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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, August 18, 2013          

 

1815    Vacation checks completed during patrols. All secure.

1830    Property check at LYC.

1845    Continue patrols on mainland and area parks.

1945    I patrol Federal Hwy. and the business district.

Monday, August 19, 2013          

 

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

0930    Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1000    Patrolled Rio mainland which included foot patrol of parks. No unusual activity to report.

1030    Patrolled business district along Federal Hwy.

1045    Assisted patrol with a domestic disturbance on S. Federal

1110    Final patrols all areas.

1800    Patrols. I checked the Yacht Club.

2015    Large event on SE 9 Isle. Checked the large number of cars parked on the street.

2145    A suspicious male approached the trunk of my vehicle at SE 7 St/Federal Hwy. and began pulling on it attempting to open it. As I exited, he ripped open the bolted shut privacy fence to the rear of Workscapes and began pulling on the doors. I ordered him to the ground, and he stated he was looking for water in my trunk. Although he was 6’4, 270#, he was compliant and appeared disoriented. I transported him to BGH for Baker act #13-094980. I left a message for Workscapes advising.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

 

1200    I responded to residence in reference an audible alarm. Open door was located to the rear checked residence and the owner showed and stated the air unit must have blown open a half closed door. He blamed the maid. All appeared in order here.

1330    Completed vacation checks

1800    Random patrols through neighborhood

1940    Removed fishermen from private dock. They moved from the area without incident.

2100    Continuing patrols. Checked Yacht club

Wednesday, August 21, 2013  

 

1615    Thunderstorms arriving in area, raining heavily

1725    All vacation homes on the mainland checked secure.

1800    Dispatched to a residential alarm. I arrived as the alarm company was canceling. The property checked secure.

1815    Received call on detail phone from resident desiring to report some stolen items from his yard. I checked the membership list and confirmed he was not a security patrol member. I advised him of the non-emergency telephone number to FLPD to make his report and also advised him how to become a security member as well.

1825    Flagged down by resident who wanted to advise me that his brand new Mecerdes-Benz AMG had all of its rims and tires stolen overnight while parked in his driveway. Patrol had already taken a report but he wanted us to know.

1835    I located an unsecured rear door during vacation check. I made contact with resident who advised his secretary must have forgotten to lock up following the termite treatment today.   All appeared to be secure, I exited through another door after securing the rear door. There was no alarm activation.

1930    All others homes on the isles checked secure.

2000    Checked the school, church properties and businesses along Federal Hwy.

2100    Final patrols of the area, still raining

Thursday, August 22, 2013  

 

1525 Call on detail phone from resident who requested info regarding parking

           on the swale and trucks blocking her driveway. I provided her the pertinent info and she

           advised she had exchanged words with the tree-trimmer when she asked him to move his

           truck, and he was still present. I responded and contacted the tree trimmers.

           Of course he did nothing wrong, but he was parked in a manner that obstructed the road,

           forcing vehicles of the road at the park. Due to the condition he was directed go move

           the truck, but not without being difficult. He was told that this was his warning, he would

           be cited in the future. MI 13-96033  

1650   Traffic stop at NRV & SE 5 CT reference running stop sign. Warning given.

1800   Tree trimming tree blocking the intersection of SE 8 St & SE 11 Ave. The truck and

           shredding trailer totally obliterated all angles of oncoming traffic. Contact made with the

           subjects who have cones on the truck, apparently did not want to deploy

           them. I explained that even if they had deployed the cones, they could not be located

           on the corner in the manner they were.

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

Friday, August 23, 2013  

 

0230    In service. Began Patrol.

0330    Neighborhood nice and quiet. No traffic. All appears secure.

0430    Began vacation home check.

0530    All secure. No issues found. All homes on land side checked and found secure.10-7.

Saturday, August 24, 2013  

0945    Began patrol and checks of vacation homes.

1030    All homes on the mainland checked secure

1115    Removed a delivery of flowers and packages from the front door area of (vacation home) to the rear of the property. The listed emergency contact person was telephoned as the flowers were no doing so well in all of this heat.

1135    All homes on the isles checked secure

1200    Washed and fueled the patrol car.

1245    Assistance given to lost motorist seeking Sunrise Blvd. She could not find her way out of Rio Vista.

1310    I stopped by residence and spoke to the new homeowner. She advised me the family is here full time now so the drive by checks may be discontinued. I did give her our business card. I explained the security patrol to her and advised her the membership for her home was good until the end of the year.

1330    10-7

1425   Fisherman on SE 7 St. Bridge without license, warned and sent on way.

450   Traffic stop at 9 Ave & SRV. Rio Vista resident disobeyed stop sign. She was warned and          admonished.

1540   Illegally parked fisherman on SE 10 St moved his vehicle. He had a valid license.

1608   Above fisherman back at SE 7 St Bridge, with his new license.

1620   Traffic stop NRV & SE 6 St. Rio Vista resident disobey stop sign. Another driver warned and admonished.

1642   This area must be nationally known for its fishing. Contact was made with a N. Carolina male fishing at private dock 11 St. & Cordova. No license, warned & sent on way.

