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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood.  The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol.  The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood.  Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty.  Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town. 


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Sunday, September 30, 2012    


0440 – Begin patrols of mainland, special attention to SE 11th ct and alley ways.

0600 – Patrol Isles, Cordova.

0700 – Begin house checks.

0800 – House checks secure, final patrols.

Monday, October 01, 2012      


0750- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0830- Patrolled Isles, LYC.

0850- Traffic enforcement 9/11ct. No violators.

0910- Patrolled businesses along Federal, due to weather no activity.

1000- Directions provided to lost motorist looking for Birch.

1023-   Dispatched to residence, going thru divorce unoccupied home. Contact was made with Mr. who was removing lawn equipment from garage. Contact was then made with Ms. who confirmed presence.

1040- Patrolled Rio Vista mainland, no unusual activity to report.

1100- Final patrols all areas. A quiet day due to heavy rains.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 


1030    Completed checks of isles and LYC.

1230    Completed checks of mainland all appear secure.

1300    10-7

1600    10-8, no messages

1800    Patrols in the rain. Not much going on.

1900    Stopped and talked to fisherman on SE 10 St. They were advised to clean up the area when they were finished.

2100    Checked Yacht club parking area. Drizzle and rain.


Wednesday, October 03, 2012  

1615    Began patrols and checks of vacation

1700    Fueled and washed the Q35 patrol car again

1720    Responded to dispatch at Stanahan Landings Park in reference to a suspicious person who had been writing on a parked motorcycle, possibly vandalizing the cycle. Upon arrival I located the suspect and reporter on scene. The suspect was an obviously mental disabled individual who had written upon a the fender of a motorcycle with an ink pen which was parked S. Federal Hwy in the apartment building parking lot. There was no damage to the motorcycle, the ink was wiped away and the owner could not be located. The suspect was escorted out of the area by patrol units and advised not to return. MI Card 12-112589.

1745    Resumed patrols

1840    All vacation homes checked secure

1930    Checked fisherman on SE 10 Street, all secure but no fish.

2000    Patrolled businesses along Federal Hwy.

2030    High visibility patrols of the mainland streets

2115    Final patrols on foot in area of SE 9 Ave south of SE 9 Street and Virginia Young Park.

Friday, October 05, 2012        

0820- Began and completed out of town checks. All appear to be secure.

0915- Patrolled Isles and LYC.

0940- Removed S-86 type W/M from Abrey Park.

1000- Patrolled Rio Vista mainland and businesses along Federal.

1020- Foot patrol of parks, all quiet.

1045- Final patrols all areas.

2140    Traffic stop on Federal Hwy on vehicle that turned right from the far left lane almost causing an accident. Citation issued.

2230    Stopped vehicle for red light violation. Warning given.

2330    Checked Yacht Club parking areas.

Saturday, October 6, 2012    


0820    Began checks of vacation homes and patrols of the area

0900    Assisted lost motorist seeking his way to Las Olas Blvd.

1015    All vacation homes checked secure

1130    Patrolled all of the parks and business along Federal Hwy.

1220    High visibility patrols of the church area as many vehicles are parked on property.

1345    Patrolled the Yacht Club and Isles

1415    Final patrols of the area

Sunday, October 07, 2012              


1700- Patrolled mainland, house checks.

1800-   Patrolled Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

1900- Call from resident stating teenage church group in area collecting canned food.

1930- Patrolled Federal business district area.

Monday, October 08, 2012          

1050- Began house checks.

1140- House checks complete, all appear to be secure.

1200- Patrolled Isles, Cordova, and LYC..

1220- Patrolled Rio Vista mainland, and behind businesses along Federal. No unusual activity due to heavy rains.

1300- Final patrol all areas.

1800    Observed vehicle on side of road at 11/ Cordova with woman sitting on the sidewalk. It turned out that her vehicle broke down and she was waiting for a tow.

