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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, March 16, 2014              

 

1645    Begin patrols and house checks.

1800    House checks completed during patrols.

1815    Patrol parks, and mainland. 3 traffic stops for wrong way at 9ave/12 ct. Warnings issued.

1900    Check federal highway business district.

1930    Re-check isles.

Monday, March 17, 2014                 

 

0830    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0930    Patrolled bridges, Isles, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1030    Patrolled Rio Vista mainland and foot patrol of parks.

1100    Spoke with resident, who stated one of the dogs she walks (on a leash) was attacked by another dog that ran from the residence wanted to bring it to our attention in case we have similar incidents.

1120    Traffic stop conducted N. Rio and 9ave. due to stop sign. Verbal provided to driver.

1140    Remained visible VSY Park since several parents/kids out playing.

1230    Patrolled business area along Federal Highway including intersections which were clear of any panhandling activity.

1250    Observed a run away dog 9 Ave/7 St. He was reunited with his owner.

1315    Traffic enforcement 9 Ave/11Ct. No violators.

1345    Final rounds.

1500    1-A complaint was made from a member resident in reference to parking problem involving many construction vehicles at the construction site.  The caller indicated many vehicles are parking on both sides of the street when construction is ongoing thereby blocking passage of other motorists.

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

1615    I checked the aforementioned traffic complaint.  All vehicles were gone as apparently work stopped at 1600 hrs.  I made a return call to the complainant advising we would continue to look at the situation and if she would witness a problem to please call back anytime.

1715    All vacation homes checked secure on re-check.

1800    Checked all of the parks – secure.

1830    Several traffic stops at SE 9 Ave & 11 Ct.

1920    Patrolled business along Federal Hwy., school and church.

2015    Final patrols of area, including Yacht Club and Isles.

2055    Removed three juvenile skateboarders from Virginia Young Park who were being loud an obnoxious after dark when the park was closed. They left without incident dragging their boards behind them.             

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

0800    completed checks in the rain, soaked from head to toe.

0900    wet and unhappy. Going home 10-7

1545    Began patrol and re-checks of vacation homes.

1630    All vacation homes checked secure on recheck.

1815    Resumed patrols/high visibility on the entrance streets

1900    Checked the Yacht Club, Isles and Cordova Road areas.

1920    Directions given to lost couple seeking the Las Olas Blvd. restaurant district.

2000    Checked all of the parks, all secure.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

1015    10-8, gave directions to lost construction crew.

1115    Completed vacation checks

1230    Checked Yacht Club

1727   Traffic stop, stop sign violation at 9 Ave & NRV in front of the park.  Warning given.

1747   Construction workers have created a debacle on the SE 11 St. Bridge. I had them

           move their vehicles to allow cars to pass.

1843   Traffic stop, one-way violation in the 1100 block of SE 9 Ave. Young man  still

            wearing braces and who received his DL exactly one week ago should have been

            paying better attention. In lieu of citation I spoke with his mother to impress upon

            her that she may want him to drive the family sedan instead so he does not hurt someone too badly.

1900   Corridors, parks, LYC and neighborhood secure. 10-7.

 Thursday, March 20, 2014

1010    Wrote a parking ticket on 11 Ct.

1115    Completed vacation checks

1140    Call from resident concerning loose pit bull at 5 Ct/ 11 Ave.  She gave me some dog treats to assist in the hunt.  I chased it all up and down Rio Vista. 

1245    Flagged down reference wire over the roadway on Ponce.  As I called it in to dispatch, Comcast showed up and fixed.

1737   Responded to an alarm. Contact made with contractors

           who set of the alarm. Perimeter check of residence did not reveal anything suspicious.

           Contractors were trying to call the resident’s cell. I cleared it out as accidental.

1842   Traffic stop, one-way violation in the 1100 block of SE 9 Ave. Citation issued.

1930   Corridors, parks, LYC and neighborhood secure. 10-7

2215    Two messages left on phone concerning a chicken that had been shot.  I arrived as patrol units were on scene as the call had been holding several hours.  Patrol wrote up a report for discharging a firearm in public and victim was given case filing instructions.

0000    Continuing patrols

Friday, March 21, 2014            

0700    I began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0800    Conducted early morning patrol of 11St. (Isle) in an effort to prevent parking complaints

0820    While patrolling 11 St. I was flagged down by new resident who had some questions in reference to garbage. I welcomed her to Rio Vista and told her about the detail.

0840    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC.

0900    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks. No unusual activity to report.

0915    Patrol of business district along S. Federal Highway. No S-86/panhandlers in area.

0930    Additional check of 11 St. proved one vehicle (legally parked), must be nice to have days off ?

2210    Responded to S/13 vehicle call of a silver Subaru that took off when reporter stepped outside.  Nothing found.

2225    Observed car with light on.  I contacted owner who was grateful.

2250    Call again reference kids in silver Subaru stealing plants.  Ofc. Somma knew the suspect from a previous dealing with him shooting kids with an air soft gun.  Patrol located the car and potted plants near the suspect’s residence at New River Landings.  I attempted to call, the homeowner, via contact number on member list.  I left a message.

