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ArlingtonPD #Tweetalong 08/16/2012 – #Midnight Shift

Times listed are the times in which the tweet was received, not the actual times of calls.  For Officer Safety Tweets are often delayed!!

Did you know that the Arlington Police Department won an award for the best use of Social Media in 2012?!  To learn more about the ArlingtonPD  check out their website at http://www.arlingtonpd.org/  You can also find them on twitter @ArlingtonPD,  on FaceBook at ArlingtonPolice, and on You-Tube at ArlingtonPoliceMedia


10:01 pm:  Welcome followers for our midnight Tweetalong We are ready for an exciting night!

10:03 pm: Sergeant Cook & Officer McDonnell on a community contact at Lamar High School pic.twitter.com/RLGxbs3y

10:06 pm:  A nice crowd here during the game against Desoto. Score- Martin 14 and Desoto 37 in 4th quarter.  pic.twitter.com/Mfrw0hFA

10:20 pm:  Tracey with American Medical Response reminds drivers to celebrate Labor Day weekend responsibly pic.twitter.com/WZLMjkPR

10:38 pm:  On-scene at a fight call on the north side of town.

10:59 pm:  Appears a victim was cut in 2 places on his back. The suspect is unknown to the victim and officers are searching the area.

11:00 pm:  AMR is On-scene to make sure the victim is ok. pic.twitter.com/HNgE7fEw

11:02 pm:  We were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in reference to suspects selling things from their vehicle. pic.twitter.com/10qmU5JP

11:11 pmVehicle was not at location. Waiting for next call

11:22 pm: Full moon tonight! You know what that means…..  pic.twitter.com/KzgSk5E4

11:48 pm: Dispatched to investigation on west side. Will update you in a few. pic.twitter.com/kFGl8lAq

12:16 am: Dispatched to location in reference to a suspicious person who was possibly doing criminal activity. We were unable to locate.

12:23 am: Headed to commercial alarm on south side.

12:31 am: Officer. McDonnell checking building. All secure. Onto next call.  pic.twitter.com/unkqNhU0

12:52 am: Performing a bar check at a local restaurant/bar in central Arlington. pic.twitter.com/yCMgbwR9

01:14 am: We are on an investigation with possible drug activity pic.twitter.com/0sxVexq4

01:32 am: Suspect was arrested for class b misdemeanor warrant & will be {suspect} in possession of controlled substance pic.twitter.com/QG1MjftI

01:33 am:  at the same location, a female staggered along the parking lot looking for her friends

01:36 am:  She thought she was in Oak Cliff and she informed officers that she drank too much. She was arrested for public intoxication.

01:38 am: suspect handcuffed and will be transported to the Arlington City Jail pic.twitter.com/X0cjXToX

01:52 am: Responding to an emergency officer needs assistance near Bardin Road pic.twitter.com/6abptTjc

01:54 am:  Officer rolled up on several suspects involved in possible drug activity and located a gun pic.twitter.com/iyS6LMm6

01:55 am:  Lt. Russ Greene briefing Officer. McDonnell on the call. Suspects in custody and another gun off streets pic.twitter.com/ef7XWixZ

02:07 am:  En-route to a burglary in progress. Suspect is breaking into a van at an apartment complex.

02:17 am:  the van was not burglarized. It turned out to be a suspicious person call and we were unable to locate the suspect.

MEAL BREAK!!  Hey Officers got to eat too!!

3:51 am: En-route to a possible motor vehicle in progress.

4:01 am:  false alarm on theft of motor vehicle….waiting on next call!

04:15 am:  Family & Friends from Alabama are still tailgating for the big game tomorrow and having fun! ‘Roll Tide!’ pic.twitter.com/wVHX32YD

04:17 am: on our way to a disturbance call on west side.

04:22 am:  out with a male who reported he was cut with a bottle pic.twitter.com/2Pm1Yf00

04:23 am:  EMS is going to check him out while officers search for the suspect. pic.twitter.com/mqSq5hW7

04:27 am: Sergeant. Brett McDonnell, Officer Kuehling, & Officer. Jones discussing the call. pic.twitter.com/Wu2YJc3k

04:40 am:  officers making contact with the suspect. No one answered the door. pic.twitter.com/iE3GA4AD

4:44 am:  Well, we are gonna call it a night! We will back on twitter tomorrow at 3pm for some fan photos and traffic info for the game.

04:45 am:  thank you for following us on our midnight tweetalong….it was fun! Be safe!

ArlingtonPD #Tweetalong 08/16/2012


Due to some unforeseen difficulties I am later than usual in posting this transcript.  Because of this, I was not able to put the time-stamps on that I normally do.  Keep in mind that the time-stamps (when included) are based on when the twitter post (via @ArlingtonPD) was posted and not the actual time of the call.  Posting of tweets by ArlingtonPD are delayed for the sake of officer safety!

