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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 29, 2013          

 

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

0850- Responded to alarm at a residence, cancelled upon my arrival.

0910- Removed non-permit fisherman from 8th St. bridge

0930- Contact was made with S-86 type seeking shelter from last nights rain. he was provided two options leave or 10-15. He chose to gather his belongings and left without incident.

1015- Patrolled Isles and bridges.

1045- Patrolled Rio mainland, large event is being held at Hector park, assisted with truck traffic as they were bringing in bounce houses, slides, vendors, etc. I remained visible and assisted patrons with parking.

1215- Patrolled businesses along Federal Hwy. No unusual activity to report.

1300- Provided many motorists with directions to event. Nobody can seem to find Ponce.

1330- Overall quiet day, received noise complaint reference to event, which will end shortly.

1350- Final patrol all areas.

Monday, September 30, 2013    

0840- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0930- Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1120- Assisted patrol unit at residence reference a burglary to a vehicle. Resident stated she had left her Cartier watch in her UNLOCKED vehicle over the weekend and now it is missing. Time delay Fri-Mon.

1130- Call from resident reference to fisherman 11st/Cordova, will check as I leave.

1645    10-8, one message from Resident claiming to have been chased by a dog while running in. Called him back and advised I would speak with the owner. Also provided number for animal control. Spoke with resident who stated the dog was off the leash in the yard. She was apologetic. Advised on leash laws.

1730    Verified sign deliveries.

Tuesday October 01, 2013

 

10:30   12:00 Completed all vacation home checks

12:00   1400 Patrolled all the streets and isles. No issues. No calls.

1645    Message from resident advising of a suspicious male who walked up to a home and then walked away. Thought it may be same subject who ran through her house a month ago. W/M/16- very blonde with blue shirt and multi colored shorts on foot. It happened approx 30 min ago. I checked the area.

1830    Assisted resident in picking up a basketball hoop that had fallen over.

1920    Call from resident of people cutting branches and letting them float down the river. Contacted residents across the river who stated they got all the branches out. They had already finished and no debris in water.

2010    Call from resident regarding multiple people fishing on his dock. Contacted group and trespass warned them from the area.

2200    Continued patrols. Checked yacht club

Wednesday, October 02, 2013  

1545    Began patrols and checks of the vacation homes in the rain (of course)

1645    All vacation homes checked secure

1715    Patrolled the Yacht Club

1810    Dispatched in reference to a residential alarm. I arrived in less than 30 seconds to find the overhead garage door was opened. The home checked secure and the homeowner was located on a boat in the canal to the rear of the property. I closed out the call as an open door MI Card #13-112290.

1855    Received call from Lt. Scelfo in reference to a complaint of a sofa sitting on the swale. I located the sofa in front of the home which is currently for sale an apparently unoccupied at this time.

The neighbors forwarded to me the telephone number to the homeowners who advised they will remove the sofa before 10 PM. this evening. They were appreciative of the warning and apologized for the problem

1945    Fueled the patrol car.

2030    Final patrols of the area including all of the parks and took my paperwork to the station.

Thursday, October 03, 2013  

 

1525   Checks competed & apparently secure. USPS package at front door of vacation home taken to rear patio

1605  Golf cart stop 900 block of SE 8 St. 10 year old operating cart with 3 others same age

           and younger, mom along for the ride. Mom was explained the child can not operate the

           cart on the roadway.

1810   Traffic stop. Rio Vista resident going the wrong way on the one way in the 1100 Blk of

           SE 9 Ave. Warned & admonished.

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

 

Friday, October 04, 2013        

 

0755- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure. During checks I had to remind several residents about leash law, which all were understandable.

0906- I received call from Mr. Miller who said he has returned and to temporarily discontinue house checks until further advised.

0930- Assisted lost motorist looking for court house.

0950- Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1010- Patrolled Rio Vista mainland and business corridor along Federal Hwy.

1030- Final Patrol all areas. Overall quiet day.

1630    Took car to the garage for inspection of steering recall. All clear.

1800    Checked Yacht Club parking areas

1900    Continued patrols

2000    Moved vehicle reference vacation request

Saturday, October 05, 2013  

1400   Began out of town checks.

1445   Unoccupied golf-cart on apex of the 10 St bridge. Contact made with Rio resident who

           was fishing. He was apologetic & moved the cart.

1450   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure..

1553   Responded to a report of a fire at a business. No fire, they

           are a bar-be-que restaurant, their smoke is how they advertise.

1700   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure. 10-7.

Sunday, October 06, 2013        

 

1645 – 10-8, Check log and house check list.

1700 – Call from member of a loose Rotty running, check the area.

1730 – Begin patrols and house checks.

1930 – House checks completed during patrols.

2000 – Patrol Federal corridor.

Monday, October 07, 2013        

 

0925- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

1030- Patrolled Isles and LYC.

1050- Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1110- Patrolled business along Federal Hwy. No unusual activity to report. Bulk trash due this week, therefore we have several treasure hunters looking for gold.

1140- Directions provide to motorist in search of ELO.

1150- Final patrol of all areas.

1500    10-8, monitored dismissal at Bethany

1715    Resident called concerning a suspicious white van and green pickup parked at a residence. They were there for several minutes, walked around back and left. GOA on arrival. I checked the house, appeared secure. No one home. I advised resident to contact homeowner and advise if they were having work done.

1800    Observed two women arguing loudly in the street. One resident was angry with the other who allowed her trees to grow over onto her home and was trimming them. Helped them come to an understanding.

