Archives for February 2010

US Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe case, Deposition of Terrorist Cancelled

Neal Puckett, lawyer for Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe announced that the military has decided to cancel the deposition of Ahmed Hashim Abed.  Read more

Donald A. Bambenek II, Bambenek Investigations

How Private Investigators Help Patent Litigators

An excellent article about how Private Investigators could help in patent litigation investigations. written by James Mintz and Staci Dresher of The Mintz Group.

Patent litigation often turns on obscure and long-buried facts, and some private investigative firms are developing expertise that can help patent counsel – on both the defendant and plaintiff sides – find information to support and even shape litigation strategy. Read more

AUCTION to Raise money for Slain Officer’s Family

The Sports Page Bar and Grill, 2802 Auburn Way N, Auburn, Washington, will be the site of an auction, this evening February 12, 2010, from 6pm-9pm, to raise money for the families of five law enforcement officers slain in Pierce County in 2009.  This will be an opportunity to support the families and again show them how much you care.

All proceeds for the event will go to the Lakewood Police Independent Guild and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

There will be a “Run from the Heart” event to benefit the family of slain Pierce County Deputy Kent Mundell. Registration for the event will take place Saturday, February 12, 2010, at noon, at Fort Steilacoom Park.  Read more


Identity Theft a Continuing Threat

Identity theft is continually on the rise, stretching law enforcement resources to a breaking point.  Though there are laws already on the books that cover the broad range of offenses, getting a law enforcement agency to do an investigation will be a chore.  I’m sure some agencies will take a report, if you prepare one,  but beyond that you might be the one that will need to do the follow up. I encourage you to do that.  What might start out as a small loss, can quickly grow to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

I have worked enough of these cases, collected the documentary evidence, interviewed witnesses, obtained video, conducted surveillance, and continually updated federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  While the local agencies have been very helpful and arrested many of the perpetrators, it is usually the federal law enforcement agencies that have had the greatest impact based on the number of years the criminal is sent to prison.  However, for the case to go federal the dollar loss usually needs to be significant.

I have found the United States Secret Service and the United States Social Security Special Agents to be the most proactive in these cases.

For information from the United States Department of Justice relating to identity theft and more go to

Gun Control via the United Nations

GUN CONTROL!!! The United Nations might be conspiring with the majority of it’s members to set U.S. Firearms policy.  Can they undermine our Constitution? Can an organization whose members are some of the worst humans rights violators, dictate to citizens of the United States what our Rights should be.

While it might seem impossible, you might want to view youtube, and then reconsider.

Is it true that Arab and Islamic states consistently vote against the U.S. in the United Nations? You be the judge.  View and then decide for yourself. If you do your own in-depth research, it might shock you. Then look at what the United States gives to these same countries, in foreign aid.

Then examine whether the United States foreign aid to those countries results in their supporting us in critical votes. Read more

I believe that it is time to curtail foreign aid to those member countries that continue to have a propensity to violate civil rights and continue to vote against the United States in the U.N. General Assembly.   It is time for the Citizens of the United States to urge our own government to stop wasting billions of dollars in foreign aid, and rebuild our nation and it’s economy.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Cuts

Longer response times, and lower level crimes like stolen property, won’t be investigated as quickly or at all, according to Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor.  Less time on property crimes.

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Private Detectives and Investigators

“Private Detectives and Investigators”, defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,  The Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, provides an outline that might be interesting to those researching this career field.

It can be viewed online at:

Counterfeit merchandise seized in Seattle

On October 20, 2009, a Seattle Vice Unit detective received a complaint about an individual who was selling counterfeit National Football League (NFL) jerseys on Craigslist.  Subsequently, an officer posed as a buyer and purchased a jersey that was later confirmed as counterfeit by an NFL representative.

A suspect was arrested on December 2, 2009.  The individual cooperated and provided information on the supplier.  A follow up investigation resulted in the undercover buys of jerseys by officers, surveillance of the suspect, and warrants to establish the suspect’s ownership of a website dedicated to selling the counterfeit jerseys.

The suspect was arrested on February 2, 2010. detectives and officers arrested the suspect in North Seattle.  A search warrant served on the suspect’s residence netted over 900 counterfeit jerseys.

Read more about it here

Copper Thefts in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor, Washington, continues to be victimized by individuals who are stealing copper, wherever it can be found.  The latest incidents involve the cutting of wiring leading to lighting structures. This is very costly to the community and even puts our children at risk.  If these wires are charged and exposed, coming into contact with them could be shocking to say the least.

I know you expect the police to investigate and resolve this, but don’t count on it.  They are already overworked and short on manpower.  It is your duty as a concerned citizen to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.  Critical information such as the exact location of the incident, your observations, a vehicle description (make and color), a license plate number, and a description of the individuals involved, would be very useful.

If you have personal knowledge about these incidents, it is time to STAND UP and contact Gig Harbor Police immediately.     

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