Be sure and visit the Arlington PD on-line at:  http://www.arlingtonpd.org


In-Service. If you are listening on scanner we are 860 on the radio pic.twitter.com/urLaOAim

We are en-route to a major accident that occurred earlier this morning at 8:16 am involving an overturned Lumber Truck.

just arrived on scene at lumber crash. The west exit/entrance ramps to 30 from Six Flags Dr closed pic.twitter.com/fKi9Pyeb

The west bound on ramp to I 30 from Six Flags Dr could be closed for 4 hours pic.twitter.com/RvUAuBBE

Sgt. Cook is interviewed by @NBCDFW reporter, Mola, about the major accident. pic.twitter.com/RxBOP2te

As you can see, hundreds pieces of lumber across roadway. pic.twitter.com/EEwIEALh

investigation revealed 18 wheeler commercial vehicle exited E bound 30 to 6 Flags Dr. Driver too fast and load shifted

the commercial vehicle overturned and lumber load spilled across W bound lanes striking a van and Jeep

Here’s one view of van and Jeep pic.twitter.com/etUlht5T

Fortunately no injuries reported. Driver of commercial vehicle will be cited for unsecured load and speed

Here’s another angle of the accident showing the vehicles on top of the lumber. pic.twitter.com/HDlsPhNd

The west bound on ramp to I 30 from Six Flags Dr could be closed for 4 hours pic.twitter.com/RvUAuBBE

Traffic update on this crash. You cannot access E or W bound IH 30 from west bound Six Flags Drive. Could be 4 hours to reopen

Motor officers directing traffic E Arkansas between 360 and Browning for road construction. Expect delays pic.twitter.com/32Ysi6V1

We just received a BOLO (be on the look out) for a reckless motorcycle driver speeding s/b Cooper and Eden.

Officers routinely receive BOLOs throughout the day on driving behavior.

quickfact: Did you know that Arlington has our own jail? It’s located on west side of 620 W Division pic.twitter.com/gIwaDkbk

quickfact: Did U know U can always see who is in jail and what their charge is? Go tohttp://arlingtonpd.org/jail/

Dispatched to an attempt to locate a misdemeanor warrant suspect from Denton County. Unable to locate pic.twitter.com/uHzhvgm5

Lunch time! Eating at a popular local eatery near the main police station – Babes Chicken. pic.twitter.com/CHYu7e0p

we are en-route to possibly a burglary in progress call on north side. Details to follow!

Just dispatched to a burglary in progress with good witness information that identified suspects pic.twitter.com/jJl6Tt19

Officer McDonnell gathering information from Officer Boyd on this burglary call pic.twitter.com/5e59sdeT

Officer McDonnell reporting suspects knocked on an Apt. door and then kicked another down and forced entry pic.twitter.com/MCJsYRLT

As officers were arriving, 3 suspects were taken into custody for burglary habitation. Great police work by North District

several items of personal property were recovered and will be released to the owner. pic.twitter.com/D3EyqkrW

Victim just arrived home and identified his property that was taken in the burglary. He has just left to go get a haircut

As soon as victim sat down to get haircut ArlingtonPD called him to tell him what happened and to come identify his property

Suspect vehicle will be towed to the City Pound. pic.twitter.com/AkA9ww8e

This is the door that the 3 suspects kicked in to gain entry into the Apt. pic.twitter.com/orQdDVKO

Detectives Perdue & Delbiaggio securing the property and working closely with the patrol officers. pic.twitter.com/jGwKKjMW

Suspect getting a ride to our City Jail! Awesome teamwork goes out to our patrol officers and detectives! pic.twitter.com/li1c4RVC

we are en-route to a vehicle pursuit on the south side of town.

vehicle pursuit has ended and we will be on-scene soon to fill ya in with all the details!

Just arrived on scene at the vehicle pursuit. South bound 360 at Debbie pic.twitter.com/lng9ftOO

This car was stolen earlier today from North Richland Hills. Officer located it near Watson and Sublett pic.twitter.com/u0FzOtIp

Suspect vehicle had 2 televisions in the back seat. pic.twitter.com/hb89JbxK

Corporal Hernandez brushing for fingerprints on the car. Both suspects bailed out but were caught pic.twitter.com/D1shPzyY

After stolen car spun out the female driver and make passenger ran and were caught near the Sonic pic.twitter.com/ihzGXOEN

Both suspects in custody. pic.twitter.com/h6ZPtHAC

Tarrant County Constable Pct. 7 assisted in apprehending suspects. pic.twitter.com/gvbTYOJ1

