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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, July 15th 2018 

1200- 10-8 called in detail

    Added one home to vacation list

    Began vacation checks

1400-    Still doing vacation checks

1500    Vacation checks complete


1600    10-7

1600- Called into the Hudson line. No new messages. Began patrolling the Rio community. Busy with homeowners enjoying the beautiful day.

1700- Checked the LYC and it was very quiet. Parking lot was empty.

1800- Continued high visibility patrol in the corridors. All was business as usual

1900- Continued patrolling. Very quiet evening.

2000- Continued high visibility patrol in and around the corridors. All quiet.

2215- Continued patrolling The corridors. Nite slowing down.

2300- Secured for the evening.

Monday, July 16th 2018

0800-10-8 called in detail

    added one house check to the log

    Began vacation checks

   1000    Resume house checks

1100    Roving LYC, Hemmingway, parks, BCS and FH all clear

1200-    10-7

1230-  Called into the Hudson line. No new messages. Began patrolling the corridor. LYC is clear and the corridor is business as usual.

1330- Continued patrolling Rio. Business as usual. Lots of contractors driving around and working on homes.

1430- Conducted a property check. Left card. All secured.

1530- Conducted more patrol in and around the corridor.

1700- secured for the evening.

1715: In service, detail phoned in and reviewed the activity log. Began roving patrol

1815: Added two vacation checks via email. Continued roving patrol of parks, mainland, Fed

Hwy corridor.

1906:  Resident advised that earlier in the day,  a suspicious, gold van (Fl tag

IQZZ59), was at the adjacent, abandoned residence; a hispanic male

entered the residence and was inside for approx 45 mins. The female caller continued that the house was recently sold but, she did not have any of the new owner information; it is unknown whether or not the subject was authorized to be at the property. A property check was then conducted with all being secure except the garage door; the door was locked w/o incident.

1956:  Received phone call and subsequently flagged down by two residents/pedestrians in

reference to a loose, St. Bernard at Virginia Young park. Upon arrival, the beastly dog

was walking into its residence. The owner, advised the west gate is faulty and that the pooch must have pushed it open. One of the angry pedestrians (whose young daughter was scared/chased off her bicycle) came over and had a few choice words; Streit was admonished without incident. Continued roving patrol.

2115: Out of service.

Tuesday July 17th, 2018

1745: In service. Three missed calls, one missed email, one missed text. Two of the numbers did

not go through or was able to leave a voicemail; left voicemail for the third. Missed text was in reference to the above call from yesterday thanking me for the assistance AND advising she would be joining protect rio vista. Email: out of town check added to log. Apparently Gestal’s primetime vacation is more important than Rio detail! Began out of town checks.

1922: Front door left unlocked, phoned contact in out of town log four times

but no answer; left voicemail. Phoned resident from alpha list and the number is invalid. \

Checked interior of residence, all appears secure. Locked front door and left via garage door.

1950: Out of town checks complete - much nicer in the evening that during the

daytime...although the same humidity. Began roving patrol of parks, mainland, LYC, and


2030: Monitored 9th/9 for stop sign violators.

2041: Received phone call in reference to residence.

. The caller advised it was suspicious that the garage door was observed open and owner is out of town. Conducted property check and made contact with wife’s elderly father who had come to take her to the airport. Everything OK.

2115: Out of service.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

0700-    in service, no new emails, messages or texts, called in detail to Carol, starting patrol

0905-    completed mainland checks

1100-    completed checks, out of service

2100- began shift. Nothing  new to report. Started patrolling the community.

2200- Continued patrolling the neighborhood. All clear

2300- checked the LYC and all was as usual

0000- checked all parks and was quiet.

0100- Continued patrolling the corridors. All seemed quiet.

0200- S. Fed highway appeared normal as usual

0300- Continued checking the Rio community all quiet.

0400- Out of service.

Monday June 18, 2018

1400- called in and spoke with Carol. Checked all mediums and found one new email.


1500- Continued patrolling and checked LYC. All business as usual.

1600- Spoke with resident who wanted a hit and Run accident report which incident occurred 6/1. Spoke with THI and they will follow up on Thursday.

