Columbus, Georgia: Larceny from MV reports

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

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: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ben Hallman

From:

Via Email: requests@muckrock.com

August 4, 2016

Ben Hallman
Muckrock
Dept MR 27154
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 0214-2516

RE: Open Records Request/Entering Motor Vehicle Reports /Incidents
Occurring 1-1-2015 to 1-1-2016
Our File No. OR16-0802-3441

Dear Mr. Hallman:

This letter is in response to your request submitted under the Georgia
Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-70, et seq., received in our office
August 2, 2016, regarding the above referenced. Requested documents are
available for retrieval and release.

During our initial search, we located approximately 3,060 incident reports
responsive to your request. Incident reports that are closed will be
released in their entirety, (estimated 4 pages per report), with
redactions. O.C.G.A. § 50-18-72(a)(20) Incident reports that are
open/pending investigation, only the initial incident reports, (estimated
2 pages per report), will be released with redactions. O.C.G.A.
50-18-72(a) (4)

Estimated costs, excepting the first fifteen minutes of administrative
time, are as follows:
Research, retrieval, copying and redaction: 153 hrs. @ $13.13 per hr.:
$2,008.89, 9,180 pages (estimate) @ $0.10 each: $918.00, Total: $2,926.89

If you accept charges, please remit payment in advance as per O.C.G.A.
§50-18-71 (d) to:

Columbus Police Department
ATTN: Open Records Compliance Office
510 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1866

Once payment has been received, this office will require approximately 3
months to process your request.

We await your reply.

Sincerely,

From:

Via Email: requests@muckrock.com

August 5, 2016

Ben Hallman
Muckrock
Dept MR 27154
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 0214-2516

RE: Open Records Request/Stolen Firearms/Incidents Occurring 2015
Our File No. OR16-0803-3443

Dear Mr. Hallman:

This letter is in response to your request submitted under the Georgia
Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-70, et seq., received in our office
August 3, 2016, regarding the above referenced.

With respect to the portion of the request for ?total number of firearms
reported stolen in 2015?, and ?total number of firearms reported stolen
from motor vehicles in 2015?, no responsive documents exist. Items
reported stolen are listed on each incident report and are not
individually tabulated and/or documented by item type. O.C.G.A.
§50-18-71(b)(1)(A), (j)

Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

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