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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 3/23/20

1700, immediately got a call from resident regarding follow-up from an incident muccino handled on Friday. Apparently the white male had just knocked on their door again. I located the male. He advised he had returned to retrieve his jon boat and trolling motor. I called back the reportee who advised the subject could return in an hour and pick up his motor from their dock.

Messages from. Returned call.  advised that she heard banging last night and was afraid as she is going through a divorce. The ex has not made any threats but she would like extra Patrol.

Returned call to resident.  Resident advised she is not currently staying on the property, but her housekeeper discovered a homeless male sleeping on the back porch this morning. She would like us to check the house.

1830 returned to above since subject came over for his boat motor.  Stood by while they discussed how the motor would be returned.

2000 Traffic stop for vehicle driving aggressively down n. Rio vista.  Local youth.  Warning given.

2115 checked rear of above for vagrant. All clear.

Tuesday March 24th, 2020 

1815: In service. 1 email for sign request, no new text messages, EIGHT missed phone calls. 

1900: Sign delivered to new member, out of town checks complete. 

1920: Flagged down by resident inquiring about police activity near her home 

around 0300 the previous night - was advised it was in reference to the security guards car catching fire - car was burnt crisp, case # 20-051322.

1930: Noise disturbance. Resident advised of noise from home at 

different times. Advised she could call the on-duty Rio officer for future disturbances, the non-emergency PD number, and explained the noise disturbance ordinances (i.e. decibel levels, willing to prosecute, etc) - very appreciative of our response, no report: 20-052170. Began returning the eight missed calls.

2000: Missed calls detailed: 

1.     3:03a: Garage left open - patrol handled, all ok. 20-051814 

2.     10:58a/11:01a/11:13a: Parking complaint - construction vehicles blocking her driveway and the bridge. Advised to phone Rio patrol / non-emergency for enforcement as well as HOA board. 

3.     11:18a - No answer on callback, voicemail left. 

4.     12:39p/2:46p/3:08p: Telemarketer calls. 

2030: Roving patrol of aisles, mainland, parks, LYC, and Fed Hwy with cruise & alley lights on. 

            Lots of pedestrians and bicyclists out and about. 

2115: Out of service.

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

0700    10-8 called in detail; no new messages 

            Began house checks

0720    Call from resident on 6th ct regarding truck being broken into over night

            While handle that burglary, calls and walk ups of additional vehicle burglaries in the area

            All reports used the same case number 20-052364

1000    Out of service

1715 10-8, no messages 

1830 responded to alarm. Accidental by homeowner

1955 responded to alarm. Accidental by homeowner

2100  Patrol store the area, quiet

2300 continue patrols

2330 10-7

Thursday, March 26th 2020

0700    10-8 called in detail

            Completed house checks

            0800    LYC, Hemmingway

0830    Return to station to drop off car for maintenance 

0900    10-7 

1945: In service. Detail called into Hudson line….Rio car and phone at the station. Will return to station at 2130 and coordinate with officers to return car to Rio. Reviewed activity log 

and began roving patrol. 

2115: ROC units flagged down about another delayed, overnight auto burglary at  SE 6th 

CT. Unlocked car rummaged through but, no loss. PSA completed supplement report to the other burglaries, case # 20-052364

2200: Well-being check of 90 year old female who was not answering her daughters out of country phone calls. Officers made contact with the mother who was ok, case # 20-053224.  

2224: Occupied residential burglary in progress just outside of Rio. Turned 

out to be a bad address ..., case # 20-053242.

2300: High visibility roving patrol with cruise and alley lights on. 

2345: Out of service. 

Friday, March 27 2020

0700    10-8 called in detail;

            Began house checks

0800    Patrol all Isles

            LYC Hemmingway,

            BCS lots and business lot along Fed

0900    10-7 

1600-  Per Captain Scelfo, I made contact with resident regarding the vehicle burglaries on 03/25/20.  His surveillance video needed to be uploaded into  

1630-  I called the detail into the Hudson line.  I reviewed the activity log.  3 new messages from resident advised that on Monday and Thursday her housekeeper saw a W//M, tall with a beard dressed in white in her backyard (possibly homeless).  When the subject saw her he immediately left.  She is not currently staying at the house.  I advised her we will conduct extra patrol at her house.  I will add her address to the vacation log for a two week period.  She advised that she is allowing her neighbors to use her pool.  She will be showing up at the house from time to time.

1700-  Checked above.

1730-  Patrolled the isle and yacht club.

1800-  Received a text message to deliver a sign.  Sign delivered.

1830-  Final patrol of isles and mainland.

1900-  Out of service.

1930-  In service, began patrols.  Plenty of residents out for their last exercise before dark and lockdown…

 2030-  Continuous high visibility patrols, all clear.

2130-   Patrols continued, little to no activity in the HOA.

2200-   Call for service received in reference to a family member unable to reach their father for over 20hrs. I checked the residence along with Patrol Officers and we were unable to make contact with the resident.  Nothing suspicious was found.  On call back, it was determined that one of the owner’s vehicles was not present.  

2300-   Continued patrols throughout HOA and isles. LYC checked and all clear.

2345-   High visibility patrols continued. Responded in reference to an alarm activation of the rear door.  Residence was checked along with Patrol Officers and residence was found to be secure.

0000-   Out of service, hours called in.

