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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, September 14, 2014              

1730    Begin patrols and house checks.

1845    (13) house checks were completed and secure.

1900    I patrol Federal Hwy business district.

1930    Patrol mainland and area parks.

2030    Patrol Isles.

Monday, September 15, 2014            

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

0900    Patrolled LYC.

0920    Cleared a parking problem 13Terr/11St.

0940    Delivered 2014 renewal sticker.

1000    Patrolled Rio Vista mainland and parks, no unusual activity to report.

1020    Contact was made with S-20 W/M at the convenience store at 7th/Fed.who requested and was provided transportation back to Villa Vista Rio.

1040    Patrolled Isles, and bridges.

1050    Final rounds.

1545    I began patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes.

1645    All vacation homes checked secure on re-check.

1730    Checked the Isles and Yacht Club

1755    Received text message on detail for with additional vacation home check.  The information was added to the daily checklist.

1935    I removed a small group of local W/M juveniles who were playing on a construction site and climbing trees in violation of no trespassing signs.  All left without incident and I attempted to secure the gate which had been left open after the construction crew had left for the day.

2015    Foot patrol back to car on SE 9 Ave (All Secure)

Sunday, August 31, 2014             

0245    Begin patrols, check area parks and 11th Ct. alley.

0400    Patrols of Federal Hwy. Business area and 6th Ave apartment areas.

0615    25 House checks secure during patrols.

Monday, September 01, 2014     

0745    I began patrols and checks of the legion of vacation homes scheduled for today.

0915    I found an unsecured utility room door off the patio at the vacation homes.  All appeared to be secure otherwise, apparently the cleaning lady did not lock up well when leaving.

1000    All vacation homes on the mainland were secure, with the exception of the above.

1050    I located a large package of a delivered lawn mover to the vacation home. The package was carried to the rear of the property and the homeowner was delivered a telephone message indicating the package was present so she could make arrangements to secure it.

1130    All vacation homes on the Isles were found secure.

1200    Checked the parks, too hot not so many out in this weather.

1245    Foot patrol around the businesses, church and school.

Sunday, August 3, 2014                

1655    Begin patrols and house checks.

1845    25 House checks secure during patrols.

1900    I patrolled Federal Hwy., business in the area and the parks.

Monday, August 04, 2014                 

1000    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

1120    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1200    Patrolled Rio Vista mainland, parks, and Business area.

1545    I began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes

1615    As usual it’s pouring rain again. The intersection at Cordova Road/SE 12 Street is a lake

1715    All vacation homes appeared secure on rechecks.

1800    Patrolled the Isles, Cordova Road and the Yacht Club.

1915    Patrolled the mainland street.

2010    Final patrols of the area.

Sunday, July 20, 2014                  


0645    Located a fisherman on 7th Street Bridge, he had valid license.

0710    Located a fisherman and his young son fishing at the end of 10th Street. Valid licenses as well.

0720    Located the detail car. Checked log and called in detail. Text message left for a house check with no address.

2045    All house checks (21) secure during patrols.

2100    Final patrols.

Monday, July 21, 2014


1045    Alarm call at residence accidental by contractor.

1400    completed vacation checks and all appeared secure.

1613    Traffic stop: 7 St & 9 Ave for stop sign violation. Driver warned & admonished.

1620    Traffic stop: Rio & SE 9 St for stop sign violation in the rain. Driver was warned and admonished, DL valid & no warrants.

 1838   Illegal parker sent on way from SE 10 St.

1900    Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure.

Sunday, July 06, 2014


1700    10-8, one message with check added

1900    still going

2100    finished check, appeared secure, 10-7

Monday, July 07, 2014              


0750    Began out of town checks.

0825    Received a call from resident. Her stolen has been recovered out west (unsure of exact location OJ).  Stated the passenger has been apprehended but the driver managed to flee, she will pick up her vehicle later today. She was extremely pleased and thankful for the additional attention provided to her by Q35 during this incident.

1040    House checks complete, all appear to be secure.

1100    Patrolled Isles, bridges (clear), and LYC.

1130    Responded to resident in reference to a disturbance, Upon my arrival contact wad made with reporter who stated she was having a verbal altercation.

1150    Since I had my bike with me I rode bike through out community for the duration of my shift.

1545    I began patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes.

1650    All of the vacation homes appeared to be secure on re-check. Many trash pickers are in the neighborhood again.

1715    Big trash day is here once again,

            Hunting for treasures is a surefire win.

            You never know what you may get,

            A rug, a shelf or a TV set.

            Toys, furniture and tires are nice,

            Believe me man you can’t beat the price.

