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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, November 24, 2013      

 

0930 – Begin patrols.

1030 – House checks completed during patrols.

1100 – Patrol mainland and area parks.

1200 – patrol isles with attn to SE 10th St traffic complaint

1300 – Final patrols

1740    Traffic stop on moped driver riding on sidewalk against one way on SE 9 Ave. Local resident claiming to be trying to get home out of the rain. Warning given.

1910    Checked Yacht club. Rainy slow night.

1930    Dispatched to alarm at a business. Cancelled as I arrived.

 

Monday, November 25, 2013          

 

0700- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0750- Patrolled Isles and LYC. Bridges free of fisherman.

0815- Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

0830- Patrolled businesses along Federal.

0900- Traffic enforcement (stop sign) Cordova/9st. No violators.

0920- Final patrol all areas.

1620    Call from resident reference a solicitor for GE alarms. He did not have a City permit. He was advised and left the area.

1800    Rain. Checked the Yacht Club parking areas

1900    Continued patrols in the rain. Checked businesses along Fed.

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

1115    Still checking in between rain showers.

1215    still going

1720    Completed vacation checks

1735    Removed fishermen from SE 9 Ave bridge for illegal parking

1900    Monitored traffic signal at SE 9 St.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

 

1545    Began patrols and checks of vacation homes.

1710    All vacation homes checked secure.

1755    Removed an illegally parked car belonging to a fisherman on SE 9 Street and Ponce

1800    Patrols of the Isles, Cordova Road and the Yacht Club.

1845    I located a small brown “Yorkie” walking alone in the 700 block of Ponce De Leon. Clearly a family pet that had escaped the confines of his home, I gathered him up and began seeking his master. Within a few minutes I was flagged down by a distraught female and two highly-stressed youths. Alas, the gang was reunited and Thanksgiving would once again be celebrated with the greatest of enthusiasm.

1915    Checked the businesses along Federal Hwy and the entrances to Rio Vista.

2005    Final checks of the area

Thursday, November 28, 2013    

 

0820    I began the patrols and checks of the vacation homes. It’s only 45 degrees, Brrrrrrr, I am thankful today that winter doesn’t visit here often.

0905    I removed an illegally parked car (traffic hazard) 11Ct. and US 1 (near Starbucks).

1040    All vacation homes checked secure

1130    Patrolled the Mainland areas

1245    Patrolled the Isles

1330    Final patrols, quiet day with little activity in the neighborhood

1400    Happy Thanksgiving     10-7

Friday, November 29, 2013 

0620    Still patrolling

0720    Completed as much as I could. Gone 10-7

1100    Flagged down by female resident in reference to a potential domestic situation which may be about to begin at her home. She was asking advice on how to handle her situation legally and she was informed to call 911 if the situation gets violent.

1215    All vacation homes checked secure.

1300    Patrolled the Yacht Club, Cordova Road and the Isles.

1400    Patrolled the parks and the entrances to Rio Vista

1500    Final checks of the area.

1530    10-7

 

Saturday, November 30, 2013  

 

1450   Out of town checks completed and apparently secure.

1700   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure. I fielded a few calls regarding last

           night’s incident. He advised the HOA will be

           looking for a way to notify the residents for incidents such as that. 10-7

Sunday, December 01, 2013          

1700    Begin patrols and vacation house checks.

1800    Drive-by checks of mainland vacation houses due to heavy rain.

1900    Drive-by checks of remaining vacation houses due to heavy rain.

1915    Continue area patrols.

2045    Twas 24 nights before Christmas and all through the Vista, not a person was stirring, not a Miss or a Mista……….heavy rain = nobody out….10-7

Monday, December 02, 2013          

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

0850    Patrolled Isles and LYC. Bridges clear of fisherman.

0920    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, due to inclement weather it is a quiet day with not much activity. The sun is fighting to come out.

0950    Traffic enforcement along 9ave. Two verbal warnings provided to Rio residents in reference to incomplete stop (members).

1040    Patrolled businesses along Federal Hwy. No unusual activity to report.

1055    Directions provided to motorist in search of courthouse.

1115    Final patrols all areas. Additional directions provided to lost motorist looking for Federal.

1545    Began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes.

1630    I located a large package at the front door during a vacation home check. I contacted the homeowner by phone who stated she would have her local contact come and retrieve the package. The homeowner stated she would not be home for a few more weeks yet but would keep us advised.

