by to get your photo with a police car.”

Courtesy of Arlington PD

Like these kids

Courtesy of Arlington PD

“Torre looking at the lights on top of our Dodge Charger…she says they are cool!”

Courtesy of Arlington PD
Courtesy of Arlington PD

Courtesy of Tena Carr

These kids (and their parents) are learning about Safety.  Did you know that if not otherwise posted the speed zone in a “residential neighborhood” is 30 mph (not “60 mph as one contestant answered) and in a school zone it’s 20.   You must be at least 18 yrs old to ride in the back of pick-up truck; Children under 12 must ride in the back seat and everyone MUST wear a seatbelt.  It’s ‘Cool to Stay in School’ and remember Don’t Drink/Text and Drive.

They also learned some interesting Facts Such as:

State Tree: Pecan (not apple as many people guessed)

State Flower:  Blue Bonnett

State Animal: Armadillo

The Arlington PD has 640 officers

And the Dallas Cowboys do indeed play in Arlington (at Ranger Stadium)

Courtesy of Arlington PD

Courtesy of Arlington PD

Courtesy of Arlington PD

Courtesy of Arlington PD

Courtesy of Arlington PD

“Officer Carla Strauser telling Torre that it is ‘Cool to stay in school!’ “
Courtesy of Arlington PD

Officer McDonnell takes a moment to help a lost child.  As an officer (and a mother) she knows just what to do to put the youngster at ease.  A short time later the little one is reunited with Mom!

Courtesy of Tena Carr

Getting some Followers on Facebook and Twitter.  Are you following the ArlingtonPD?  Find them on:





Courtesy of Arlington PD

Courtesy of Arlington PD

“Ofcr. Millstead & Hilliard giving Sgt. Cook & McDonnell a quick lunch break! We will be here until 6 pm so swing by”

Courtesy of Arlington PD

“Lots of fun for all ages at Ecofest! The kiddos are cooling off in the fountains.”

 Courtesy of Arlington PD
Courtesy of Tena Carr
Courtesy of Tena Carr

“Even Cutterbug, a Blue Heeler, is also having a great time!”

Courtesy of Arlington PD

Most likely you saw these guys riding around keeping an eye on things to keep everyone safe

Courtesy of Tena Carr

Packing it up!  Time to call it a day.  Hope everyone had a great time:

Courtesy of Tena Carr

“Sgt. Cook & Ofcr. McDonnell want to thank everyone 4 attending Ecofest today! Welcome to all our new followers! C ya!”

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