Mansfield Police Chief Fowler stopped by to check on the pursuit and to see if we needed any assistance. pic.twitter.com/ZfEzSEmw

Female driver of stolen car being led off to jail. Great work with APD, Mansfield PD and Tarrant Constable pic.twitter.com/BAmbiyfK

Constable Garnett assisted in capturing the male suspect. He is always willing to lend a helping hand! pic.twitter.com/5Lb79M6L

Officer Strauser was the first responding officer who caught the female suspect! Great job! pic.twitter.com/slpDElp9

several Officers wished Officer Buddy Evans good luck on his retirement. Thank yo9u for your 20 yrs of service! pic.twitter.com/DXVHXxT1

We are en-route to an indecent exposure call. Stay tuned for details! …..

Made contact w/subject. Admitted he was not clothed while out front. Still figuring out what’s going on pic.twitter.com/bl6e5W5f

EMS will check subject since he admitted to being on some medication. Investigation will continue pic.twitter.com/U56JgmaY

thanks to all of our followers today. We will see ya on our next #tweetalong ….it will prob be on a Fri night!


Arlington PD #tweetalong 07/21/2012

12:29 pm: Inspecting our vehicle for our day on patrol pic.twitter.com/h8CK2PIs

12:33 pm: we are en-route to a 911 hangup.  Just a reminder that if u call 911, dispatch will call ya back. Also officers will b dispatched to location

1:21 pm: en-route to an investigation call on East Side.

1:42 pm: A concerned citizen called the ArlingtonPD in reference to a possible assault.  pic.twitter.com/Ij84U3Of  During our investigation we determined that there was no offense

3:41 pm: Officer McDonnell investigating the domestic. Everything appears to be ok at location and no offense pic.twitter.com/3YbNcGEf

3:43 pm: Meet Alex! He is a miniature McCall bird. Alex is very friendly & loves to dance, sing & chase dog around pic.twitter.com/rQ7akPzM

3:49 pm: Traffic advisory – s/b Cooper St from Abram to Pioneer is down to 1 lane due to construction. Expect delays!

4:01 pm: just stopped someone in traffic for exp inspection & defective brake light. This is our paper citation form.  Officers also use Autocite (which is our electronic citations). pic.twitter.com/gp7lFYLi

4:27 pm: On-scene on a fight call involving 2 females at a northside apt complex. pic.twitter.com/BZ6nXw9g

4:28 pm: Officer VanTreek investigating the fight call and will be issuing citations to both parties involved.

4:32 pm: Sgt Cook making contact with the driver in regards to her expired inspection sticker. pic.twitter.com/hPJxxdbZ

4:42 pm: Amber Alert from Andrews PD, local.nixle.com/alert/4859767/…. Please ReTweet

5:13 pm: On-scene at an eastside apt complex where a female was exposing herself while gardening.

5:14 pm: Officers Lee and Vanzant attempted to make contact w/the subject. She refused to come to the door to talk to the police.

5:22 pm: enroute to major accident on w/b I20 and Cooper Street.

5:27 pm:  Fire Dept is Onscene. The left lane w/b I 20 before Cooper St is blocked off. pic.twitter.com/eN5Q7M1I

5:28 pm: Appears the vehicle had a blowout while driving along I20 and caused the accident. pic.twitter.com/g8g49KLG

5:33 pm: the vehicle spun around & hit the median wall. The front headlight came off the veh. Driver had no injuries pic.twitter.com/c4tmum1n

5:44 pm: Wow-116 degrees! It’s hot out here! Don’t forget to stay hydrated. pic.twitter.com/YxLXzSjN

5:46 pm: we are calling it a day! We need to fill up the car, etc. Thank u for following and have a great weekend! Be safe…

ArlingtonPD “Tweetalong” Award Acceptance

Arlington PD was chosen to receive the 2012 Best of Texas Award for the “Most Innovative use of Social Media”  See our short blog Here


Assistant Police Chief James Hawhorne,  Officer Zhivonni McDonnell, and Seargant Chris Cook headed down Austin, TX to receive this prestigious award.  Read the tweets below:

3:27 pm: We made it to Austin! pic.twitter.com/f93hFMBY

3:53 pm: Ast Police Chief James Hawthorne, Ofc Zhivonni McDonnell & Sgt Chris Cook anxiously waiting for the ceremony to begin pic.twitter.com/gchdiHDb

4:20 pm: Todd Sander director for Center for Digital Government addressing the Award Ceremony crowd. pic.twitter.com/o0t63TsK

4:24 pm: APD was chosen to receive the most innovative use of social media award out of Texas with our tweetalong concept pic.twitter.com/CHNQqpYM

