Category Archives: Public Safety

Severe Weather Season is Here: Be Prepared

The recent tornado outbreak rocking a string of Midwestern states has served as a painful wake up call to the kind of havoc severe weather can cause. With the season of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms well underway, the City of Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management is reminding residents that the…

Recipients Honored at Police Award Ceremony

Each year, the Arlington Police Department hosts an awards ceremony to recognize the dedication and impressive work of employees. Public safety is at the core of the department’s mission, and these honored employees were recognized Thursday during a ceremony for their continuing efforts toward that goal.  At the lunchtime celebration, a…

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 11

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a. m. Sunday on March 11.  Moving clocks forward one hour means an increase in daylight hours through the fall.  It also means it’s time to not only change your clock but your smoke detector batteries.“Smoke detectors help save lives,” said Stephen Lea, assistant fire marshal. “We suggest making…

Council Passes Gas Well Preparedness Plan Unanimously

The Arlington City Council unanimously passed a Natural Gas Well Preparedness and Response Plan at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. The plan, which was first presented to the council on Feb. 7 by Fire Chief Don Crowson, calls for a system approach of three elements to be addressed: oversight, inspection, and…

Murder Suspect Wanted: Name Bryan Tran

In an effort to locate a murder suspect, the Arlington Police Department has worked with America’s Most Wanted to seek the public’s help with locating the man suspected of fatally shooting Austin Nguyen last summer. Tonight, America’s Most Wanted aired a segment on the “Lifetime” cable network that featured Nam…

Teacher Arrested

The Arlington Police Department is investigating an inappropriate relationship between an Arlington teacher and two female students. On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Arlington Police Officers arrested Brandon Ashley McDaniel as part of that investigation. He is being held at the Arlington City Jail on two charges of improper relationship between…