A day in the life of a North Precinct patrol officer

Yesterday’s Seattle Police Department “Tweetalong” with Officer Audi Acuesta started off slow, peaked with a robbery arrest in Maple Leaf (complete with news helicopers), and made for interesting reading throughout.

Seattle Police Officer Acuesta, just before heading off to assist fellow officers with arresting a home invasion suspect in Maple Leaf.

The following is a collection of nearly all of Officer Acuesta’s tweets on the Seattle Police Department’s twitter feed yesterday, plus some of my commentary. I also pulled some comments made by others from the #tweetalong hashtag, though not all.

Got my car and responding to a nuisance call. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Guy sleeping on a couch! Nasty hangover! #SeattlePD #tweetalong http://t.co/NJCveI1
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011

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@RavennaBlog Have to say, so far Ravenna doesn’t look like the most happening neighborhood, according to @SeattlePD! #thisisagoodthing
joyeousness
September 13, 2011
Tweet-a-long with Seattle Police @SeattlePD today- complete with photos! #tweetalong #SeattlePD
nansen
September 13, 2011
@nansen I trust they’re pulling over to the side of the road first? đŸ˜› #tweetalong #SeattlePD
Willowbottom
September 13, 2011
.@joyeousness Nope, it’s been pretty quiet. But he’s off to help with a burglary suspect near Northgate now.
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD what is with the helicopter around the Northgate I-5 area? (1:51 pm 9/13)
colourofspring
September 13, 2011
Met up with @SeattlePD Ofc. Acuesta at Ravenna Third Place Books, talked shop. Our ‘hood is lucky to have him on patrol here, IMHO. …
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
It’s the slower part of his shift now (hence lack of tweets). + he’s a solo officer in a patrol car (a different gig than those on bikes).
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD This is so interesting, thank you for doing a tweetalong!
EyeOnUptown
September 13, 2011
Caught suspect in a home invasion Robbery!!!! Great work to all the officers at the scene!! #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
#SeattlePD has taken into custody a wanted robbery suspect in North Seattle. We hope to have more details on the SPD Blotter within an hour
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD I like this idea of Tweeting while you folks are on duty! Great job keeping us informed!
SeahawksFan11
September 13, 2011
What Air4 is currently flying over: RT @SeattlePD: #SeattlePD has taken into custody a wanted robbery suspect in North Seattle.
komonews
September 13, 2011
Still waiting details on robbery arrest in N. Seattle, but here’s SPD taking their suspect into custody- http://t.co/uL5fRYS
komonews
September 13, 2011

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Dirty pants running thru the yards!!! #SeattlePD #tweetalong http://t.co/5TFMnZo
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011

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Helps to have a @komonews chopper taking pics! RT @Roosiehood: @kristen206 @SeattlePD I’m LOVING the Tweetalong! It’s like I’m there! đŸ™‚
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
It was nice talking with Rebecca!!!! #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
I love the tweetalongs. Helps people see police as REAL people. Stay safe & sincere! @SeattlePD
rengetsu13
September 13, 2011
.@SeattlePD Nice talking to you, too! Glad to see that your day got a little more exciting (but not TOO exciting). #tweetalong
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
Off to see what’s going on at Cowen and Ravenna park. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Ofc. Acuesta mentioned that burglary calls tend to pick up around 3PM, as folks start getting home from work. #tweetalong
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
#SeattlePD apprehends wanted robbery suspect in North Seattle. For additional details go to http://t.co/rhocZm3
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
SPD Blotter » Wanted Robbery suspect apprehended in North Seattle

Posted by Detective Jeff Kappel On September 13th at approximately 1:29 p.m. North Precinct patrol officers spotted a wanted robbery suspect driving a white sedan in the area of NE 107th Street and 15th Avenue NE (there was probable cause to arrest the adult male suspect for a home-invasion robbery that occurred in the city within the last few weeks).
Ofc. Acuesta and I were finishing up our chat when the burglary call came through. He sped off to assist… #tweetalong
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
Not a call he would normally go to alone, as he’s only a single officer in a patrol car. But he did help out: http://t.co/1D0SZEo
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011
In Cowen/Ravenna Park now. RT @SeattlePD: Drugs are bad! Please so no to drugs! #SeattlePD #tweetalong http://t.co/aJcqSKD
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011

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@SeattlePD .. thank you for you service police department.. I live in the area and feel good knowing you are looking out for us
hughes75
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD what’s the legality of this scenario pictured? Curious on the discretion officers take of risk, threat, and nuisance #tweetalong
thegarrettp
September 13, 2011
Part of Ofc. Acuesta’s normal patrol routine is to walk around the parks, check under the bridges, see if folks need aid. #tweetalong
RavennaBlog
September 13, 2011

Metro Bus Route 73 was detoured off of 15th Ave NE between NE Northgate and NE 80th St for at least half an hour, due to the police activity in the area. Back to regular route at about 3PM.

I meant to say “Say”, not so! #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Just went to a suicidal person call on the overpass NE 85 st over I-5. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Home Invasion Suspect Arrested Following Chase, Crash In North Seattle http://t.co/tPQV5QK
publicolanews
September 13, 2011
No one located in the area! Area check near the location for person. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
No one located, only one caller reporting the incident. #SeattlePD
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Going to a intoxicated male on 8000 blk of 5 av NE. Guy walking in an out of traffic. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Contacted the intoxicated male, he was standing on the sidewalk. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Male had been drinking and was upset over a divorce. He stated he is going to go home and drink more! #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD ha, just saw you on that while driving by. #spdcelebsiting
daveschilling
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD Yeah, *that* will fix it… Doh!
VeloBusDriver
September 13, 2011
Hanging out with biker boys on the Ave! #SeattlePD #tweetalong http://t.co/nIXxWTh
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011

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Good to see some community-relevant tweets by @SeattlePD! Whoever is tweeting knows their #socialmedia stuff!
bikegrrl
September 13, 2011
Going to an accident on Roosevelt/NE Campus PY. Veh vs bicyclist. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Everyone is ok. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Suspicious person at the 4100 blk of university Wy NE. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Male keeps bringing bicycles and locking them up, he has five now. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD does each cop usually respond to this many incidents in one day? #tweetalong
SeattleBlank
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD sometimes I imagine super snarky commentary for you guys.
thejedi
September 13, 2011
Bicycle patrol were flagged down at 1413 NE 50 st. Some one wanted to report they saw a Americas Most wanted person. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Going to back the bike guys. #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
With the bike unit. Guy is not wanted! #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
At the Safeway on Brooklyn. With a felony warrant for burg! #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Suspect with warrant taken into custody and transported to the North PCT #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
Doing some paper work at the North Pct and will be going home shortly! 3rd watch stay safe! #SeattlePD #tweetalong
SeattlePD
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD Thank you for keeping us safe & patroling the streets of Seattle! Appreciate what you do!
laurig
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD Thanks for today’s #tweetalong ! Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot. Thanks for keeping our ‘hoods safe!
nSeattleSarah
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD Good tweeting Officer Acuesta
SoloLobo86
September 13, 2011
@SeattlePD Thanks for the #tweetalong there. You guys should keep on doing this more. I appreciate what you guys are doing now these days.
andrewkim101
September 13, 2011
Thanks for all the tweets today! RT @SeattlePD: Doing some paper work at the North Pct and will be going home shortly! 3rd watch stay safe!
Roosiehood
September 13, 2011

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