4:40 pm: We are almost up….. Drum roll please. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/9nocApwz

4:47 pm: Officer Zhivonni McDonnell accepting the 2012 Best of Texas Most Innovative Use of Social Media Award – Tweetalong pic.twitter.com/sK6dwbqt

4:53 pm: Thank you to all our followers. Our next tweetalong is Saturday the 21st from noon- 6 pm pic.twitter.com/uAwQhwTZ

5:04 pm: Heading back to Arlington with award in tote. Thanks again for the continued support and following! pic.twitter.com/npFqwirR

ArlingtonPD to receive 2012 best of Texas Award for their use of Social Media

Photo Credit:  @ArlingtonPD

@ArlingtonPD’s Sgt Chris Cook & Officer Zhivonni McDonnel are on their way to Austin, TX to accept  the 2012 Best of Texas Award for the Most Innovative Use of Social Media.  They are being recognized for their Tweetalongs.  They will be tweeting live from the ceremony starting at 4:15pm (CST) and a transcript of the event will be posted here under Tweetalong > ArlingtonPD

Arlington PD #tweetalong 06/11/2012

The following is a transcript of the @ArlingtonPD  Tweetalong Friday 06/07/2012.  Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input]  Times listed are times in which tweets were posted – Not actual times of resonse.

[Japanese media rode along during this tweetalong with Officer McDonnel and Sgt Cook to highlight Arlington Police Department’s use of social media from an international perspective.  They  saw an Associated Press Story on Arlington PD recently and flew in from Los Angeles]

9:27 am: Noboru, Mayumi & Hiro from the LA Bureau of NHK, Japan’s sole public broadcaster & largest media outlet, are our guests

9:35 am: Mayumi was researching the use of social media in Law enforcement & read the Star-Telegram article @patrickmwalker1, bit.ly/JtrouY

9:36 am: They were very interested in our #tweetalongs & made a trip down to good ole Texas to experience a ride out w/Sgt. Cook & Ofcr McDonnell

9:37 am: Thank you to our followers for making our #tweetalongs so much fun and we look forward to another exciting day with y’all! Are ya ready?!

9:38 am: Ofcr McDonnell, Sgt Cook, Noboru, Mayumi & Hiro are all set to go for our #tweetalong! pic.twitter.com/HQEIu6mz

9:52 am: Onscene at a major accident on Cooper Street.

9:56 am: Ofcr. McDonnell briefing Japanese media on this two car crash. A small passenger car vs. station wagon pic.twitter.com/JJMYhG0A

9:58 am: Heavy front end damage on small passenger car. No life threatening injuries however. 1 party transported pic.twitter.com/T2H0KZeD

9:58 am: we are at a 2 vehicle accident on northbound Cooper Street and California.

The accident was at the 2800 block of S Cooper Street. The crossroad is 1100 California Lane.

10:14 am: performing a traffic stop on S Cooper St for a brake light violation. She will be issued a verbal warning. pic.twitter.com/llsoztLz

10:25 am: Sgt Cook briefing our Japanese Media guests on an incident that occured this past Sun. pic.twitter.com/nGAwbEF8

10:49 am: light at Americana and S Cooper St is out. Traffic unit is Onscene working on it. pic.twitter.com/acVi6acA

11:06 am: performing a traffic stop w/b I20 at Park Springs. pic.twitter.com/N4CfrbN7

11:07 am: driver of the vehicle received a citation for speeding. He was going 79 mph in a 60 mph.

11:10 am: Sgt Cook issuing the citation. pic.twitter.com/TERPXjp0

11:13 am: @NBCDFW NBC Arlington reporter Mola talking to Noboru abt how twitter & social media helps our local media pic.twitter.com/w9YNVNeg

11:19 am: enroute to an investigation call in south Arlington.

11:34 am: vic was stabbed in the leg & sus fled the scene. At this point investigation will continue on what occured pic.twitter.com/pxuCidxj

11:54 am: Noboru is providing interview on why the Japanese media flew down to visit with APD on social media pic.twitter.com/zrSf8rEp

@NBCDFW Mola working hard in this heat! http://pic.twitter.com/sZ9qQTug

12:03 pm: Well folks. Everyone is getting hungry so gonna stop in for some Hibachi at Nagoya Japanese eatery near Parks Mall

12:37 pm: Getting a lesson on chopsticks from Noboru. They are enjoying their visit. pic.twitter.com/B0k9W86C

12:41 pm: Lunch almost ready. pic.twitter.com/uiMa7Rqo

12:43 pm: We will be back in a few… pic.twitter.com/qU3I5VLr

(Lunch Time)

2:02 pm: we are Onscene on an investigation where an officer needed assistance on east side.