1700- continued patrol in the area. All business as usual

1800- checked LYC and all clear

1900- Conducted various out of town checks at multiple homes and left cards in all of them.

2000- continued out of town checks. Left cards.

2100- out of service.

Tuesday June 19, 2018

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

0645- 19 for fuel and wash.

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

moved 2 boxes to rear.

0930- Received a call from resident who has been added to the out of town list.

0930- Quick patrol of all areas.

1000- 10-7

1830: In service. Called detail into Hudson line. No new texts or emails but, two missed phone

calls; returned phone calls and left voicemails. Reviewed the activity log and began roving patrol.

1900: Flagged down by resident in front of LYC entrance.

1930: Performed house check. Garage door found

unsecure; attempted to contact homeowner with listed phone number in Alpha list to no

avail. The neighbor approached asking if everything was ok - was able to ascertain homeowners cell phone number and confirmed door was purposely left unlocked; updated out-of-town list with new number. Neighbor will secure door later.

2030: Continued high visibility patrols of aisles, mainland, LYC, parks, and Fed Hyw corridor.

2115: Out of service.

Monday, May 21st 2018

0800- 10-8 called in detail; and reviewed logs

    No new emails; missed calls of text messages.

    High visibility at BCS for school take in

0830  Began vacation checks

    Amazon package and two fliers stuck in front door were removed and placed on the back patio.

0930-    All vacation checks completed

    Roving patrols on the Isles

    Roving patrols on the mainland

1000    LYC check and Hemmingway

1014     Backup for an officer in the tunnel; unable to dispatch and make contact with dispatcher. I responded to tunnel; officer was 10-4. Advised dispatch and return to Rio

    One email advising they had return and thanked officer

1100    Continued roving patrols

    Visibility on BCS between funeral home

1740    Traffic stop for one way violation on SE 9 Ave.  Lyft driver not from the area. Warning given.

1915    Call of a possible overdose.  Responded with patrol and FLFD.  Patient transported to Broward General.  

2130    Flagged down by a bicyclist with questions about rules for crosswalks.  Answered to the best of my abilities.

2230    10-7

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

0530-  10-8, I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

0600- Patrol of the business district along South Federal Highway, there is no unusual activity to report.

0620- In reference to Sgt. Williams notes I remained visible on 6st. No unusual activity to report.

0730- Patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

0810- Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0900- Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC..

0910- Responded in reference to an alarm, contact was made with the homeowners assistant who did not have the updated passcode. all 10-4.

Made contact with a homeless type female walking East on 9St, contact was made and she was provided directions to Greyhound.

Again I made contact with the homeowner in reference to parking literally on top of the fire hydrant. Advised her we have been getting multiple complaints and no further warnings will be provided.

0930- Remained visible mainland.

1815: In service. Called detail into Hudson line, reviewed activity log, and there are no new calls/texts/emails. Began roving patrol in the light rain.

1915: Continued roving patrol. Rain is off and on.

2015: Roving patrol of aisles, mainland, parks, LYC, and Fed corridor; all secure.

2115: Out of service.

Sunday May 6, 2018

0800 - In service, presence by Rio Church while checking messages.

0830 - Isle checks. Vacation checks

0900 - Roving patrol

1000 - Presence at Rio Church

1030 - Out of Service

2030- continued to patrol the Rio community. Business as usual. Lots of runners on the roadway

2130- checked LYC. All Secured

2230- Continued to patrol the corridors. All quiet

2330-  continued to patrolling LYC and it’s surrounding neighborhood. All clear

0030- Chexked the Fed corridors. All quiet

0130- Continued patrolling Rio corridors. All quiet. No cars driving around.

0250- Out of Service.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018.

0530-  Picked up keys and phone at station. Called detail into Carol. No new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

0600-  Patrol of business district along S Fed., no unusual activity to report.

0630-  Patrol of Rio mainland.

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

0740-  School bus stop patrol, park check.

0820-  Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC.

0850-  Patrol of Rio mainland.

1815: Attempted to enter loaner rio car but, keys were apparently in Scelfo office; returned to station to get.

