Sunday, August 14, 2016
1750 10-8, called in detail, checked log and started patrol
2015 Completed checks, all appeared secure
Monday, August 15, 2016
1600 10-8, called in detail, checked log and started patrol
1600- Completed about half of the checks, all appeared secure. Patrolled neighborhood.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
0600 10-8 Called in detail; no new text messages or voicemails
Started roving patrol
0700 Once the sun came up, I began house checks.
0900 Finished house checks; started more roving patrols
Hemmingway; LYC, and parks clear
1810 Received call from resident a hydrant was open. I observed the hydrant and had dispatch contact Fire.
1930 Checked Yacht Club
Sunday, July 31, 2016
1745 10-8, called in and added 1 to the vacation list.
1900 Patrolling and conducting checks
2115 Checks complete 10-7
Monday, August 01, 2016
0635 Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure. Upon checking I placed two boxes to the rear under the pool cabana area, I left a message with local contact.
0750 Responded to 620 S. Federal Highway in reference to an alarm. (accidental by worker)
0820 Moved detail car per request.
0900 Patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC.
0920 Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, no unusual activity to report.
0940 A quick traffic enforcement 9Ave/11 Ct. No violators.
1525 Updated the vacation log.
1540 I began patrols and rechecks of the vacation homes
1635 While checking the neighborhood I located a small group of young children with their babysitter and stopped to talk to them and distribute sticky badges. Yes, Tom I am a big softie at heart.
1720 All of the vacation homes appeared secure on re-checks.
1800 Checked all of the parks
1820 I stopped by resident ref poss stalking. I was advised he continues to send her text messages but there has been no direct contact problems at this time. She thanked us for the extra patrols and asked that we continue the practice for a while longer.
1910 I observed a local pizza delivery person/vehicle driving slowly down SE 8 Street. I also noticed what appeared to be a cell phone lying on the trunk of this vehicle. A traffic stop was made to which the young male driver quickly expressed his frustrations/concerns regarding the “police are always stopping him, picking on him because he delivers food”. As he continued his frothy sermon-ette in dialogue referencing how he is always being mistreated and profiled by the police; I handed him his still undamaged cell phone.
Gentlemen, if there was ever a Kodak moment this was it. He was suddenly a poster child for regret, embarrassment, confusion and self-pity all at the same time. I thought he was going to melt into his seat like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz movie.
The driver was now suddenly absolutely speechless. As he sorted though all of his emotions apparently realizing that I had actually (despite the terrible person I apparently am) just saved his bacon. He was totally unable to put two words together as his mouth was gaping at the hinges. I believe the internal mental strife/conflict must have been a very humbling experience for him. I could be wrong but I would like to think it was.
The now quite sheepishly grateful driver and his electronic device were reunited before a very expensive disaster struck. I think maybe someone may need to lower his sail as the wind just died out on the course he was traveling.
1925 Flagged down by a resident who believed he saw children playing in the construction site located at SE 9 Street and SE 9 Ave. I checked the security of the site and it appeared secure. I entered and searched the entire property locating no persons or any evidence of a problem. I secured the fence upon leaving and once again spoke to the complainant.
2000 Received call on detail phone from a resident stating she saw a homeless type man laying across the sidewalk on SE 7 Street near the Quik Mart. I located the individual who identified himself. He was clearly intoxicated but was otherwise quite fine. He stated he just left the hospital earlier today and they told him they would not give him any drugs for his “condition, so he got drunk instead.”
The individual stated all he needed was some drugs or some beer and he would be ok. He added “I’ll go away if you can get me some drugs or buy me a six pack”. Not feeling as if was in a good position negotiate with me , I ultimately gave him the choice of going to jail (again) or leaving the area on his own terms. He chose to take a walk.
2035 Checking the businesses, church and school properties.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
1745 10-8, called in, no messages and started patrol and checks
2030 Completed check, all appeared secure
Monday, July 18, 2016
0645 Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.
0845 Patrolled bridges, isles, and LYC.
0910 Responded to alarm. Cancelled upon arrival.
0940 Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, pretty quiet day.
1000 Patrolled business district along Federal Highway with no unusual activity to report. It’s probably too hot outside.
