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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, January 31, 2016      

0715    Checked all of the businesses, parks and bridges. All were found clear.

0805    A UPS package taken to the rear during check

0815    All of the vacation homes were found secure

0830    Out of service for Rio Vista Church detail

1300    Back in service, resuming patrols of the neighborhood

1315    Received call on detail phone requesting as vacation home check

1400    Received a complaint of a W/M subject loitering at the SE 7 Street entrance to Rio Vista. When I arrived the subject was consuming a beer and reading a newspaper. He was asked to leave the area permanently or be removed by arrest. He elected to dump out all of his beers and collected his garbage as he left.

1500    Patrolled the parks again

1530    Final checks of the area, including foot patrol around the church and school properties.

 

Monday, February 01, 2016            

0630    10-8, I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails or texts. I reviewed the activity log.

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

0715    School bus stops patrolled

0800    Patrolled Isles, bridges and LYC, no unusual activity to report. No fisherman present.

0830    Patrolled Rio mainland, and business district. A very quiet day due to heavy rain.

0900    Spoke with RVCA members in LYC parking lot, nothing of importance.

0940    Remained visible Rio mainland.

1705    Moved vehicle parked in lane on Cordova

1930    Attended RVCA HOA meeting at the church. Concerns brought up over the Domino’s Pizza for people hanging out late at night and blasting music. I advised that we would provide extra patrols. There was a large showing of support for the detail and much appreciation for everyone working.

2100    Back to patrols

2245    10-7

Sunday, January 17, 2016

1630    I called in the detail and reviewed the log. I am starting patrol.

1830    completed checks, all appear secure

2030    quiet and cool day, checked park numerous times with no loose dogs

Monday, January 18, 2016            

0615    conducted early morning patrol of business district along south Federal Highway. No unusual activity to report.

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

0800    Patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC.

0830    Stopped by residence to address his concern, all 10-4.

0900    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, plenty of people out jogging, walking dogs, ETC. I remained visible on mainland.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2230    10-8, I added a check to the list.

0130    completed drive-by checks of all vacation homes.

0430    10-7

Monday, December 21, 2015              

0800    Began and completed the out of town checks and all appear to be secure. There were no packages present this morning.

0940    We received an email requesting check on elderly resident. Went by this morning and introduced myself and advised him if he needs anything to ask. I will continue to check on him.

1010    Patrol of Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1030    A quick patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

1545    Call from resident in reference a door handle ripped off his Lexus parked in the drive. This occurred from 230-300 pm. I took the report and processed the car for latent fingerprints

1820    Email complaint of people running one way. (I began enforcement)

1915    Traffic stop of golf cart with no lights. Shorted out and got working again

2000    Traffic stop for one way violation. (a was warning given)

2330    Continuing patrols through the area.

0000    10-7

 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

 

1640    called in detail and starting patrol.

1800    Completed checks, routine patrol

2110    10-7   It was a very quiet night.

Monday, December 07, 2015            

 

0810    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0830    Meet up with U30 at member residence in reference to a stolen car. Stated he left the fob in the center console overnight and the 2016 Yukon was unlocked. The car has been recovered in Miami as it was about to be stripped, an arrest was supposedly made.

0920    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1000    Patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC, pretty quiet day.

1030    Patrol of business district.

1045    Final rounds.

1500    10-8, message from advising her car was broken into overnight. I called her back and she requested I met her at her work at Jack and Jill at 1315 W. Broward in 30 min.

1540    Met reporter at nursery. There were no signs of forced entry and an empty sunglass case was taken. I processed the car and submitted possible latent prints. The burglary occurred between 9 pm-9 am last night. Case #34-1512-191077

1830    Checked in with officer who was working a detail for Telemundo filming in the 600 block SE 12 Terrace.

2000    Checked Yacht club parking areas and Hemmingway

2200    Continued patrols, quiet

 

Monday, November 23, 2015                    

 

0730    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0830    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0900    Foot patrol of VSY park which had many residents at.

0930    Patrolled Rio mainland and business district.

    

1000    Final rounds.

I responded to the location to meet with reporter. It turns out that he had a tower garden (an upright structure used for growing herbs) partially disassembled next to the trash cans in his driveway. Sometime this morning, someone took it and left a note “Thanks for the tower garden trash J” on his front door in feminine handwriting. He thought that this was a snide remark made by the thief. I completed the report anyway and asked RVCA to send out an email blast to return the garden.

1820    Added vacation check to the list.

1915    Added vacation check to the list

2030    Added vacation check to the list. Thanksgiving is upon us!

2100    City is setting up the levys for the upcoming high tide!

2200    Checked Hemmingway and Yacht Club

0000    Continuing patrols

Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

 

1645    I began my patrols and checks of the vacation homes after adding the litany of new checks to the check list.

1730    I received a call from the complaint of a vehicle partially blocking their driveway access. Upon my arrival the suspected vehicle had already left the area. It was apparently a subject with children attending the ever growing soccer camps at Virginia Young Park.

1815    Dispatch to a call of a ladder thrown of a fence by the occupants of a dark colored truck. The given address does not exist but I checked the area and could locate nothing to support the call. Anonymous called with no callback number given to the dispatcher.

