St. Petersburg, Florida: Larceny from motor vehicle reports

Brian Freskos filed this request with the St. Petersburg Police Department of St Petersburg, FL.
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From: Ben Hallman

Given the quantity of reports that our request is likely to produce, we want to narrow it. Instead of requesting incident reports for every larceny from a motor vehicle in 2015, we are now only requesting reports for larcenies from motor vehicles in which a firearm was stolen in 2015.

We still want see all the information contained in the report, including, but not limited to, the time and location of each incident; the criminal's method of entry; the make and model of the vehicle; descriptions of what was stolen and where from inside the vehicle each item was stolen; the victims' names, ages and contact information; and the narrative summary of what happened.

Please also provide the TOTAL number of larcenies from motor vehicles that were reported to your department in 2015, no matter what, if anything, was stolen. All we need here is a number.

If this data is collated in a digital file or database, providing the results of a search query that yields this information would be an acceptable substitute to physical copies of the reports.

From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

Police reports for every motor vehicle break-in and/or larceny from a motor vehicle that occurred in 2015. I want to determine how many vehicle break-ins occurred in your jurisdiction and basic information about each, including what, if anything, was stolen.

I want to see all the information contained in each police report, including, but not limited to, the time and location of each crime; the criminal's method of entry; the make and model of the vehicle; descriptions of what was stolen and where from inside the vehicle each item was stolen; victims' names, ages, addresses and contact information; and the narrative summary of what happened.

If this data is collated in a digital file or database, providing the results of a search query that yields this information would be an acceptable substitute to physical copies of the reports.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ben Hallman

From: Yolanda F. Fernandez

Good Morning,
Your email contains 2 different requests dated July 22 and July 27. Could you clarify which ...or both..you would like fulfilled? Vehicle burglaries or guns stolen during vehicle burglaries?

Thank you,
Yolanda Fernandez
Community Awareness, Mgr.
St. Petersburg Police Dept.
1300 1st Ave. N.
0-727-893-7711 / C-727-742-9970
yolanda.fernandez@stpete.org

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Yolanda,

Sorry for the confusion. We're using a public records request system to file multiple requests with several different jurisdictions, and the system seems to have mixed up our requests in some cases.

We want reports only for guns stolen during vehicle burglaries. So any time someone broke into a car and stole a gun, we'd like to see the report.

I believe you've already requested to get us a number for how many times this has happened in recent years. Depending on how high that number is and the cost/time involved in pulling the reports, we might narrow our request.

Thank you for your help.
The Trace.

From: Yolanda F. Fernandez

Hello,
Thank you for the clarification. I called Brian Freskos with "The Trace" to further clarify whether this is a duplicate of a request from him. He affirmed it is, and he asked me to proceed with his original request of a list of all stolen guns, and stolen guns from vehicles, by month , for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

He explained once he receives the list, he will choose which police reports he would like to request.

Please contact me if this does not accurately represent your records request.
Sincerely,
Yolanda Fernandez
Community Awareness, Mgr.
St. Petersburg Police Dept.
1300 1st Ave. N.
0-727-893-7711 / C-727-742-9970
yolanda.fernandez@stpete.org

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