Saturday, November 01, 2008
Trespassing Advice?
Q: We have been having issues with a lot of trespassing on our property lately. It seems that someone put up a fence on a public road behind our property so people now cut through our yard. We have tried talking to the people to let them know that this is a private residence but they just continue on their way.
I am concerned both for our safety as well as the people going through our yard in case they startle our dog. What should we do?

A: It is difficult to give advice here without seeing the property you describe. You can certainly put up a fence of your own on your property to contain your own yard, but you will need to get a professional survey or plat to be sure you are putting it up and not on a utility easement. If the fence is on a public road(?) and is otherwise blocking this road, you may contact the street department for other followup. In your case you may wish to follow up with a property law attorney to consult and see what your options are.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 10:14 AM  

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