2:05 pm: Ofcr. McDonnell interviewing a person in relation to this investigation. pic.twitter.com/CPzwEBWZ

2:06 pm: Sgt. Yowell briefing the Japanese media that this call is unrelated to a burglary investigation from earlier pic.twitter.com/KAQTD6Cu

2:24 pm: we stopped vehicle with expired inspection on East side. pic.twitter.com/lGt5iXi3

2:45 pm: driver was cited for no insurance, exp inspect & no valid dl. He didn’t have any ID on him so we had to investigate who he was.

2:58 pm: Sorry folks, the #tweetalong is going to be over an hour early. We have lots to do with our Guests with behind the scenes stuff at APD!

2:59 pm: thank u so much for following us! C ya in less than 2 weeks! As always, be safe out there!

More TweetAlong:

4:14 pm: We caught up w/Police Chief Theron Bowman who is now interim DCM over Neighborhood Svc. He spoke to media pic.twitter.com/os5A5Re5

4:17 pm: The Japanese media were very grateful in being able to meet with Chief Bowman at conclusion of event today pic.twitter.com/ZE44rREi

4:39 pm: Asst. Police James Hawthorne interviewing w/Japanese media on the significance of social media. pic.twitter.com/pTCM0NRv

4:42 pm: Ofcr. Zhivonni McDonnell speaking with @wfaachannel8 @MarcusMoorewfaa on social media and tweetalongs pic.twitter.com/RHCm5KRV

[@patrickmwalker1 asked: What do Noboru, Mayumi and Hiro think about the #tweetalong? What has their reaction been?  Answer from @ArlingtonPD:  so far it is very interesting. Every step is very amazing.

Dallas PD #tweetalong 06/07/2012

The following is a transcript of the @DallasPD  Tweetalong Friday 06/07/2012.  Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input]

[Today’s tweetalongs follows officers on day shift.  Note: Times listed are times when tweets were posted – Not actual times of response.]

9:10 am : I’m at the Quartermaster changing out rain gear I had since ’88 for a wet day in patrol. Tweetalong will start shortly

9:24 am: Fyi…for our followers. Don’t want to confuse you this morning.

9:24 am: We have an officer participating in the tweetalong who is in patrol & we will also have tweets coming from the Safer Dallas Better Dallas.

[Safer Dallas/Better Dallas]

9:26 am: gt. Warren Mitchell will be twitting from patrol.

9:48 am: Southwest officers are working accidents on Ledbetter, Walton Walker, and Burns.

10:08 am: DallasPD is hosting Safer Dallas Better Dallas meeting at headquarters this morning to honor those who helped fund programs to fight crime

10:10 am: 2012 goal for SDBD reached – equipping 14 bait cars

10:12 am: Meeting with investigators to execute a warrant somewhere in Dallas

10:14 am: Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano addresses the meeting to discuss city goals on public safety yfrog.com/h0rnoivj

10:21 am: Crime in Dallas is down 10% today.

10:25 am: There are about 119 overt cameras throughout Dallas. Most are monitored.

10:28 am: Downtown cameras aided in the arrest of suspect robbing a seizure victim at the Greyhound bus station.

10:30 am: GPS technology is in use in the bait car program. Has video, audio and car can be locked remotely.

10:32 am: Every time bait car is disturbed, an alarm is activated in Fusion Center

10:34 am: BMV accounts for 25% of crime in Dallas.

[BMV: Burglary of Motor Vehicle]

10:38 am: 2004 Bait technology first introduced in Dallas. In 2004 there were 15,000+ bmv/auto theft. Now, 7,000 bmv/auto thefts a year.

10:40 am: DallasPD hopes to replicate that success by expanding to bait houses to catch burglars.

10:49 am: Goal is to bundle available technologies and deploy them in high crime areas of Dallas. 27 hot spots have been identified.

11:01 am: Paul Johnson with JLB Partners presents check for $30,000 for crime fighting efforts.

11:03 am: Donors to Safer Dallas Better Dallas to help fund crime fighting technologies yfrog.com/o0ngcflj

11:07 am: Donors have also funded dogs for Narcotics Division – 3 dogs have made significant impact

11:08 am: The 3 dogs are Jan, Andy and Cody.

11:10 am: Officer Xavier Hernandez on one a T3 yfrog.com/nth47ygj

11:12 am: Be on look out for W/f/35 long gray hair wearing hoody carrying sledge hammer threatening people around Frances/Sheldon.

11:23 am: Correction – Paul Johnston of JLB Partners

12:18 pm: Dpd and DFR at the scene of a major accident NB Walton Walker at Illinois.  pic.twitter.com/GEOMaUpu

1:19 pm: Eating lunch and a gentleman came up to thank us for the work we do. Its those small thank you’s that makes the job worth wild

1:31 pm: Shooting at 400 N Willomet in SW Dallas. Comp shot with a pellet rifle. Susp fled wb on Davis St.

