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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 14, 2018

2130- called in. Checked text, VM and email. There was a VM complaining of drag racing and suspect damaging his sod. I called back at Approx 2200 hours and left a VM advising him to call non emergency number and report the matter or perhaps call the Rio detail officer to file in the am.

2200- Continued proactive and high visibility patrol in and around the Rio Vista corridors.  Cold and quiet.

2300- Continued high visibility patrol. Followed a subject on a bicycle. Contacted him and he indicated he was cutting through the neighborhood. Seemed legit as he was loaded with fishing gear.

0000- checked the S. Fed highway corridor. All quiet.

0100- drive around Rio corridor. All quiet.

0230- out of service

Monday January 15, 2018

0250    in service, called in and no new messages, beginning patrol

0550    nice quiet morning, 10-7

1700    in service, called in added 1 check and had a call ref. homeless male soliciting the area for home protection. I spoke with this male who actually washes cars in the HOA. Advised to be careful whom he solicits. 10-8

2035    Called in ref. to a B/F soliciting on 6 ct.  nothing found

2100    10-7 NOTE: there is an email ref. a male swimming in the intercoastal and trespassing on their property. Could a dayshift officer check on this incident Thanks  I will see what I can find tonight at work.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

0545-  10-8, I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails. There are several emails and texts that will be addressed during shift in reference to the helicopters in the area. I reviewed the activity log.

0630- Return to Rio, patrol of the business district along South Federal highway, no unusual activity to report.

0715-  School bus stop patrol.

0800-  Stopped by to address the complaint regarding response times from a 911 call. 


I checked in with neighbor  above to see if he had any additional concerns in reference to his lawn. He wanted to know if we are having a problem with lawns being torn up. I advised him that there is no trend going on and that it is most likely careless drivers.

All emails, texts, and voicemails have been addressed accordingly.

0930- Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC. Final rounds.

0945  10-7

2045 - 10-8, called in detail and began patrolling. 4 New Voicemails-

1., She was expressing her concern about the loud helicopters. FYI it’s the Department of Defense!

  1. 2. Said he had a question and would like a call back only during the day***Next day shift please handle. I saved this voicemail.***
  2. 3. Door to door solicitors at 5:00 PM, are now GOA.
  3. 4. Another advised she is also concerned about the helicopters.

2130 - For the remainder of the shift, I patrolled with the cruise lights on and answered several calls about the noisy blackhawks. I guess the DOD didn’t issue a press release about the training!!

2200 - Roving

2245 - 10-7

Sunday, December 31, 2017

0615    10-8, Called in detail. A few missed calls and one voicemail from yesterday. Resident called in reference to a vagrant female loitering behind the old Rio Vista store. I spent some time there this morning, no female in sight. One email with added vacation check.

0715    Continuing Vacation Checks.

0915    Vacation checks appear 10-4. Roving.

Monday, January 1, 2017,

1000 - 10-8 called in

1010-1015 Update vacation log due to member coming home early

1020-1100 Hemingway and LYC

1105-1130 Vacation checks

1135- 1200 Continue vacation checks

1200-1205 Traffic stop.  Suspicious black Impala with tinted windows cruising neighborhood.  All ok.

1205-1250 - Continue vacation checks

1250 Finish vacation checks

1400 - 10-7

Saturday, December 16th  2017   

1200-    10-8 Called in detail; no new voicemails or texts messages

    Reviewed previous log

1215     Begin vacation checks

1228    Moved 6 packages to the back patio

  1.  Roving patrol

           LYC, Hennibgway, and business checks along FED

1400 back to the isles and checked all streets

  1. Roving patrols
  2. 10-7

Sunday December 17 2017

2100- 10-8 one message ref alarm from 10 AM. Patrol responded earlier, but I rechecked the property as it is a vacation check. All secure.

2200 - Checks secure, roving with cruise lights.

2300 - Isle checks and visibility due to recent vessel 21s.

0000 - 10-7

Monday December 18, 2017,

1000 - 10-8 called in

1030-1215 Vacation checks

1220-1230 Vacation Check.   Housekeeper 97

1235-1350 - Crime prevention patrol

1945    Checked Yacht club

2105    Observed car door open at elderly residents house on S. Rio vista.  Contacted resident who stated that she was bringing items in and forgot to close it.  All ok.  She was thankful for the check.  

2315    10-7

Monday December 4, 2017,

1000 - 10-8 called in

1005-1025 - Crime prevention patrol Cordova

1040-1210 - Hemingway and LYC

1215-1350 - Crime prevention patrol

1400 - 10-7

  1. 10-8, no new messages. Updated vacation log.

1700 patrols through the area. Checked the yacht club.

1800 107 for meeting

1845 10-8

  1. Large meeting happening at Bethany. Checked the parking areas

2215 removed fisherman illegally parked on Southeast 10th Street Bridge

Tuesday December 05

0545-  10-8,  I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

0610-  Patrol of business district along S Federal highway. All clear if S-86 activities.

0645-  Patrol of the 11Ct alley.

0730-  Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0800-  Patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

0900-  Remained visible mainland and parks.

