akmac - 8:11 pm on Aug 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yeah, sometimes they'll make you work with your local department. It doesn't mean they won't follow through. Usually, they just want to verify that you are legitimate. If they do ask you to file a local report, ask them for a name and number for your local police to contact once their report is complete. That way, you can stay in the loop.