3:52 pm: 7736: In case you’re wondering, badge #’s of the media officer tweeting will now be at the start of all dept. tweets.

4:04 pm: 7736: The badge #’s of the media officer tweeting can be found on the dept’s Twitter profile page. @DallasPD

4:21 pm: Dallas Police Department Partners with the Community in an Effort to Reduce Crime fb.me/1dWLs9rCW

Arlington PD #tweetalong 06/07/2012

The following is a transcript of the @ArlingtonPD  Tweetalong Friday 06/07/2012.  Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input]

[Today’s tweetalongs follows officers on day shift (9am – 4pm) Note: Times listed are times when tweets were posted – Not actual times of response.]

9:51 am: Here we go! Sorry for the delay! Let’s get this started!

9:55 am: A big shout out to ‘Riley’ – one of our known youngest tweetalong fans from Arlington. This #tweetalong is for u! pic.twitter.com/lPCkOZj9

10:02 am: Sgt Cook and Officer McDonnell are ert (enroute) to a welfare check

10:11 am: mom did not hear from son in 3 days and was concerned for his welfare. Turned out he was sleeping when officers arrived.

10:15 am: Made a traffic stop for a defective passenger side break light. Driver stated he had issues w/the light. Gave verbal warning

10:17 am: driver was appreciative for the warning and stated he will look into the brake light issue. pic.twitter.com/0LtVhlEn

10:19 am: Citizen on Patrol Mobile Volunteer Sid getting ready to drive around the north area of town. pic.twitter.com/VfYlqoOl

10:23 am: Weather little gloomy today. Light rain still falling in the area pic.twitter.com/wT8ofrC8

10:28 am: we are ert to a suspicious person call on north side.

10:40 am: Upon arrival at local bank we were informed subject was harassing customers for money. Checked area. UTL pic.twitter.com/wQYNgPx0

10:41 am:UTL is a term for unable to locate. Clearing for next call

10:48 am: ert to an investigation on north side

11:19 am: On scene with Fire reference complainant smelling strange odor and saw strange drawing in attic pic.twitter.com/CWT5c7iR

11:20 am: Sgt. Cook going up inside the attic with Fire to further the investigation. pic.twitter.com/tFtc75xe

11:21 am: Ofcr. Dixon & Fire personnel determined nothing to be alarmed with reference odor. pic.twitter.com/uPhqsYe5

11:22 am: Everything appears ok at location. Clearing call.

11:24 am: Please look at this Amber Alert, leap-production-s3.amberalert.com/alert412_cache…

11:39 am: we are enroute to a fireworks call. Did you know that it is a city ordinance violation to shoot off fireworks in city limits

11:48 am: the call did not have an exact loc. We arrived at the apt loc and checked the area. We could not loc fireworks.

12:02 pm: Sgt. Cook & Ofcr. McDonnell stopping in for some Hibachi at local Arlington eatery. pic.twitter.com/3iYrRWWT

12:05 pm: tay tuned as we give you a behind scenes look at our License Plate Reader after lunch & give you an update on Ofcr. Graham

12:09 pm: AMBER ALERT has been cancelled! Child was located safely 🙂

12:23 pm Best part abt eating Hibachi is that we sit at a table w/people from our community. Great conversations! pic.twitter.com/nHFNzYYk

12:30 pm: Ofc McDonnell loves hibachi food & recently got the media office hooked on it. Chef Tuan prepares the food pic.twitter.com/Nvet2V5K

12:55 pm: Had lunch with Jaylee who was celebrating her 13th birthday and just signed up on Twitter! Happy birthday! pic.twitter.com/THcGCigi

1:09 pm: back on the road! Let’s see what’s going on….

1:15 pm: we are enroute to an investigation.

1:53 pm: assisted w/a burg in progress call. The caller issued a criminal trespass warning to the individuals pic.twitter.com/6nw7fp9v

1:54 pm: who were (on) their property knocking on their door.

1:55 pm: as a safety measure, plz contact 911 when someone you don’t know is knocking on your door or is on your property w/o ur consent

2:00 pm: on our way to a suspicious person on west side.

2:18 pm: there was a report of a panhandler at location by pumps. Suspect left loc b4 our arrival. Checking area… pic.twitter.com/jNTqq2Z3

2:28 pm: we are on a quick community contact with Daniel, the general manager, at Dave and Busters

2:43 pm: Great Reminder for their patrons! pic.twitter.com/OUElQGBk

2:44 pm: Dave and Busters graciously donated a 4 pack food, drinks, & games to Ofcr. Bryan Graham & family. Thank U pic.twitter.com/2EayNFgD

3:03 pm: Meeting with Officer Graham right now. Will update our followers very soon.

