MV Theft Multirequest (El Paso Police Department)

Brian Freskos filed this request with the El Paso Police Department of El Paso, TX.
Tracking # OR2016-23362
Status
Rejected

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From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ben Hallman

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: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

Re: Open Records Request #W042615-080216

Dear Mr. Hallman: You asked if there was going to be a fee for fulfilling this request. There probably will be. We have, at this point, identified about 450 pages responsive to your request. If all 450 pages are releasable, then we would need to perform redactions for confidential information such as dates of birth, social security numbers, medical information, etc. We estimate the redactions process will take about three hours, at $15.00 per hour, so that would be a fee of $45.00 for labor. There will also be a small fee for supplies and postage. If you have any questions, or want to narrow your request to just the #1 Incident Reports, rather than the full cases, just let us know. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mary La Rue
Certified Paralegal
City of El Paso
Office of the City Attorney
(915) 212 - 4005

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Mary, I would like to move forward with the full cases. Please let me know when I might receive them and how to pay. Thank you.

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

Dear Ben Hallman:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: [ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]August 8, 2016El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso Police Dept. Records Division911N. Raynor St.El Paso, TX 79903This is a follow up to request number W042615-080216:Hi Mary, I would like to move forward with the full cases. Please let me know when I might receive them and how to pay. Thank you.

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

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Dear Ben Hallman,

Please be advised responsive records pertaining to your request are now available.   However, there is a fee associated with your request and I have attached our invoice with remittance information.   Please note our agency does not send records electronically; therefore, they will be mailed upon receipt of payment.

Sincerely,
Sandra Chavez
El Paso Police Department
Records Division

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

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From: Ben Hallman

Thank I'll make sure our billing department gets the check in the mail.

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

Dear Ben Hallman:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: [ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]August 9, 2016El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso Police Dept. Records Division911N. Raynor St.El Paso, TX 79903This is a follow up to request number W042615-080216:Thank I'll make sure our billing department gets the check in the mail. ---On Aug. 9, 2016:

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From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

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Hello,

We have received payment.  The records released by our legal advisor will be mailed out today.

Thank you,
Sandra Chavez
El Paso Police Department

From: El Paso Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Ben Hallman

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ben Hallman

From: The City of El Paso Public Information Center

Dear Ben Hallman:

Please be advised that if you wish to check on the status of an already submitted request or submit a new request, you should visit the City of El Paso Public Information Center by clicking here. (http://home.elpasotexas.gov/open-records/records.php)
Description: TO: [ElPaso@mycusthelp.net]September 7, 2016El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso Police Dept. Records Division911N. Raynor St.El Paso, TX 79903This is a follow up to request number W042615:Hi,Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.Sincerely,Ben Hallman---On Aug. 25, 2016:A copy of documents responsive to the request.---On Aug. 24, 2016:

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From: Ben Hallman

Quick question: The documents you gave me say at the top on the first page:

"The total number of cases of larcenies reported for 2015 was 1,519." Is that the total number of larcenies from motor vehicles or just larcenies in general?

From: Ben Hallman

Quick question: The documents you gave me say at the top on the first page:

"The total number of cases of larcenies reported for 2015 was 1,519." Is that the total number of larcenies from motor vehicles or just larcenies in general?

From: El Paso Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.

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