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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, 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.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

0430    Begin patrols of mainland and area parks.

0530    Patrol Isles.

0700    Check vacation homes.

0800    All houses secured. I called my Mom.

Monday, May 12, 2014                      


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

0930    Patrolled Bridges, Isles, and LYC.

1045    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks. No unusual activity to report.

1115    Patrolled business district along S. Federal Highway. I remained visible mainland.

1140    Final patrols all areas.

1600    I began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes

1635    Directions given to lost motorist seeking Las Olas Blvd and the Cheesecake Factory.

1700    All vacation homes checked secure on re-checks

1725    I checked a group of elderly fishermen on the 7 Street Bridge. 

1800    Checks a group of youths forming on the 8 Street Bridge, which was a result of a diver who was making extensive bridge foundation inspections and drew the interest of all.

1815    Check of the Isles and Yacht Club.

1900    Home owners association meeting at Rio Vista Church.

2100    Return to patrols……checked the business along Federal Hwy and all of the parks.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


1345    Patrolling the mainland and isles.

1525    I observed two RACE cars speeding in Rio Vista, very fast. One car was red and one was yellow both had race numbers on the doors #22 and #23. Needless to say, I could not catch up with them. If anyone knows who they are please let me know so I can speak with them.

1630    All the vacation checks were complete and all appeared secure. 10-7

Monday, March 31, 2014 


1015    Began and completed out of town checks. All appear to be secure.

1100    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC.

1140    Foot patrol of parks.

1200    Checked above residences in reference to cameras. No body home.

1300-   Patrol to the rear of businesses along Federal, no unusual activity to report.

1545    Began patrols and re-checks of vacation homes.

1600    All vacation homes checked secure on re-check.

1720    Assisted a lost motorist seeking Las Olas Blvd. (again)

1800    A traffic stop was conducted in reference to a traffic violation at SE 12 Street/SE 9 Ave.

1815    Another traffic stop in reference to same traffic violation on SE 12 Street/SE 9 Ave.

1845    Patrolled the Isles, Cordova Road and the Yacht Club areas.

1920    I received a call on the detail phone from a member on SE 7 Street in reference 2 homeless type subjects sitting near the rear of the grocery store at SE 7 Street and US 1  Both subjects were intoxicated and both were given a trespass warning from the property and they left without incident.

2030    Checks of all businesses along US 1.

2100    Final checks of the entrance street to Rio Vista.

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