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Colorado Private Investigator Arrested Using Tracking Device

Posted by Bill on March 7, 2008

gps_tracking_diagram.jpg  According to a news article in the Summit Daily News, a private investigator from Glenwood Springs, CO, was arrested Thursday after placing a tracking device on a car.  The tracking device was for a divorce case the investigator was working.  A witness saw the investigator crawl under an SUV and then drive away.  The witness called the police who found the device attached under the SUV. The police treated the unknown device as a bomb, evacuating the area and calling in the bomb squad.   Read the whole story Click Here See also Denver TV News

Some people use GPS tracking devices.  The devices are place in a concealed area of a vehicle.  The location of the vehicle is available via computer from a remote location–say in your office.  The use of these GPS tracking devices is questionable from a legal point of view.  PIAVA does not recommend using such devices; nor authorizes such use.

Bill Lowrance

President PIAVA

Information Insights Inc. McLean, VA

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4 Responses to “Colorado Private Investigator Arrested Using Tracking Device”

  1. Larry A. Peters said

    This is a good example of ignorance vs doing it right. Under no circumstances should a PI take the responsibility for attaching a tracker to a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle should attach it. If the wife is not on the title, it should still be left to her or him to attach the device. All we need are a few more heros like this one and congress will act on trackers next. The trucking industry and larger businesses are mounting trackers on all there vehicles for mileage and other reasons, like where they are stopping for rest and relaxation. Please people do it right or you will cause all of us a lot of pain.

    By the way, Bill has put together a good thing here and there should be a lot of chatter coming from somebody.

    Larry A. Peters
    Director

  2. […] Colorado Private Investigator Arrested Using Tracking Device According to a news article in the Summit Daily News, a private investigator from Glenwood Springs, CO, was arrested Thursday after placing a tracking device on a car. The tracking device was for a divorce case the investigator was working. A witness saw the investigator crawl under an SUV and then drive away. The witness called the police who found the device attached under the SUV. The police treated the unknown device as a bomb, evacuating the area and calling in the bomb squad. Read the whole story Click Here See also Denver TV News […]

  3. Unlawful Use Of GPS Tracker Could Land You In Jail…

    These tiny GPS trackers are motion activated, preserving battery life for weeks Just this morning I read an article in the OC Register about a Costa Mesa cop being charged with hiding a GPS device in a woman’s car without her knowledge so he coul…

  4. Interesting article Bill. I agree with Larry, this is a good blog with a plethora of links and PI info. Here’s a similar story, but this one involved an off-duty police officer who tried to rekindle his relationship with an ex-girlfriend by using a GPS tracker.

    Orange County Register News Article:
    http://www.ocregister.com/news/device-245453-woman-mesa.html

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