As I was driving to work this morning, I stopped to pick up a co-worker who was walking.
A sliver Grand Caravan, license# ATCR 068 (Ontario) pulled in behind me. My friend looked back and asked why the driver was video taping us?
It has been a long time since I trapped a PI, the last one was in a gas station in Palo Alto.
But I remembered the drill, so I jumped out and confronted the guy. He backed up into a driveway and tried for go forward, trying to push me out of the way with his car. I guess he decided I wasn't going to move and that running over me with a witness banging on his side window telling him to stop and right across from the Brantford police station wasn't a good idea.
So he backed into the business establishment and eventually stopped with me standing in front of his car calling 911. Unfortunately, the police station doesn't actually have any police there so they had to call in some cars. It took a while, so I called Arel and gave her a description of the seedy looking dude in the car down to his glasses, haircut, wristwatch and clothes. He continued to tape during most of this time.
When the police got there (two cars), they talked to him and (no surprise) determined that he was a PI who convinced them he was acting within the limits of what PIs can do. Arel came over and took some picture of him and the whole scene.
The police got his name, and though they would not give it to me, they did give me the name and phone number of the company he said he was working for.
Solutions Security & Investigations 119-2550 Argentia Rd. MISSISSAUGA, Ontario L5N 5R1 (905) 819-9058
Executive Director: David L Brewer
So I called up Mr. Brewer. Last time I asked about a PI who was tailing me, it turned out the guy was NOT working for the PI firm he claimed and it really freaked out the firm.
"I wound up talking to Dan Gimble and another guy who between them know about all their operations. They were mystified, unaware of any tailing operations in Palo Alto and (by company policy) they don't work for cults. (I suggested that saying so on their web page might be a way to distinguish respectable investigation companies from "others.")
"Anyway, they were *most* interested that two guys would be representing themselves to my neighbors *and* the Palo Alto Police as working for their company, and were using an IPSA business card taped in the car window. They were even more concerned when they ran the license numbers and recognized the car owners as police officers (from Newerk and San Leandro) they had former but not current dealings with."
Not so this time. Mr. Brewer admitted he did have an agent in Brantford this morning, but denied working for "a religion" and said he knew who his client was. He did not deny that I was the target of their (clumsy) investigation but implied it might have been because my car was similar to someone else they were investigating.
And, of course, he threatened to sue me if I posted any liable about his firm. I told him I would email him [DL_Brewer (at) hotmail.com] a draft of what I was going to post about the encounter with his agent.
Figuring this event *could* be unrelated to scientology, I called Gregg to see if anything strange had happened to him. He said no, but when I talked to him a bit later, he had discovered that this very morning his garbage had been stolen! This is the first time in several years, and boy did they pick a good time. They got a large bag of rotting food that had been cleaned out of a freezer almost a week ago.
Gregg also tried to talk to Mr. Brewer about the legal pitfalls of working for the cult. Mr. Brewer was not willing to talk to him.
>Solutions Security & Investigations
>119-2550 Argentia Rd.
>Executive Director: David L Brewer
http://tinyurl.com/cckco Solutions Security & Investigations Last Updated: 2004-11-01
Legal Name: Solutions Security & Investigations Operating Name: Solutions Security & Investigations
Mailing Address 119-2550 Argentia Rd. MISSISSAUGA, Ontario L5N 5R1
Location Address 119-2550 Argentia Rd. MISSISSAUGA, Ontario L5N 5R1 Telephone: (905) 819-9058 Toll Free Phone: 1(866) 447-3274 Fax: (905) 819-9105 Data Provider: David Brewer
David Brewer Title: Executive Director Telephone: (905) 819-9058 Fax: (905) 819-9105
Country of Ownership: Canada Year Established: 2001 Exporting: No Primary Industry (NAICS): 561611 - Investigation Services Primary Business Activity: Services Number of Employees: 57
Service Name: Security & Investigations
Taken from Canadian/Company directory: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/cgi-bin/sc_coinf/ccc/index_gen/company.pl?lang=e&profileId=1420&naicsCd=5616 (Solutions Security & Investigations/Complete)
http://www.dirfor.com/Canada/solutions-security-investigations-32192.htm (short form minus fax number/toll free number/company description)
The only thing else I could find searching for "Solutions Security & Investigations" are yellow page directories with the same short/form info.
Hope the additions help....