1700    All vacation homes checked secure on re-check.

1815    Removed a vagrant from the gazebo who appeared to have established a camp.

1900    Checked a W/M fisherman on the SE 7 Street Bridge. The subject stated he was leaving anyway and did so without incident.

1930    Checked the businesses along US 1.

2040    Staged the patrol car at Virginia Young Park in preparation for the Holiday Party this weekend and foot patrols back to SE 5 Ct. to retrieve my car.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

0935    Completed mainland checks, checked Yacht Club parking areas

1120    Completed checks. While checking vacation home, neighbor from across the street came out and said her alarm had gone off around 0100. She had resident on the phone, and I advised that everything looked ok. She hopes to be home soon.

1135    Observed pickup parked at edge of drive with suitcase sitting on open tailgate. I observed no one around. Knocked on door and alerted homeowner and explained detail. He was very thankful for the check.

1215    Call of an alarm at residence. It was accidentally set off by the cleaning lady.

1545    I began the patrols and re-checks of vacation homes.

1645    All vacation homes checked secure on re-checks.

1730    I followed a broken down golf cart being pulled by a car with my overhead lights activated from SE 6 Street to S. Rio Vista Blvd. for safety reasons as darkness was on setting quickly. The vehicle and gold cart all arrived safely in the 1100 block of S. Rio Vista.

1805    I overheard an audible residential alarm which had activated. Upon arrival I was met by the father of the resident who was visiting and was in possession of the over head garage door opener to the home.

            Unfortunately, he was not in possession of the alarm code which was a bit of a problem. We secured the residence, exited and waited for the homeowners to return. Once the homeowner arrived, all was found to be secure.

1845    Patrolled the entrances streets to Rio Vista.

1900    Responded to a 911 residential call. This is an abandon lot of a recent tear down of a home. Nothing is present at this time. This is a repeat call.

1925    Patrolled the isles and the Yacht Club.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

1100    Completed vacation checks

1300    Dispatched to residential alarm. The alarm was cancelled prior to arrival.

1330    Traffic stop at SE 11 Ct/ 9 Ave for stop sign. A warning was given.

1605   Call on detail phone reference a W/M on the median of the entry to the tunnel on the

           south side. Contact made with male waiting for a ride who “did not see the sidewalk”.

           he was transported to Starbucks & given a warning. Called reporter back & left a

           message.

1650   Net fisherman chased from the navigable bridge on 9 St so he would not surprise

           boats passing underneath. I explained the reason it was prohibited.

1654   Traffic stop for stop sign violation at 9 & 9. Rio resident warned & admonished.

1832   Traffic stop for stop sign violation at 9 & 9. Driver warned & admonished.

1900   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

 

1120    Completed vacation checks.

1130    Had construction crew remove cone from roadway at Cordova/11th that was there for no particular reason.

1230    Continued patrols, checked the Yacht Club

1603   Out of town checks completed & apparently secure.

1653   Traffic stop, stop sign violation at Cordova & 9. Rio vista resident warned and

           admonished.

1700   Traffic stop, stop sign violation at 9 Ave & 11 Ct. Another resident warned and

           admonished. Maybe a safety reminder in the newsletter could be mentioned.

1710   Word must be going around about this 9 St bridge between Rio & Ponce and

           casting a net for fish. Two nights in a row there is someone giving it a try.

         Tonight the fisherman is also not licensed. He was explained the reason for the

         violation and explained how to get a license.

1725   Flagged down while conducting a check at the LYC. A member advised an

           Employee of the LYC (a valet) was driving his vehicle “70 miles an hour”

           coming into the LYC lot. I contacted the manager and spoke with the valet,

           who denied the allegation.

1922   Dispatched to a parking complaint. Reporter wanting to be

           anonymous about complaining on a neighbor parking in front of her house. I had to

           explain that there was no violation, the swale is a City right of way and people

           can park. She was not happy, but understood the situation

 

1945   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure.

0000    Patrols through neighborhood. Quiet. Too quiet.

0130    Checked Yacht club

0200-0315       Conducted unmarked surveillance at 9 St/ Cordova. One car came through, no other activity.

0315    10-7

Friday, December 06, 2013 

 

0620    10-8, no calls on phone, called in detail

0820    10-7, I have no new news to report.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

0720    Completed checks, responded to alarm ref. S-49 accidental by owner.

0820    Assisted patrol with a baker act by the tunnel

Worked Rio Vista Christmas Party in the park

 

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