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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, July 21, 2013    

1645 – Begin house checks and patrols.

1940 – 31 house checks completed and secure.

1945 – Patrol Federal business district.

2030 – 10-7.

Monday, July 22, 2013


1000 – 10 8, called in. One voice message was in reference to a parking complaint at 1306 hours on 7-21-13.

1005 – HOA vehicle is making a really bad sound, took to the garage and checked out the loaner. Please make sure to return the key to FLEET not the key fob machine thingy. No computer either.

1130- Got the loaner and will begin house checks. I will write down the houses that need to be checked. Hopefully the car will be ready later. All homes on the mainland were found secure. Detective Hancock will check the homes on the isles this afternoon.

1545    Began patrols and completion of remaining vacation checks

1700    All vacation checks on the isles checked secure.

1805    Patrolled the parks, isles and Yacht Club.

1845    Responded to a complaint in reference to the homeowner leaving trash cans at curbside for excessive periods of time. Upon speaking to the homeowner I was advised he is a new resident and the property came with 8 trash containers when he took possession. The homeowner stated he did not need nearly that many cans so the City advised him to leave what he didn’t need by the street and they would recover them. The unwanted cans were removed earlier today creating a happy ending to this otherwise tragic series of events.

1930    Checked tented property on SE 11 Street.

2045    Continued high visibility patrols near neighborhood entrances

2130    Responded to a residential alarm. Upon arrival all was found secure. A callout arrived and the property was checked inside and also found to be secure. It was cleared as an apparent malfunction.

2210    Foot patrols back to my parked cat at 9 Ave/9 Street

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


1615    Checked residence regarding email received concerning alarm going off on Mercedes in garage. Home appeared all secure. I emailed them back with the outcome.

1800    Still doing vacation checks

1840    Completed vacation checks

1930    Replaced car charger at Radio Shack

2050    Responded to animal complaint of barking dog. Nothing heard. MI completed.

2130    Checked Yacht club areas

2315    Traffic stop on juvenile driving non-street legal golf cart with no lights at 9 Ave/5 Ct After his last final warning a couple of weeks ago, he was cited, towed golf cart, and Dad came to pick him up.   A report was taken.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1010    Retrieved the car key and called in. No messages. Beginning vacation checks

1220    Suspicious W/M reported on Cordova south of Rio Vista anonymous reporter stated he was walking and talking on the phone.(no crime but I went to look anyway). The W/M was walking southbound and continued towards the beach. Nothing was suspicious.

1320    Completed mainland checks

1330    Checked LYC

1545    Began the balance of unchecked today’s vacation homes

1645    All vacation homes on the Isles checked secure.

1825    Removed an intoxicated W/F from Stranahan Landings Park without incident.

1950    I removed two juvenile skateboarders from a construction site on SE 12 Terrace. It did not appear they were damaging anything but easily could have been hurt jumping over the boards and ramps they had constructed.  

2015    Patrolled the Yacht Club and the Isles.

2115    Final patrols of the area.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


1645    Began vacation checks

1840    Completed vacation checks.

2000    I stopped a suspicious vehicle in front of a house. It turned out to be delivery guy looking for a way into gated home with no door bell. All was Ok

2100    Responded to alarm. All secure.

Friday, July 26, 2013            


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

0940    Patrolled Isles and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1000    Traffic enforcement 9 Ave/11 Ct. (1) verbal warning provided to Rio member reference to one way violation.

1020    Patrolled businesses along Federal highway. No unusual activity to report.

1030    Patrol Rio mainland.

1730    A drive by check of all vacation homes found them to be secure.

1800    Patrolled the Yacht Club and the Isles

1820    An electrical storm with much lightening is passing through the area.

1935    Still raining…..

2005    I removed fallen a large tree branch which had fell during storm in the 1100 block of Ponce. The tree branch will be disposed of later by a City crew as the roadway was cleared without a call out assistance.

2100    Final patrol of the area…….all quiet, still raining.

Saturday, July 27, 2013  


1400   One message on detail phone from homeowner. She appreciates our checking her house while she was away and specifically commented that when she found the UPS package we brought around to the covered back patio, she realized how me we care about what we do.

1526   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure

1700   Corridors, parks and neighborhood secure. Rain kept things quiet. 10-7.


2330- Started vacation checks.

0030- Vacation checks completed, all appeared secure.

0045- Routine patrol of neighborhood, very quiet.

