Patrick "Paddy" Mitchell (Maricopa County Sheriff)

Joshua Dean filed this request with the Maricopa County Sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ.
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From: Joshua Dean

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

Case files for the notorious bank robber and prison escapee Patrick "Paddy" Mitchell (born 6/26/42, in Canada), leader of the so-called "Stopwatch Gang," which operated primarily in Southern California in 1980. The case was primarily handled by the San Diego field office, but the Phoenix office as also heavily involved in his pursuit and capture. His known associates were Stephen Reid and Lionel Wright, both arrested by the FBI in Sedona, AZ, in late October, 1980.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Joshua Dean

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.
Additionally, very few items are available electronically, however the majority of our records are kept in physical format therefore records produced may be provided in physical form only.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From:

December 16, 2014
Maricopa County Sheriff
100 West Washington, Suite 1900
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Dec. 1, 2014:

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.
Additionally, very few items are available electronically, however the majority of our records are kept in physical format therefore records produced may be provided in physical form only.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
[cid:image001.jpg@01D00D71.0A4453E0]<http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-Official-Site/147344832098401>

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On Dec. 1, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

Case files for the notorious bank robber and prison escapee Patrick "Paddy" Mitchell (born 6/26/42, in Canada), leader of the so-called "Stopwatch Gang," which operated primarily in Southern California in 1980. The case was primarily handled by the San Diego field office, but the Phoenix office as also heavily involved in his pursuit and capture. His known associates were Stephen Reid and Lionel Wright, both arrested by the FBI in Sedona, AZ, in late October, 1980.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Joshua Dean

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14397
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: Brandon Jones - SHERIFFX

In regards to your public records request to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, I have been advised by the legal liaison that there are no records available responsive to this request.

The Legal Liaison section has been advised that MCSO does not maintain records responsive to the request for Patrick “Paddy” Mitchell.

Please note the records requested pertain to an FBI case. Therefore, the MCSO does not have any records responsive to your request.

Subject of Request: Patrick “Paddy” Mitchell

This will close out this public records request. If you have any further requests, please re-submit them through the e-mail request box at:

mediarequest@mcso.maricopa.gov

Thanks!

Lieutenant Brandon Jones
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
Twitter: @LtJonesMCSO<http://www.twitter.com/LtJonesMCSO>
Website: www.mcso.org<http://www.mcso.org>
[cid:image001.jpg@01D019EA.9463BB30]<http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-Official-Site/147344832098401>

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