Tracking, Montana style

John J. Nazarian
May 20, 2024

One of my specialties I developed over the last 32 years was locating trackers that were placed on vehicles. “Spy Games”, they really are games as to what you can do to catch someone doing something that maybe they should not be doing. I don’t care what kind of mode of transportation a tracker was placed. IF, a tracker device was placed on it, ‘after market,’ I and my team had a 100% percent success rate in finding them. Don’t forget some manufactures have tracking devices installed on them from the factory and that is wired into the wiring harness. Those are generally utilized to locate a vehicle in the event of an emergency, and often require your interaction with the service as provided.

Through the years we removed trackers from almost every imaginable location on cars, boats and a few airplanes. Airplanes are tricky in so much that they are built with technology for locating the aircraft due to them being airplanes! Tail numbers are still a great source of identifying aircraft.

Motor homes were always fun and we did several of those just to keep track for several of our clients. Keeping in mind that we also were damn clever in placing them in places that for short periods of time they were never found. Some I am sure are still on cars long sold and auctioned off!

One client in particular was Shaunie O’Neal, this still sticks out in my memory primarily as to what a pleasant person she was. Back in 2010 or 2011 we removed devices from the gold colored Mercedes Benz and a dark colored Nissan SUV. Never got to meet Shaquille O’Neal, but we sure did curb someone’s ability to keep track of whoever was driving those two cars.

More often than not most people are oblivious to the fact that they are being tracked by ‘interested’ parties. Some can be as simple as placing a tracker in the boot of the trunk or hard wiring into the taillights and leaving the device concealed. Battery powered trackers are excellent too, they can last up to 4 months with a battery pack attached. (great for short term use as in time they could be discovered by a service technician or who knows who may look under the vehicle and ask, “hey what is this.” For a professional, keeping track of someone aka a ‘target’ these devices are the best. I don’t have to have someone followed playing games in heavy traffic, which is very difficult to do with any success. It is much better to go to a location and find your target than chasing them through traffic and all the risk that involves.

As I have stated, these devices for us are the best to gather information on the whereabouts of an individual’s vehicle with no question. Through the years these devices and the technology that has been developed are incredible and almost foolproof. If you are a ‘stalker’ you should be warned to research the laws of your state in your use of these devices. Having a P.I. license gives me access for sure, however, I still need to be careful in how I operate and gather information. “ The client is the enemy.”

Many of our clients are high net worth individuals and can be generous to their girlfriends and boyfriends. Generous in buying them cars or allowing them to use a personal car, you have to keep the flavor of the month happy. I recommend that tracking devices be placed on all vehicles when our clients purchase, boats and ATV’s too, and never revealing it. “Being Prepared” is always the best place to be, just as I was taught as a young ‘Boy Scout’, still a great mind set.

Recent Posts

Why Not Just Kill Them? Part One

We are nothing more than reflections of our childhood and all the interactions with out fathers and mothers our brothers, sisters, our uncles, aunts and cousins…. this we are in fact a reflection of...

Al Pacino and John J. Nazarian

My career has covered over 32 years, for the most part in and around Beverly Hills, California and Southern California. That says it all! I had lots of great guidance and assistance one of those who...

My Oaths To America

I have taken so many ‘Oaths to Defend’ this country I have lost count. The big one was, of course, my swearing in as a Naval recruit. I served honorably and was discharged with the best discharge...

Car Sales 101

Do any of you realize what is more VIRULENT than the MARBURG Virus, EBOLA or even HANTAVIRUS? I have the answer without a doubt in my mind, CAR SALES PEOPLE and THE OWNERS of these festering dens of...

Michelle and Me

Coincidence or what, that in 1974 I had taken a job at Groman Mortuaries on Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles. Back in those days I was looking for a job and these meat houses provided an apartment...

Joanne Carson and Truman Capote

After more than 32 years it is very true when I say there is little I have not seen or taken part in. The biggest issue was always to keep myself and those in my employ on the level, on the level?...


The demonstrations and the Anti Semitic chants coming from some of America’s Universities has been in the planning for more than 20 years. This is not speculation or theory this is as much a fact as...

The Valencia’s Take Paris

Something I swear by is that no one throws a party quite like Lisa Helfend Meyer. Her parties were always over the top. The ones at hotels and restaurants and the ones at her incredible home all...