0945-  10- 7

Wednesday December 06 2017,     

0700-  10-8,  I left a message with Carol.

0730-  Completed out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0815-  patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC.

0850-  Patrol of Rio mainland, parks, and business district. All quiet.

0915-  Remained visible throughout Rio keeping an eye out for holiday packages left at residents homes.

1000-  10-7

1800 - Detail called into Hudson line. No new phone calls, emails, or texts. Reviewed activity log - thank you Victoria for the starbucks gift card! Started patrol.

1900 - Continued high visibility patrol throughout LYC, mainland, isles, and federal hwy.

2000 - Neighborhood patrol, all secure.

2021 - S/51 @  SE 5th CT. Assisted patrol w/ removing vagrant. 98/B

2100 - Neighborhood patrol, all secure.

2115 - 10-7.

Sunday November 19, 2017

1730 - 10-8, Updated the logs after checking emails, texts, & messages.

1740 - Vacation checks before it gets too dark out.

1830 - Circulating mainland and isles, cruise lights activated.

1900 - Presence on streets near S Fed due to recent break ins.

2030 - 10-7

Monday November 20, 2017

1000 - 10-8 called in

1005-1025 - Hemmingway and LYC

1040-1055 - Vacation checks

1320 - Finish vacation check

1320-1350 Crime prevention patrol

1400 - 10-7

1645 10-8 checked the turnaround at Ponce and Southeast 13th Terrace put a note on a vehicle that was parked in the turn around

  1. Checked Yacht Club parking areas

1930 call of shot fired heard an area of 1110 Southeast 12th Street circulated the area and nothing found

2100 10-19 for fuel

2220 traffic stop on vehicle for running stop sign at Southeast 9th Street in Cordova. Local resident warning given

2245 10-7

Tuesday November 21, 2017.

0730-  10-8, I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

0745-  Began patrol of business district along S. Fed. No unusual activity to report

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

0910-  Patrol of bridges, isles, and LYC

0930-  Patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

1000-  10-7

1630 new messages. First from Resident concerned about the parking on Cordova between eighth and Ninth blocking the lane particularly during the day. I called her back and advised I would check it and ask day shift to check it regularly.

second message from Resident for vacation check added to log. Third message reference a homeless individual panhandling in the neighborhood no contact info requested.

  1. Call from Resident. He had a cardboard bed set up along the side of his house. At the same time he observed a homeless male walking on North Rio Vista Boulevard. I contacted the male who accepted a courtesy ride to 17th Street. Please provide extra Patrol should he return

1900 check Yacht Club parking areas

2100 patrols through the area quiet night

2230 call from Resident of noise in the area of the park. Stop group of teens who were on a golf cart. They left the area without incident

  1. 10-7

Sunday, November 5th 2017.  

0600 - 10-8, noted two messages and a Next Door email- I handled that Garmin GPS vessel burglary the other day- will ask Capt Scelfo to share the pics they posted of the culprits.

0700 - checked residence per owner request (left VM ON SAT) and all was secure. Added to log.

Spoke with multiple fishermen about permits and parking issues.

Completed vacation checks and made log up to date.

Pumpkin patch parking is full. Parked Rio car as close as possible. Next up: please return to pumpkin patch.

1000 - 10-7

Monday November 6, 2017,

1000 - 10-8 called in

1005-1025 - Suspicious vehicle in front of  SE 5th Ct.   White GMC National Rental Car parked for 3 days.  Call placed to National.  Turned out to be a guest of a neighbor

1040-1055 - LYC

1055 - 1155 Vacation Checks

1200 - Finish vacation checks

1225-1245 Crime prevention patrol north

1250-1315 Crime prevention patrol south

1320-1350 Crime prevention patrol

1745 traffic stop for non-resident speeding and Southeast 8th Street. Warning given

1810 visited resident reference speeding complaints on next door her mother was pleased that I spoke to the teen who promised to slow down

1830 attended Rio Vista board meeting and general HOA meeting

2100 removed vagrant from the old New River Pizza building who had set up camp on the sidewalk area on Federal

2200 10-7

Nov 07, 2017,

0445-  10-8,  I left a message with Carol. I reviewed the activity log. There are no new texts or emails.

0510-  Began early morning patrol of the business district along S Fed to include New River Pizza. There is no unusual activity to report.

0540-  Patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

0610-  Patrol of bridges. Contact was made with 2 individuals who were advised to clean up once they are done.

0650-  School bus stop patrol.

0715-  As I drove past residence she waived me down. We discussed some recent concerns of vehicle burglaries that her new neighbor had become a victim of. we made arrangements to meet at 0800

0740-  Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0800-  I made contact with resident who advised me that her BMW has been rummaged through 2X in the last week with the last incident being Sunday overnight, advised me that the garage door opener was stolen allowing easier access to the residence. She is having that reprogrammed today. She did clearly state that she knows better and that both times the vehicle was unlocked. She does not want to create a report but wanted to bring it to our attention, she is a new member and has been provided with 2 new signs being she lives on the corner.

0830-  Due to recent incidents 9520 was repositioned to SE 12way.

