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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, October 28, 2012            

1810 – Begin patrols and 6 house checks.

1900 – House checks completed.

1915 – Patrol mainland, special attention to Bethany pumpkin patch.

2000 – Patrol Isles and LYC.

Monday, October 29, 2012  

0930    Begin patrol and house checks.

0945    I checked all of the out of town homes Too much water in the street, need a canoe or raft to get over there. Lots of flooding due to super high tide and full moon.

1004    Made contact with two black males fishing off bridge at SE 9th St/Cordova. Subjects did not have a permit and were advised they needed one. Subjects packed up and left. MI 12-122928.

1005    Patrolled the mainland and isles, the tide has gone down and most of the roads are dry.

1305    Water has finally dried up

1615    Began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes

1800    All vacation homes checked secure on rechecks.

1900    The water levels are rising while the temperatures are falling (very quiet night)

2000    Checked the pumpkin patch and all businesses along US 1

2030    Final patrols of area, Cordova Road, Ponce De Leon and the Isles are flooded.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 

1015    Anonymous caller stated the residence leave there white terrier out not on a leash and let it run free when they ride their bikes. Traffic issue.

1215    Completed checks and all appears secure.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012    


1600                1) Message was from Monday night in reference to a puddle accident on S. Federal Hwy. The call was received at 22:27 hrs and no officer was on duty at that time for the detail.

1615    Began patrols and checks of vacation homes.

1655    All vacation homes checked secure.

1700    Began Halloween patrols of the area

1730    Closed road at SE 9 Street and Rio Vista, crowd control detail

2130    Began disbursing large crowd from area of Virginia Young Park

2245    The majority of the crowd has been removed, high visibility patrols initiated.

2330    Neighborhood activity nearly finished at this point, continued patrols.

0040    Checked a group of fishermen at the end of SE 10 Street, no problems observed.

0100    Checked businesses along US1/Pumpkin Patch.

0200    10-7 – Rio Vista survived Halloween without a major incident

Thursday, November 01, 2012    

1453   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure.

1517   Traffic stop, stop sign at 9 ST & Ponce. Rio Vista resident warned and admonished.

1533   Fishermen on Cordova & SE 11 St on the curtilage. They did not belong there. Sent on


1635   Cordova & SE 11 St is quite the host-spot for fishermen tonight. Contact made with male

           on private dock who had expired permit. Sent on way with warning.

1650  Call on detail phone reports her dog went missing last night after 2100. The dog is a male Maltese, white in color with a black scab under the right eye. The dog was not wearing a collar..

1711   Flagged down by a W/F walking her dog at SE 6 St and Ponce. She believes she was just being followed by a W/M on a bicycle. The woman she contacted on the stree tat the time does advise she saw a W/M on bicycle ride from the area. They both describe the male as being in his 50’s, wearing a brown t-shirt an brown shorts. He also had a mustache. The second woman says he looked familiar from the neighborhood. I drove around but could not locate him.

1725   I checked 2 more fishermen at Cordova/SE 11 St at a private dock. I sent them away.

1735   Contacted a W/F who left her vehicle in the intersection of Cordova and SE 12 ST, with the door open into traffic. It is the lost dog reporter from above. She is frantically looking for the dog. She provided me with a flier she made (I did not note a black scab under the right eye). It is on the clip board.

1830   Parks, corridors, LYC and neighborhood secure. 10-7

Friday, November 02, 2012             


1645    10-8, one message from resident who wanted to let us know she found her dog from above!

1920    Responded to burglary of a vehicle in progress at 6 St/ Andrews. I arrived to find a male owner inside of car his own car.

2000    Checked area for stolen vehicle from 15 St/ Federal. Pizza guy had his car stolen while he was out delivering pizza.

2045    Received call from resident who wanted information on barking dog ordinance, which I gladly provided.

2200    Continued patrols, checked area around parks

Saturday, November 03, 2012      


0734- Responded to residence reference to S-49.

0800- Began and completed out of town house checks, all appear to be secure.

0853- Responded to 11 St/Cordova reference to 4 W/M’s littering in the area. Contact was made with the children and parent who are all Rio residents and are fishing off bridge. All parties stated they will clean upon departure, 98 MI S-13 12-124991.

0950- Above vehicle moved out of Rio vicinity.

1046- Dispatched to private dock in between. Reference to 2 wm’s fishing off dock. Contact was made resident gave permission to his employee to use dock. NFA, 98 MI 12-125018.

1115- Patrolled Isles, and LYC.

1140- Patrolled Rio Vista mainland to include rear of buildings along Federal.

1215- Foot patrol of parks, which are all crowded due to nice weather. I remained highly visible on Rio mainland.

1240- Called in reference to a S-13V in which she saw approximately 20mins ago. (blue Toyota) occupied by w/f blonde hair. Upon my arrival (within two minutes) I circulated the area and the vehicle was GOA.

1255- Directions provided to lost motorist.