3:13 pm: Ofcr. Graham is back home surrounded family and wants to thank everyone for their support & prayers. pic.twitter.com/GRnFXmKN

3:23 pm: For our new followers Ofcr. Graham was shot in the head Tues night during a standoff in East Arlington.

3:25 pm: we are enroute to a disturbance call on south side.

4:06 pm: Still on disturbance call at apartment complex where male and female are fighting.

4:23 pm: Suspect was arrested for domestic assault (family violence) and transported to the jail. pic.twitter.com/yKuBnz5r

4:24 pm: Arlington has one of the best Victim Assistance programs in the country! They will follow up with the victim in this case.

4:27 pm: We are headed back to the station and calling it a day! Thank you for riding with us today! It was fun!

Dallas PD Tweets 06/02/2012

The following is a transcript of tweets from @DallasPD  Saturday 06/02/2012.  Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input]

[Times posted are the times at which the comments came through twitter & not the actual times of responses.]

10:03 am: Don’t forget to join Chief Brown today at Chief on the Beat at Grace Temple Church 831 W 10th Street ,10a-2p

10:26 am: Rodriguez Family enjoying Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/etNMbSW1

10:35 am: Dallas Police crime fighting dog McGruff interacting at Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/U5r6Loya

10:41 am: Dallas Council Member Delia Jasso ,District 1 enjoying Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/D8HXcE82

10:46 am: Chief Brown,Emily Lopez Fox 4 news,and Levi Williams Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/ucbpJpbG

11:00 am: Chief Brown,Emily Lopez,Levi Williams,and Dallas City Council Delia Jasso at Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/Rzji4TVQ

11:11 am: Emily Lopez of Fox 4 News Speaking at Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/t4mqQk4w

11:16 am: Chief Brown speaking at Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/Hcsmrj86

11:27 am: Chief Williams of the Dallas Police Dept. Southwest Patrol Division speaking at Chief on the beat pic.twitter.com/fHVXNH3D

11:30 am: Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia speaking at Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/1k7memLP

11:33 am: City of Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano speaking now at Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/MOucVtPq

11:39 am: Ms. Juhee Baek singing Korean Folkore song at Chief on the Beat pic.twitter.com/128IXMVg

4:18 pm: Dallas Police Swat Team responded to a barricaded person near hillcrest and nw hwy. The subject is in custody.

4:20 pm: Initial report indicates the person had requested to be shot by police.

4:23 pm: The initial call was about a man slumped over his vehicle. When officers arrived he would not show his hands.

4:26 pm: He began yelling “kill me. Kill me. You know thats what you want to do.” Officers secured the area and called swat.

4:29 pm: Once he was taken into custody, officers determined he was not armed and had a physical limitation that prevented him from showing his hands

4:29 pm: The man has been taken in for evaluation.

4:53 pm: Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to a person who was slumped over in his vehicle at Hillcrest and Northwest… fb.me/2arO6tRYA [This is in relation to the above SWAT call] (sorry, there appears to be a problem w/ the link)

5:03 pm: Swat officers used a 40man millimeter imapct weapon to assit in taking the man un custody. This is often refered t0 as a beanbag round.

5:58 pm: Just been notified of a police involved shooting in the 3600 block of Folklore. No officer injured.

5:59 pm: A media relations officer is on the way to the scene to get more information.

5:59 pm: More information will be sent as it becomes available.

6:09 pm: We will be tweeting from the scene shortly.

6:12 pm: There has been an officer involved shooting in the 3600 block of Folklore Trail. No officer has been injured. A… fb.me/1L3jfWPXb

6:23 pm: The police involved shooting occured during a traffic stop. The suspect was hit and has been transported to the hospital.

6:47 pm: So everyone is aware, this is what happens after a police involved shooting…

6:48 pm: Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit and Internal Affairs Division respond to the scene to review the incident……

6:49 pm: A lot of information is not released until they have been briefed.

6:54 pm: At the scene of police involved shooting , media looking on pic.twitter.com/DGFwfmBI

7:04 pm: Sgt. Mitchell updating media on police involved shooting pic.twitter.com/qOB0FiH0

7:14 pm: At the scene of the police involved shooting pic.twitter.com/rtfJQs79

7:20 pm: Officer stopped a veh on traffic at 3600 Folklore. Officer encountered the driver with a gun. Officer fired his weapon to protect himself.

