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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, April 14, 2013              

 

1800    Return voicemail about a suspicious vehicle seen the last few weeks. Vehicle driver is a resident, nothing needed.

1830    Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

1915    Patrol mainland and area parks.

2015    Check Federal business district and final patrols.

2100    10-7. Amazing how many people really think they can get to the beach through Rio Vista, even WITHOUT a boat!

Monday, April 15, 2013

 

1030    still patrolling

1124    Call about a trapped pelican from SE 8th Street. The pelican had a double hook caught in the chest area. With the help of Nautical 13 grabbed the pelican, unhooked him, took a picture and released him. He was a happy dude.

1230    Completed vacation checks and all appeared secure.

1900    Continuing patrols. Constant rain.

2100    Checked Yacht Club, checked parks, continuing patrols.

 

2220    Responded to alarm. In law set off alarm accidentally. MI completed.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

 

1130    Patrol of Mainland

1230    Patrol of isles and LYC. Went to station for gas.

1330    Completed vacation checks

1830    Received a sales call on the phone. I hung up on them.

1900    Gave directions to Las Olas

1920    Checked Yacht Club

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 

1105    Found rear door to residence unsecure. Checked the house all appeared in order. Locked the house and spoke to the neighbor who will check it later as well. I also left a message for the phone number given.

1200    Rescued a turtle crossing 11 Court. WARNING: Turtle will pee in large amounts on you if nervous. This turtle was very nervous. He wet my entire leg. Yuck!!!!

1300    All vacation checks complete and all appeared secure.

1600    Began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes.

1640    All vacation homes were found secure on re-check.

1810    Handled a parking problem at Virginia Young Park (landscaping truck blocking street)

1855    Checked all of the parks

1930    Patrolled the Isles and the Yacht Club.

1945    I checked a vehicle parked at the end of SE 10 Street Isle. Initially I could not locate anyone around the vehicle but soon a salesman walked up from AT&T. The salesman actually had a city permit to do so, which is extremely rare. I did advise him that he should not park in this area as indicated by the posted signs. He left the area without incident stating his day was completed at this time and apologized for the inconvenience.

2030    Checked the businesses along Federal Hwy.

2100    Final checks of the area.

Thursday, April 18, 2013  

 

1527   Out of town checks and apparently secure.

1533   Traffic stop, one way violation 1200 block SE 9 Ave.

1640   Traffic stop 8 St & 9 Ave, stop sign violation. A new Rio Vista resident was warned & admonished and explained the officers presence in the neighborhood & security detail.

1715   Contact made with B/M walking east on SE 10 St, pulling a city of Oakland Park

           recycling bin (on wheels). Contact made and the enterprising gentleman was delivering

           phone books, using his assigned bin to tote them along. He lives in Oakland Park.

           He had the proper paperwork.

1720   Began extra patrol on Ponce cul-de-sac.

1929   Detail phone received an apparent butt-dial. I could hear a conversation between a male

           and female. I called back and spoke with each party and all was fine.

2000   Corridors, parks and neighborhood secure. 10-7.

Friday, April 19, 2013          

 

0520- Early morning sweep of bridges proved no fisherman.

0540- Property check of businesses along Federal Hwy.

0600- Contact made with resident who was seeking Salvation Army.

0620- Patrolled Rio Vista mainland. No unusual activity to report.

0640- Patrolled school bus stops to ensure children boarded safely.

0710- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0735- Patrolled Isles, no unusual activity to report.

1545 - Began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes

1700 – All vacation homes checked secure

1920 – Checked all of the parks

2005 – Met with resident on SE 7 Street on a security issue.

2130 – Staged patrol car at SE 9 Ave/SE 11 Ct.

2200 – Foot patrol back to my car on 9 Isle.

Saturday, April 20, 2013      

 

1632- Dispatched to 11ct. in reference to a B/F going door to door selling items. Upon my arrival contact was made. She did not have a permit and left the area without incident. MI Card.

1700- Began out of town checks as severe storms were about to roll in.

1700- Upon checking residence, I located an open door to the rear. After quietly observing for a few minutes I observed a W/F inside. Contact was made with homeowner all 10-4. Resident will be departing in the near future and will call. Homeowner was thankful for the checks.

1740- House checks complete, all appear to be secure.

1800- Patrolled Isles and LYC. Large crowds gathering at LYC for event. I will continue to patrol through out tour.

1820- Patrolled Rio mainland including parks and to the rear of businesses. No unusual activity to report.

1850- Traffic enforcement 9 Ave/11 Ct. two verbal warnings provided to Rio residents.

1920- Directions provided to New Jersey couple seeking “The Down Towner”.

1920- Since weather cleared and I had my bike with me from air show I completed a few quick laps around Rio before sundown.

2000- Final vehicle patrol all areas.