1700   Corridors, parks and neighborhood all secure, 10-7.

2330    Patrolled Isles and US1 corridor.

0000    Made contact with fishermen on SE 10 St Isle and advised them to keep area clean.

0030    Routine patrol throughout neighborhood.

0100    Conducted surveillance on SE 5 Ct in unmarked, no action.

Sunday, August 25, 2013  

1215    I entered into a discussion with a local resident (Sailboat Bend) exiting the church from Sunday services. This subject desired to establish a police sponsored neighborhood security program similar to the Q35 detail. I informed him of the many aspects involved in this type of program and who he could contact for further information at FLPD.

1230    Began patrols and checks of vacation homes

1330    All homes on the Isles checked secure.

1415    All homes on the mainland checked secure.

1500    Final patrols of the area.

Monday, August 26, 2013  

530      Called by a patrol unit who advised that vehicle had their rims stolen the previous night. Because of this report and other recent report of the same during midnight hours, I coordinated surveillance covering the entries and exits of Rio Vista with the patrol unit when calls would allow for them.  

Using unmarked vehicles to look for suspicious persons and vehicles, I stopped A suspicious vehicle finding that it was the security guard for the marina going home.

I stopped a taxi that was picking up a resident. No other vehicular traffic or suspicious activity found.

0530    Began the vacation checks.

0645    All vacation houses were secure.

1705    Traffic stop on resident for 40 mph/25 and running a stop sign. He was very apologetic stating he just wasn’t paying attention. As I was speaking with him, another neighbor came up and chastised him for his black dog getting out of the house. A warning was given.

1715    Responded to silent hold up alarm at residence. I arrived in 60 seconds of dispatch. Homeowner advised accidental by 3 years old. MI completed.

1900    Received call from resident who advised that the girlfriend of the youth I NTA’d for marijuana and spoke to about harassing them drove by and gave them the finger. She lives on SE 10 isle and drives a red VW with tinted windows. Advised I would keep an eye out.

1930    Responded to a call of a hit/run just occurred in 1500 blk of Ponce. Circulated and recalled by reporter who found the culprit vehicle in 1300 block of Ponce. The female driver was still attempting to drive away with no front tire. She was highly intoxicated.   She totaled the parked vehicle that she hit on Ponce. BSO’s DUI unit responded, and she was taken into custody.

2230    Checked Yacht club parking areas.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

 

0600    called in, starting patrol.

0800    Still checking properties, completed mainland and LYC

1930    Checked Yacht club parking lots

2100    Continuing patrols very quiet.

2300    All very, very quiet

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 

1330    Completed mainland, isles and LYC checks, all secure with the exception of the ones who had workers on the property.

1415    Responded to alarm at a residence, all secure. On the way I saw a suspicious W/M walking on the property for sale at SE 9 Ave and S.Rio Vista. Patrol went to find him while I checked the alarm. They couldn’t find him.

I went back to the area and couldn’t find him either. He is described as a W/M, blue shirt, green army duffle bag (large), about 230 lbs, 6’00”, short buzz haircut, sandy-blond. He was riding a bike earlier.

1545    Began patrols and checks of remaining vacation homes.

1630    All remaining vacation homes checked secure from previous shift.

1700    Checked the area of SE 9 Ave and S. Rio Vista for suspicious person as described in Sgt. Williams report above. I spoke to several residents but no additional sightings or information was obtained. Continued BOLO is suggested.

1800    Patrolled the mainland areas of Rio Vista and parks

1900    Patrolled the isles, Cordova Road and the Yacht Club.

2000    Continued checks for suspicious person seen by Sgt. Williams today.

2030    Staged detail car in 1000 block of SE 6 Street and walked back to my car

2130    10-7   Slow evening

Thursday, August 29, 2013            

1510    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

1620    Reviewed activity log. I added two homes to the list.

1630    Responded to alarm at a residence. All secure. 10-8 alarm malfunction.

1750    Patrolled parks, several residents out and about enjoying the extreme heat?

1815    Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1840    Final patrols all areas, quiet day.

Friday, August 30, 2013        

 

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

1025    Patrolled businesses along Federal hwy. No unusual activity to report.

1040    Responded to alarm at a residence reference to S49.10-8 accidental by house cleaner.

1100    Traffic enforcement 9 Ave/11 Ct. No violators.

1120    Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1140    Final patrols all areas.

Saturday, August 31, 2013  

 

1423   Audible alarm at a residence. Apparently all secure, malfunction.

1447   Took a package from the front door at vacation home and placed it on rear patio table.

1510  Out of town checks completed and apparently secure.

1532   Unlicensed & illegally parked fisherman on SE 10 St warned and was sent on way. He

           was more than happy to clean up his mess.

1700   Corridors, Parks and neighborhood secure. 10-7

2245- 10-8. Received message from homeowner (2130 hrs) in reference to his neighbors garage being open although the neighbor had not moved in. Checked homes and did not observe any open garage doors.

2330- Routine patrol throughout neighborhood.

0000- Patrolled isles and made contact with fisherman on SE 10 St. I advised them to keep area clean and they just decided to leave.

0030- Checked Yacht Club and US1 corridor. Gave warning to individual for driving to fast.

0100- Patrolled entire neighborhood, all quiet.

0130- Patrolled isles again.

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