A Newport Beach Private Investigator Picks Up Where Police Leave Off

Police departments were designed with noble intentions: to protect and serve the citizens in their area by keeping the streets safe and promoting order in the areas that they patrol. Apprehending criminals is one of the most important jobs of police officers that want to protect people in their jurisdiction. However, police officers also have legal restrictions that they have to operate under so that they do not run the risk of getting themselves or their departments into trouble.

We see examples of these police limitations all the time. For an example, take the recent case of Ryan Tyler Pautsch, a Newport Beach resident who was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property and assault with a deadly weapon. Police reported to his home at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, August 10 to investigate a burglary that had taken place earlier that night. Pautsch knew the person who was burglarized, making him a person of interest in the case.

After arresting Pautsch, police officers found the missing property that they were looking for in the burglary case that they were originally investigating. However, the Orange County district attorney's office has told Newport Beach police that they want a deeper investigation conducted on the case. Because of this, Pautsch was released from jail on Tuesday, August 12.

Newport Beach Private Investigators: Working Where Police Cannot

Pautsch's case is just one of the many examples throughout the country of suspicious people who have gotten off because of a lack of evidence or infighting between law enforcement agencies and the justice department. While nothing has been proven, the person that was burglarized could have hired a Newport Beach private investigator to get assistance investigating this case to identify the criminal. How are private investigators able to help their clients when police cannot? Several ways:

  • Witness interviews: talking to a police officer can be a very intimidating process, especially for those that have a natural fear of law enforcement agencies or have had bad run-ins with police officers in the past. A private investigator will be able to help clients by talking to persons of interest in a low-pressure way so that there is a better chance that they get the information they need.
  • Piecing together clues: after talking to witnesses, a private investigator will be able to think logically about clues available on a given case to give them a good chance of finding suspects or tracking down other witnesses that may have critical information.
  • Tracking someone down: police officers are limited in their ability to track people. Sometimes they need a search warrant or some kind of hard evidence that links the suspect to a crime. Private investigators in Newport Beach, on the other hand, can track any person that their client wants to learn more about, as long as they do not trespass on private property. We are often hired to located witnesses.

In the case of Ryan Tyler Pautsch, a private investigator probably could have helped the victim identify the perpetrator of the crime. Whether you live in Newport Beach or surrounding areas like Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, or Irvine, hiring the right private investigator will give you the ability to track criminals in ways that the Newport Police might not be able to.

Contact Linked Investigations if you feel a Newport Beach Private Investigator could help you get to the bottom of things. 714-432-9911 or email: info@linkedinvestigations.com

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November 12, 2014
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