2315    Made it out with patrol.  Turns out the plants belonged to next door.   The victims did not want to prosecute, only to have the juvenile trespass warned.  Dad came and got him again. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

 

1530    Still on patrol looking for a long lost dog.

1815    I completed the vacation checks.

2115    Begin patrols of mainland and area parks.

2200    Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

2300    Patrol Federal and drive by vacation checks.

Monday, March 24, 2014        

 

0715    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0740    Patrolled Bridges, and isles, all clear of activity.

0815    Patrolled LYC. & Rio mainland. No unusual activity to report.

0900    A check of business area proved no S-86/panhandler activity.

0930    Park check.

1000    No parking complaints/violations observed 11 St. Isle during my shift

1015    Directions provided to construction worker in search of 500 Block of N. Fed.

1020    Final patrols.

1530    Messaged with a complaint of vehicles blocking the sidewalk.  I will stop and talk to the homeowners today.

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

1645    All of the vacation homes checked secure on re-check.

1805    A light rain falls in the area, windy.

1835    I removed several fallen palm branches and coconuts from the street on 10 Isle apparently brought down by the rain and winds.

1900    Received call on detail phone from resident thanking the officers for looking after her property while she was away.  She was very pleased with the services.

1920    I spoke to property owner about the above listed parking complaint.  The owner stated both he and his wife would attempt to leave an opening for the sidewalk area as required, he did admit this has not always been done but a much more concerted effort will be made to keep neighbor peace.

1940    All evening I have been attempting to quell a vicious rumor that KFC is starting a franchise in Rio Vista.  How could such a misinformation get started?

2020    The rain continues, all is quiet and dark.

2100    Final checks of area 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 

0540    Patrolling isles and mainland.

0720    Completed vacation checks

1545    I located a suspicious subject carrying a rather expensive bicycle over his shoulder with no attached wheels on SE 8 Street.  I stopped this individual to investigate further. 

            Subject stated he resides nearby and his bicycle tires/rims were stolen off of his bicycle while it was locked up at Winn Dixie today.  He was able to produce the undamaged lock which was supposed to be securing his property.  His story appeared to check out, NFA.

1640    All vacation homes checked secure on re-check.

1720    Assisted motorist who had ran out of fuel on SE 11 Ct.

1800    Patrolled the parks, all was secure.

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

1925    Removed Skateboarding juveniles from Funeral home property.

2000    Checked the businesses along Federal Hwy.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1200    Completed vacation checks

1215    Moved trucks on SE 10 St blocking bridge

1510   Picked up the new supply of RVSP business cards. Re-stocked the supply and stored

           the rest in the trunk.

1606   Dispatched to a report of an audible alarm. A passing W/F jogger (NFI)

           Heard the alarm & called. Upon my arrival the alarm was not sounding and the check of

          The perimeter was secure. No alarm company called us with an incident at this address.

           MI 14-34752 for a suspicious incident.

1806   Had to get the construction workers  to move their

           Personal vehicles to clear the intersection.

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

 

1130    Completed vacation checks

1150    Had fishermen on SE 7 St move chairs from sidewalk

1240    Flagged down reference car parked in the median (not on grass).  Resident initially stated that the truck was there for 2 days.  Not stolen, comes back to contractor.  She then said that they were there for the folks having the driveway put in.  I went around to make contact with the drier and then saw that there was really no where else to park besides on the sidewalk, so I left it parked as is. 

1655   Traffic stop, 800 blk of SE 7 ST. Driver had no brake lights. Warned & admonished.

1855    Call regarding the roaming brown pitbull. Latest sighting at  9 Ave & 5 Ct near the residence. Upon arrival there was no sign of the dog. A male walking his dog did not see it, told me she was called by a  neighbor about the dog in her yard, but she did not see it. Area check was  negative.

1908   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure. 10-7.

Friday, March 28, 2014             

 

0715- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0745- Patrolled bridges, Isles and LYC. No fisherman etc. present.

0810- Patrolled parks and Rio mainland, no unusual activity to report.

0830- During a sweep of business along federal, contact was made with a S-86, W/M to the rear of Millers, who left upon my request.

0845- Traffic stop conducted SE 8Th st. due to a white Benz who’s driver decided to stop in the middle of the active traffic lane and text while I waited quietly behind her. As my patience slowly dissipated I had no alternative to let her know I was behind her waiting to turn North on Fed.  Contact was made with our non law abiding resident, who was reminded she was in violation of several traffic violations to include, texting while driving, obstruction of traffic, and no seat belt. She quickly got her self together, apologized for her actions and as Captain GQ Bollinger would say was warned and admonished.

0910- Directions provided to motorist in search of Courthouse.

0915- Stopped by residence in reference to the recent burglary/distraction. She stated she went shopping in between 12-1300 hours and left her elderly husband at home. He stated he was sitting out on the front porch when an unknown W/M approached him asking about the roof and walked into the back yard without his permission, due to his age he was unable to follow. As the W/M walked around back he obviously saw that he was still sitting up front, this is when the W/M entered the unlocked rear door and quickly made his way to the bedroom taking the jewelry. The unknown W/M left in a hurry west on Ponce in a white Ford pickup.

0945- Final patrol.

1000- 10-7

Saturday, March 29, 2014

 

1155    Removed fisherman from parking on SE 7 St bridge

1215    Completed vacation checks

1315 – Patrol mainland and area parks.

1500 – Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

1600 – patrol federal business district.

2200    Patrolling, drizzle, quiet.

                  

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