Saturday, March 28th 2020

1900-   10-8 called in detail; 1 missed voicemail from resident advising she would be out of town until Sunday evening. Added to log

            Began vacation checks

1930    While on SE 7th st isle; flagged down by a neighbor who thanked us for the patrols; he                 wanted to know if everything was all good being that he didn’t recognize the patrol car

2000    All vacation checks completed

            Roving patrols on the Isles

            While on SE 10th st; end of the Isle was packed with people fishing and picnicking. I                   made contact with those fishing and advised them to clean up behind themselves. I also               reminded everyone to keep in mind “social distancing” should be exercised

Check of LYC- resident in front of the club house asked if we were locking the gates at night. I informed her that I do the patrols for the Rio Vista homes and locking of gates would need to be directed to LYC office personnel or their on site security

2100    Roving patrols on mainland

            Checked for homeless activity in backyard

2200    Hemmingway, BCS and Rio church all checked

            Park on NRV Blvd checked.

            Checked rear of construction company lot on SE 6th st for any activity

2300    10-7 

Sunday, March 29th 2020

0745                Called in hours to rio line

                        Began house checks

0845                Checked hemingway and LYC

0945                Patrols on mainland

1045                10-7 

Monday, 3/30/20

1700 10-8 1 message left yesterday from Resident. Order on EX. Called her back, he was not on scene, advised to call 911 if he arrived and I would assist. Also advise we will conduct extra Patrol

1730 responded with Patrol officers to Southeast 7th Street in Cordova, where a black female was seen walking up driveways. Contacted subject, who did not have a viable reason for walking up the properties at the end of Southeast 7th Street.  She was charged with LP on an out of custody. 

1915 received call from non-member who advised that while walking her service dog near southeast 13th Terrace and 11th Street, multiple loose neighbor dogs came out and rushed towards her and her leashed service dog. She also stated the neighbors told her that she was not allowed to walk on their Street. I arrived on scene, and many residents were out and about. They said that the people with the dogs were gone, but that the events were not as described by. I advised everyone on leash laws.

2030 Monitored property for above

2145. Completed vacation checks

2300 10-7

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

0700-   10-8 called in detail; no new messages or emails     

            Began house checks

0800    All house checks completed

            Check of LYC, and Hemmnigway

0900    Roving on mainland

            BCS, Rio Church and Parks

            Trip to station to wash and gas rio car

1000    Move rio car further east on SE 7th st

1030    10-7

1815: In service, detail called into Hudson line. No new emails or text messages but, one missed 

phone call for a well being check of a vagrant. Reviewed activity log 

and responded to said location for well being check. 

1845: Made contact with the sleeping vagrant who advised he was sick - gathered his belongings 

and left to go to the hospital w/o incident. No report, case # 20-055715.

Began roving patrol of aisles, mainland, parks, LYC, and BCS. 

2000: Received phone call about a suspicious vagrant in the 900 blk of SE 6th St who was 

making odd comments and  appeared lost / intoxicated. Canvassed area and located the 

W/M who advised he was trying to get to Davie Blvd. I provided the subject with proper directions and monitored him as he left Rio Vista without incident. No report, case # 20-055754.

2115: Out of service. 

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

0740-   in service, no new messages, detail called in, starting rounds,

0950-   completed check on the isles,

1210-   out of service

1210-   in service, no new messages, detail called in, starting rounds,

1300- Found homeless type female on 9th st isle. Followed her until she exited the community    south of Hemingway.

1400- Checked Isles and circulated neighborhood. Also made contact with group fishing on the 10th st isle.

1530- Checked S Federal Corridor businesses and schools 

1630- Ciculated neighborhood, churches and parks

1830- checked isles, hemingway and LYC

1930- Did a second check of out of town properties and patrolled mainland

2110- 10-7

Thursday, 2 April 2020

0740-   in service, no new messages, detail called in, starting patrol, 

1005-   completed checks on the isles, spoke with Fisherman on 10th and construction on 8th, both resolved,

1140-   completed checks and a patrol of Rio Vista, 

1210-   out of service

1830: In service. One missed phone call in regards to a group of juveniles walking toward the construction site on SE 9th ST. Advised reportee to phone non-emergency number if a Rio officer is not on duty at the time; reportee appreciative. No new emails or text messages. Reviewed activity log and began roving patrol. 

1900: Sgt. Brull requested several backup officers in reference to an armed 

disturbance; patrol handled, case # 20-056680. Resumed roving patrol. 

2000: Non-stop roving patrol of aisles, mainland, parks, LYC, BCS, Smoker Park, and Fed Hwy 

corridor with cruise and alley lights on. Lots of people out and about.

2100: Still roving. 

2200: Still roving - all secure. 

2245: Made contact with a friendly black cat in the 1000 blk of SE 6th ST - Cat had a name tag 

on it and I was able to make phone contact with the owner...advised the kitty likes to wander around outside but, came and got her nonetheless. Happy Ending!

0030: Out of service. 

Friday, 3 April 2020

1100-   in service, no new messages, detail called in, starting patrol. Received call on Rio phone (telemarketer)

1200- Completed out of town checks, LYC, Isles & Hemingway. 

1400- Checked Federal corridor, circulated neighborhood and checked parks, school and church.

1500- Checked LYC, Isles & Hemingway and circulated the neighborhood.

1600- Out of service

1600-  In service,  I called the detail into the Hudson line.  No new messages left on the phone.  I reviewed the activity log. 

1630-  Patrolled the isles and yacht club.

1700-  Drove by Stranahan Landing.  All clear.

1730-  Patrolled the mainland.

1830- Final patrol of isles and mainland.

1900-  Out of services

0200-   in service, no new messages, detail called in, started patrol. 

0300- Checked LYC, Isles & Hemingway. 

0400- Checked Federal Hwy corridor and circulated community.

0700- 10 7

Saturday, 4 April 2020

0810-   in service, no new messages, detail called in, starting patrol,

1030-   completed checks on the isles,

1140-   completed checks on the mainland,

1201-   followed 4 non-residents to the end of 10th Isle who were planning on hanging out by the water, they were advised of the “stay at home” declaration. They decided to leave and return home, 

1210-   out of service

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