MV Theft Multirequest (Irving Police Department)

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Irving Police Department of Irving, TX.
Est. Completion None


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.


Ben Hallman

From: Les Moore

Please see attached

Les Moore I Police Legal Advisor
City of Irving/Irving Police Department
305 N. O'Connor Rd., Irving, TX 75061
P: (972)721-2543 C: (469)261-9711

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you so much Les. Please let me know what the estimated cost will be and what the estimated processing time will be. Depending on the cost and the amount of time it will take to process my request, I might narrow it.

From: Irving Police Department

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Les Moore

There should have been a page 3 that listed the cost estimate, along with an explanation as to why the estimate was pretty high. The biggest factor regarding copies is that much of the information you want is not on the front page/public copy. In other words, a list of stuff that is stolen is on subsequent inventory pages, as are the descriptions of MO, etc. Another factor adding to the expense is that every report has to be reviewed and information redacted; e.g. social security numbers, dates of birth, vehicle registration information, and for us to redact information, we have to physically print the report and scan it before we can apply the redaction software and then re-save it. Even if you do not want printed hard copies, we have to create them in order to ultimately produce a redacted electronic copy.

Please let me know if you didn’t get the entire 3-page e-mail.

From: Ben Hallman

My mistake I didn't see the third page. Thank you for sending this. Please hold on this for now while I consult with my editors. I will get back to you. Thank you.

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Les,

If there any way to narrow the reports so that we get only those motor vehicle burglaries in which a firearm was stolen?

On another note, we're sending out another batch of records requests related to this same project. One will go to Irving. It's only seeking figures though. Please let me know if you didn't receive.