1830    Pouring rain

1930    Dispatched to residential alarm. Cancelled by alarm company.410-7

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 

 

1145    Dispatched call of a suspicious black male walking in the area of 1000 SE 11 Ct near Marjore Park. Anonymous reportee. Checked the area, nothing found.

1230    Lots of truck activity and treasure hunters for bulk trash day.

1445    Neighbor from yesterday called again reference trucks. Turned out to be painting company.

1500    Monitored Bethany dismissal activity

Wednesday, October 09, 2013  

1450   Door to door solicitor contacted in the 1500 block of Ponce. Door hangings for a

           charity clothes donation. HE HAD A CITY PERMIT, first time I’ve seen that in

           Rio Vista.

1503   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure. 11 St bridge had multiple

           construction equipment park on the entire E/B span reducing bridge to 1 lane and

           a dangerous condition. Contact made and equipment/vehicles moved.

1700   Chased 2 fisherwomen from Cordova & 11 St. They told me other polices told them

           they could fish there, it is City property. I told them they were mistaken (likely non-

           RVSP cops) that the property belongs to the residences across the street. THEN I

           find out they have no fishing licenses. I told them I give warnings to everyone & I sent them on their way. They could not name the cops who let them fish there & they say they are here all the time. In all the years I’ve worked this detail I have never seen them.

1745   Additional out of town check request came in & added to the log.

1830   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure.

Thursday, October 10, 2013    

1550    I began patrols and checks of vacation homes

1745    All of the vacation homes checked secure

1800    I observed a W/M Kenneth Maurice Beggs a known wanted person walking South on SE 9 Ave at 11 Ct. The subject entering the cemetery and I lost sight of him but continued to follow up on his whereabouts.

1900    Assisted by two patrol units I was able to arrest Kenneth Maurice Beggs, W/M 08/18/49. Beggs was the target of a felony economic crimes investigation that I had submitted to the State Attorney’s Office for the issuance of warrants within the last weeks.

 

I knew Beggs was living in the 1300 block of Cordova Road and has been observed walking through Rio Vista on several occasions recently. When checking the residence I learned he was now in a hotel room on S. Federal Hwy very close by.

 

After checking the area Beggs was located and arrested in the area of Federal/Davie Blvd. without incident. Beggs was charged with (5) felony charges including (2) counts of grand theft over $20,000.00, (2) counts impersonating a real estate agent and felony probation violation. He was currently out of jail on bond from Manatee County on unrelated felony charges as well. #13-115540  

2000    Returned from FLPD completed paperwork.

2115    Responded to residence in reference to the resident seeking law enforcement advice on a criminal matter. I did consult with resident at length, he was grateful for the input.

2200    Checked all of the parks and patrolled the Yacht Club.

2225    I located an open gate to the construction home. The chain and lock were lying on the ground but didn’t appear to have been tampered with. Possibly the crew forgot to lock up at the end of the day? I saw no evidence of theft or other criminal activity after checking the grounds inside, the home is still in the early foundation stages.

            I left a message at Builders phone in reference to what I had discovered and locked the gate upon my exit.

2245    Final checks of the area  

Friday, October 11, 2013              

 

0815- Began and completed out of town checks. All appear to be secure.

0910- Flagged down by resident reference to an older model black BMW. The vehicle is parked in front with no tag. . I left a note on vehicle to be removed, before we have it removed.

0940- Spent some time conducting traffic and bridge checks along Cordova. NO violators,no fisherman, no debris.

1040- Made contact with resident reference above vehicle who stated the vehicle belongs to her friend who just purchased the vehicle a few days ago and is having the vehicle shipped to CA tomorrow. Stated she will contact the owner and move vehicle. Case closed.

1050- Final patrol all areas.

1100 hours 10-8

Began patrolling all the streets in the Riovista Neighborhood.

1700    Traffic stop on non resident for stop sign SE9 St/ Cordova. Warning given.

1745    Traffic stop at SE 11 Ct/ 9 Ave for stop sign. Non resident headed to birthday party. Warning given.

2030    Responded to alarm. Checked the location, all appeared secure. MI Completed. 115934

2100    Completed sign deliveries to new members

2230    Checked Yacht Club

Saturday, October 12, 2013  

0920    Began patrols and checks of vacation homes

1015    Dispatchedin reference to a audible residential alarm. Upon arrival the alarm was still activated but soon silenced. The exterior checked secure. The alarm was coded out as an apparent malfunction. #13-116170.

 

This alarm activated several more times during my shift, the call out arrived and we checked the interior of the home which was found secure. The alarm was shut off by the property owner as it appears to have electronic problem.

1145    I observed a large amount of mail lying on the front porch and driveway having fell from an overstuffed mailbox, newspapers in the driveway and a UPS delivery box lying at the front door of residence during a vacation home check.

All items were carried to the back door of the residence and the homeowner was notified. Soon a neighbor arrived indicating he was contacted by the homeowner and took possession of the property for safekeeping.

1220    All vacation homes were found to be secure.

1245    Checked all of the parks

1335    Final patrols of the area (very quiet day).

1450   Fisherman on private property at Cordova & 11 St sent on way. He was licensed.

1555   As above, fisherman on private property at Cordova & 11 St. They too were sent on

           way & licensed. I don’t understand the draw here, I’ve never seen anyone catch a

           fish at this location.

1615   Call on detail phone regarding the above BMW. I advised caller we are

           aware of the status of the vehicle and that it is being shipped out of state, should be

           moved today per yesterday’s log entry. He understood and thanked us for being on it.

1700   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure. 10-7.

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