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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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Monday, January 30, 2017_

0945    I began roving patrols

1020    While checking the isles, I noticed the garage door was stuck open at home with no cars in the driveway. I knocked on the door and the cleaning lady advised all was 10-4. She shut the garage.

1030    I added new vacation check to log.

1100    Completed property checks and stopped to speak with concerned citizens.

1305    Final rounds, roving patrols throughout Rio.

1710    Checked on parked vehicle complaint from N. Rio.  Car legally parked in the swale and registered to the apartments.  I advised her of the same. 

1800    Patrols with overheads on

1910    Traffic stop for red light on SE 9 St.  It was a delivery driver with a warning given. 

2140    Bolo for traffic complaint - Hyundai with no lights driving recklessly GOA

2145    Located the car on SE 11 Ct.  Turned out to be a Publix driver and she claimed she was being chased by a Rio resident who questioned why she was in Rio Vista.  She claimed she turned off the lights and attempted to pull into a house to hide.  She was a legitimate delivery person and had also called 911.  It was reported to be a Rio resident in black Ranger Rover no tag information. 

2230    Checked Hemmingway and Yacht Club

0000    High visibility patrols with overheads on at LYC, Hemmingway, parks all clear

0200    Continued high visibility patrols

0400    10-7

Tuesday, January 31, 2017            

0545    Early patrol of Cordova, observed a W/M walking along Cordova and 12 St with a small cart. Contact was made with the individual who was walking around as he waited for his Uber ride which arrived momentarily.

0610    Patrol of Rio mainland and parks, no unusual activity to report.

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

0736    I received a call from a concerned member in reference to a van/occupant that may be camping out overnight in the rear alley way. Upon my immediate arrival the van was GOA. A message was left with the member advising the outcome. Please conduct checks of the alley way during shift.

0810    Flagged down by Rio resident who had several questions in reference to PBA solicitors. Information, answers, and suggestions provided.

0820    Patrol of business district along S. Fed, Rio mainland, and parks.

0845    Patrol of Isles, bridges, Hemingway, and LYC.

0915    Final rounds.

1500    1 – Resident called about a B/M walking in the neighborhood checking door handles as he was walking through.  She stated she would call the FLPD 911 line since no officers were on duty at the time of her call.

1535    I began by patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes.

1615    All of the vacation homes checked secure      

1630    Picked up new membership sticker distribution list at FLPD from Captain Scelfo

1715    Flagged down by resident who had questions about joining the security patrol

1830    Patrolled the businesses, church and school properties and entrances to Rio Vista

                                                                                                                   

1900    Checked all of the parks

1915    High visibility patrols of the neighborhood hot spots.  I made more circles than a NASCAR driver tonight.  All was quiet.

2215    10-8 Called in detail; no new text messages or voice messages.  Reviewed log

            Began roving patrols with overheads on

2250    Located a fisherman on SE 10 Street Isle with a valid permit, I continued roving

            LYC, Hemmingway, and parks all clear.  Still doing laps around Rio

0000    Businesses on Fed all secure, stationary at Rio School

0100    More roving

0315    10-7

Wednesday, February 01, 2017           

0615    Early morning sweep of the alley way proved to be clear.

0630    Patrol of business district along S. Federal all clear. FYI the Rio Vista Market 7/Federal will be closing its doors Wednesday.

0650    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0720    STICKERS.

 

0940    All 49 renewals/members on the current list have been updated with 2017 stickers.

1000    10-7 FYI as far as signage we are down to 6 metal poles and 4 round Rio signs, also running low on cards.

1500    10-8, detail called in to Carol. One voicemail regarding out of town check request, I added it to the log. Reviewed the log and began patrol.

1520   To the station 7.50 gallons.

1620    Picked up RVSP signs from Carole and distributed new RVSP signs and updated existing signs on list Mark Snead provided

1934    Call into detail phone regarding a suspicious male driving slowly at intersection of NRV & SE 9 St. Driver was in a white Ford and taking pictures. Contact made with subject, a contractor working on the new construction at 1101 & 1105 SE 9 St. He was taking pictures of his work at the site and the new construction at the site just west of NRV & 9 St. He checked out and I called the reporter to let her know.

1828    Call into detail phone, resident came across a dog that has no ID. We have had no reports of a lost/missing dog, I referred her to Animal Control.

1830   I chased 3 unlicensed fisherman from the 7 St. Bridge. Warnings were given.

2000   Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway & neighborhood secure. 10-7

2110    Began patrol the corridors all appeared to be secured.

2130    Patrol backup for battery arrest at Cordova. I detained the suspect and turned him over to patrol.

2210    patrolled LYC, Hemingway and surrounding areas All secured.        .

