Expect the Unexpected

Shoulder Injury

On a recent surveillance the Subject was at the grocery store and lifted a small child and groceries into his vehicle. On the way home he stopped at the post office and the Investigator wasn’t expecting to get any significant footage at a post office. However, he decided to keep the video camera on the Subject’s vehicle as it backed out from between two vehicles. The car was backing up under human power!! The vehicle wouldn’t start and the subject was pushing it up an incline with an “alleged” shoulder injury. He then reached in and pulled on the steering wheel with no power assist and again pushed the vehicle in an effort to push start the manual transmission (stick shift) vehicle. A RIGHT shoulder injury and shifting a 5 speed. Video was later taken of the interior of the vehicle to display the 5 speed shifter.

Daughter united with Father after 32 years

August 9th, 2012 was the day that Brandy met her father Paul for the first time. They met in Wichita, KS and spent several days together.

Back in 1979, Brandy’s mother Colleen was living in Bartlesville, OK and a dashing young accountant from New Mexico had arrived in town for a temporary work assignment. The two spent some time together over the next few months and eventually Paul was reassigned to another job in Cleveland, OH. Unbeknownst to both of them at the time Colleen was pregnant with no way to contact Paul. Brandy was born on 1/12/1980. Since the day of her birth Brandy has never met her birth father. For 32 years Paul was unaware that he was even a father. Paul is now 58 years old and has NEVER had any children. Brandy reached out to an Investigator to assist her in finding her birth father. Paul was located at his work station in Albuquerque, NM. Paul was asked if he would like to be put in contact with his daughter. Paul was overwhelmed with the news and said he would love to meet his daughter. The two met in Wichita and after finding out Brandy had two children Paul traveled to northern Missouri to meet them. They plan to spend Christmas together in New Mexico. Paul comes from a very large family and they are all eager to meet Brandy and her two children. Brandy indicated to the investigator that she was thankful from the bottom of her heart that is now complete

Sniper “kills” Claimant

Years ago we had a case where the Claimant lived out in the country in a flat, wide open area. Parking on the gravel road would have been too obvious. The investigator sat calmly at a distance and keep the binoculars on the Claimant’s residence. The Claimant came out and looked around. Not seeing anyone began to cut and stack wood on his property. When he became fully distracted that’s when the Investigator slowly moved his vehicle into a closer position to take the shot and began to video tape. After an hour of hard wood cutting and stacking the Investigator sensed that the Claimant was nearing the end. The Investigator slowly backed out of site before the cutting was complete. When the Claimant finished he looked around and again not seeing anyone he went inside. The Investigator was still there watching at a distance through the binoculars waiting for the next opportunity to take a sniper shot. Getting good evidence requires patience, skill and knowing when to move in and strike and when to back out. Not arousing suspicion allows for the Claimant to perjure himself to the court and discredit his own testimony

Employee Conduct and Safety in the Field

Your company has an image that has been built over years of hard work and dedication to safety and excellence. Keeping that image is important to the longevity of your business. Maintaining safety procedures is also a key factor in your business growth. You send employees out in the field with your company name and logo on their shirts, hard hats and work trucks. What are they doing to degrade your business in the public eye. Are they walking around with their shirt untucked, are they smoking and drinking on the job, are they taking 1 hour breaks, are they acting unbecoming of your business image.

What about SAFETY? Are they really wearing proper safety equipment? Are they bypassing safety devices and guards that could cause and injury? Surveillance video does not lie. Take a couple days to really see what it looks like when you are not there. Don’t assume, get the facts. Call (913) 541-0237 for scheduling