(1) Resident stated she and her ex-husband had a court date this morning, he showed up drunk and lost his case and is angry. She asked for drive by checks of the property from time to time as she is afraid he may retaliate.
1530 I began my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes.
1545 I cleared a traffic issue related to construction workers parking trucks on the SE 9 Street Bridge. The violating vehicles were moved by the owners to a safer place to park.
1655 Received a second call from resident now reporting suspicious juveniles along Cordova Road near a boat dock. The caller advised they weren’t doing anything but thought it was an unusual place for them to be. Upon arrival within minutes nothing was located.
1730 Received test from member requesting vacation home check 7/19-7/26 – Added to list
1900 All of the vacation homes appeared secure on recheck.
1920 I stopped a W/M who was jogging N/B in the 1500 block of N. Rio Vista Blvd wearing a dark colored full facial bandana and long pants. Thinking this was a bit unusual on a day when its 95 in the shade not to mention the obvious failure to visually disclose his identity, I followed the individual for several blocks from a distance to observe his activity. I began to notice the residents who had observed him were all startled as he ran past their homes; one of which had already picked up his phone to call the police.
The subject eventually came to SE 5 Ct. and Federal Hwy. where I approached him asking to speak to him. The subject stopped but was obviously none too happy to see me and began copping an attitude immediately when was spoke. I was eventually told he runs like this because he read about it in a cross training magazine as a performance enhancer for his workout.
Soon the subject walked away stating he did not have to talk to me anymore, claiming these people in Rio Vista are too rich for their own good they are all paranoid. He seems harmless overall but he possesses zero common sense combined with a really combative attitude towards the police and other citizens in the neighborhood.
Since I am sure he now feels an overwhelming validation of his cause (whatever that may be) by sticking it to the man with his unusual escapades; I am certain he will continue his behavior even if he collapses of a heat stroke while doing it. Please see below:
2020 I spoke to several of the residents who had also seen the above listed individual and gave them a report of what I learned while briefly speaking to him.
2040 Final checks of the area.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
1300 10-8 Called in detail and listened to one message from Captain Scelfo regarding an alarm at a residence in Rio Vista. I called back the resident after checking the home to let her know all was good. Also removed all her mail which was piling up and put it on the back patio
1320 Began vacation checks, rain started to fall so vacation checks were suspended. I resume the vacation checks however unable to complete all due to weather.
Monday, July 04, 2016
0630 10-8 I called in the detail and left a message for Carol/One message on detail phone
0645 I repaired, updated the current vacation home log and checked the previous activity logs
0715 I began my patrols and checks of the mere (33) vacation homes.
0920 (3) large delivery boxes were moved to the rear during home check
0950 I startled the cleaning lady and her girlfriend at the pool of the vacation home There was no one initially reported to be on location by the home owner however after checking further with the owner this subject was granted access to the property and identified as her cleaning lady.
1025 All (22) homes on the mainland checked secure, now on to the Isles.
1120 I assisted a lost motorist seeking Broward Health Medical Center.
1200 All (11) of the homes on the Isles checked secure, talk about holiday fun!!
1230 10-7, Happy 4th of July to all even if it’s about 195 degrees in the today
Sunday, June 19, 2016
1710 10-8, starting checks
1930 Patrolled Isles, mainland and LYC.
2010 completed checks, all appear secure
Monday June 20, 2016
0800 10 8 called in detail start patrolling
0900 I started the vacation checks and completed all..
1100 I checked parks, Isles and Federal Hwy Corridor. Caller/resident called and complained regarding delivery truck blocking Cordova and 9 St I checked the area and the vehicle was GOA
1515 I began my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes
1630 All (17) of the vacation homes appeared secure on re-checks
1740 Received a call on the detail phone from resident on Ponce in reference to two young W/M’s going door to door knocking and speaking to residents. I located the individuals (one of which is a Rio Vista resident) and inquired about their activities. I was shown a four question survey they were conducting in reference to waste disposal. They were not selling any products only collecting data for a conservation project they were studying.
