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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, May 11, 2014

0430    Begin patrols of mainland and area parks.

0530    Patrol Isles.

0700    Check vacation homes.

0800    All houses secured. I called my Mom.

Monday, May 12, 2014                      


0820    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0930    Patrolled Bridges, Isles, and LYC.

1045    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks. No unusual activity to report.

1115    Patrolled business district along S. Federal Highway. I remained visible mainland.

1140    Final patrols all areas.

1600    I began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes

1635    Directions given to lost motorist seeking Las Olas Blvd and the Cheesecake Factory.

1700    All vacation homes checked secure on re-checks

1725    I checked a group of elderly fishermen on the 7 Street Bridge. 

1800    Checks a group of youths forming on the 8 Street Bridge, which was a result of a diver who was making extensive bridge foundation inspections and drew the interest of all.

1815    Check of the Isles and Yacht Club.

1900    Home owners association meeting at Rio Vista Church.

2100    Return to patrols……checked the business along Federal Hwy and all of the parks.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


0330    Patrolled mainland and area parks.

0430    Patrol isles, Cordova, and LYC.

0630    Drive-by check of vacation homes completed during patrols, all appeared secure. 

1925- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

1940- Flagged down 700 block of Cordova by Rio resident of a S-13 W/M. Contact was made with S-13, to be identified and was unable to provide any. Field interview conducted was re-directed to Federal Highway in order to get back to his residence. 29/54

2020- Patrolled Bridges, Isles, and LYC.

2045- Patrolled Rio mainland, parks, and business district.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


0815    10-8, no messages

0825    Delivered sign to new member

0855    While checking vacation home, I found the rear side door unsecured.  Although the latch was set, the second French door was not secured to the doorjamb.  Set off alarm.  Called homeowner, but number was no good.  I sent him an email to advise

0930    Completed vacation checks

1530   One phone message, resident called &

            apparently the new alarm is malfunctioning. Shortly after leaving town there

            was an activation for the interior garage door to the kitchen. I responded &

            checked the residence & it is secure. The interior door may not have closed


1750   Traffic stop, stop sign violation at SE 9 & SE 10 St. Distracted Rio resident was

           warned & admonished.

1810   Flagged down by resident who was asking about on-street parking

           and golf cart operation. He advised Code came to his house & found no violations. He

           was provided the info asked for.

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014     

1530   10-8 DELUGE. Detail called in to Carole. One text message received regarding

           out of town checks.

1620   treets are experiencing flooding throughout Rio. In particular SE 7 St east of

           the bridge. The intersection with Cordova is impassable. I kept coming across

           pairs of animals on the street corners. It looked like they were waiting to be

           picked up, or something. Really strange…..

1900   Cordova & SE 12 St and Cordova & SE 7 St still have quite a bit of standing

           Water, however, they are now navigable, I mean passable.

1920   Traffic stop, one way violation in the 100 Blk of SE 9 Ave. Out of towner was

            using her GPS and the GPS did not indicate a one way. She was warned and asked

            if there was a pier, would she have driven off of it.

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

Friday, May 16, 2014              


0820- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure. Upon checking vacation residence I removed a bird from the swimming pool that apparently was a victim of rip current (most likely due to the storms) and succumbed to his fate. I transported this lil fellow to a drier final resting place.

0840- Due to the overwhelming odor emitting from Capt. B’s Neiman Marcus bag filled with triscuts and treats, it has been relocated to the vehicles trunk compartment. This explains the dozens of dogs that have been in pursuit of Q35 vehicle as it patrols Rio Vista.

0930- Traffic enforcement along 9Ave. No violators.

1000- Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC..

1020- Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1040- Patrolled business district along Federal Highway.

Sunday, May 18, 2014         


1700    Begin patrols of mainland and area parks.

1830    Patrol Isles.

1900    Check vacation homes.

2000    All houses secured.

Monday, May 19, 2014      

1605   Out of town checks completed & apparently secure.

1950   Flagged down in the 1500 block of SE 10 St by jogging resident, who

           advised that between 0600 & 1700 hours unknown subject(s) dumped yard-type

           landscape refuse in his rear yard. MI prepared, 14-57353. Environmental Officer notified.

2130   Corridors, parks, LYC and neighborhood secure. 10-7.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


0330    Patrolled mainland and area parks.

0445    Patrol isles, Cordova, and LYC.

0545    Drive-by check of vacation homes completed during patrols, all appeared secure. 

2130    10-8, message from resident at reference bums and needles in the alleyway.  Asking for extra patrol.


2145    Checked the alleyway in question.  Located some trash which I disposed of. 

2230    Checked Yacht Club

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


1100    I called back resident from 11 Ct to advise of my findings last night.  She is grateful for the extra patrols.

1330    Issued parking citation to Natural Art trailer on SE 11 Ct/ Cordova.  Blocking lane on hill left unattended.  When the driver came out and moved it 10 feet to the swale, he advised he would pass the word around the office that we are now citing them.

1345    10-7

Thursday, May 22, 2014


0830    Checked Yacht club parking areas

0900    Began vacation checks

1030    Completed vacation checks

1050    Updated vacation log with additional check

1110    Foot patrols of alleyway along cemetery reference complaint of vagrants and narcotics.  I checked the area, no signs of activity.

1215    Observed pool who left the back of his truck open with lots of expensive equipment showing.  He was around back.  I advised him of recent thefts, and he decided to close and lock his truck.

1340    Traffic stop on vehicle for one way violation on 9 ave.  Contractor headed to house in area. 

1400    10-7

Friday, May 23, 2014           

0735- Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0900- Patrolled Bridges, Isles, and LYC.

1000- Patrolled business district along Federal Highway,

1005- Final rounds.

1700    patrolling, checked fishing license on bridge people, all good

1800    Complete check of mainland and isles

Saturday, May 24, 2014

0720    Checked Yacht Club

0800    Began vacation checks

0840    Flagged down by resident on SE 10 isle reference loud youths hanging out by water between 2200-2300.  Requested extra patrols.

0900    Heard alarm going off at a residence.  Checked the residence, all secure.  The alarm was very loud and kept resetting.  I called the homeowner, and left her a message advising. 

1015    While checking vacation home, I found the rear patio door unlocked and set off the alarm.  I was able to lock the door and exit through the garage.  I left resident an email and voicemail.

1030    Completed vacation checks (whew).

1035    Flagged down by Yacht Club staff regarding a BMW that had been parked for 2 weeks.  I ran the tag, not stolen, and provided the owner’s info.  They will try and locate the owner.

1045    Traffic stop for one way violation on SE 9 Ave.  Realtor going to showing in the neighborhood.  Warning given.

1125    Checked the alleyway by the cemetery.  No activity noted.

1230    Continued patrols


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