Buffalo MV Theft

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Buffalo Police Department of Buffalo, NY.
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From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Police reports for every motor vehicle break-in and/or larceny from a motor vehicle that occurred in 2015. I want to determine how many vehicle break-ins occurred in your jurisdiction and basic information about each, including what, if anything, was stolen. I want to see all the information contained in each police report, including, but not limited to, the time and location of each crime; the criminal's method of entry; the make and model of the vehicle; descriptions of what was stolen and where from inside the vehicle each item was stolen; victims' names, ages, addresses and contact information; and the narrative summary of what happened.

If this data is collated in a digital file or database, providing the results of a search query that yields this information would be an acceptable substitute to physical copies of the reports.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ben Hallman

From: Buffalo Police Department

The Buffalo Police Department is in receipt of your request for records
pertaining to car break-ins (larceny from a vehicle).

Be advised that your request will be researched if it it can be done as
written or if you will need to modify the request.

Mark Antonio
Captain
CIR/CCB

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Capt. Antonio.

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Capt. Antonio,

Given the quantity of reports that our request is likely to produce, we want to narrow it. Instead of requesting incident reports for every larceny from a motor vehicle in 2015, we are now only requesting reports for larcenies from motor vehicles in which a firearm was stolen in 2015.

We still want see all the information contained in the report, including, but not limited to, the time and location of each incident; the criminal's method of entry; the make and model of the vehicle; descriptions of what was stolen and where from inside the vehicle each item was stolen; the victims' names, ages and contact information; and the narrative summary of what happened.

Please also provide the TOTAL number of larcenies from motor vehicles that were reported to your department in 2015, no matter what, if anything, was stolen. All we need here is a number.

If this data is collated in a digital file or database, providing the results of a search query that yields this information would be an acceptable substitute to physical copies of the reports.

From: Buffalo Police Department

The Buffalo Police Department has researched your request pertaining to
weapons stolen from vehicles.

Your request has resulted in 11 pages of copied material.

Please forward a check made payable to the Buffalo Police Department in the
amount of $2.75, (.25 per page), and the records will be forwarded to you.

Mark Antonio
Captain
CIR/CCB

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you. What is the address?

From: Ben Hallman

In addition to the address, what should I put on the check so you know it's for me?

From: Buffalo Police Department

Muck Rock FOIL request-larc reports

From: Buffalo Police Department

74 Franklin St., Buffalo, New York 14202

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Capt. Antonio,

Would you mind sending me an invoice requesting $2.75 from The Trace? The Trace will be the organization paying for this request but the accounting departments needs an invoice.

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Capt. Antonio, just checking to see if I could still get that invoice? Thanks!

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Capt. Antonio, we sent the check for $2.75 but it got sent back to us. I'm going to try and resend reference to this request.

From: Buffalo Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Ben Hallman

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ben Hallman

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