Glendale, AZ, Stolen Gun Reports

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Glendale Police Department of Glendale, AZ.
Tracking # 14091
Status
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From: Brian Freskos

Dear Records Officer,

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the police reports, incident reports, crime reports, arrest reports, or any other material detailing the incidents in which the following the firearms were stolen:

1) Colt 1911, .45 caliber, bearing serial number 16421, reported stolen on 05/18/2001
2) Astra A100, .45 caliber, bearing serial number 48385, reported stolen on 01/17/1999
3) Charter Arms, .44 caliber, bearing serial number 334788, reported stolen on 06/24/1999
4) Smith & Wesson, .32 caliber, bearing serial number AN61935, reported stolen on 11/09/1997

These are cases involving stolen guns that were later recovered as part of a criminal investigation in another jurisdiction. We identified them by connecting serial numbers and other identifying information between guns reported stolen and those logged into evidence. We obtained such data from your department as well as from hundreds of other jurisdictions in dozens of states.

I apologize that we do not have case numbers for these thefts, and I understand that locating these reports may be difficult given the limited details that we are able to provide and the amount of time that has elapsed since the thefts. I provided all the information that we have about the firearms and the cases. But please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns: (919) 522-6354.

Please provide records that include at least the serial number, make, and other descriptive information of the firearms stolen; the date, time and location of the theft, offense, and/or recovery; a narrative description of the theft, offense, investigation and/or recovery of the firearm(s); the name, age, occupation, and other identifying and contact information for the victim(s), reporting person(s), and any defendant(s) charged; and the text of any charges filed.

I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization. I am filing this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service, which I use to better track and streamline requests.

As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public; I am not requesting it for commercial purposes.

I would prefer it if you emailed me the documents in a .pdf format. You can email them to me by replying to this message. If you have any trouble communicating with me at this email, you can also email me at my work email address: foia@thetrace.org.

If for any reason the documents must be provided via standard mail, please send them to the following address:

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

In the event that there are fees, I would appreciate if you informed me of the total estimated charges before completing my request and sent me an invoice outlining the reasons for those charges.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, please cite the applicable statutory exemption.

Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide with this request.

Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

From: Police_PIO

We have received your request and will let you know when the items are available.

Sgt. Scott Waite #14091
Public Information Sergeant
Glendale Police Department
6835 N 57 Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301
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From: Brian Freskos

Sounds good! Thanks!

From: Police_PIO

Your 4 redacted reports are ready for pickup. Please contact mjones@glendaleaz.com<mailto:mjones@glendaleaz.com> for payment and pickup.

Sgt. Scott Waite #14091
Public Information Sergeant
Glendale Police Department
6835 N 57 Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301
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On call: 602-888-3908
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From: Brian Freskos

Thank you so much!

From: Brian Freskos

Hi Sgt. Waite,

I received the reports today. Thank you for tracking those down. But I'm confused as to why the serial numbers for the stolen firearms were redacted from the copies, as I provided them as part of the request and they were part of the data that I received from the department. I need to confirm these. Can you confirm the serial numbers from the following reports:

Colt 1911, SN: 16421 -- Report No. 01-055291
Astra A100, SN: 48385 -- Report No. 99-005722
Charter Arms, SN: 334788 -- Report No. 99-064502
Smith & Wesson, SN: AN61935 -- Report No. 97-111307

From: Police_PIO

There are certain items that we have to redact. One of those is traceable property. We did leave on the make and model so you could match up to each report number. You are correct on the 4 weapons.

Sgt. Scott Waite #14091
Public Information Sergeant
Glendale Police Department
6835 N 57 Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-3076
On call: 602-888-3908
swaite@glendaleaz.com<mailto:swaite@glendaleaz.com>
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From: Brian Freskos

Thank you so much!

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