"I hired Brian after investigating the investigators. I looked at reviews and blogs and found a lot of negative reviews and comments associated with the others. I liked that Brian was on Angie's list and couldn't find anyone who was unhappy with his service so I went ahead and hired him for a difficult case. I needed to find my husband to serve him with divorce papers within 6 days since a court hearing was scheduled and he had to be served 14 days in advance. My husband was off the grid so to speak, living on someone's boat at a marina in Seattle. He was as underground as they come. Brian was able to locate him within 2 days. I was shocked at how fast he was able to find him, but not as shocked as my husband I'm sure. Brian had called and let me know the progress on the case every day. In my opinion, Brian is a human bloodhound and I am thrilled with his service!"
— Kathleen H., Kirkland, WA
"I hired Brian Blackwell to locate a missing family member and was promptly informed that he would have results
in 72 hours, but instead, it was only 24 hours. Excellent service."
— Gloria M., University Place, WA
From Award Winning Author Elizabeth Roadifer…"In a difficult situation, Brian Blackwell was able to track down
my brother after months of searching and observations."
— Elizabeth Roadifer
"I hired Mr. Blackwell to do a background investigation. He worked hard on my case, never gave up and always
kept me up-to-date. If you need a private investigator, Brian Blackwell is the one to call."
— Rafael S., Tucson, AZ
"Thank you for the professional, attentive, and pragmatic way in which you handled my case. Your persistence,
ability to overcome obstacles, awareness of privacy issues, and knowledge of the law results in successful work."
— Dianne H., Seattle, WA
"We hired Brian to locate a family member no one had been in touch with for many years and could not locate. It
was very simple to ‘get the ball rolling.’ I paid at his website via PayPal, provided what info we had. Brian emailed
with follow up questions or confirmations as they came up. He located him and provide us with an address and
phone number. Very professional service!"
— Loree J., Seattle, WA
"Our son had run away from home. After days of searching, the police were unable to find him. My wife and I
hired Mr. Blackwell in the hopes of finding our son, which he did. We are so grateful for Brian Blackwell and his
team and their can do attitude, which resulted in bringing our son home."
— Bill E., Tacoma, WA
Brian Blackwell Investigations
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My Process in Becoming a Private InvestigatorAfter being the victim of an attempted murder in June of 1993, I decided to devote my life to a career in investigation and protective services. I studied and apprenticed, taking courses in criminal and civil law, criminal investigations, legal procedures, evidence analysis and preservation, interviewing techniques, criminal justice, firearms training, security and defensive tactics.
After being (honorably) discharged from the United States Army in November of 1991, I worked in the mortgage business. Then the following occurred:
I had driven my car into the parking lot of the office building where the mortgage company was located in Tacoma on a Wednesday at about 9 p.m., and parked. I got out of my car and began walking toward the door of the office building when I heard several footsteps coming toward me from behind. I turned around and saw four young males that appeared to be in their mid-teens approaching me; one leading the way and holding a gun in his right hand. I knew I did not have time to get back in my car to escape or escape on foot without being shot. It was clear the only chance I had of surviving was to confront the situation and hope for the best. I took a defensive stance by standing with one leg forward so as to not be knocked down easily, and quickly calculated my options.
I remember thinking: the best chance I have of surviving is to disarm the gun and wrestle it out of his hand — if he can’t fire the gun, he can’t kill me. Even though there were four of them, I concentrated on the one with the gun.
The one holding the gun stood in front of me demanding money and it was clear from the look in his eyes that he had no intention of letting me live. As a diversion, I gave the impression that I was reaching into my front left pants pocket to retrieve money, which fortunately made him slightly lower the gun and move it to his left away from my body and gave me the opportunity to control the situation and get the gun away from him. I pushed it further away from my body using my right hand and began ramming my left index and middle fingers behind the trigger to jam it and prevent the gun from being able to be fired as I attempted to wrestle the weapon out of his hand.
As a side note, he was able to fire a round before I could get my fingers behind the trigger to jam the gun, but the bullet did not hit me. (Out of the corner of my right eye, I saw the brass cartridge laying on the ground from the bullet bouncing off the pavement.)
I continued ramming my fingers behind the trigger. He tried to fire the gun again several times as I was pushing my fingers behind the trigger and wrestling for control over the weapon. Fortunately, the other three did nothing but watch. He eventually gave up and released his grip on the gun’s handle and they all ran off down the street.
I pulled my sore, bloody fingers out from behind the trigger — I had cut one finger on a burr that was on the backside of the trigger. I cleared and secured the gun, and called 911; sheriff’s deputies responded. I turned over the gun to the deputies and told them what had happened. I could tell by the look on their faces they were amazed by my actions. One deputy said, “You’re lucky to be alive.” I responded, “Anyone who tries to kill me is going to have to earn it.”
Brian Blackwell Investigations
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Infidelity and Cheating Spouse Investigations
|You "just want to know" what is going on behind your back.|
Few events in life are more painful or complex than the issues surrounding a troubled relationship.
• Unconfirmed Suspicions
• Conflict, Lying
• Midlife Transition
If you are experiencing uncertainty, doubt or a sense of betrayal, contact us to privately
discuss your particular situation. Understanding the problem is the first step toward
solving it. We can help you toward a solution as you gain factual information vital to
making the correct decisions.
• Photographs, Video• Identity
• Background Investigation
• Child Protection
Ten Signs Your Partner Is Cheating On You
2. Unexplained absences: frequently staying late at work, spending more time "with friends," pursuing a new hobby during evenings and weekends,
frequently running lengthy errands.
3. Increase in personal expenses: spends more money, credit card spending increases.
4. Changing phone use patterns: spends more time on the phone, anxious to be the first to answer the phone, mysterious incoming calls — hang ups
or "wrong numbers," suddenly needs a new cell phone.
5. Greater attention to personal appearance: begins a crash diet or exercise program, gets a trendy new wardrobe, new fragrance or hair style.
6. Added interest in the mail: wants to be the one who gets the mail — wants to limit your access to phone bills, bank and credit card statements,
and personal letters they get.
7. Articles of unknown origin: slips of paper with names and phone numbers; dates, times, locations stashed in their pockets; matchbooks from
unknown bars and restaurants.
8. Changing sex drive: decreased interest in sex — more aggressive and/or hostile during sex and less tender/romantic; newfound knowledge regarding unexplored techniques or positions.
9. Mysterious bite marks, bruises, scratches: can't explain how "that got there.”
10. Unexplained odor or stain: comes home smelling of cologne / perfume that is clearly not theirs; lipstick on his shirt collar.
BRIAN BLACKWELL INVESTIGATIONS