            Seek and find to your hearts content,

            Score a garden rake though slightly bent.

            Hunt though trash bins and the like;

            You may even find an old mountain bike.

            All day long they hunt for big prizes,

            In anticipation their blood pressure rises.

            The searches can yield a lot or a little,

            One time all that was found was stale peanut brittle.

            They come from near and they come from far,

            And load your trash into their overstuffed car.

            Until next time when they all come to pillage,

            Big trash day in our little village.

1745    I assisted FLPD patrols units with a welfare check of two kind elderly subjects.  The subjects are apparently the home owners of the property but neither seems to be of very sound body or mind. 

1815    I removed two B/M youths from the private docks in the 1100 block of Cordova Road. They left without incident after admitting they had not asked permission from anyone to trespassing on the private docks.

1900    Patrolled the Isles, Cordova Road and the Yacht Club.

1905    Responded to residential audible alarm.  Several dogs were home watching the big screen television, otherwise all was found secure.

1945    Final patrols of the area on foot along Ponce and 11 Ct., all appears quiet. 


Sunday, June 22, 2014


1230    Traffic stop @ 9 Ave and 11 Ct warning issued.

1615    Completed vacation checks and warned one fisherman on 19th St.  They are now parking where the fence is broken. They left with warning.

NOTE: Homeowner complained about a black Mercedes failing to yield for the stop sign at 10th and Cordova at 0830ish. Also, a white Mercedes speeding and running the stop sign at 9th St. and Cordova morning hours.


Monday, June 23, 2014


0530    patrolling

0700    Completed checks on the isles and spoke to several fishermen. All had license and cleaned up before they left.

1530   10-8, detail called in to Carole. Two messages and one text on detail phone regarding

           out of town checks. They were added to the log. I reviewed the detail log and

           initially Tom “GQ” Gestal made me blush, before he continued with his poor

           treatment of the rest of us. If he had been paying attention and not been so verbally

           abusive to the rest of us (specifically the elderly ones) there would be no need for the

           new fueling policy. Lets hope that training makes a difference.

1650   Completed the out of town checks.

1815   Traffic stop at 10 St. & S. Rio Vista I seen the vehicle traveling throughout the area for

Approx. 10 minutes. It was an extremely lost driver given directions to Sunrise Blvd.

1830   Corridors, parks, LYC & neighborhood secure.

Sunday, June 08, 2014                  


0815    Began and completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0930    Moved detail car back to 9 Ave/11 Ct. while enjoying a nice brisk morning walk.

0950    Patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0950    Received a text from resident. I did call back via land line but there was no answer. I also knocked on door, again no answer.

1010    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1030    Final patrol of all areas.

Monday, June 09, 2014                      


0800    One message in reference to a B/M walking through the neighbor requesting psychiatric care..

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

0945    Patrolled Isles, making contact with B/M 7 St. who provided a valid permit.

1000    Patrolled mainland and parks.

1020    Patrolled business district along Federal highway.

1040    Observed dark skin male walking aimlessly along S. Rio, he continued to walk over to Cordova heading North and then South. As I patiently waited for him to dip into a yard he continued to walk south along Cordova.

            Eventually contact was made with individual who stated he needed to find Fort Lauderdale Hospital. A teletype check was conducted which revealed and confirmed active warrant. Thanks to message noted above he was removed from Rio.

1600    I began my patrols and rechecks of the vacation homes.

1715    All vacation homes appeared secure on re-checks

1730    A storm appears to be on the horizon

1820    Once again, for what seems like the 256th time since patrolling this neighborhood; I have found a screw or nail jammed in my tire treads slowing allow the precious air from inside to escape.  I have seen it rain cats and dogs before ……obviously it rain nails and screws here instead   Headed to the garage before a tow truck is needed.

2000    Final checks of the area          

Sunday, May 25, 2014          


1815    House checks completed.

1815    Patrolled the mainland and area parks.

1915    Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC.

2000    Check Federal business district.

2030    10-7     it’s a very nice Memorial Day Weekend.

Monday, May 26, 2014        


1000    Began and completed out of town checks. All appear to be secure.

1130    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC.

1200    Patrolled Rio Vista mainland and parks.

1205    Resident called and left a message in reference to a stolen kayak, therefore I stopped by his residence and personally spoke with him. He stated his grey kayak was on his dock and went missing sometime Fri-Sat. He stated he does not want to file a report since he got the kayak for free, but simply wanted to bring it to our attention. It appears to be waterway kids.

1220    Patrolled business district along Federal Highway. No unusual activity to report.

1230    Overall quiet day, LYC is fairly crowded with peeps using pool, patrolled that area several times through out shift.

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