San Diego Sherrif's Dept. Records on Narconon Warner Springs (Scientology Drug Rehab)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the San Diego Police Department of San Diego County, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

All police records, call logs, blotter entries, closed investigation files and/or reports generated since January 1, 2003 pertaining to any incidents that occurred at the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in Warner Springs, California. This facility is currently registered with the state as "Sunshine Summit Lodge" but has also been known to operate under the following business names:

Narconon San Diego
Narconon Warner Springs
Narconon Fresh Start Southern California

The primary address for the Sunshine Summit Lodge is:
35025 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086.

Secondary addresses for some of the facility's offsite housing locations include:
35065 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086
35422 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086

Please search your records for all of the business names and addressees I have provided above, as well as the generic monikers of “Narconon” and “Fresh Start” that have been alternately used in their press releases and in recent court documents.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the numerous civil lawsuits currently pending against this controversial Scientology-based facility for negligence, fraud, breach of contract, etc. Disclosure of the records I am seeking will greatly aid the public's understanding of what is happening at this non-profit organization, and how public service agencies operate when dealing with such a facility. For more information, please see:

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Additionally, the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Toyen, Sanford

Dear Ms. Seibert:

The Sheriff's Department is in receipt of your email of May 7, 2015, seeking records pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Specifically, you have requested the following:

All police records, call logs, blotter entries, closed investigation files and/or reports generated since January 1, 2003 pertaining to any incidents that occurred at the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in Warner Springs, California. This facility is currently registered with the state as "Sunshine Summit Lodge" but has also been known to operate under the following business names:

Narconon San Diego

Narconon Warner Springs

Narconon Fresh Start Southern California

The primary address for the Sunshine Summit Lodge is:

35025 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086.

Secondary addresses for some of the facility's offsite housing locations include:

35065 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086

35422 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA 92086

To the extent your request seeks reports generated by the Sheriff's Department as the result of a call for service regarding these addresses, or any other law enforcement investigation pertaining to activity at the above-mentioned addressed, your request seeks records of a law enforcement investigation. Such reports are exempt from mandatory disclosure pursuant to Government Code section 6254(f); Haynie v. Superior Court (2001) 26 Cal. 4th 1061; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California v. Superior Court, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 378 (Cal. App. 2d Dist., May 6, 2015).

However, the Sheriff's Department was able to generate an activity log from its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, which contains information going back three years. The attached log represents the only non-except records in possession of the Sheriff's Department that are responsive to your request.

Sincerely,

WILLIAM D. GORE, Sheriff

By: Sanford A. Toyen, Legal Advisor
Office of the Sheriff, Legal Affairs Unit

"Keeping the Peace Since 1850"

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