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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.

Driving EB on hwy 183 @ hwy 377 interchange (Fort Worth, TX)

This video shows what it’s like driving through the hwy 183 /hwy 377 interchange.  As you can see there wasn’t a lot of traffic at the time.  When traffic is heavy there is potential for problems (and accidents):  http://youtu.be/bmHDW4aItp8

Link to map gives a better picture of how everything comes together in that area. http://g.co/maps/3rc7s

As always DFW Alerts Network urges you to use caution at all times when driving and to DRIVE SAFELY

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