[Stay Tuned for Actual Tweetalongs from the Dallas PD]

Arlington PD #tweetalong 05/22/2012

The following is a transcript of the @ArlingtonPD  Tweetalong Friday 05/22/2012.  Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input]

9:24 am: Sgt Cook & Ofcr McDonnell are all set to go for our Tweetalong! Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/25z04SAL

9:47 am: Dispatched to Bowen Square Apartments reference a male slumped over the steering wheel.

9:48 am: Upon arrival, person was located actually sleeping in the truck but does not belong in this complex pic.twitter.com/IeEMunRk

9:50 am: Suspect was taken into custody for several misdemeanor warrants out of Arlington pic.twitter.com/kKXrlQYO

10:11 am: Backing up Motor Officer Heisel who made traffic stop for speeding. pic.twitter.com/9VrjwOaK

10:15 am: we are enroute to a disturbance on west side.

10:27 am: on repos it is a civil matter. When officers arrived there was no disturbance & repo service left the loc pic.twitter.com/tMN9Td3Y

11:06 am: Dispatched 2 residential alarm in South Arlington neighborhood. Homeowner left his back door slightly open pic.twitter.com/5IIgm0p8

11:07 am: when a door is unlocked or left open, officers will make entry into the house to make sure there is no one at the loc.

11:08 am: homeowner arrived after officers cleared the home. Homeowner left the back door open by mistake.

11:09 am: China, the dog, greeted us as we made entry into the home. pic.twitter.com/5NppH44s

11:26 am: Quick lunch at a local Arlington cheesesteak shop. Be back in a few. pic.twitter.com/9vsvLeOc

12:38 pm:  Just performed a traffic stop on I20 and gave them a warning for speeding.

12:58 pm: Dispatched to a theft in progress at local Walmart. Loss prevention provided suspect description along with suspect vehicle desc

1:04 pm: Officer located the suspect vehicle leaving the scene and stopped it on Little Road pic.twitter.com/ZMBrmQuO

1:11 pm: Based on investigation both suspects arrested for theft. Ofcr. McDonnell securing one suspect pic.twitter.com/xJ5y7e5l

1:15 pm: Sgt. Cook explaining suspects took several items without paying and refused to stop for loss prevention pic.twitter.com/xlakQwxl

2:04 pm: Sgt. Cook & Ofcr. McDonnell getting tour of Moritz Animal Wellness Center. pic.twitter.com/S8EqdE8n

2:05 pm: Arlington has a beautiful animal facility. We will highlight one community aspect each tweetalong pic.twitter.com/PkBUUI34

2:06 pm: Ofcr McDonnell receiving information on what happens when an animal is found or abandoned. pic.twitter.com/7AtRSLK2

2:10 pm: anyone interested adopting a ball python? Contact Animal Services at 817-459-5898 pic.twitter.com/jzfyu5GA

2:10 pm: a golden brown rabbit will be ready for adoption tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/SIfTruYs

2:12 pm: they have all kinds of animals! There’s even a ferret ready for adoption later on today! pic.twitter.com/8pYW4bi9

2:13 pm: Even a 22 lb cat 🙂 pic.twitter.com/l3DPJLb6

2:15 pm: Luke needs a home. He was adopted twice already. He is full of energy and is a big lap dog! pic.twitter.com/PaMILPqP

2:16 pm: a kitten hanging around waiting to be adopted. pic.twitter.com/SlbkW2fw

2:18 pm: Jackie & Brittany meet their potential dog they may want to adopt. pic.twitter.com/eTb2Zmvp

2:19 pm: super cute! One brown eye and one blue eye dog for adoption. pic.twitter.com/OFTBYqp8

2:20 pm: animal services is running a special until May 27…adoption fee for $45.00 pic.twitter.com/9Dul1wvd

2:21 pm: we are enroute to a disturbance on east side off of Matlock.

2:23 pm: we were disregarded from the disturbance.

2:31 pm: just rolled up on a major accident on Pioneer/360. Minor injuries and clearing roadway now. pic.twitter.com/anvVXC2Z

3:15 pm: we are currently on an investigation off of Truman on north side.

3:19 pm: Driver received citation for expired inspection, registration & no insurance. pic.twitter.com/1ubDVLAU

3:20 pm: In Arlington if u r stopped and have no insurance w/prior convictions we will tow ur car.

3:22 pm: Sgt Cook is performing an inventory of the veh before it is being towed to safe guard personal property. pic.twitter.com/nLkph7bb

3:26 pm: The vehicle will be taken to the pound. He will need to provide current insurance to retrieve the veh. pic.twitter.com/WtZrAMhG

[Word is the Driver pulled into someone’s driveway and pretended “he” knew them]

3:49 pm: Thanks everyone for joining us on our tweetalong! We had fun and we will keep u informed on when our next one will be!

[Thank you to Sgt Cook & Officer McDonnell]

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