records concerning Crow Tow d/b/a Crow Automotive Services Inc. (West Des Moines Police Department)

Heather Gulbranson filed this request with the West Des Moines Police Department of West Des Moines, IA.
Multi Request records concerning Crow Tow d/b/a Crow Automotive Services Inc.
Due Jan. 19, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Heather Gulbranson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of public records regarding Crow Automotive Services Inc. d/b/a Crow Tow, or the owner; Randy Crow including copies of any complaints the police department or sheriff's department has received since 2009 against this company or owner. (Including but not limited to reports of theft of personal belongings from towed vehicle, damage to personal property, illegal or unauthorized towing, etc)

I would also like the total numbers of calls (if kept) that were received in 2018, 2019, 2020 in regards to Crow Tow (i.e. -citizen call looking for car that has been towed etc)

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.


Heather Gulbranson

From: West Des Moines Police Department


We are currently looking into your request. We will be in contact with you regarding any cases that Crow Tow if there happens to be any. If there are any eligible cases, we will give you the dollar amount of what it will cost to obtain those from our agency. Thank you.


From: West Des Moines Police Department

I could not find any investigative cases involving Crow Tow or Randy Crow in our TriTech case management system. I will forward this request to another Records Section person to check our older system that I do not have access too for an additional records check.

Ed Harvey

From: West Des Moines Police Department

Ref. your request on Crow Tow.