All posts by Cheryel Carpenter

Before You Submit Your Open Records Request

In accordance with the Public Information Act, there are some restrictions on the release of video recordings.  Video related to a juvenile suspected of criminal activity, an incident involving child abuse or sexual assault and video footage containing private medical information is not releasable.  Body camera footage related to the use…

Arlington Has a New Road Rage Hotline

The Arlington Police Department has a new road rage hotline to report aggressive drivers. This hotline is not a replacement for 9-1-1.  Motorists finding themselves involved in an in-progress incident with an aggressive driver should still contact 9-1-1.  The telephone number for the road rage hotline is 817-459-5389. The purpose…

July is Watch Your Car Month in Texas

The Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force has an important message for Texas motorists. Protect your vehicle. To put an extra focus on crime prevention, July has been designated as Watch Your Car Month. July is the peak month in Texas for auto thefts and burglary of motorized vehicles.  Officers say a…

Officer-Involved Shooting

The Arlington Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance around 4:15 p. m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the 2100 block of Park Springs Blvd. A third-party complainant contacted 9-1-1 and reported that a male suspect had pulled a knife and gun on his friend and provided officers with the…

Updated Response to Video Posted on Social Media

The Arlington Police Department is responding to allegations of employee misconduct as a result of a video posted on social media this week involving two juveniles. The Arlington Police Department initially began investigating potential officer misconduct after the mother of the juveniles filed an online complaint with Internal Affairs on July…

Allegations of Police Misconduct

On July 13, 2017, the Arlington Police Department received information regarding a social media video post which alleges misconduct by an Arlington Police Officer on July 3. The video captures a portion of an incident in which officers were dispatched to an in-progress offense.  Due to the age of the…

Homicide Investigation

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a homicide that was originally reported as a crash in the 2100 block of Lincoln Drive around 3 p. m. on July 9, 2017.  Responding officers observed a vehicle that struck a small retaining wall after running over an embankment.  Inside the vehicle was an…

Homicide Investigation

Updated News Release: The Arlington Police Department has obtained video surveillance from two different viewing perspectives. The first video was captured at the intersection of South Cooper Street and Arbrook Boulevard. In this particular video, the victim’s truck is travelling southbound on South Cooper Street with a vehicle of interest also…