Sunday, May 29, 2011
1440 – Clean interior of detail car.
1500 – Patrol Isles, Cordova and LYC.
1600 – Traffic stop at 9th Ave and 11th ct. for improper u-turn. Driver, Donald Karney was arrested for poss. of Marijuana and obstruction charges for eating the drugs to avoid prosecution. 11-61344 Driver was armed (legal) with a .22 cal handgun and was visiting grandparents in Rio. Use caution if stopping this vehicle.
1800 – Partial vacation checks completed during patrols.
Monday, May 30, 2011
0850- Responded to an alarm. Contact was made with caretaker who stated the security code was just changed and she entered the wrong number. This was confirmed via phone with home owner .
0915- Began out of town house checks.
1030- Checks complete, all secure.
1030- Began patrol of Isles, LYC., Parks and Rio Mainland.
1120- Patrolled behind businesses along Federal Hwy. Nobody present.
1145- Continued patrol along bridges, no fisherman present.
1200- Final patrol, quiet day.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
1445 – Patrol Isles, Cordova and LYC.
1620 – Vacation checks completed during patrols.
1630 – Patrol Rio, Ponce, and area parks.
1645 – Member called about fishermen on a private dock making a mess. Located at 1100 Cordova, they cleaned up and left the area.
1730 – Patrol Federal Highway area, check for vagrants drinking behind businesses.
Monday, May 16, 2011
1130- Received message from resident whose house is under construction. He stated two wheel barrels have been taken from his property and would like to make a report. I attempted to contact him several times via the cell phone he provided but was unable to make contact.
1145- Began and completed house checks, all appear to be secure.
1255- Patrolled Isles, LYC., and Rio Vista mainland.
1320- Patrolled behind business along Federal Highway.
1345- Assisted a stranded motorist push vehicle off SE 7th St roadway. Motorist was in need of a battery. NFA.
1420- Received call from resident. Upon making contact, she advised me that someone has been using her front yard fountain as a toilet during the late evening hours. I advised we will monitor the situation.
1440- Continued patrol all areas. No unusual activity to report.
1510- Responded to an accident along with PSA at SE 9th Ave /8th St. no injuries. Assisted with traffic till end of my shift.
1730 Patrol of Cordova and isle areas. Experiencing radio problems. Responded to station and swapped out radios.
1830 Circulated park areas, school and SE 9 Ave.
1930 Monitored access points along Federal. Circulated streets.
2030 Patrolled Ponce, Rio vista and monitored traffic at Cordova
2130 Monitored traffic at Ponce, SE 9 St and Se 7 St.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
1445 – Patrol Isles, Cordova and LYC.
1600 – Vacation checks completed during patrols.
1630 – Patrol Rio, Ponce, and area parks.
1730 – Patrol Federal Highway area, check for vagrants and 21 activity.
Monday, May 02, 2011
0900- Began out of town house checks.
0940- House checks complete, all secure.
0945- Patrolled Isles, LYC., parks.
1015- Upon patrolling behind businesses along Federal Hwy. contact was made with a S-86 type W/M, later to be identified, who was sitting alongside the Rio Vista Community Church. A 29 check confirmed an active warrant. Mr. Castaldi was placed under arrest by Q-35 officer Gestal and transported to flpd for booking and processing.
1203- Upon patrol I observed a silver altima parked roadside with an expired tag of 12/08.
Contact was made with the vehicle owner, who did not realize her tag was expired for nearly three years and apologized and will register immediately.
1230- Final patrol of all areas. No additional activity to report.
1500 Patrolled isles, Cordova and LYC.
1600 Patrol Ponce, Rio Vista and area parks.
1715 Patrol Federal Highway
Sunday, March 20, 2011
1005- Began house checks.
1045- Upon checking vacation home, I observed three rear windows on the north side of the
Residence in the open position. Upon checking the windows all the screens are intact
With no signs of entry.
1100- Patrolled LYC., Isles and mainland.
1115- Patrolled behind businesses along Federal Hwy. All clear..
1210- Responded to domestic call where callers two young sons were physically
Fighting last night, 3/19/11 and have been verbally arguing today,3/20/11,. and thought it
may escalate. Upon my arrival the two sons were GOA. MI 38 11-032238
Sunday, March 06, 2011
1500 – Patrol Rio, Ponce, and area parks. Traffic enforcement on SE 9th Ave from 12th street to N. Rio Vista due to member complaints of speed and stop signs. No violations observed.
1630 – Patrol Isles, Cordova, and LYC. Special (radar) attention to SE 9th Street from Cordova to Ponce. NO speed violations observed. 1 stop for stop sign violation, citations issued for no proof of insurance.
1730 – Resume mainland patrols.
Monday, March 07,2011
1110- Returned the two phone call/messages on phone. Contact was first made with
Resident who wanted to add washer/dryer to her burglary report 11-12708 from 2/2/11.
Stated she was currently at work and did not have much info on the items
With her, however when she gets home she will call to add supplement.
Contact was made with Resident, who stated tomorrow 3/8/11 approx.
10am she will be going to her lawyers with her elderly father to turn in his DL.
While at the office the fathers car will be towed,
1145- Began and completed house checks, all secure.
1240- Returned to Rio Vista, patrolled mainland, Isles, and LYC..
1300- I checked on vehicle, From Sat. incident, and confirmed the vehicle was moved and is now parked directly in front and the animal skull has been removed.
