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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 27, 2013                


1740    Contact with resident reference to a car parked on her street. Vehicle was legal, nothing needed.

1900    House checks completed during patrols.

1915    Patrol Mainland and area parks.

2000    Patrol Isles and LYC.

2045    Check Federal district.

Monday, October 28, 2013  

1020    Starting patrol.

1800    Completed vacation checks

1900    Flagged down by resident on SE 7 St who stated a male in a grey van claiming to be selling Persian rugs walked into her garage and frightened her. There was approximately an 1 hour delay in reporting. I circulated the area and nothing was found.

2040    Spoke with new resident to the area about his crime concerns. I provided him with flyer with detail info in case he wants to join.

2210    Responded to resident found chicken bones stacked neatly on her trash can and was concerned someone was in her yard. I checked the yard and then viewed the cameras to discover that it was some type of animal who helped itself.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 


0500    patrolling

0645    Started vacation checks now that I can see.

1600    10-8, There were no messages on the phone. The folks at the Pumpkin Patch advised they apparently sold out their inventory and will be closing down.

1750    Completed vacation checks

1830    Checked Yacht Club parking areas

2000    Continuing patrols. I checked the parks.

2045    Checked Isles

Wednesday, October 30, 2013    

1545    I began patrols of the neighborhood and checks of the vacation homes

1635    All vacation homes checked secure

1700    Fueled and washed the patrol car

1720    Patrolled the businesses along Federal Hwy.

1800    Patrols of the mainland and parks as many are outside enjoying the day.

1900    Patrols of requested extra patrol areas.

2000    Patrols of the Isles, Cordova Road and the Yacht Club.

2030    Foot patrol in the areas of Ponce/SE 11 Ct./SE 11 Street and SE 9 Ave       

Thursday, October 31, 2013

1700   10-8 with additional Halloween detail personnel. Positions assigned and cones deployed along SE 9 Ave at VSY Park. There was a text message on the detail phone, looks to be a telemarketer type thing judging by the content, a horoscope type thing. I left it for review.

1715   Began out-of-town checks. Streets already VERY busy.

1800   Checks completed & apparently secure. I have never seen so many people in the

           neighborhood so early. I have been stopped & asked if this was the Rio Vista

           neighborhood they read about online, to go to trick-or-treat. Obviously this on-line

           attention will be drawing more people. WOOHOO!

1830   Flagged down in the 1700 blk of SE 9 St by a homeowner who advised of a male in

         a grey van offering to sell him Persian rugs. Same description as the Monday night

         entry above. I circulated with negative results.

1958   Text message came in on detail phone regarding the above rug salesman. The

           description was more specific, advising the van is a Honda mini-van, & it was

           N/B on Cordova in the 700 blk. I responded but the vehicle was GOA.

2015   Located a grey Honda mini-van at Federal & 9 St. Traffic stop, Asian family leaving

           Area after trick-or-treating. Close, no cigar.

2042   Called by a non-member advising his gathering has more people than

           he can “comfortably handle” and asked for a marked unit drive-by, thinking it may

           help. I drove-by as requested, no violations were observed.

2132   Called by the above non-member again asking for us to close down his gathering. I

           advised we were busy with this large group in the park. He understood. I advised him

           we would respond if the opportunity arose.

2145   Responded to above. The non-member was right, there were too many kids at

           the house for him to handle. Over 200 kids were in his fenced yard. When I walked in

           all of the beer & liquor bottles clanked when they hit the ground & someone had

           obviously been smoking dope. The children then gathered in the intersection and I

           had the other 3 detail officers join me to clear the area. At 2220 we were able to clear

           the area. I had a significant talk with the homeowner, and

           warned him reference contributing to the delinquency of minors

2310   Noise complaint at residence, private party DJ. Handled by party detail unit & moved


2325   Traffic stop 9 Ave & 7 st, stop sign violation. Driver warned and


0200   Corridors, parks & neighborhood secure. 10-7.

Friday, November 01, 2013  


1550    I began the patrols and checks of the vacation homes.

1730    All vacation homes were found secure.

1805    Directions given to lost motorist seeking passage to the Boat Show.

1815    Multiple traffic stops at SE 9 Ave/SE 11 Ct., violations of do not enter signs.

1900    Patrols of mainland, entrance streets, parks and extra patrol areas.

1945    Patrols of Isles, Cordova Road and the Yacht Club.

2015    Checked a fisherman on SE 7 Street Isle and at the end of SE 10 Street. All was secure warning were administered to keep area litter free.

2030    It’s been a beautiful night, foot patrols on Ponce De Leon from US 1 to the end and back.

Saturday, November 02, 2013  

1445   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure. 10-19 for fuel.

1515   Chased 4 fisherwomen on SE 10 ST who were illegally parked & not licensed to fish. I

           made sure they cleaned up their mess. Their interaction resulted in a stern warning.

1540   Chased four fishermen from the navigable SE 9 St Bridge. They almost tossed a net onto a

           passing boat. I thought fishermen had keen eyesight, what were they thinking????

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

Sunday, November 03, 2013                  


1610 – Call from member reference teens walking through collecting cans for a church charity. Group of 30+ will be here between 7pm-8pm.

1730 – House checks completed.

1800 – Patrol LYC, area parks, and check the alley behind SE 11th ct. for any new activity or tagging.

