Dominic Cretacci & John Cretacci Racing Deaths

Joanne Riford filed this request with the Lackawanna City Police Department of Lackawanna, NY.


From: Joanne Riford

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

1.) Any and all police reports, complaints, and narratives regarding the street racing death of Dominic Cretacci & John Cretacci. According to the news article link below , "the Cretacci vehicle bumped Muhlbauer's car and careened into the oncoming station wagon driven by Mrs. Izzo's husband, Richard, 60. Muhlbauer told Lackawanna police he had been "racing" Cretacci and admitted to driving "at least" 60 to 65 mph in a 40 mph zone."

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.


Joanne Riford

  • Cretaci_-_Man_Gets_Prison_in_Racing_Deaths_-_page_1_-_1991.pdf

  • Cretaci_-_Man_Gets_Prison_in_Racing_Deaths_-_page_2_-_1991.pdf

From: Joanne Riford

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following New York Freedom of Information Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 25, 2022. 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: Lackawanna City Police Department

Please send a $4.00 money order to:

City of Lackawanna PD
Attn: Ptlm Matthew Gorczyca
714 Ridge Rd
Lackawanna, NY 14218

After receiving the money order, the documents requested will be sent. My direct number is (716)827-6414 and email is please contact with any questions.

From: Joanne Riford

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $4.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

Check sent by Muckrock Staff

Pay to the order of:

City of Lackawanna PD
Ptlm Matthew Gorczyca
714 Ridge Rd
Lackawanna, NY 14218

Amount of: $4.00
  • Created — 05/16/2022
  • In Transit — 05/19/2022
  • In Local Area — 05/20/2022
  • Processed For Delivery — 05/21/2022
  • Deposited — 06/06/2022

From: Lackawanna City Police Department

We still have not received the money order. Once I have it, the documents will be sent immediately.

From: Lackawanna City Police Department

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  • 04/25/2022


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  • 06/02/2022