0830- Received call and added out of town check.

0845- 10-7

1600 10-8, missed call from Resident from 4 a.m. He advised of a suspicious cream-colored full-size van with two Hispanic males that we're going through his neighbor's trash can at the curb. Advised we should keep a lookout. Second call reference of vacation check added to log

  1. Removed vagrant from front of old New River Pizza building again

1900 Patrols, checked Yacht Club

  1. Moved same vagrant

2100 10-7

2300- Called in the Hudson line. No new messages. Began patrol

0000- Continued Patrol throughout the corridor. All quiet.

0100- Checked LYC all clear and quiet.

0200- Patrolled the S. Fed area. Pretty quiet.

0300- Continued high visibility patrol. All quiet

0400- more high visibility patrol

0500- Out of Service

Monday October 23, 2017

1000 - 10-8 called in

1025 - Start vacation checks Hemingway blocked by movers

1045-1100 - LYC

1055 - 1135 Continue Vacation Checks

1135 Package placed on back patio

1200 - Finish vacation checks

1225-1245 Crime prevention patrol north

1250-1315 Crime prevention patrol south

1320-1350 Crime prevention patrol

1645 10-8. Message regarding fishermen on 7 st bridge last night.  2nd message inquiring as to if property was recovered from Eddies burglary arrest.

1725 Delivered sign to new member

1815 removed fisherman parked on Southeast 10th Street Bridge

2100 checked yacht club

2245 10-7

Tuesday October 24, 2017

0600-  10-9,  I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log and past emails and texts and updated the out of town log adding

0630-  I began early morning g patrol of Rio mainland and parks. All quiet.

0700-  School bus stop patrol.

0900-  Patrol of isles bridges and LYC.

0930-   Remained visible Rio mainland, final rounds.

1800 patrols, rain

2000 checked yacht club and hemmingway

  1. 10-7

Wednesday October 25, 2017,

0600-  10-8,  I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

0630-  Patrol of bridges and LYC. All clear

0710-  Patrol of isles.

0820-  House checks complete, all appear to be secure.

0900-  Patrol of Rio mainland, parks and business district. All quiet due to inclement weather.

0930-  Final rounds

  1.  10-8. Detail called in. Two emails on detail phone, both out of town checks. I added them to the log. I reviewed the log and 10-19 for fuel. 10.42 gallons.
  1.   Flagged down by multiple residents reference the helicopter hovering above the neighborhood. I explained the incident that was going on at BGH.
  1.  Traffic stop at 9 & 9 reference a stop sign violation on a golf cart. Rio resident warned and admonished.
  1.  Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway and neighborhood secure. Despite the curiosity, I declined the two LinkedIn invites that came in via email during the shift. 10-7.

Sunday October 8, 2017

2230- In Service. Called in Hudson line.

2300- Patrolled the Rio neighborhood. All clear.

2320- Flagged down by a Rio resident regarding 2 B/M juveniles walking around the neighborhood @ SE 9/10Ave. I drove towards that area and at sight of my vehicles, both b/m fled. After a foot chase, I caught (yes, old fashioned police work. No perimeter needed) the skinnier suspect. both were ultimately arrested.

One confessed  to burglarizing (3) vehicles and attempting at six (6) others. I drove to the station where I waited for detectives to interview both arrestees. I wrote the p/c and header while waiting for confessions.

0330-  Out of Service and homebound to nurse a sore knee.

Monday October9, 2017

1025 - Start vacation checks

1035-1050 - LYC

1055 - Housekeeper working at 1109 Cordova

1210- Finish vacation checks

1205-1135 Crime prevention patrol, N Rio Vista Dr

1250-1315 Patrol park area

1320-1350 Crime prevention patrol

1400 - 10-7

********* Resident would like Captain Scelfo to stop by and talk about cameras**********

  1.  10-8 message to remove vacation check.  

1800 Capt. Scelfo attempted to call and stop by resident above.  Message left

  1. Checked yacht club
  1. Flagged down reference a man trying to commit suicide. The man was running on Southeast 9th Avenue and then stood on top of the rail on the bridge. Apparently his girlfriend took away his one-year-old son. He dangled himself over the bridge claiming he couldn't swim and was going to drown. Officer Arena and I grabbed him and pulled him to safety. He was Baker acted
  1. Traffic stop for red light on Southeast 9. Local resident, warning given
  1. 10-7

Tuesday October 10th, 2017

0730 - Called in detail to Hudson line. No new phone calls/texts/emails. Began out of town checks.

0815 - Finished out of town checks, began neighborhood patrol.

0815-0930 - LYC, Fed Hwy, mainland, Isles patrol. All clear.

1600 message from resident regarding tree that had been cut down. I contacted the resident who advised sometime after the hurricane someone cut down his tree in the Swale with a chainsaw. The tree had already been removed. He advised he contacted Parks and Rec who stated they did not know anything about the removal. Information report taken

1800 fueled the vehicle

2000 patrols, checked businesses along Federal

2115 call from Resident of pickup truck parked on 10th Street Bridge. Contacted fisherman and advise them on proper parking. They moved


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