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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 24, 2015              

1700    Begin patrols and vacation house checks.

1800    Drive thru check of Hemmingway.

1920    All vacation checks secure.

1930    Patrol mainland and area parks.

2045    10-7

Monday, May 25, 2015             

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

0900    Patrolled Isles, Bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0930    Patrolled Rio mainland, parks and business district. All quiet.

0950    Made contact with member who will be going out of town for the month of June. She will call in and leave a detailed message/text.

1005    Final rounds.

1015    10-7

Sunday, May 10, 2015                     

0745    Bike patrol for the day, house checks complete.

1140    Returned to Rio Vista finishing patrols in car.

1145    Provided directions to lost tourists in search of Tropic Roc Hotel on beach.

1155    Flagged down by anon. Rio resident concerned about early morning work being conducted. Spoke with one of the workers and advised him work (noise) is not to start until after 0800 per MO-17-10(4).

1210    Final patrols all areas.

Monday, May 11, 2015                       


0710    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0810    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC. No early morning construction noise.

0900    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

0930    Traffic enforcement 9ave vicinity. One stop in reference to stop sign. Verbal provided.

1000    Patrol business district along Federal.

1900    Flagged down reference a suspicious green Bronco in the 1100 block of SE 11 Ct.  IT was a subject who was homeless attempting to conduct door to door sales to sell his labor services.  No warrants.  He was advised on the need to have a permit to conduct these activities in the city.  He left the area.

2030    Check the Yacht Club

2130    Continuing patrols, checked isles

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2000    Completed vacation checks

2100    patrolling

2205    Alarm at a residence.  Malfunction.

2206    S-38 patrol responded not on HOA. I responded and the husband left for the night.

2300    10-7

 Monday, April 27, 2015

0900   One message from resident who observed two white males in a black GMC Jimmy truck walking back and forth in the area and walking to a neighbor’s house then walked away. Called back and she stated that she called non emergency. I canvassed the area to see if the vehicle might be at the home that was under construction however no luck locating the vehicle.

1000    Start vacation checks,             Stranahan Landing and apartment checks

1130    Got a call from Jeff at Lauderdale Yacht Club regarding a Signal 30. About 0630 two black males seen walking around Lauderdale Yacht Club. 5 minutes later they stole two bikes and rode off per the surveillance camera. 10 minutes later the members returned, rode around the area and found the two black males on the bikes. The black males took off running. The members didn’t call police and never reported the incident. Both males appear to be about 16-20 YOA both wearing shorts and flip flops. Both had on long sleeve sweat shirts. Case number: 34-1504-067350. Copy of video should be available later today or tomorrow. 

1200     Took vehicle to station for fuel and car wash

1300     Do vacation checks and patrol of the Isles and Hemmingway


Sunday, April 12, 2015              

1700    Begin patrols and vacation house checks.

1730    Drive thru check of Hemmingway.

1900    All vacation checks secure.

1915    Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

2000    Patrol mainland and area parks.

Monday, April 13, 2015

1000    Start vacation checks

1100    Patrol Isles and Hemmingway

1200    LYC, continue patrols at Stranahan Landing and the apartments.

1300    Back to the Isles and continue patrolling

1630    Monitored traffic at stop sign at Rio/ SE 6 Ave.  A warning was given to the driver.

1705    Delivered sticker to new member

1710    Traffic stop at SE 9 Ave for one way violation.  A warning was given to the driver.

1900    Added additional out of town check and checked it

2030    Hemmingway and Yacht Club check

Sunday, March 29, 2015

1700    Begin patrols and house checks.

1745    House checks completed and secure.

1800    Continued patrols, BOLO for burglary suspect.

1900   Patrol Federal business district.

1930   Patrol Hemmingway and LYC.

2045    10-7

Monday, March 30, 2015                 

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

0730    Patrolled Rio Vista mainland and business district.

0800    Patrolled bridges, Isles, and Hemingway.

0830    Property/Vehicle check at LYC in reference to Det. Kaplans above notes. Only 2 cars had visible items in view, a Help stop a thief card was placed on vehicle.

0910    Walked back to 11/Cordova.

1725    (2) Traffic stops for one way violation on SE 9 Ave. (warnings given)

1900    Observed a poodle wandering in traffic on N. Rio Vista.  His owner pulled up as I was trying to get him in the car.  I advised that it may be good to keep a tag on the dog.

1915    Monitored traffic at SE 6 Ave/ N. Rio for stop sign complaints

1925    Traffic stop for stop sign.  It was a resident (warning given)

2000    Observed family broken down at SE 7 St/ Ponce.  I assisted them with a jump.

2130    Checked the isles

Sunday, March 15, 2015


1810    10-8, called in and no messages

1950    S-13 W/M in area. Followed out with nothing further

2045    S13 B/M stopped at the LYC Brian McQueen 29/54. He decided to go for a walk from N.  Miami to the beach ?????   MI completed.

2210    Completed 10-7

2210    Starting surveillance for auto theft suspects.

0035    Followed a taxi into the 10 St area, negative.

0215    Followed an old sedan into the area on foot, resident.

0410    10-7, spent the majority of the evening on 11 St and 10 St.

Monday, March 16, 2015                

0500    10-8 I called in and checked out of town log. No new voicemails. I reviewed activity log.

