All reports involving Jorge A. Juarez-Mendoza 12-4-95

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Lakewood Township should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Lakewood Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Records requested:

All reports involving Jorge A. Juarez-Mendoza 12-4-95

Yours faithfully,

Accurate Investigations

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03319

 

Dear Accurate Investigations,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated . The official Records Custodian received your request on
. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request
is .

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Dear Lakewood Township,  This is a request for public records made under
OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an
official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.  Records
requested:  All reports involving Jorge A. Juarez-Mendoza 12-4-95  Yours
faithfully,  Accurate Investigations

 

Accordingly, the following department(s) have requested clarification with
the following comments:

Department Comments

 

This request does not completely identify specific government records.  A
proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those
documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by
simply requesting "any" or "all" information. Custodians are not required
to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. 
See Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 
2005). Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collated
and compiled are not "encompassed" by OPRA, See New Jersey Builders
Association v. New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super.
166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). 

 

Currently, your request fails to identify with reasonable clarity the
specific government records sought, as is required by Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.2005). At this time, we
request clarification of your OPRA request. Please respond in writing and
identify the specific government records sought so that we may process
your request. Failure to provide written clarification of your request
will result in the closure of this OPRA request.

 

PLEASE CLICK REPLY ALL WHEN SENDING FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THIS REQUEST.
PLEASE DISREGARD ANY EMAILS YOU MAY RECIEVE FROM
[email address]. THE TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD WILL RESPOND
ACCORDINGLY.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03319

 

Dear Accurate Investigations,

 

On 9/18/2020 11:04:00 AM, Lauren Kirkman commented regarding your
request:

 

This request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify
specific government records.  As such, your request is an invalid OPRA
request.  When a request is “complex” because it fails to specifically
identify the documents sought, then that request is not “encompassed” by
OPRA. See New Jersey Builders Association v. New Jersey Council on
Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App. Div. 2007).  A proper
request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those documents
that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by simply
requesting all of an agency`s documents.  See Bent v. Stafford Police
Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.  2005). Custodians are not
required to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA
request.    Please clarify your request to advise what report(s) you are
seeking and from what department. Thank you!

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03319

 

Dear Accurate Investigations,

 

On 9/28/2020 9:52:00 AM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

SECOND AND FINAL REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION: This request seeks information
or asks questions and does not identify specific government records. As
such, your request is an invalid OPRA request. When a request is “complex”
because it fails to specifically identify the documents sought, then that
request is not “encompassed” by OPRA. See New Jersey Builders Association
v. New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App.
Div. 2007). A proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable
clarity those documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this
requirement by simply requesting all of an agency`s documents. See Bent v.
Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 2005).
Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in
response to an OPRA request. Please clarify your request to advise what
report(s) you are seeking and from what department. Thank you!

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Dear Lakewood Township,

Any police reports, police/fire/ems reports

Yours faithfully,

Accurate

Dear Lakewood Township,

Police reports, incident reports/ fire/ems reports

Yours faithfully,

Accurate

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03319

 

Dear Accurate Investigations,

 

On 9/30/2020 10:00:00 AM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

AS PER EMS:  As per HIPPA guidelines, medical records can not be released
with out sign consent or legal documentation for said patient. These
records can`t be provide through an OPRA request  For Fire documents
please contact the Lakewood Board of Fire Commissioners c/o Erin Belfiglio
– [email address] at 316 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ  Fax
#732-370-4878 or phone (732) 364-5151  or the Ocean County Fire Marshall
at (732) 370-7360 Fax #(732) 341-3154.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03319

 

Dear Accurate Investigations,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 9/18/2020 10:32:00 AM. The official Records Custodian
received your request on 09/30/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day
deadline to respond to your request is 10/09/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Dear Lakewood Township,  This is a request for public records made under
OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an
official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.  Records
requested:  All reports involving Jorge A. Juarez-Mendoza 12-4-95  Yours
faithfully,  Accurate Investigations  CLARIFICATION ON 9/30/20 AS
FOLLOWS:  Police reports, incident reports/ fire/ems reports

 

Your request is in review as of 09/30/2020 and will be responded to
within 7 business days.

 

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a
right to challenge the decision by Township of Lakewood to deny access. At
your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court
of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council
(GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact
the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819,
Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site
at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the
law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be
directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03319

 

Dear Accurate Investigations,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 09/30/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 09/30/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 10/09/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Dear Lakewood Township,  This is a request for public records made under
OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an
official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.  Records
requested:  All reports involving Jorge A. Juarez-Mendoza 12-4-95  Yours
faithfully,  Accurate Investigations  CLARIFICATION ON 9/30/20 AS
FOLLOWS:  Police reports, incident reports/ fire/ems reports

 

The following records are being provided in their entirety and are
responsive to your request (Should there be a link below please click
otherwise please see attached):

AS PER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Redactions for personal telephone numbers
and driver`s license numbers. Incidents 18-004847 and 19-062444 denied per
2C:25-33. For incidents 18-036724 and 19-066405 please contact the Ocean
County Prosecutor`s Office as per their policy.

 

The records are being transmitted to you via Email as per your request.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.b. the cost associated with this request is
$0.00.

 

You have a right to challenge the decision by Township of Lakewood to deny
access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the
Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government
Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. 
You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at
P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at
their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other
questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in
Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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