0000    Patrolled of Rio mainland, parks, and business district. All quiet

0100    Drove around Rio Vista with overhead police lights for high visibility.

0150    Out of service

Thursday, February 02, 2017

0945    Began patrolling and did a few morning vacation checks.

1040    Checked the new residents on the Rio Vista list but it looks like they were taken care of by Tom and Capt. Bollinger.

1100    Patrolled the isles. I moved the newspaper to the front porch.

1230    I conducted a vacation check. I noticed that the southwest interior porch window was left slightly open. The screen was still over the window. I checked every door handle and all were secure. From what I could see through the sliding glass doors and all other windows, the home did not appear ransacked or out of the ordinary. local POC and who has a key and visits the home to feed the cat and take in the mail. It is possible that she is the one who left the window ajar. I obtained her phone number She did not answer, but I left a detailed message. I called the homeowner, and also left him a message. I wrote a suspicious incident report just in case. (34-1702-017165)

1300    Final rounds of patrol. I received a spam call to Rio phone.

1500    10-8, detail called in, message left. One phone message regarding a suspicious Honda mini-van, blue in color with unknown Florida “surfer” tag, parked in the 1500 block of Ponce. It has been there for hours, occupied by a female. Upon arrival the van was not at the location, area check proved negative as well. I called the reportee back, but her voicemail was full.

1545    Both the call-out and the property owner noted in Oficer Pence’s entry at 1230 hours called on the detail phone and thanked us for the attention and call. The owner believes the window likely was left open and will be trying to contact someone with a key to secure it.

1600    Call into detail phone about a juvenile at the convenience store at 7 Street & Federal who was littering, throwing papers around to the ground. He was wearing an orange shirt and traveling on a bicycle, last seen N/B toward the tunnel. I circulated with negative results. I contacted the store owner; he does not know the juvenile or anything about the juvenile littering. Since the papers were adjacent to the business, the owner advised he would take care of it. I called the reporter back and updated her.

1601    Caller from my 1500 hours entry called back and I advised that I did not locate the van, and if she sees the van again she should call right away. 

1640   Parking citation issued 1800 Block of SE 10 St, against posted sign.

1820   Assisted patrol with a crash at Federal & Ponce.

1908    Traffic stop 9 Ave & 6 St, right of way violation. Rio resident narrowly missed causing a crash due to skills of other driver. Driver was explained the seriousness of his action and warned and admonished for the violation and improper address on DL.

1922    Traffic stop, stop sign violation at 9 & Ponce, my driving skills kept me from being T-boned by a Rio resident (I’m noting a pattern). Again, I took the opportunity to explain the consequences to his actions. He was warned and admonished for the violation and other admin violations.

2000   Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway & neighborhood secure. 10-7

Friday, February 3, 2017

0945    To the garage to have cruise lights updated

1330    10-7

1430    10-8, I called the detail into Carol.  One new text message left on the phone.  I added the address to the vacation log.  I reviewed the activity log.

1445    A call was dispatched regarding an alarm.  I responded to the call and found an unlocked rear door.  Assisted by patrol officers we check the residence and found it secure.  I secured the door and closed out the call as a malfunction.

#17-17800.  There was no call out available.

1500    I began out of town checks.

1530    I completed out of town checks.  A package was removed from in front of the front door.  The package was placed on a table in the back of the property. 

1600    I patrolled the isles, bridges and yacht club.

1630    Patrolled the mainland, parks and businesses along S. Federal Hwy.

1700    Final patrol of mainland and isles

1800    Checked Yacht Club and spoke with security guard. 

1900    Patrolling area with cruise lights activated for enhanced visibility.    

2015    Call from resident for vacation check starting today, I added to the log.

2030    Checked the new vacation check residence.  All secure.

2215    10-8, Called in detail. No new messages, I began patrolling with new cruise lights.

2240    Ran into a cat and mouse sitting next to each other and enjoying each other’s company, right by the Huizenga’s house on Ponce De Leon. It was weird!

2300    I noticed the rear driver’s side window of a Silver Infinity completely open There was no broken glass. Spoke with resident, who confirmed it was her car and she accidentally left it rolled all the way down. No crime here.

2310    Dispatched to the 1200 block of Ponce in reference to a noise complaint. An anonymous resident heard drilling sounds a few blocks away. I was cancelled per reporter within a few seconds of being dispatched because the noise apparently stopped. 

0015    Several more noise complaints came in near Federal/SE 15 St. It was some kind of drilling or banging going on out on the water. D3 Units did not locate the source.

