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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 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


    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.

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