Clearwater, Fl, Stolen Firearms

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Clearwater Police Department of Clearwater, FL.
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W030666-022118

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From: Brian Freskos

Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I am requesting the following data or documents from the Clearwater Police Department:

It is our understanding that law enforcement agencies keep detailed records about firearms that were reported stolen in their jurisdictions. This information is often held internally in a property or crime analysis database, which can be queried for specific property.

We are therefore requesting the following for each case of reported firearm theft in your jurisdiction from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present:

-- The serial number, make, model, caliber and type of each firearm that was reported stolen
-- The address of the reported theft
-- The name of the reporting party
-- The offense type
-- The police report number and/or incident number for the firearm theft
-- The date the theft was reported
-- Any other columns available

I would appreciate if your agency provided this information in a spreadsheet with a .csv, .xlsx, or .xls file extension.

If providing a .xslx or .xls file, please make sure all columns, but especially the serial number column, are downloaded and formatted as “Text.” When a column is not formatted as text, Microsoft Excel automatically deletes leading zeros, and a serial number that is actually 012345 will appear as 12345.We require the leading zeros for our analysis.

If a spreadsheet or list cannot be provided, please provide copies of the police reports, incident reports, or offense reports for each case of reported firearm theft during that timeframe.

I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501c3 nonprofit news organization. We will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public and are not requesting it for commercial purposes. I am making this request using MuckRock's public records management service.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you informed me of the total charges before completing my request. We request that if you send an invoice, you make it out to The Trace.

I would prefer the requested information be sent via an e-mail attachment if available, or a mailed CD-ROM if not. If standard mail must be used, we ask that you send the records to the following address:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Thank you in advance for your help with this request. I look forward to receiving your response. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone: (919) 522-6354

Sincerely,

Brian Freskos
Investigations, The Trace

From: Muckrock Staff

Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I am requesting the following data or documents from the Clearwater Police Department:

It is our understanding that law enforcement agencies keep detailed records about firearms that were reported stolen in their jurisdictions. This information is often held internally in a property or crime analysis database, which can be queried for specific property.

We are therefore requesting the following for each case of reported firearm theft in your jurisdiction from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present:

-- The serial number, make, model, caliber and type of each firearm that was reported stolen
-- The address of the reported theft
-- The name of the reporting party
-- The offense type
-- The police report number and/or incident number for the firearm theft
-- The date the theft was reported
-- Any other columns available

I would appreciate if your agency provided this information in a spreadsheet with a .csv, .xlsx, or .xls file extension.

If providing a .xslx or .xls file, please make sure all columns, but especially the serial number column, are downloaded and formatted as “Text.” When a column is not formatted as text, Microsoft Excel automatically deletes leading zeros, and a serial number that is actually 012345 will appear as 12345.We require the leading zeros for our analysis.

If a spreadsheet or list cannot be provided, please provide copies of the police reports, incident reports, or offense reports for each case of reported firearm theft during that timeframe.

I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501c3 nonprofit news organization. We will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public and are not requesting it for commercial purposes. I am making this request using MuckRock's public records management service.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you informed me of the total charges before completing my request. We request that if you send an invoice, you make it out to The Trace.

I would prefer the requested information be sent via an e-mail attachment if available, or a mailed CD-ROM if not. If standard mail must be used, we ask that you send the records to the following address:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Thank you in advance for your help with this request. I look forward to receiving your response. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone: (919) 522-6354

Sincerely,

Brian Freskos
Investigations, The Trace

From: Clearwater Police Department

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From: Clearwater Police Department

Dear Brian Freskos:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the Clearwater Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed.  Your request was received in this office on 2/21/2018 and given the reference number W030666-022118 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: Dear Records Officer, Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I am requesting the following data or documents from the Clearwater Police Department: It is our understanding that law enforcement agencies keep detailed records about firearms that were reported stolen in their jurisdictions. This information is often held internally in a property or crime analysis database, which can be queried for specific property. We are therefore requesting the following for each case of reported firearm theft in your jurisdiction from Jan. 1, 2010 to the present:-- The serial number, make, model, caliber and type of each firearm that was reported stolen-- The address of the reported theft -- The name of the reporting party-- The offense type-- The police report number and/or incident number for the firearm theft-- The date the theft was reported-- Any other columns available I would appreciate if your agency provided this information in a spreadsheet with a .csv, .xlsx, or .xls file extension. If providing a .xslx or .xls file, please make sure all columns, but especially the serial number column, are downloaded and formatted as “Text.” When a column is not formatted as text, Microsoft Excel automatically deletes leading zeros, and a serial number that is actually 012345 will appear as 12345.We require the leading zeros for our analysis. If a spreadsheet or list cannot be provided, please provide copies of the police reports, incident reports, or offense reports for each case of reported firearm theft during that timeframe. I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501c3 nonprofit news organization. We will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public and are not requesting it for commercial purposes. I am making this request using MuckRock's public records management service. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you informed me of the total charges before completing my request. We request that if you send an invoice, you make it out to The Trace. I would prefer the requested information be sent via an e-mail attachment if available, or a mailed CD-ROM if not. If standard mail must be used, we ask that you send the records to the following address: The Trace Attn: Brian Freskos428 Broadway, 4th FloorNew York, NY 10013Thank you in advance for your help with this request. I look forward to receiving your response. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone: (919) 522-6354Sincerely, Brian FreskosInvestigations, The Trace
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