1840: In service. Called detail into Hudson line and reviewed activity log. Two missed calls - telemarketer and left voicemail for other.

1900: Completed vacation check - Began roving patrol. I like this half cage with non-beeping cruise and alley lights.

2000: Roving patrol of aisles, mainland, parks, LYC, and fed hwy w cruise/alley lights on.

2115: Out of service.

Sunday April 22, 2018

2000- Start of shift. Called in to Hudson line. Began patrolling the Rio Corridors. Business as usual. Homeowners waving hi and bye.

2030- Checked LYC. all clear.

2100- Continued high visibility patrol. Quieting down.

2200- secured and will return at 0200.


Monday April 23, 2018

0200- Called into Hudson line. Began patrol. Very quiet eve.

0300- continued patrolling the corridors. Very quiet.

0400- secured for the eve.

0530 - in service. Called in detail and checked for messages. I began drive by vacation checks on this rainy morning.ng

0630 - patrol neighborhood, isles then mainland

0700 - Added vacation 0730 - out of service

0800- 10-8 called in detail; check emails and phone; nothing new to add

0830    Completed second driveby of vacation checks

1000    Roving patrol on Isles

2100    Patrolling the area.  

2130 Checked yacht club

2315    10-7

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

0515- 10-8, I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

0600- Patrol of the business district along South Federal Highway, no unusual activity to report.

0630- Patrol of the 11Ct alley.

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

Spoke to a 12ct resident (just south of Rio) in reference to his Infinity being stolen from driveway a few days ago. Victim stated footage shows suspect possibly using a device similar to a slim jim to enter vehicles driver door, once inside it took the suspect approximately 5 minutes to get car started and left.

0745- Patrol of bridges, isles, and LYC..

0830- Patrol of Rio mainland and parks, all quiet.

0850- Property check of abandoned residence.

0915- 10-7

1745: In service. Detail called into hudson line and reviewed activity log. One email for out of town check; added to log. Began roving patrol.

1845: Flagged down by bicyclist asking for Rio car to be parked on SE 9th Ave between NRV and SE 7th ST due to speeding motorists; will try to coordinate with patrol officer to get ride back. Continued roving patrol of aisles, LYC, mainland, and parks.

1945: Continued roving patrol.

2015: Phone call from resident about a speeding mercedes convertible in 1100 blk of SE 8th ST. Responded to the area to monitor / deter another incident.

2100: Continued roving patrol.

2145: Out of Service.

Sunday April 8th 2018

0900 - I called in the detail. In service. No new messages or emails. Started patrol and completed vacation checks.

1000 - Main land patrol

1100 - Isle patrol, LYC, Hemingway

1200 - Roving patrol. Lots of people outside today.

1500 - Out of service

Monday, April 9th 2018

0800- 10-8 called in detail- reviewed logs

    Began vacation checks

    Roving patrol on the isles

0904- Red Toyota Corolla- parked in front of a fire hydrant at SE 9th st. I located the owner asked her to reposition her vehicle so that she was not blocking the hydrant

    Continued roving parol

1000-    LYC, Hemmingway

1059-    Made contact with the General Contractor regarding a pile of lawn trash that was left in front. He stated that he would contact the homeowner and have them contact the lawn company to move the debris. Will leave a message for the Tuesday morning officer.

    Finish roving patrol on the mainland

1700    Patrols through the area

1900    Attended RVCA meeting at Bethany.  Lots of concern about the new condos planned for on top of the tunnel

2100    Checked Yacht Club parking areas

2200    10-7

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

0620- Patrol of business district along S. Fed.

0700- Patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

0730- Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC..

Received text, added to out of town log

0830- patrol of 11Ct alley.

0900- Remained mainland area.

0930- Final rounds.

0945- 10-7

1815: In service. There are no new emails, calls, or texts.

A portion of Rio is out of power and there are quite a few downed branches / debris in the roadway because of the heavy storms that passed through earlier. Numerous FPL trucks throughout conducting repairs.

1845: Reunited loose dog, “Penny”, owner appreciative. Completed one out of town check. Roving patrol.

