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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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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


    Sunday, September, 24 2017   

  1.      10-7 called in detail

              1 missed call from resident regarding cars being egged. Report completed and extra patrol on night shift requested 17-150908

  1.     Began all vacation checks

             The home has a down powerline preventing entry to the rear. Seems unsafe to enter. Proceed with caution.

         SE 7th st- completely flooded. I was able to make it through and flagged down by a resident asking when public works was going to drain the storm drain. I told him I was not aware but did see several trucks on the mainland as I completed the house checks

Completed all house checks

  1.   LYC, Henningway and all parks checked

      Roving patrol

  1.   Bethany Christian school

       More roving patrol

  1.  10-7

2200- Patrolled the Corridors to include Fed highway. All clear of vagrants

2300- Continued patrolling the Rio neighborhood.

0000- continued high visibility patrol in and around the corridors. All secured.

0100- Checked the Fed corridor. All secured.

0200- Out of service.

Monday September 25, 2017

1000 - 10-8 called in

1015 - Start vacation checks

1050 - Unlocked garage door at vacation home.   I was able to lock it.

1110 - Check LYC

1135 – Vacation home.  Open back door.  I was able to secure.  Left message

1205 - Finish vacation checks

1215-1345 - Crime prevention patrol

1400 - 10-7

Monday, September 25th, 2017.  

1615 10-8 message from resident. advising he returned home and that was why his door was open.  Call from Resident asking about her car being egged. Said she spoke to Ofc Smith. Called Crystal and got details on the report. Met with neighbors who apparently witnessed an egging by resident juvenile a month ago. Met with other neighbors who advised they saw him and another juvenile drop an egg out of the car a month ago. Spoke with juvenile who denied any further a gang but advised he would tell his friends to stop doing it.

1830 contacted resident back and advised her of my findings. Also advised her that her boys were implicated in egging other cars by some of the kids. She said she would talk to them.

1940 traffic stop of teen on golf cart unregistered. Advised him of the issues with the aching in the neighborhood and that we would be cracking down on unlicensed golf cart driving

  1. Traffic stopped on teens riding in back of pickup truck. Advised of the same

2245 10-7

Thursday Sept, 14th 2017

0730 - 10-8, no Rio Car to check phone calls or messages / started out of town checks.

0800-Coordinated with patrol officers to pick-up and return HOA car from Brightline garage back to the neighborhood.

0830-0915 Returned all phone calls and text messages to concerned residents. Added & removed numerous residences from the out of town logs.

0915-1100 - Continued out of town checks.

1100-1130 - Neighborhood patrol

1540 Traffic stop, stop sign violation at 9 & 9. Driver warned and admonished.

1614 - Welfare check came into PD via email. Contact made and residents fine. 10-98 B. Sgt Vetancourt notified.

1700 - Follow-ups completed:
     New sign
     Replaced sign

2000 - Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway and neighborhood secure. Next on shift please see the entry above in bold font.

Friday, September 15, 2017

1430-    10-8, I called and left message with Carol.  I reviewed the activity log.  One new text message and one new voice message.  

1500-    Began out of town checks.

1615-    Completed vacation checks.

1630-    Patrolled the isles, bridges and yacht club.

1700-    Patrolled the mainland and parks;

2130- alarm call received. Responded with Patrol cancelled via proper code. Patrols continued

2330- responded to  residence in reference to a domestic.

0030-  continued high-visibility Patrols

0130-  neighborhood all clear of traffic and pedestrians, patrols continued

0215- received a call at Ponce de Leon and fed in reference to a golf cart that flipped over with multiple parties on board and driver was unconscious. Responded with Patrol and stabilized unconscious driver until ems arrived. Driver was Rio resident. EMS transported driver, accident documented under case number 34 - 1709 - 146226

0315- 10-7

Saturday, September 16, 2017   

1000-    10-8, no messages or missed calls, detail called in  

1400-    completed vacation checks, 10-7

Sunday,  September 17, 2017               

0815    10-8.  Called in detail.  Two missed calls.  Resident called to advised that there is a flat bed tow truck that has been parked at the corner of SE 8th Avenue and SE 11th Court and the tow truck was blocking view of the roadway.  He advised that he almost got into 2 accidents because of the truck being there.  I located the truck and made contact with the owner, agreed to move the tow truck without incident.  ...No new emails.

