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Monday, October 18, 2010

So you think moving and job hopping will deter me.......

Ricky was to be served in Medford, Or. but the current tenant said "they" purchased this home 3 years ago.  The plates in the driveway were given to our client but they did not match our defendant.  Ahhhh he works at a local car lot.  I called there and found out he had quit months ago to go work at another automobile dealership.  I drove there only to find out he no longer worked there either.  Client did a PO Conversion and found another address for him.......no luck.  A female neighbor living in another apt. said that she knew each of the four tenants and Ricky was not one of them.  This paper sat in the HOLD file awaiting more information when I did my weekly check through the file.  I put his name into the DexKnows.com on line and to my surprise there was my clients name with an address and a phone number.  I called court at 4:59 p.m. on a Friday and our dedicated small claim manager answered the phone.  I asked if this case was still open as it was almost 9 months old and she told me she had "just" started the dismissal proceeding.  She said it would take a few days to finalize so go try the new address.  I drove straight over to the new address and all the blinds were closed.  This apt. looked vacant from the outside.  There were old newspapers on the porch and spider webs were hanging from the rafters.  I decided to check with a neighbor before knocking on his door.  I again played dumb and asked the neighbor if Ricky lived here.  She told me that there was no Ricky here and she didn't know anyone nearby with that name.   I said, "Thank you," and proceeded to knock on "Ricky's" door.  To my surprise, a male opened the door.  The air conditioner was running, every light in the house was on as well as the stereo.  I said, "Hi, I have some documents for Ricky and handed them towards him.  He took them and said, "Thanks!"  Just like he knew I'd be by.  What I learned that day was that people are not necessarily hiding but because of the bad economy they are having to change jobs or move around into less expensive housing.  I thank my lucky stars that I have a job to go to everyday.  And I know that in one little instant my life can change forever.  Know your job, go "over and above", and be kind!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

So you think you can kick me off your property......

welllll, technically you can, and I will leave immediately, but since I already have your paper in my hand, I will "drop serve" it before I leave your property.  You're served!   And if I feel that you are really threatening I will get in my car, make sure I'm headed out of your drive way and then "drop serve" the paper while telling you it's legal service.  This happens VERY seldom as most people treat me the way I treat them, with respect and without judgment. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

So you thought you could hide....

I have served “this” particular gentleman before. He's very evasive but owns a business or two in Medford, Oregon so it's easy to "serve" him as all I have to do is "office serve" to one of his employee's at one of his yogurt shops.
He had sold his business's or lost them, I'm not sure which, when I received another legal document for him. My instruction sheet from my client tells me that he's living at 3902 Cascadia Hills Rd, in Eagle Point, Or. I know from past serves that this address is his fathers home and not his. It also says that he's currently working at "Ye Olde Shoppe" in Medford. One of my female servers knows him from her High School days so she calls him and chats him up. She finds out that he now has a wife and baby and has settled down. My server tells him that we again have legal documents for him. He tells his old friend that he doesn't want to be served and she tells him that she'll have to come to his place of business. He tells her that he's not working at "Ye Olde Shoppe" anymore. So, as the owner of QPS (Quality Process Serving), I take the paper and get to work figuring out how I'm going to serve this guy. I drive by his POE listed on our instruction sheet. I can see that this is the building that his dad owned a manufacturing business at. I'm thinking that dad might still own the building. I check my assessors office web site and sure enough his daddy still owns the building. I decide to find out who is running the new business located here. I go to the Oregon Corporation web site and enter the business name, "Ye Olde Shoppe" into the name field. It says that Chantilly Probst owns this business. I put her name into the DexKnow.com site and it gives me her home address. I drive by that address and take some plate numbers and verify them with cars parked at "Ye Olde Shoppe". Bingo! My guys significant other is possibly the owner of the business now located at his dad's old place of business. This makes sense. She owns the business but HE is helping her without benefit of a pay check or the possibility of getting his wages garnished. What a way to abuse the system almost legally. I wonder why he's hiding under her skirts? Wonder aside, I walk in and a male who fits the description that my server gave me is just about to walk out of the office. I say, “Hi, are you Joshua?” He says, “yes”.  I say, “I have some legal documents for you.” I hand them to him and he's too stunned to refuse. I say, “Thank you”, and out I walk. Boy that felt great!!! Served!! Job done! My client never knew how far “over and above” I went to get their paper served. But I knew. It's my job and I take it seriously. So do my servers.

Monday, October 11, 2010

So you want to be a process server?

Vicci: Hi, I have some documents for John Razenski
Defendant:  Sorry, I don't know any Razenski's.
Little girl on porch, 4 years old:  My last name is Razenski.
Vicci:  Smiling....here ya go John.
John tonguetied:  Thank you. 

Just one of many funny encounters Quality Process Serving has had in Jackson County, Oregon.