Virginia Beach, Virginia MV theft

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Virginia Beach Police Department of Virginia Beach, VA.
Status
Completed
Tags

Communications

From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

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: Kenneth T. Shoop

Mr. Nash,

Please find the attached FOIA Response related to your request.

Respectfully,

Sergeant K.T. Shoop
Internal Affairs/Virginia Beach Police Department
2509 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: 757-385-1746
kshoop@vbgov.com<mailto:kshoop@vbgov.com>

  • FOIA Response Tom Nash for Larceny from Motor Vehicle Data

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Sgt. Shoop.

You can list as the requestor Brian Freskos, 61 Hamilton Place, New York, NY 10031

From: Kenneth T. Shoop

Updated response for Brian Freskos.

Sergeant K.T. Shoop
Internal Affairs/Virginia Beach Police Department
2509 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: 757-385-1746
kshoop@vbgov.com<mailto:kshoop@vbgov.com>

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Sgt. Shoop.

As an online media outlet, The Trace (thetrace.org) does have readers in Virginia. Indeed, we have readers around the world. We also partner with other major outlets, including the New York Daily News, Vice and Slate, which also have viewers in Virginia and around the world. For this project we are working in partnership with The Guardian, which also viewers around the world and major news operations in the United States.

From: Kenneth T. Shoop

Mr. Freskos,

Please find the attached FOIA Response regarding your request. Our online portal for police reports can be found at the following link:

https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/police/Pages/epro.aspx

Respectfully,

Sergeant K.T. Shoop
Internal Affairs/Virginia Beach Police Department
2509 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: 757-385-1746
kshoop@vbgov.com<mailto:kshoop@vbgov.com>

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you so much!

Files

pages

Close