I advised them of the complaint and advised them if the complaints continued we may have to address this again however they did not appear to be in violation of the City Ordinance under these circumstances and they were allowed to continue.
1830 Patrolled the main entrance streets of the neighborhood.
1925 Dispatched to a residential alarm. The home owners partner was present with key and code but stated she accidentally forgot to disarmed the alarm before she re-entered the home. It was closed as accidental.
2000 Staging the patrol car at SE 9 Street and SE 11 Ct.
2120 Foot patrols back to my car along SE 9 Ave, Ponce De Leon, SE 9 Street and SE 8 Street
Monday, June 06, 2016
1600 Resumed patrols and checks of the (20) vacation homes.
1635 Received call on detail phone from resident requesting extra patrol of this home today and tomorrow as the home will be tented. This information was passed along to the FLPD third shift patrol sergeants as well.
1700 All of the vacation homes on the mainland checked secure
1820 All of the vacation homes on the Isles checked secure. With numerous delivery packages taken to the rear
1900 Patrolled the Yacht Club and Isles.
2000 Patrolled the main entrance streets to the neighborhood with foot patrol on the school and church properties before a thunderstorm begins.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
0410 Patrolled neighborhood/roving patrol
0800 Out of service
1600 10-8, no messages
1615 Beginning vacation checks
1830 Completed vacation checks
1900 To the station for fuel
2000 Raining like crazy!
2050 Stopped 2 youths on golf cart. 14 years old. Advised on DL law and sent home with warning that future violations would be tickets.
2300 Drive through of LYC, Roving patrol of Isles, Found a fisherman on the 7 Street Isle; who stated he had been fishing there for years and had a fishing license. More roving patrols
2355 Ford Focus parked in the middle of the road of 8 Street Isle; after investigating it was an uber driver looking for a house.
0100 More roving patrols, Federal Hwy business and last route around every street and Isle
Sunday, May 22, 2016
0210 Patrolled neighborhood
0500 Out of service
1605 In-service, called in, added one to vacation log. One message left on detail phone in reference to a vagrant on property at 6 Ct. I’ll check it on my way to check it out.
1730 completed checks all appeared secure, no vagrant found
1905 very quiet evening with an awesome sunset
2005 out of service
Monday, May 23, 2016
0140 Patrolled neighborhood. I removed several subjects from fishing at the dead end of SE 10 Street.
0430 Out of service
1500 10-8 I called in the detail and spoke to Carol/(3) Messages on detail phone
1530 I began my patrols and checks of the vacation homes
1710 All of the vacation homes appeared to be secure
1740 Received call from resident requesting vacation home check
1800 Patrols of all of the parks
1900 Patrols of the main entrance streets to the neighborhood
1945 Checked on parking issue in the 800 block of Ponce – All was clear
2015 Foot patrols of the businesses, church and school properties along Federal Hwy
2030 Extended foot patrol in the area of the school as a large year end event is underway with many vehicles present ay the time.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
0400 10-8, called in, Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!
0600 Completed either walk-thru or drive-by vacation checks, all appeared secure, 10-7
Monday, May 09, 2016
0700 Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.
0830 Patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC, no unusual activity to report.
0900 Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, many residents out enjoying the nice weather, remained visible.
0930 Patrolled business district along S. Fed. All quiet.
0950 Flagged down by non member resident complaining about continuous dog barking. Upon knocking at there was NO barking ETC, contact was made with who stated her dogs are usually kept in the house and she has been having an on going issue as he continues to harass her and at one time placed his hands on her (advised to report this to PD). provided with a noise control ordinance brochure and was very cooperative.
1015 Final rounds
1520 Beginning my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes
1630 I spoke to a resident about all the people collecting trash in the neighborhood
1700 All of the vacation homes checked secure on re-checks.
1740 It is apparent big trash day is here again. The parade of treasure seekers are circulating the area windshield shopping for curbside bargains. There is a wide variety of merchandise to choose from today something on every ones list I am sure. I have seen wicker furniture, televisions, old paint, garden hoses, swing sets and a church pew on one street alone.
1830 Checking the parks as many are out enjoying a nice evening.
1915 Patrolled the church, school and businesses along Federal Hwy
2030 Final patrols