1900 – Patrol Federal Hwy district.

Monday, November 04, 2013            


0745    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0820    Traffic enforcement 9ave/11ct. Traffic stop conducted black Toyota Tundra, MULTIPLE citations issued. (non resident)

0910    Patrolled Isles and LYC. All bridges clear of fisherman.

0930    Patrolled businesses along Federal Highway. No unusual activity to report.

1030    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1050-   Directions provided to lost motorist.

1115    Final patrols of all areas.

1715    Began re-checks of the vacation homes and it appears a thunderstorm in approaching

1800    All vacation homes checked secure

1845    Dispatched to alarm at check cashing store at 11 Ct. on S. Federal Hwy. but cancelled upon arrival, accidental activation.

1920    Patrols of the Isles, Yacht Club and Cordova Road.

2030    Patrols of the businesses along US 1 and entrances to Rio Vista.

2100    10-7, lots of high winds but very little rain.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013            


1100   received a call from citizen very happy with our service. A big “THANK YOU” to all

1205    moved along a few fishermen, 1100 Cordova Rd.

1315    Completed vacation checks

1545    I began the patrols and re-check of vacation homes in a light drizzle

1630    All vacation homes checked secure on re-checks

1715    Assisted bicyclist who had a slight accident with some trash containers that were setting along SE 9 Street, a scrape and a bump but no worse for the wear (embarrassment excluded of course). He stated he was trying to answer his phone while he was riding along. Clearly his divided attention skills need a bit of work.

1740    Checked the school as I found the rear gate was open. It appeared all was secure but I found the maintenance man who closed and locked it.

1800    Checked all of the construction sites now that darkness prevails so early in the day.

1920    Checked the extra patrol addresses, all appears secure

2005    Dispatched to residence on 911 “static call”. Upon arrival I located an empty lot where a house once stood several months ago. No persons were present, not sure how this could happen.   #13-125714.

2020    Checked the Yacht Club and Isles (rain resumes)

2050    I removed an intoxicated W/M from the gazebo in Smoker Park where it appeared he had set up camp for the rainy evening. I told him he could leave the area quietly or I could pour out his beer and he could go to jail. Little doubt remained as to where his allegiance lies as he wandered away dragging his six pack along behind him.

2115    The rain continues………

Wednesday, November 06, 2013  

1545    Began patrols and checks of vacation homes

1700    All vacation homes were found secure

1715    I assisted an elderly couple searching for Best Buy. I am not sure how they became lost in Rio Vista looking for Best Buy but they did. They had a combined age of 181 years. I sure hope they made it home safe.

1745    Stopped by an elderly female subject questioning the appropriate manner in which to dispose of an America Flag. I connected her to a local VFW Post who scheduled to come and take the old flag from her for their annual ceremony for flag disposal.

1800    Dispatched in reference to a residential alarm. Upon arrival the homeowner was present and admitted she had activated the alarm accidentally when entering the home.

1900    I disbanded a group of 5 W/M fishermen from the SE 7 Street Bridge. No were licensed to fish and they had placed their equipment and coolers into the street causing a potential traffic issue.

1915    I received a call from a member asking for extra patrol overnight. Vehicle was burglarized at Bayview Park tonight (window smash) and they will not be able to secure the vehicle.

Thursday, November 07, 2013


1500   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure.

1509   Traffic stop, stop sign violation at 9 St & NRV. Driver warned & admonished.

1525   Illegally parked, unlicensed fishermen sent on way from 10 St with a warning.

1650   traffic stop, one-way violation, 1100 SE 9 Ave. Deliveryman lost. Warned & admonished.

1709   Another 911 open line at the empty lot. Dispatch advised again of the

           situation. Coded-out.

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

Friday, November 08, 2013          


0820- Began and completed out of town checks, naturally there seems to be no end to the rain. All checks appear to be secured.

0910- Patrolled Isles and LYC. Bridges clear of fisherman most likely due to the inclement weather.

0930- Traffic enforcement 9ave. One stop conducted, verbal provided to Rio resident reference stop sign.

0950- Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1000- Patrolled business area along Federal Hwy. No unusual activity to report.

1030- Directions provided to motorist looking for courthouse.

1040- Final patrol all areas. Quiet day due to weather.

1550    Traffic stop on vehicle for one way violation on SE 9 Ave. Non-resident who was lost. Warning given.

1610    Stopped father and son door to door solicitation team for impact windows in 1700 blk SE 9 St. No City permit. Advised on ordinance and sent from area.

1730    Rain. And rain.

1900    Dispatched call of a car being driven by elderly male with dementia. Circulated for a red Camry but it was gone from the area.

2130    Still raining, and raining, and raining

0010    Responded to alarm. All appeared secure. Possibly motion sensor triped by dogs. MI completed.

Saturday, November 09, 2013  


1420   Traffic stop, cul-de-sac of Ponce. Woman driving vehicle wrong way in the outer ring.

           She stated she was confused by the valet (private event at a cul-de-sac residence) and

           thought going around a number of parked vehicles and not staying to the right was a

           good idea. She was given the benefit of the doubt & warned for her  

           driving and failing to produce insurance.

1437   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure.

1525  Sent unlicensed & illegally parked fisherman on way from SE 10 St after he picked up

           his garbage. He was warned as well

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

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