0840    Started vacation checks.

1000    Completed vacation checks. Everything 10-4.

1040    Alarm at a residence.  Cancelled while 51 ref proper code.

1100    Continued roving patrol with overhead lights activated.

1215    10-7

 Sunday August 27, 2017

1015 - Called in detail. Checked emails, voicemails, and texts. Added all Rio Google Docs to detail phone. Updated logs.

Started property checks.

1130 - Alarm at residence; it was an accidental.

Continued checks and patrolling.

1415 - Checks are completed- all appears to be 10-4. 10-7.

2200    10-8, I left a message with Hudson. Log


2230    Patrolled Rio thoroughfares. All was quiet

2245    Patrolled LYC and various isle and all was very          


2315    Drove the main corridors. All was very quiet

0015    continued the patrol. with overhead lights on

0115    Maintained high visibility while driving the residential area

0200    patrolled LYC and Isles. All very quiet

0300    out of service

Monday August 28,

1000 detail called in.

1010 Checked emails, voicemails, and texts.

  1.  Check of residence.   Lincoln in driveway unlocked.  Unable to lock

1105 check residence.   Unlocked Ford Explorer in drive.   Able to lock it.  

  1. Resident called the rio phone regarding a suspicious white van parked across the street Ford. They were the plumbers working on the house across the street
  1.  Check house generator running.  Neighborhood has power left voicemail with contact
  1. Finished vacation checks
  1.  10-8, detail called in to Carole. No messages on detail phone. Reviewed log and began neighborhood patrol.
  1.  Traffic stop, two children on an unregistered golf cart. I explained the requirements of operating a golf cart to the children and the operators father. Warned and admonished.
  1.  Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway and neighborhood secure. Rain throughout the shift kept things quite.

Tuesday August 29 2017.

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

0630- I conducted patrol of the business district along S Fed. There is no unusual activity to report

0700- patrol of the 11Ct alley way.

0725- began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0900-Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0930- Quick patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

  1.  Traffic stop 8St and 9 ave. Golf cart with driver holding his toddler on his lap. Contact made and I explained how dangerous an act he was doing. More so that he had no ID on him and the problems that creates God forbid there is an accident. I explained the rules of driving a cart were the same as a vehicle regarding child seats and seat belts. I think I may have reached him. He was warned and admonished for those violations along with the unregistered cart.
  1.  Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway and neighborhood secure, 10-7.

Sunday, August 13th 2017

1200 – 10-8, Called in detail. There were a few new messages. Resident left a message yesterday about a suspicious female in a white Volkswagen Jetta (newer model) having some kind of domestic incident with a male in the roadway near 12th Street and Cordova. This occurred yesterday after 4:00 PM. She called non-emergency who sent road units to handle it. She had no further info. Resident called in reference to rumors of break-ins. I called back and left a message.

 As per the email request, I delivered a new sign

1230 – Vacation checks in progress.

            I moved a package to the rear and I let them know.

1400 – There is an auction in the 1100 block of N. Rio and with it came a lot of on-street parking. It is almost over and there were no complaints received (yet).

1500 – Received a call about people fishing off the docks of 7 St and Cordova again. I asked them to move to the bridge, explained the difference between private and public property, and confirmed their fishing licenses. They moved without any issues.

1515 – Hit and run occurred near 1100 N Rio. PSA Paltoo and I checked for the culprit, as the tag matched. No answer at the door. 34-1708-127605

1630 – Vacation checks are complete. 10-7

Tuesday, August 15 2017,           

0530- 10-8, I left a message with Carol. There were multiple new voicemails, texts, and/or emails. All have been addressed accordingly. I reviewed the activity log.

0600- I conducted an early morning patrol of 11ct and the alley way alongside the cemetery, there is no unusual activity to report.

0640- Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0800- Patrol of isles, bridges, and LYC.

0830- Patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

0900- Patrol of business district.

0920- Quick final rounds, made contact with a male in the 900 block of Ponce who was leaving fliers on residents front doors. I made contact with the male who did not have a permit to  solicit, and left the area upon my request, without incident.

1500   10-8, detail called in to Carole. One message regarding an out of town check, I added it to the log.   Reviewed the log and began patrol.