2015    I located a severely intoxicate W/M subject walking along SE 9 Ave near SE 6 Ct. The subject was staggering about without concern for vehicles passing in the area. He advised he was staying nearby and I was able to confirm this with the homeowners who were present. This subject was allowed to enter their home and was taken out of the streets, no further actions taken.

2020    All of the vacation homes checked secure

2100    Checked the business, entrances streets, church and school.

2115    Report of a juvenile subject that was shot with a pellet gun in the 700 block of SE 9 Street. It turned out to be an attempted robbery by juveniles with several bb/peter/soft air type guns. #34-1511-184623.   It is possible there will be vandalism complaints of vehicles being shot with BB’s in the morning when people come out to see their vehicles.

            Suspects vehicle is a tan colored 2008 Chevrolet SUV. A BOLO was placed over the air and the ROC units circulated the area attempting to locate. The investigation will be continuing through the night. Subjects attempted another robbery of juveniles on 7 st. Subjects were taken into custody by joint effort by Rio Patrol and ROC teams. Charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

2125    Received a text message of yet another vacation home request for the holidays. I added this information to the daily checklist.

2300    10-7   (Happy Thanksgiving to all)

Sunday, October 25, 2015          

 

0810    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure. I moved several papers to the rear.

0915    Isles and Cordova still under water.

0930    Patrolled business district along Federal. No unusual activity to report.

1000    Patrolled parks which had many Rio residents taking advantage of the nice weather.

1030    Water subsiding on Cordova, patrolled LYC and Hemingway Landing.

1045    Final rounds, quiet day.

1100    10-7

Monday, October 26, 2015      

 

0715    Began and completed out of town checks. Cordova is virtually shut down with the boats are actually higher than the roadway.

0800    Patrolled Rio Vista mainland and parks. No unusual activity to report.

0820    Traffic enforcement along SE 9Ave. Two verbal warnings provided to Rio members in reference to stop sign violation.

0915    Completed out of town checks, all secure.

1700    I spoke to Officer Calvey who was working a gas leak on 11 Ct. The call was handled by Fire.

1730    Met with resident of auto theft from last Friday at his house. Windows were all open on the vehicle again, but thankfully, no keys inside this time.

1830    Tides are here!

2000    10-8, conducting unmarked patrols

2200    Stopped vehicle that pulled in front of construction site on 12 Terrace and opened trunk. Female driver had car overheating coming back from around the detour. All ok.

Sunday, November 08, 2015    

0620    I began my patrols and checks of the vacation homes

0730    I checked the above listed house as requested during the overnight text message

0745    I responded to a complaint of fishermen on the SE 9 Ave Bridge. No fishermen were present.

0800    I responded to a new complaint of fishermen on the SE 10 Street Bridge. Upon arrival I checked the licenses of those present. Those with a valid license were allowed to stay those who did not possess a license were told to leave.

0815    I assisted patrol units on an abandon vehicle complaint in the 1100 block of SE 11 Street.

0900    All of the vacation homes checked secure.

0930    Monitored the parking lots of the church and school

1000    Checked the Yacht Club

1030    Checked all of the parks

Monday, November 09, 2015                

0830    Received a call from member who requested Rio Patrol to his residence in reference to an unknown W/M engaging in conversation on his property. The W/M stated to that he has a warrant. Upon my immediate arrival, I made contact with resident and the unknown W/M, later to be identified who stated he is in the area looking for work and was going to knock on the door seeking a job. Subject stated he possibly has a warrant out of GA for narcotics. A teletype check revealed no active warrant. Subject stated he is heading to Oakland Park for a shelter and left upon my request north on Fed.

0910    Began and completed the out of town checks. All appear to be secure.

0950    Received a call from member) in reference to her unlocked car being rummaged through last night. Stated she did not suffer any loss and wanted to file a report.

1000    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1030    Patrol of Rio mainland, parks, and business district.

1040    Spoke to Officer McDowell who was taking the report. Also yesterday FLPD had arrested W/M juveniles reference to burglary vehicle at 600 block of N. Rio. Probably all related.

1045    Final rounds.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

0700    10-8, called in detail and starting vacation checks

0900    The tide is at its max, WOW. I’ve never seen it this high. I have to wait to check several of the houses.

1100    10-7, left to wash the salt off my truck. Almost to the door frame in some areas

Monday, September 28, 2015            

0540    Patrolled business district of S. Fed. No unusual activity to report.

0555    Removed several un-permitted fisherman from bridges.

0625    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0720    Final rounds, off to a week of CIT training.

1800    Checked Yacht Club and Hemmingway

1915    Call from resident of suspicious car circling the area. I contacted the vehicle at SE 9 St/ 9 Ave. Dark tinted windows and slowly circling. I initiated a traffic stop. Driver was Domino’s pizza driver lost looking for an address. I called the reporter back and advised. Also went to the Dominos to suggest giving him a sign for his car.

1940    Removed 2 illegally parked cars on Cordova blocking traffic

2030    Rio Vista is flooded, the high tides are sinking the roads rapidly.

2230    10-7

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