Stolen Firearm Stats, Rancho Cucamonga

Brian Freskos filed this request with the San Bernardino County Sheriff of San Bernardino County, CA.


From: Ben Hallman

Under the state public records law, I am a journalist writing to request data from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office about stolen firearms in Rancho Cucamonga. Can your department please provide the following:

1) Number of guns that were stolen in Rancho Cucamonga in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

2) Number of guns that were stolen from motor vehicles in Rancho Cucamonga in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

For both Nos. 1 and 2, we are only seeking the number of guns stolen for each year, not police reports or any other details. If possible, please include only the number of stolen firearms, not lost firearms. If lost firearms must be included, please advise us.

I previously submitted this request to the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, which then advised that this request needed to be filed with your agency.

I am a reporter with The Trace (, a nonprofit news organization, making this request through MuckRock's public records request management service. These figures will be made available to the general public. 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. Please make all invoices out to The Trace.

I would prefer the request be completed electronically and the information sent to me here or this email:

If information must be sent by mail, please send to the following address:

The Trace (WeWork)
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Thank you for your help with filling this request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone at (919) 522-6354.

Thank you,
Brian Freskos

From: Torres, Cesia

Good morning,

Please be advised that we have provided a response directly to the requester:

The Trace (at WeWork)
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Cesia Torres
County Counsel Paralegal to Sheriff's Department<>

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From: Ben Hallman

Yup sorry about that. Thanks again!