1900    Checked Yacht Club parking areas

2100    Continued patrols of area. Checked parks.

2230    Stopped group of 6 fishermen on SE 10 St at end. Removed group, as no one had a valid fishing license.


Tuesday, October 09, 2012 


0930    Conducting patrol and vacation checks

1130    Isles, mainland and LYC checks

1230    all appears secure and 10-7

1600    Resident at 801 Cordova had found a set of car keys and wanted someone to come by.

1615    Began patrol and checks of vacation homes

1621    Dispatched to residential alarm, upon arrival I located two separate doors of the residence unsecured. A check of the interior with the homeowner who soon arrived revealed the home and contents to be in its proper condition. MI Card #12-114933

1700    Resumed patrols and vacation home checks

1800    All vacation homes checked secure on re-check

1825    Responded to take possession of a set of keys located in street by the n3arby property owner. Report taken and /property remitted to evidence. Report #12-114984

1845    Backed up patrol sergeant on traffic stop 600 block SE 3 Ave.

2100    Checked a fisherman on the 7 Street Bridge, all was secure.

2115    Monitored traffic entering Rio Vista via SE 12 Street.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012        

1130    completed checks of mainland, all appear secure

1230    completed checks of isles


1615    Message from neighbor who wanted to report seeing her neighbor’s garage open. Had already been taken care of

1900    Checked Yacht club parking areas.

2100    Continued patrols. Light rain.

2215    Observed male walking around a car with a flashlight. Turned out his tire was making a sound and we discovered a large nail in the tire. He stated that he would replace it tomorrow.

Thursday, October 11, 2012  


1448   Contacted teen and his mother in empty lot across as they were possessing a high-end BB rifle with scope ($$$). I took the opportunity to explain City regulations for the BB rifle.

1526   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure.

1539   RVSP sign delivered to new member

1547 Traffic stop on golf cart. A father was allowing his 8 yr old sign operate a golf cart

         and 2 additional 8-10 yr olds were riding on the back. Father was explained regulations

         and warned.

1547   RVSP sign delivered to new member

1635   Contacted driver of a grey Mazda while stopped for an extended period in the road

           way. He is waiting for his roommate to swap cars in the

           apartment bldg lot. He was directed to wait off of the roadway.

1800   Political fundraiser causing a significant traffic problem

         even though there is a valet service provided. Two areas of roadway not passable. I

         contacted valet and warned them regarding the situation, which would likely result in

         citations if not remedied.

1830   Corridors, parks, LYC and neighborhood secure. 10-7.

Friday, October 12, 2012          


0755- Began and completed out of town house checks. All appear to be secure.

0900- Patrolled Isles, and LYC.

0915- Assisted 1C304 with traffic due to minor S-4 he was working (12-116031)

0940- Responded to residence in reference a burglary vehicle, upon my arrival contact was made with housekeeper, Ms. Diehl, who misplaced her pocket book. Unit cancelled per reporter.

0953- Responded to residence reference S-49, all appears to be secure.

1010- Resumed patrol behind businesses along Federal Hwy. No unusual activity to report.

1020- Quick foot patrol of parks.

1030- Final patrol all areas

Saturday, October 13, 2012  


0900    From Friday, message from resident. She desired to let us know that while she was out of town recently a wrought iron table and a flag pole/flag were stolen from her front porch.

0920    Began patrols and checks of vacation homes

1015    Follow up calls and visits in reference to the messages listed above. She was very happy for the follow up visit and she will let us know the next time of her travels so we can help secure the home with vacation checks.

1145    I located the property owner at home while completing a vacation check. The resident returned yesterday and shall be on scene for the remainder of the winter with only periodic absences. The property was removed from the daily vacation home check list.

1215    All vacation homes checked secure.

1230    Received call in reference to a complaint. Upon arrival the resident reports his Mitt Romney presidential election yard sign was stolen over night.

1320    I located a large brown dog with one red eye running freely in the area. I checked with some residents in the area and learned where the dog belonged. In knocking on the door here I found a rear door standing open and an open window which allowed the door to escape. There was also a not-so-friendly beagle inside the home which apparently had chosen not to leave but could have if he wanted.

            I researched records and obtained a phone number to owner who is a resident and one of the dog owner. He stated this is an ongoing problem with an irresponsible roommate whom they are trying to evict from the property. The two brothers were advised this will be the last incident the police will be handling for them without using animal control to take the dogs away. They were strongly advised to correct whatever problems they are having before police officers had to intervene again.

1400    Resumed patrols

1500    I dismissed two young romantic bicyclists who were enjoying the scenic view whilst they cuddled passionately on the dock at the empty lot at the end of SE 7 Isle. Unfortunately, even such harmless bliss such as this is trespassing in the eyes of our prude laws.

1535    Patrolled all of the parks

1600    Patrolled the Yacht Club/Cordova Road and Ponce De Leon.

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