Police Officer Winchel’s February 17, 2012 report concerning the use of illegal frequencies and getting a Spectrum Analyzer to measure them.

Helena J. Csorba filed this request with the Borough of Etna of Etna, PA.
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From: Borough of Etna

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Helena J. Csorba

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Please provide a copy of Police Officer Edward Winschel’s Friday, February 17, 2012 phone intake report, regarding a complaint made by Helena Csorba concerning the use of illegal frequencies.

- I reported that I was feeling stinging and burning on the back of my head and neck. As an engineer, my research showed that a Spectrum Analyzer would be able to measure the injurious, stinging and burning frequencies.

- Officer Winschel said he would get back to me on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (after Presidents Day Monday) since as a small police department, they did not have access to a $50,000 Spectrum Analyzer. Officer Winschel said he will contact Allegheny County and Pittsburgh departments to get the analyzer.

- Please provide the police call log, police report, incident report and notes; including notes by Officer Winschel of any discussions with the Borough of Etna, Police Chief, regarding the complaint.

- The complaint call was made on February 17, 2012. The Xfinity / Comcast call log shows the call as 14 minutes 50 seconds. The call was made to Etna Police phone number (412) 781-6271.

- Please provide copies of the follow-up report(s) regarding the complaint.

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,

Helena J. Csorba

From: Mary Ellen Ramage

Please know that I will be out of the office from December 23, 2016 through
January 3, 2017.
If this is a Right to Know Request, please know your request will not be
received until January 3, 2017.
Thank you and have a Wonderful Holiday Season and a GREAT New Year.

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager
Right to Know Officer,
Borough of Etna
437 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
412-781-0569
meramage@etnaborough.org

From: Helena J. Csorba

Attention Borough of Etna Freedom of Information Officer:

I double checked my COMCAST call logs. It was on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM that I placed a call to the Borough of Etna police. I called (412)781-6271. I spoke with Police Officer Edward Winschel. The COMCAST call log shows the call to be 14 minutes 50 seconds long.

This is what I am requesting in this Freedom of Information request:

-Please provide a copy of Police Officer Edward Winschel’s Friday, February 17, 2012 phone intake report, regarding a complaint made by Helena Csorba concerning the use of illegal frequencies.

- I reported that I was feeling stinging and burning on the back of my head and neck. As an engineer, my research showed that a Spectrum Analyzer would be able to measure the injurious, stinging and burning frequencies.

- Officer Winschel said he would get back to me on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (after Presidents Day Monday) since as a small police department, they did not have access to a $50,000 Spectrum Analyzer. Officer Winschel said he will contact Allegheny County and Pittsburgh departments to get the analyzer.

- Please provide the police call log, police report, incident report and notes; including notes by Officer Winschel of any discussions with the Borough of Etna, Police Chief, regarding the complaint.

I will thank you for responding to this Freedom of Information request.
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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Borough of Etna

Mary Ellen Ramage, Right to Know Officer, is out of the office and will not receive this request until Monday, March 19, 2018.

Sue Brown

Borough Office

Borough of Etna

437 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

412-781-0569

info@etnaborough.org

From: Borough of Etna

This Right to Know request was responded to on January 4, 2017, copy attached, including proof of return receipt, copy of letter attached.

The current policy of the Borough of Etna is that all requests must be submitted on the official Right to Know form, as outlined and provided on the Borough’s website, www.etnaborough.org

Please send all Right to Know requests to the Right to Know Officer (where all the other previous requests for this information were originally sent) at meramage@etnaborough.org

Thank you

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

Right to Know Officer,

Borough of Etna

From: Borough of Etna

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: Helena J. Csorba

There are errors in the Etna Police reports that I received as a response to my RTK / FOIA request, as enumerated below:

First, it took my attorney to write a letter to get the 2 phone call reports from Etna Borough's solicitor. Then the Freedom of Information Officer posted them on Muckrock, as attached here.

Both dates on the police reports are incorrect. My Comcast call log shows that I made the first call on Friday, February 17, 2012 and spoke with Officer Winschel.

I made the second call, following Presidents' Day, mid-week and talked to Officer Dolan. I left a message asking that Officer Winschel return my call, as the assaults still persisted.

Officer Winschel never called me and never produced a Spectrum Analyzer, but Officer Dolan did recognize the assaults and wrote in his report that they were caused by "high-power radio waves" and did understand that it was a "heinous" crime.

(1.) I never said anything about lasers. Lasers, as everyone knows, do not go through walls.

(2.) I certainly never talked about microphones in my house.

(3.) The last thing that is noteworthy, is that, it seems that Etna Borough Police Department does not investigate these type of heinous crimes.

(4.) No one followed up with an investigation. No one produced a Spectrum Analyzer. No one called me to say that they could not get access to a Spectrum Analyzer.

From: Borough of Etna

Good Morning

This is not on the proper Right to Know Request Form; and, we cannot understand what information you are requesting, there is no request for specific documents other than questions about those that were sent? If there were no documents in existence, they could not be sent, please clarify your request and submit on the proper form,

Thank you!

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

Manager, Borough of Etna

437 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

412-781-0569

meramage@etnaborough.org

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

Manager, Borough of Etna

437 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

412-781-0569

meramage@etnaborough.org

From: Borough of Etna

Please see note below that was just sent.

Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager

Manager, Borough of Etna

437 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

412-781-0569

meramage@etnaborough.org

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