0030    Still patrolling.

0315    10-7

Saturday, Feburary 4, 2017            

0535    Patrolled LYC, Isles, and bridges. No unusual activity to report.

0635    Patrol of Rio mainland, parks, and business district.

0735    Conducted 5 out of 8 vacation checks

0815    Final rounds.

0900    I completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0930    I completed the signs in trunk so we have inventory ready.

1000    Patrolled business district along S. Federal Hwy. (All quiet)

1030    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks,

1040    Added out of town check.

1100    Patrolled isles, bridges (all clear), and LYC.

1130    Alley way check on 11Ct.

1150    Remained visible mainland as parks are full with kids.

1215    Final rounds.

1230- 10-7

Sunday, February 5, 2017

0930    Called in detail and left a message with my hours. (2) missed calls.  First missed call was.  who advised that last night there was a noisy teenage party going on in the neighborhood, however everything is now OK. 

0945    Reviewed out of town log and started vacation checks.

1030    Completed vacation checks. Everything was OK.

1135    Continued patrolling area with cruise lights activated for enhanced visibility.  Parks and bridges clear…. Everything was OK.

1330    10-7

Monday, February 06, 2017

0820    Started vacation checks.

0950    Received extra patrol request for the Rio Vista Convenience Store on SE 7 Street, now that the store has closed down.

1015    I completed vacation checks. All appears secure.

1030    Property check at the convenience store. All secure.

1135    Large Ford Pickup blocking the stop sign at 9 Ave and 7 Street. Owner moved it immediately after being asked.

1700    Patrolling with cruise lights active.   I checked Yacht Club.

1930    Checked abandoned Kwik Stop.  All quiet

2115    Traffic stop for one way violation on SE 9 Ave.  Awarning given.

0130    More roving patrols (Isles all clear)

0200    Still roving

0320    More patrols

0400    Patrolled Bethany Christian school, Fred Hunter’s and Rio Church, More Roving

0430    10-7

Tuesday, February 07, 2017          

0645    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0720    Patrolled business district along S. Fed. All quiet.

0800    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

0835    Upon patrol of LYC I observed a black Honda SUV toward the far east with its rear hatch fully opened and displaying several tools. There was nobody around so I walked over to pool area where I located the owner, together we returned to his vehicle so he can check tool inventory, everything was accounted for and he stated he left it open in error.

0850    Meet up with Z unit who was dispatched SE 7 St. in reference to multiple skateboards in the dumpster. It appeared that these brand new skateboards still in their original packaging have been discarded.   Hmmm????.

There were no shipping labels or addresses on the boxes, just stamped SurfSkate. We Googled SurfSkate to discover they are located at 614 S. Federal Hwy., where they rent space from Miller’s.

Upon my arrival at Miller I was directed to the rear where SurfSkate is and conducted a property check as there was nobody present. The property checked proved all secure. I spoke with Miller employees who said the guy that runs SurfSkate lives in Rio and his name is. I looked up Newton in our Alpha page but unfound. I then used BCPA and located.  I made contact with   who stated the skateboards are trash. Z unit advised and completed report.

0950    Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC.

1010    Final rounds. I confirmed with Carol that she has sign/card inventory.

1600    As I arrived I received a call on the detail phone in reference to an audible alarm sounding in the area of  Cordova Road.  It was a large yacht located with a mechanical company on scene The property is for sale so I contacted the realtor who gave me the name of the yacht Captain

Captain soon arrived and turned the alarm off.  All was secure.

1625    I began my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes

1700    Another audible alarm in reference to the above yacht (still secure/same problems)

1730    All of the vacation home checks were found to be secure

1800    Delivered yard sign

1810    Dispatched to SE 9 Street and Federal Hwy in reference to a dispute between a Yellow Cab driver and a patron.  Upon my arrival the dispute had been resolve to the satisfaction of all without incident.  NFA

1900    Beginning high visibility patrols

2000    Ongoing high visibility patrols

2100    Checking business, church and schools properties   (all secure)

2120    More high visibility patrols it appears quiet

2207    Begin roving patrols

2300    LYC, Hemmingway and parks, patrolled the area around the now closed Rio Vista convenience store.

0138    3 fishermen; 1 fisherwoman on the 7 St Isle, only 1 was able to provide documentation. The 2 male was able to go online and renew.

0200    Still roving

0300    Driving in circles

0400    10-7

Wednesday, February 08, 2017            

0710    Early morning sweep of business district along S. Federal no unusual activity.

0740    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0830    Observed a homeless type male walking through out Rio Vista, after on viewing for a few minutes it was evident that no wrong doings were going to take place, contact was made with the male who stated he was trying to find his way over to the River walk. He was pointed in the right direction and left upon my request.

