At Ohio Security & Investigations, our approach to each case is personal and thorough. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and dedication to providing the answers you need. We invest our time and energy into every case we are assigned, whether it involves locating a missing vehicle, tracking someone evading the law across the country, or uncovering evidence to answer questions about suspicions of infidelity. As a private investigator for this company, I’ve had great experiences personally working on some of these cases.
My favourite example of this truly showcases our commitment. It involved tracking a subject with conflicting information about their whereabouts. They claimed one location on social media while filing legal documents in another city and state. We conducted an extensive review of their social media activity, going through several months of posts. Through careful analysis, we gathered compelling evidence of their actual location, including raindrops on their car window; an outfit they wore working out often, verified from their selfies at the gym; a gym logo; and the presence of a sheriff’s vehicle in the background of their Facebook Live videos. Our team reviewed hours of footage to pinpoint the subject’s true location, even identifying the make of their vehicle from brief video clips. We were able to find enough crucial details to show that the subject was actually located 349 miles away from the location they’d been presenting to be in, in a completely different city and state than originally expected. We suspected that the subject had been filming their almost daily Facebook Live videos from a single location, which we were able to confirm when the subject accidentally panned their phone across their vehicle at the end of a live video. Showing that the surrounding background buildings were in the same lot as the vehicle. With the sheriff vehicle that was present in the videos, I figured out what county the subject was in. This led me to three possible locations in that county that they could be in; upon looking into the first location listed and going into Google Street View, everything in that parking lot matched up with the subject’s Facebook Live videos’ background. In three of the videos, I noticed rain droplets on the windows of the subject’s vehicle; it had not been raining in either of the locations the subject claimed to be staying in. From observing the interior of the vehicle and the seating, we were able to narrow it down to two possible models and a set range of years for the manufacturing of the stolen vehicle. We compiled all of this information, with labeled screenshots and relevant links into a folder for the client to review, along with individual reports for the different types of data we collected.
In another case, we were tasked with locating a missing vehicle that had been taken across state lines. Using a combination of social media investigation and searching through online databases, we gathered updated contact information and social media profiles for the person responsible. We identified the subject’s favourite spots to frequent, social connections in that area, and even captured images of the stolen vehicle by checking the traffic cameras.
For investigations involving (but not limited to) suspected infidelity or covert activities, we take a hands-on approach. Our team employs vehicular or in-person surveillance and high-quality cameras to observe subjects over extended periods. Before initiating surveillance, we thoroughly research the subject’s background, including their residence, acquaintances, and habits, allowing us to anticipate their movements and actions.