Property lines can either be clear as day or a complete mess. A man was engaged in a lengthy dispute with a neighbor over property lines and decided to get his hands dirty to prove his point.
It’s cited that on multiple occasions, Raymond Boisvert chucked food over his neighbor’s fence. Spaghetti and meatballs, a loaf of bread and chicken breasts all reportedly made their way up and over the fence.
The two neighbors have had many fights about property lines and noise complaints in the past, with troopers responding to calls seven times in the previous eight years. On this occasion, Boisvert threw food into his neighbor’s yard while he was out of town. The man called state police to report damage to his property.
When troopers arrived, they could see a loaf of bread and four cooked chicken breasts on the ground near the fence between the two properties. The man also explained that in May 2022, Boisvert tossed spaghetti and meatballs into his yard and that the oil was sprayed across the corner of his front yard.
He said the oil covered his vinyl fence and a four-by-five-foot section of his yard, including a lilac tree. The man reported the incident to the police but decided against charges at the time because he figured doing so would make the situation worse.
The 65-year-old has now been charged with third-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
On June 15, 2022, state police consulted with the Ellington town planner, to determine an outcome to the situation. It was agreed that the fence between the two yards mirrors the property line and that by piling objects against it on a previous occasion, Boisvert was actually encroaching on his neighbor’s property.