Sunday, April 21, 2013          

 

1645 – Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

1730 – Patrol mainland and area parks.

1845 – House checks completed during patrols.

1930 – Patrol Federal business district.

Monday, April 22, 2013            

0510- Early morning sweep to the rear of businesses along Federal Highway parks and bridges proved no unusual activity.

0540- Patrolled Isles and LYC.

0610- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0630- Patrolled school bus stops to ensure children boarded safely.

0645- Flagged down by passing motorist in reference to a car illegally parked 9Ave. I made contact with fisherman who had a permit and was glad to park his vehicle lawfully.

0710- Patrolled Rio Vista mainland

0715- Most morning joggers retreated to their residences due to the bad weather moving in. All quiet.

0740- Final patrol of all areas.

1545    Began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes (light rain)

1600    Received call from resident in reference to their housekeeper’s vehicle had been burglarized while parked in the street in front of their home between the hours of 1400 – 1530. In summary the passenger side window was smashed to gain access to the purse which was setting on the passenger seat. The loss was a black Nine West purse, a small flowery wallet, 3 credit cards, 3 store charge cards, a debit card and the victim’s family social security cards, victim driver’s license, $140 in cash and two un-cashed personal checks.

No latent prints were obtained; it does not appear the perpetrator actually touched the vehicle other than to break the passenger window out. No witnesses were located and no video appeared to be available. Report taken #13-04850

1715    Report taken on B/E Auto, evidence and PPW taken to FLPD.

1800    Return to patrols

1845    Heavy rains continue

1930    Patrolled the businesses along Federal Hwy.

2110    Rains continue, all quiet, streets flooding on final checks

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

 

1245    Still patrolling

1325    Responding to resident ref. son was released from his baker act facility to go to another and decided not to go. He is not court ordered to be at the facility. He was not 97 but Mom stated she would take him back as soon as he returns. I gave her the info for BSO baker act and told her to call them for further guidance.

1700    Traffic stop on vehicle for violating one way. The driver was lost looking for restaurant.  

1800    Completed vacation checks

1830    Responded to garage for a nail in the tire. Tire replaced.

2012    Responded to call of a stabbing at the Yacht Club. I arrived within 60 seconds. Homeless type female said she had a scratch on her foot and wanted a ride back home. No stabbing. Apparently she took the valets phone to call 911. She was sent from the area with a trespass warning. MI completed.

2200    Traffic stop on vehicle for one way violation. Local resident. Warning given.

2300    Checked Yacht Club parking areas

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  

1900    Resident called at 0915 this morning complaining of construction parking and loud jack hammering noises in her area. I returned her call explaining no officer was on duty when she had called but we would attempt to help her when we were present if she had a complaint or she could call police station and request an officer as well.

1920    Began patrols and vacation home checks

2015    All vacation homes checked secure

2130    Checked businesses along Federal Hwy.

2215    I removed four young men that were playing soccer in Virginia Young Park. These subjects were very loud, boisterous and were advised of the park hours. All left without incident and apologized about their noises..

2240    Final patrols of the area.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

 

1630   Traffic stop 9 Ave & 11 Ct. Rio Vista resident warned and admonished re: stop sign.

1510   Business along Federal Hwy checked.

1737   Flagged down by motorist looking for a Doctor’s office. I assured him it

was likely he was looking for SE 17 St. He was provided directions. He did not return, so I’m guessing my hunch was correct.

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

Friday, April 26, 2013            

 

0510- An early morning sweep to the rear of all businesses along S federal hwy proved no unusual activity.

0615- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0645- Patrolled school bus stops.

0710- Patrolled Isles and LYC.

0735- Patrolled mainland and parks.

1615    Traffic stop on vehicle for violating one way. A warning was given.

1655    Responded to alarm. Front door unlocked. Searched house, all looked OK. Appeared dog bumped open garage door. Secured house and exited through garage.

1730    Traffic stop on vehicle for violating one way, it was a New River Pizza driver. A warning was given.

1920    Flagged down by resident who stated that her dog was bit a week ago and that a pit bull was being walked without a leash. Advised on animal control for bite, she advised she did not want to contact them because she didn’t want the animal euthanized. I advised I would make contact with the pit bull owner. I met with owner in the park and advised on leash law. He stated that although he had the dog on an electronic leash, he would comply.

2000    Call of a unknown male in resident’s car. I contacted the reporter who stated that an elderly black male popped up in his backseat as he drove away. I contacted subject down the block who only spoke Creole. It appeared he was confused, nothing was taken from car and owner did not want to prosecute. The subject was taken to Broward General for chest pains by Fire Department.

Saturday April 27, 2013              

 

1330   Patrolled Isles.

1400   Park check, spoke with residents

1536   Property, all secure.

1610   Patrolled Federal Hwy businesses, no suspicious individuals observed.

1645   Continued patrol of area, no incidents, very quiet.

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