0120- Patrolled Isles and US1 businesses with no issues.

Sunday, July 28, 2013          


1700 – Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

1800 – Patrol mainland and area parks.

2000 – Patrol Federal business district.

2100 – 10-7. Very quiet day and Q35 vehicle was parked as expected with no trouble finding it.

Monday, July 29, 2013                      


0915    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

1030    Restaged car to 9 Ave/11 Ct. (thanks for the walk Mel).

1120    Patrolled businesses along Federal Hwy.

1200    Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1218    Responded in reference to residential alarm. A property check was conducted, all appeared to be secure. I closed it out as S-68. Message left for resident.

1245    Final patrols all areas.

1550    Began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes

1625    Vacation homes on the mainland checked secure on re-checks

1915    All vacation homes on the isles checked secure on re-check.

1940    I checked two groups of families fishing at the end of SE 10 Street. No problems noticed and apparently the crabs were biting as their baskets were full.

2015    Checked the businesses along US1.

2045    Checked the Isles and the Yacht Club., final patrols of the parks

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

0830    Called in, no calls. I’m starting vacation checks.

0930    Still checking (when it’s not flooding)

1030    Raining!!!!!!!

1117    S-49 malfunction

1230    Heads up!!! Tires and rims stolen from SE 5CT.


1600    10-8, beginning patrols in the pouring rain.

1810    Completed vacation checks

1900    Checked Yacht club areas

2115    Observed two elderly folks attempting to load a bicycle into their car at 600 SE 6 St. Turned out elderly brother-in-law fell of his bike. Contacted EMS who transported him to the hospital.

2140    Flagged down by resident reference tire theft. I advised on past activity of the group and that I would add overnight hours if it appears to be an ongoing occurrence. He advised that he was pressuring his neighbors for more contributions for 24 hour coverage.

2300    Continuing patrols. Quiet

Wednesday, July 31, 2013   


1845    Completed vacation checks.

2000    Continuing patrols. Checked Yacht club areas.

2130    Checked fed corridor.

2340    Stopped juvenile riding a dirt bike with no tag and no lights at 40mph at N. Rio / SE 7 St. Advised on the dangers of such an activity and had him push the bike home.

0000    10-7

Thursday, August 01, 2013            


0010 – Pair up with District 3 east unit to patrol Rio Vista in unmarked unit to combat wheel thefts.

0400 – 10-7.

Friday August 01, 2013  

1500- 10-8, left message for Mr. Hudson, no new messages. Reviewed activity log.

1520- Began and completed out of town house checks. All appear to be secure.

1630- Patrolled Isles and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1700- 19 fuel, wash, vacuum.

1720- Return to Rio, Patrolled mainland and parks.

1750- Traffic enforcement 9ave/11ct. Verbal provided to Rio resident and member reference to one way violation.

1800- Removed large palm frond from roadway 1305 N Rio. (all by myself, just like Mel above, but I am younger).

1815- Patrolled businesses along Federal.

1840- Final patrol all areas.

0910- Began and completed out of town checks. All appear to be secure.

1020- Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1045- Patrolled alley way south of 11ct. No unusual activity to report.

1100- Traffic enforcement 9ave/11ct.

1-    Traffic stop conducted reference to one way violation.

2- Traffic stop conducted reference to one way violation, elderly man from Las Vegas was lost and looking for Davie pier ( ? ).

1130ish- Assisted patrol units with a 21vehicle just occurred 1499 se 17th st. suspect fled westbound possibly onto Cordova. Suspect located at Walgreens Davie/fed A show up was conducted with positive results. Suspect charged accordingly.

1700    Patrolling

1830    Call from resident regarding youths riding dirt bike in dirt lot at end of SE 7 St. Stopped the now familiar juvenile and advised him that he needed owners permission to ride the dirt bike on the lot.

Saturday   August 3, 2013          


1405     Began property checks

1520     property checks completed

1530     patrolling, quiet do to heavy rain

1620 Responded to residence reference an alarm. All secure, thunder related.

1820    Flagged down by resident advising that he is having a party for his wife tonight and wanted us to be aware for parking issues. I advised we would check by.

2130    Checked suspicious ford van parked in ponce cul-de-sac with single b/m occupant. He was waiting for his uncle who was fishing. All 10-4.

2240    Backed up unit on traffic stop at SE 9 St/ Fed

2300    10-7

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