1915: Continued patrol of mainland, aisles, parks, and LYC.

2115: Out of service.

Sunday March 11 2018

2000 - In service. Called in detail, responded to email and added vacation check. Checked all messages. Message regarding suspicious males walking west on 900 blk of 9 ave at around 330 PM today was handled by patrol.

Vacation checks

Proactive roving patrol with cruise lights activated.

2200 - 10-7

Monday, March 12 2018

0800    10-8 Called in detail

    Reviewed log

    Began vacation checks

    While checking vacation home, I observed a hairline crack about 2 ft long on the rear sliding glass door. I checked all doors and could see inside that there was no entry made.

    I phoned the resident and he advised he was able of the crack.

    All remaining house checks completed.

1000    Roving patrol

    Park checks, LYC, Hemmingway all checked

1100    Drove each Isle and all mainland streets.

1645    Delivered signs to 2 new members.  

1915    Backed up patrol unit at 12/Miami out with suspicious male.  All ok.

1930    Flagged down by resident who stated another tenant may be up to suspicious activity.  Leaves for short periods all night in Silver older model dodge pickup. Advised we would keep a look out.

1940    Call of suspicious black male in the area of SE 8 St/9 Ave.  Observed subject walking down sidewalk. No criminal activity observed.  Advised reportee of same.

2130    Checked Hemmingway and Yacht Club

2315    10-7

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

0530- 10-8, I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

0600- Patrol of business district along South Federal Highway. No unusual activity to report.

0630- Patrol of the 11ct Alley.

0700- School bus stop patrol.

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

0800- Responded to an alarm. All secure, malfunction.

0830- Patrol of isles, bridges, LYC. and Hemingway.

0900- Remained visible mainland and parks, a lot of residents out and about enjoying the weather.

0930- Final rounds.

1730: 10-8, detail called into Hudson line. There are no new emails, phone calls, or texts. Reviewed activity log and began roving patrol.

1730-2100: High visiblity patrol of mainland, isles, LYC, parks with cruise and alley lights on. All quiet.

2115: 10-7

Sunday, February 25, 2018

0630 - 10-8, reviewed logs, began patrol

Vacation checks

Checked isles for unlicensed fishermen

1030 - 10-7

Sunday, February 25th 2018 

1230    10-8 Called in detail; reviewed previous log, checked phone for voice mails, text             messages and emails. Updated logs

    Began roving patrol

    Checked Hemmingway, LYC and all Isles

    Check of parks

    All mainland checked

    Roving patrol

1430-    10-7

2100- In Service. Called into Hudson line. No new message. Began patrolling very quiet nite

2200- Continued patrolling. All quiet

2300- Checked LYC. ALL QUIET.

0000- Patrolled the Rio corridors. All quiet

0100- high visibility patrol along Fed highway traffic is normal.

0200- out of service

Monday, February 26th 2018

0800-   10-8 called in detail. Checked phone for messages and emails

  Began residential checks

0937 stopped by the tunnel by a resident concerned about people speeding through the tunnel all day and night. Will pass on to D3

Continued house checks

  1. 1000.  Checking the isles. Lots of contractors out and about. Reminded them about not blocking roadway
  1. 11000.  Roving patrol
  1. 1200. Out of service

1920    Responded to 14 and Cordova for fentylnl OD.  First on scene. 24yo female lying on sidewalk unresponsive.  Helped administer first aid until FLFD arrived.

2100    Checked Yacht Club

2240    Patrolled isles.

2315    10-7

Tuesday February 27th, 2018

1715: 10-8, detail called in to Hudson line, reviewed activity log. No new phone calls, emails, or texts. Began out of town checks. Began roving patrol / house checks. Heavy construction by city crews at SE 9th / Cordova - sewer/water break?

1734: Dispatched to Info call about possible package theft. After extensive investigation, it was learned the package was indeed stolen from a different. Report taken, 18-031781.

1830: Roving patrol w/ cruise & alley lights. LYC, isles, mainland, all clear.

1930: Continued patrol, heavy rain. Quiet.

2115: Out of service.

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