0535    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0610    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0630    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

0635    At 1205 SE 5 CT I found an open driver door on a vehicle. Homeowner said it must have been left open. No signs of forced entry or occupants in the vehicle.

0700    Drove during school drop off and monitored school zones. No concerns.

0800    Patrolled business district.

0900    10-7

1630    10-8, message from resident at 1526 Ponce regarding a vagrant camped in the median in the 1500 block of Ponce at 0940 this morning.  She advised she called non-emergency.  I spoke with her and told her that I would provide extra patrols there this evening.  I also updated her on the auto thefts at her request.

1700    Observed vehicle on SE 11 isle parked and running with the driver door open.  When the resident came out, I informed him about the ongoing auto thefts and the need to protect property.  He was understanding and thanked me for stopping.

1715    Checked Yacht Club and Hemmingway

1900    Extra attention to isles due to thefts

2100    Checked on taxi cab in lane with flashers on SE 9 St.  Thought maybe he had broken down, but he was just picking up a friend.  I advised him it might be wise to pull out of the middle of the road.

2115    10-7

Sunday, March 01, 2015              

1700    Begin patrols and house checks.

1745    House checks completed and secure.

1800    Continued patrols and extra attention for auto thefts.

Monday, March 02, 2015            

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

0900    Patrolled bridges, Isles, and LYC.

0920    Received a message from Mr. Polson who has been added to the out of town list.

0940    Patrolled Rio mainland.

1000    Remained highly visible Rio Vista mainland due to recent activity.

1000    During patrol I made contact with several residents who had left their garage doors open and the door leading into the residence was unsecured.  They were provided with safety tips. Also I observed an open garage door at a residence where there was no answer at this members home, I then checked the door leading into the residence which was unlocked, this is a perfect crime of opportunity being this residence is close to Federal Highway. I called the listed number multiple times but there was no answer and it did not go into voicemail, I also checked the backyard but nobody is home. Closer to the end of my shift I decided to close the garage door and secure the residence. Hopefully I did not lock out home owner, but the consequences could have been worse if left unsecured.

1530    10-8 I called in the detail and spoke to Carol/One new text message on detail phone

            1- text a message to the detail phone asking for an officer to go by her residence and check a suspicious person W/M 30-40 years old.  No officers were on duty at the time of the text message.  I did call back during my shift.

1645    All of the vacation homes checked secure on rechecks.

1700    I followed up with the homeowner in reference to Officer Gestal’s incident earlier today.  The resident stated everything was fine; she just has a house full of absent minded teenagers currently.  She was very grateful that the security patrols would be watching over her property in this manner and asked that I relay her thanks.

1740    I assisted a lost motorist seeking 550 S. Federal Hwy.

1825    Received call on the detail phone from the caretaker of elderly resident.  The resident has been receiving telephone calls from unknown persons telling her she owes them $475.00 and she should write a check and put it outside her front door for them so they can pick it up at night. 

The elderly person stays at home alone over night as the caretakers only stay with her during the day.  They are afraid some may come to the house and try to get money from her.  She has been advised not to open the doors or answer the phone and call police if there is any suspicious activity. 

The caretaker stated over the past two months the elderly female has written several large checks to persons claiming they have done some yard or roofing work for her and the case is under investigation by her bank as possible fraud scheme.

It is very difficult to obtain any specific information from the elderly female about this incident as she has suffered strokes and can’t speak and she has a failing memory.  She can write to some degree if you need to communicate with her.  I advised them I would park the detail car for a few nights to improve the security.

1900    I checked the Yacht Club, Hemingway Landings and the Isles.

2030    10-7

2200   10-8, I am on patrol in unmarked car in reference to recent vehicle thefts in area

over night. I called Steve on the phone, no answer and left a voicemail.

2217    Conducted out of town checks.

2320    Spoke with resident walking his dog on Rio Vista Blvd. Male was happy to see us out here this late.

0155    I located a suspicious vehicle (black Toyota truck) with parked at SE 9th   Ave/ Rio Vista.  A male who was enjoying the “lovely” night with a lady friend in the park.

0300    10-7

NOTE: The period 2/15 – 2/21 was accidently overwritten.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


1800    In service, no messages

2000    I completed the vacation checks, all appeared secure.

Monday, February 23, 2015         

0745    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0810    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0830    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

0900    Stopped by school and meet with Principal Meyers to address any possible concerns, all good. No concerns.

0930    Patrolled business district.

1145    I checked the logs and began my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes.

1245    The re-check of the vacation homes appeared to be secure.

1415    Patrolled the businesses, entrances and monitored the after school dismissal traffic.

1530    Patrolled the Isles, Yacht Club, Cordova Road and Hemingway Landings.

            The vacation check information was added to the daily log and the sticker was delivered.

1710    Speeding warning given to a Dominos Pizza delivery driver in the 800 block of SE 9 Street who was making a neighborhood delivery.

1740    Directions were given to a hapless motorist from Pompano Beach who was seeking a short cut to Broward Blvd. and didn’t want to wait in the daily bumper to bumper Federal Hwy traffic to get there.  Needless to say my directions didn’t solve his problems at all.

1820    I located a child’s large toy electric Cadillac Escalade car setting in the middle of the roadway.   I was able to locate the owners who had forgotten the electric car was still in the road and immediately removed it.

1900    Staged the patrol car at SE 9 Ave / SE 9 Street and walked back to my patrol car.

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