The following is a transcript of the @ArlingtonPD Tweetalong Friday 05/03/2012. 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 (7am – 4pm) Note: Times listed are times when tweets were posted – Not actual times of response.]
7:08 am: North side briefing starts at 7 am sharp. Officers are getting briefed by Sergeant Richard Grimmett. pic.twitter.com/1KreS4eW
7:09 am: Lieutenant Mike Holguin makes several announcements to the Officers before hitting the streets pic.twitter.com/XwxZqKLr
7:12 am: Typical patrol day includes briefing, getting keys to assigned car, checking equipment, and going “in-service” which we call 10-8 on radio
7:13 am: Officers getting their keys to their vehicles for the day pic.twitter.com/f0UvI1LZ
7:17 am: Officer Armstrong and Police Service Assistant Cortez issuing keys. pic.twitter.com/aXtew54P
7:23 am: Field Training Officer Kantzos training Officer Robles this morning. He is in his last training phase. pic.twitter.com/zqDGoqdu
7:25 am: Sgt. Cook and Officer McDonnell heading out on the Tweetalong today. Hope you enjoy the ride. pic.twitter.com/xwdvRC7V
7:26 am: PSA Cortez has been w/the dept for over a year. Her duties include traffic control, offense rprts, etc. pic.twitter.com/f3G3BQT2
8:12 am: Remember ‘click it or ticket’! Passenger received citation for not wearing his seatbelt. pic.twitter.com/LXaG9NPB
8:26 am: We stopped a veh reference an expired inspection. Driver was cited for no valid driver’s license pic.twitter.com/MUz5DPGr
8:29 am: Motor Officer Garcia stopping violator for alleged 49/35 on Collins. We just stopping by checking on him. pic.twitter.com/Q6NWxOeT
8:52 am: Vehicle was stopped for exp inspection and driver was issued a warning pic.twitter.com/U758IkmK
9:26 am: Dispatched to a suspicious person call, possibly smoking marijuana. When officers arrived there was no one at loc
9:27 am: After the call we were flagged down by apt mgr ref a suspicious male walking around complex. Made contact w/male- no offense
10:07 am: Assisted officers on a domestic call ref a female arguing with a male. No offense
10:12 am: We were enroute to an investigation call where a gun was possibly involved. Officer determined it was a Grand Prairie offense
10:25 am: We were redirected to apartment complex on West side where a 4 YOA and 2 YOA child were found walking unattended.
10:27 am: Officer McDonnell talks to the kids. The Apartment manager located the children and they are safe in the office pic.twitter.com/jCyQhJ2y
10:27 am: West District Officers will continue to investigate this call and locate parents.
10:41 am: West District Officer briefing supervisors on this child call. pic.twitter.com/iYBk3ApJ
10:55 am: Preliminary details… 4 YOA little girl found by resident walking common area of apt. complex. When we went to where child….
10:57 am: …lives, we located a second little girl age 2. The 4 year old said she was babysitting. We are attempting to locate parents.
11:21 am: We are still at this call with the kids. The officers are in contact with the mom and are still investigating.
12:32 pm: Children are safe and CPS just arrived on scene. They will determine the welfare of the children
[Good Job Officer McDonnell & Srgt Cook]
12:54 pm: Taking a quick lunch break at Spring Creek.
[Officer McDonnell and Seargant Cook on Lunch Break]
1:55 pm: Sent to 911 hang up at suite at Cowboy Stadium. The tenant said he misdialed with his fingers pic.twitter.com/jYzQsXtk
[if you do misdial, always stay on the line to inform dispatcher. We still have to respond but details are better – via @arlingtonPD]
2:06 pm: Motor Officer D.Sheriff getting the 411 on Twitter. He just signed up to be our 3,000th follower. pic.twitter.com/s7ws7oCd
2:35 pm: Doing a community contact with Principal Erma Nichols at Turning Point High School pic.twitter.com/ck9tWulG
3:38 pm: We R investigating a call that came out as a kidnapping call however trying to determine if it’s an assault call or kidnapping
3:39 pm: East District officers interviewing a witness to determine what exactly is going on.
3:43 pm: location where the incident occured pic.twitter.com/eFFzwfQB
3:46 pm: Officers gathering details about what took place pic.twitter.com/EcYrhoBb
4:16 pm: Ofcrs loc the Vic. It was determined it wasn’t a kidnapping but it was a domestic, possibly a dom assault pic.twitter.com/NRCwCoEL
[Did you know that domestic assault calls are one of the most dangerous calls officers go on?]
4:19 pm: Good job Officers for thoroughly investigating the call pic.twitter.com/o7NBYHN2
4:25 pm: Well, it’s about time for us to go 10-7 (end our shift). Thank u for following us on our tweetalong! C y’all on our next one, May 22
[Thank You to Officer McDonnell and Seargant Cook of the ArlingtonPD for providing this tweetalong]