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THANK YOU to everyone who helped spread the word about this. He has been returned home safely. THANK YOU AGAIN.


This little dog was lost in N.W. Arlington last night. If you find or see this dog, please contact: ARLINGTON POLICE.




This little dog was lost in N.W. Arlington last night. If you find or see this dog, please contact: ARLINGTON POLICE.


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

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.

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


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.

#Arlington man to spend 40 years in Jail after killing Ex-Wife

An Arlington man used a sledgehammer to break down his ex-wife’s door before fatally shooting her.
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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!+

Annual Defensive Tactics Training at Arlington PD

These our Tweets from Officer Zhivonni McDonnell and Sergeant Chris Cook as they went through the annual “Defensive Tactics training Course at Arlington PD  You can find them on Twitter @ArlingtonPD  And on FaceBook ArlingtonPolice.

Good Mon morning. It’s time for media office to attend annual defensive tactics training. Even though we are assigned 2 media we still train.

Officer Zhivonni McDonnell & Sgt. Christopher Cook will train in defensive tactics this morning.  pic.twitter.com/dBkW8S2u

Corporal Cliff Elliott will be the defensive tactics instructor today. All 640 officers attend the annual defensive training pic.twitter.com/fZZPvfJ

Defensive tactics training starts in classroom for several hours going over tactics. Then it progresses onto gym environment to practice.

Recruit class #45 training in ground fighting defensive tactics. pic.twitter.com/8M63hLYZ

Your career as an APD Officer starts here at Training Cntr. Ofcr. McDonnell hurdling the 6 foot wall on obstacle course pic.twitter.com/iEnKVJB0

Corporal Elliott demonstrating the proper technique in handcuffing from the kneeling position. pic.twitter.com/ffT7z9C0

Ofc McDonnell practicing prone handcuffing on Media Sgt Cook. pic.twitter.com/FrnzQtzr

Continuing with training this afternoon, Sgt. Cook dragging the 175 lb. person around simulating a rescue pic.twitter.com/5790WzKe


Ecofest 2012 in Arlington, TX

Here are some pictures I took at Ecofest 2012 in Arlington, TX


As I first entered into the “Ecofest” area, this is what was parked at the each end (this photo is taken looking away from Ecofest).   Funny thing was, when I was driving up (from the other end) the car in front of me stopped and stared at the police car that was blocking the road for several minutes…..  I wouldn’t recommend going straight

Courtesy of Tena Carr


Practicing for the evenings show.  Sounding good

Courtesy of Tena Carr


Kids cooling off.  Playing around in the Water Fountain

Courtesy of Tena Carr


Skate board area and “Bike Town” up ahead.  Teaching kids Bicycle and Skateboard safety

Courtesy of Tena Carr


Arlington Fire Department on hand – Just in case??

Courtesy of Tena Carr


Cute kids at the “Petting Zoo” (both 2 legged and 4 legged

Courtesy of Tena Carr


As I understand, this guy has a broken wing and is unable to be released into the wild.

Courtesy of Tena Carr


Arlington PD had a booth at Ecofest.  Teaching kids all about safety as well as interesting city and state facts.  Kids can even get to see inside a police car.

See more on ArlingtonPD at Ecofest 2012

Courtesy of Tena Carr


Courtesy of Tena Carr


ArlingtonPD officer Zhivonni McDonnell helps a lost child to be reunited with her mommy.

Courtesy of Tena Carr


These guys were riding around making sure everyone stayed out of trouble and Stayed Safe!!

Courtesy of Tena Carr



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