1725   Traffic stop, SE 9 & NRV, stop sign violation. Rio resident warned and admonished.

1910   Large pick-up truck stopped mid-span on 9 St bridge with hazards on causing traffic to back up. The driver/fisherman thought nothing of causing this issue as he needed to see if there was bait-fish in the area. He was sent on way with a warning.

2000   Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway & neighborhood secure, 10-7.

Sunday, July 30, 2017       

0930 – I loaded the Rio car and headed over to begin vacation checks.

            I was flagged down by resident who advised that yesterday teens had a party with rude guests. I tried knocking to talk to them about it, but there was no answer. I’ll try again tomorrow.

            Vehicle blocking lane on Cordova, they moved it after I asked.


            Isle checks completed, all 10-4. Met with some nice fishermen with their kids on SE 7 St bridge. All licensed and not blocking road with cars. Kids were given stickers.

1030 – Tom picked me up so I could grab my personal patrol car and leave the Rio car staged at 9 Ave/9 Street.

1200 – 10-7

Sunday, July 30, 2017             

2100    10-8. Called the Hudson line. Left message. Raining heavy. Patrolled the Rio corridors

2200    Responded to station to pick up fresh radio battery. Rain still falling

2220    Continued patrolling Rio mainland

2300    still raining. Continued patrolling the Rio neighborhood.

0000    Rain Continues. Patrolled LYC. All clear

0100    Rain continues. Patrolled the main thoroughfares. All quiet due to rain

0200    secured for the evening

Monday, July 31, 2017       

0815 – 10-8, light rain drizzling. I called in the detail and left a message. There was a voicemail and email from yesterday afternoon reference to new vacation checks. I added them to the log.


            Spoke with driver reference one way violation on SE 9 Ave/ 11 Court. Warning issued.

0830 – Vacation checks.

0945 – Flagged down reference S-7 cat near the road, 701 Cordova. I contacted animal control and they are responding.

1030 – Mainland and Cordova vacation checks are all secure. Moved two packages sticking out of mailbox and newpaper to rear. Heavy rain started, drive by checks for the isles.

            Patrolled SE 7th St mainland in reference to the 27 arrest last night; the rain made this not very productive.

1200 – 10-7

Sunday, July 16th, 2017       

0900 – The pouring rain has begun. Vacation checks via drive by continue.

1020 – I responded to a code 3 94  for a PSA. It was turned over to patrol a while later. Still raining!

1130 – Met with homeowner. They’re home a few days early.

2100- in service. There are no new voicemails, texts, or emails. I reviewed the activity log.

2200    Patrolled Rio vista corridors. All business as usual.

2309    Received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle following him. He recognized a dark color sedan followed him from Cordova/SE 1 St. The susp. Vehicle made a u-turn, followed every traffic maneuver for several blocks and into LYC. I circulated the area for suspect vehicle but could not locate. Susp vehicle described a small sports car.       

0000    More high visibility patrol throughout the Rio neighborhood

0100    Continued patrol along the business area. All quiet.

2000    Out of service

Monday. July 17, 2017                 

1115    Started vacation checks.

1315    S12 put out over radio for a Silver Nissan weaving in and out of traffic last seen on Fed and SE 9th Ave turning into Rio Vista. Checked the area for that vehicle while finishing vacation checks but did not locate.

1325    Made contact with a B/M, fishing in front of SE 10th Street.  provided me a current fishing license, which expires 10/17.  All 10-4.

1340    Completed vacation checks.  Everything 10-4.

1400    Continued roving patrol with cruise lights activated.

1410    10-50 on FL Black Lexus for running stop sign at SE 9 Ave/SE 9 Street.  Driver Verbal warning issued.

1830    Drove Yacht Club parking areas

2010    Call from resident concerning fproperty across the street.  A neighbor was checking on it and found bathroom light on. I walked the property and all was 10-4.  It may have been the cleaning lady earlier.  He left a message for the homeowner.

2030    Call from resident about suspicious black male who knocked on door and then sat on sidewalk.  Contacted the male in 90 seconds. He believed people were chasing him and trying to kill him.  He started acting out, but he was handcuffed and then turned over to patrol for Baker Act. 

2230    10-7

Tuesday, July 18, 2017                

0730-1100 – Conducted all of the vacation property checks. Placed packages to the rear of the residences at; residents notified via text / email.

1100-1200 – High visibility patrol through neighborhood, yacht club, and US 1 corridor.

1800    Checked Yacht Club parking areas

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