Houston, Texas MV Theft

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.
Tracking # 16-5694
Est. Completion None
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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: HPD - Open Records

Your request for Public Information has been assigned OR# 16-5694.

Please be aware a full criminal offense report is not considered public information and will not be released unless the case was closed by conviction (someone was arrested, convicted and received jail/prison time and/or deferred adjudication and/or a fine). The only portion that will be released is the public information page and suspect information if a suspect(s) was arrested and charged.

Do you want to modify your request to receive the public portion of incident reports not closed by conviction?

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Open Records Unit.

I would like to receive the public information page for all incidents that haven't been closed and the full report for all incidents that have been closed. Please let me know how many reports that will be, whether there is a cost associated with the request and what the estimated processing time is.

From: HPD - Open Records

We are preparing the invoice.

Sincerely,

HPD Open Records Unit

From: HPD - Open Records

Dear Ben Hallman, please see the attached estimate letter regarding this request.

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

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