1305- Removed S-86 type w/m from Abrey Park.

1330- Traffic stop 9 Ave/11St ref one way, silver Toyota FL. Out of state lost driver from the north east who was escaping Hurricane Sandy. No citation issued.

1345- Final patrols all areas.

Sunday, November 4, 2012                


1655 – Call from member of a suspicious vehicle driving around Ponce. Vehicle located, 2 valet employees waiting to start work at a private party.

1715 – Begin patrols and house checks.

1800 – House checks secure, continue patrols through Isles and LYC.

1900 – Patrol mainland.

2000 – Check the Federal Highway business district.

Monday, November 05, 2012        

0550- Early morning sweep to the rear of businesses proved no concerns.

0630- Patrolled school bus stops and followed school bus along route to ensure school children boarded safely.

0650- Began and completed out of town house checks, all appear to be secure.

0705- Observed Porsche on blocks. Contact was made with owner.

           Began report as U-46 was enroute and took over report and processing. #12-125687. Our midnight bandits are still causing havoc.

0745- Patrolled Isles, LYC.

0755- Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1730    Delivered sign and sticker to new member

1930    Continued patrols, checked parks

2200    Stopped vehicle for running red light. Driver, had a suspended license and was on probation for cocaine. Driver charged and arrested. Case #12-126025.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012  


1600    All vacation homes checked secure

1615    Began patrols

1620    Dispatched to a residential alarm. Upon arrival several workers were present working in garage area advising they had accidentally activated the alarm while working. All was secure otherwise.

1715    Received a call on the detail phone concerning an open door found
which is an abandon house. I checked the property and found the decaying door in question enters a small utility room only and doesn’t access the home. There was no forced entry only damage from rain soaked rotted wood. I contacted the bank in charge of the foreclosure. The bank sent a representative out to see if the door could be secured more permanently and he temporarily secured the door.

1930    Patrolled the Yacht Club, Cordova Road and the Isles

2000    Patrolled the entry streets into Rio Vista, businesses along US1 and all parks    

Wednesday, November 07, 2012     

1030    Completed vacation checks, all appears secure.

1110    Ran off several door-to-door vendors on the isles (landscapers).

1700    10-8, flagged down by resident reference a dispute with her boyfriend. She requested that I speak with her boyfriend and ask that he not contact her anymore. I followed her to where he was stumbling down the road in a drunken stupor, and advised him that he was no longer to contact her.

1830    Continued patrols of area.

2030    Observed black mustang leaving known drug dealer youths house shortly after it arrived. It just so happened to have a brake light out. Stop initiated. He turned over 4 grams marijuana, pipe, scale, snifter, and fake Florida ID. His father was contacted and responded. Issued Juvenile notice to appear in court. Passenger mother also picked him up. .

2230    Completed extremely lengthy amount of paperwork required for the juvenile citation program.

Thursday, November 08, 2012        


1745    Responded to alarm. Accidental by homeowner. All OK. MI completed.

1930    Vacation checks completed

2100    Responded to area of Davie/Federal for an aggravated assault vehicle that was headed northbound. I monitored the area, no sighting.

2200    Checked Yacht club areas

Friday, November 09, 2012          


0730- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0745- Patrolled Isles,

0810- Patrolled Rio mainland including to the rear of businesses along Federal Hwy.

0825- Observed open car door. Contact was made with resident who was placing belongings in vehicle.

0840- Traffic enforcement 9 Ave/11ct. No activity.

0900- Observed a S-13V older white model Mitsubishi with dark tints driving aimlessly 9 Ave/6 St area. Traffic stop conducted 1100 block of 5ct. Driver to be identified, who stated she was lost and was heading to do house work. This was confirmed by Rio resident and member who confirmed presence. All was 10-4.

0925- Foot patrol of parks.

1000- Final patrols all areas.

1900    completed loop around the community.

2000    still on patrol

Saturday, November 10, 2012    


1015    All vacation homes checked secure

1030    Flagged down by resident in reference to a suspicious vehicle seen in recent evenings in the area of Ponce De Leon. The vehicle is described as a white or grey SUV bearing Florida tag 098-KTL. The tag returns to a 2008 Infiniti.. The vehicle is reportedly loitering occupied in the area with the stereo playing loudly and also parking in private driveways at night. The vehicle was BOLO’d as suspicious and the Q35 car will be parked in the area beginning this evening.

1200    Checked all parks and found them to be busy with residents on this beautiful fall day.

1300    Patrolled the Isles, Yacht Club and Cordova Road.

1335    Checked a B/M fisherman at the end of SE 10 Street, all was secure; asked to clean up before leaving the area.

1400    Monitoring of parking problems in the 900-1100 block of SE 11 Street/Ponce, as well as 13 Terrace and Ponce as large birthday parties are underway. I am attempting to keep an open lane of travel on the narrow streets.

1500    Moved two vehicles blocking traffic flow in 1000 block SE 11 Street.

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