0910    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, all quiet.

0940    Patrol of the 11 Ct alleyway.

1045    10-7

1500    10-8, detail called in to Carol. (1) new message regarding a RVSP (renewal), no phone messages. I took care of the renewal, reviewed the log.

1747    Traffic stop, SE 6 Terrace/Ponce. Driver did not want to wait further for traffic to get on to Federal Hwy & he proceeded to back up in the one-way divided lane to SE 6 Terrace. I explained to him the dangerous condition he created and warned him for the violation and for wearing no seatbelt.

1850    Four unlicensed fishermen chased from SE 7 St Bridge with warnings after picking up their trash. I explained where they can get a license.

1917    Dispatch advised of a suspicious pickup truck pulling into the driveway of NRV. Upon arrival there was no truck. Contact made with resident and he had no idea a truck pulled into the driveway. I contacted the neighbor across the street and he advised the truck was driven by a B/M, and the bed had lawn equipment in it. Since it was dark and he thought the resident was not home he called. The truck may just have been turning around, no signs of foul play, NFI on truck and driver. 17-20914

2000   Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway & neighborhood secure. 10-7

2100    10-8, I left a message with Hudson. There were no new messages. Log reviewed.

2130    Began patrol the corridors all appeared to be secured.

2230    Patrolled LYC, Hemingway and surrounding areas All secured.        .

2300    Patrolled of Rio mainland, parks, and business district. All quiet

0100    Drove around Rio Vista with overhead police lights for high visibility.

0200    Out of service

Thursday, February 09, 2017             

0930    10-8 I spoke with Carol and advised my hours. There were no new messages or texts. I reviewed the log and began patrol.

1130    Vacation checks complete. All appear secure.

1145    Traffic crash on SE 11 Court/SE 9 Avenue. Crash Report: 34-1702-021231.

 

1500    10-8, detail called in to Carole. One message on phone that was addressed, began patrol.

1515    Alarm. Upon arrival the alarm was audible inside the residence, residence was secure. Resident is a RVSP member, I called the listed contact number, which connected me to a fax machine. (suspicious incident), #17-21338.

1538    Construction vehicles at 7 & 9 were double-parked at the intersection. Trucks were moved and drivers warned.

1650   District officers removed the Monster from 11 Ct & 9 Ave.

1713    Completed the most recent updates and deliveries of stickers and signs to RVSP members. I called Carol and let her know we need signs.

2000   Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway & neighborhood secure 10-7

Friday, February 10, 2017   

1021    Medical call; female who has been living in her car took extra medication      in an attempt to overdose. Fire Rescue responded and transported.

I finished the last vacation check;

1100    Check all Isles and made sure construction vehicles were not causing issues

1200    Roving patrol

1300    Still roving

1600    10-8, I called the detail into Carol.  One new text message left on the phone

1630    I patrolled isles, bridges and yacht club.

1700    Patrolled the mainland and parks.

1730    Traffic stop at SE 9 St & 12 Ave.  SUV ignored the one way sign.  (warning)

1750    Traffic stop at the yacht club.  The driver drove through the exit to enter the yacht club parking lot.  The driver who was employed as a kids counselor at the yacht club was issued a warning.

1800    Patrolled the business along S. Federal Hwy

1730    Final rounds mainland and the isles.

2220    Flagged down by a resident in reference to a suspicious vehicle at SE 11 Ave and SE 8       

Street. The vehicle was parked in the road way with the parking lights on. I made contact with a female as a live-in maid. She was eating take out in the car with her boyfriend before going back in the home.

2310    Continued patrolling with the cruise lights on for high visibility.

0010    While checking the isles, I came across 1 male fisherman and his girlfriend on the SE 7      

            Street Bridge, he had a proper fishing license. I finished checking the Isles and Ponce.

0030    Business district sweep… driving in circles around Rio Vista.

0300    10-7

Saturday, February 11, 2017

1000    10-8 Called in detail; no new text messages or voicemails.  I began vacation checks

            Large package placed at rear door, continuous roving patrols

1120    All vacation checks completed.  LYC, Hemmingway checks, Rio residents setting up in Virginia Young Park for camp out later

1530    Requested at Virginia Young Park by Dr. Sturman to watch traffic as the kids began the scavenger hunt.  Return to Rio patrols.  Federal Hwy businesses, Rio Church and school checks

1800    10-7 TOT Young Park for camp out till 0300

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