Indianapolis, Indiana: Larceny from MV requests

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department of Indianapolis, IN.
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From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records 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 7 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: Adams, Kendale

Hello,

We acknowledge receipt of your request under Access to Public Records Act (IC 5-14-1.5). We will notify you when, if any, records are available. Thank you for contacting the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Respectfully submitted,

Kendale Adams
Sergeant - Media Relations
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
50 N. Alabama St. Suite T-120
Indianapolis, IN. 46240
(317) 327-3730 direct
(317) 327-3424 office
(317) 775-1539 mobile
kendale.adams@indy.gov<mailto:kendale.adams@indy.gov>
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From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Sgt. Adams.

From: Adams, Kendale

Hello,

We don't have the ability to extricate data in that form. The previous email I sent you is what we have available. The only way to obtain the data you are requesting is to count each report of which would be inclusive of an enormous amount of man hours and would extend well into the new year.

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