1400- Observed a white chevy van bearing California plate 5kot939 with no identifying business marlkings on it. Followed van until it parked at residence. Contact was made with subject who stated he is visiting from CA. and demonstrated working keys to the residence.
1415- Made contact with several other van/work vehicles with no identifying business markings and verified IDs and presence. All were 10-4
1800 Completed rounds of parks, school area and yacht club.
1900 Patrolled the isles and maintained a presence along Cordova. Gave out directions to lost motorists.
2000 It is bulk trash pickup tomorrow and there are trucks wondering the neighborhood hoping to score. Several vehicles stopped and released. Records checks completed.
2100 Continued high visibility throughout neighborhood due to presence of trash collectors.
2200 Patrolling major thorough fares through neighborhood to maximize visibility to those traversing the neighborhood.
Monday, February 21, 2011
0850- Began out of town house checks, all secure.
0915- Received several calls in reference to a vagrant walking east on SE 6th st.
Contact was made with subject, who stated he was heading towards Pompano.
I escorted the B/M back to Federal Hwy area and advised him to take the next bus. I returned all incoming calls to the reportees.
1010- Patrolled behind business along Federal Hwy., nothing unusual to report.
1030- Patrolled Rio Vista Mainland, Located a lost chuiaha, checked nearby homes contact was made with the owner, pet/owner reunited.
1125- Return to Rio Vista. Spent the rest of the afternoon checking with moving/cargo trucks, to verify their presence. All were 10-4, to many to list.
1215- Final patrol of Rio Vista Mainland, Isles, and LYC, nothing unusual to report.
1745 10-8, Message left from resident (unknown name) at 3:15pm regarding homeless male digging through trash in the 1100 blk of Cordova. Caller advised they would contact the PD to have a unit respond.
1900 Circulated around the isles and Cordova to make sure the above listed individual was still not in the area. No one found
2000 Patrolled the parks, SE 9 Ave, Federal and Ponce areas.
2100 Patrolled Cordova and Federal access roads. Extra watch on numerous cars parked around the church.
Saturday, April 30, 2015
1645 While passing through Cordova Road I was frantically flagged down by a female subject who resides in the area. She was claiming two W/M juveniles had just fled from her front yard, one of which had stolen a skateboard valued at $150. The female victim pointed out the two subjects to me and I observed them scurrying N/B at a high rate of speed on Cordova Road towards SE 12 Street.
I was able to apprehend the first of the two 14 year old bandits almost immediately. Visibly trembling and profusely sweating, he was more than happy to tell me the name of his friend, his address, his age and anything else I asked of him. I believe he would have told me where I could find Jimmy Hoffa, exposed the Colonel’s Secret Recipe or identified the composition of the meat substitute found in a Hot Pocket had he known.
He also confessed the sins of his partner as the one who stole the skateboard from the victim’s front yard. He added that he told him not to do it but his criminal counterpart simply did not listen; as of I would be granting him amnesty due to his alleged attempt to be the voice of reason. You’re right I was not overly impressed as too was fleeing the crime scene at the time of his capture.
I later apprehended the second subject hiding in the old dirt alley way off of SE 13 Terrace by the lake. The priceless look on his face indicated he was clearly very disappointed at my discovery of his whereabouts. I called out to “Edward Sticky Hands” to exit his camouflaged hideout now clearly suffering from an extreme case of sudden amnesia and attempting to present a sincere question to me as to why I could possibly want to talk to him.
I rebuked his pitiful defense of selective forgetfulness, advising he should start remembering details soon or he would be wearing the most fashionable police jewelry he could imagine. I felt as if I were a miracle worker/faith healer, as I removed my handcuffs from their case; this lad was suddenly healed of all his cerebral inefficiencies. He began to spew his confession so rapidly it was as if he had been struck by lightening bolts of clarity and cooperation Behold the power of positive perceptual thinking!!!
The stolen skateboard was recovered carefully hidden amongst the foliage and later positively identified by the victim; who incidentally preferred not to prosecute these “Lads of Larceny” for their transgressions. The juvenile offenders were transported by assisting patrol officers to their residences where their parents were presented with the circumstances surrounding the misfortune and poor decision making abilities of their children.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Big trash day is here once again,
Monday, March 10, 2014
1600 My keen observations skills tell me we are at the eve of the ever popular bulk trash pick up day. The curbside treasure chests are once again overflowing as they are pirated by the usual suspects. The expression of mirth and merriment on the faces of these American Pickers rivals that of a child on Christmas morning.
‘Twas the night before big pick up and all through the hood,
Every Scavenger was pillaging and rooting, seeking “the good”.
Trash cans and bins were placed to the street with great care,
Knowing assuredly tomorrow none would still be there.
While my neighbors were inside all resting their heads,
Trash Hunters were filling their cars, wagons and truck beds.
Momma and I had just settled down to watch a late movie,
Having cleaned out the garage today this seemed quite groovy.
When out on the lawn there rose such a clatter,
It had to be those pesky junk pickers but it didn’t matter.
I ran to the window, threw open the hurricane shutters,
My curb was now clear; it appears my trash melted like butter.
Having taken the loot they were on to their next stop,
Plundering all they could from a television to old mops.
Away they drove, tail lights disappearing from sight,
They shouted Happy Trash Day to all and to all a good night.
With my deepest apologies to Clement Clarke Moore