I have a private easement through a neighbors' property. They're up here just a few months a year but I walk my easement daily year-round and have for many years prior to them purchasing the property. My private easement shows up clearly in the subdivision plat map and their and my legal descriptions so the easement is not at all in question.
Several times they have harassed me as I walk through. I don't even look in the direction of their house, totally ignoring them when I go through.
Well, yesterday one of the couple told me twice to "get the [H... interesting that this editor won't allow the word which is the opposite of "heaven" in a post, changing it to "***heck"] out of here" when my dog stopped on our easement to do some sniffing. Then a while later when we came back through the easement on our return, the other of the couple physically blocked me from walking on my easement trail, telling me I had to move to another portion of the easement. She wouldn't move for several minutes, claiming it's THEIR property, to which I calmly kept replying, "It's MY easement and I may walk here." I finally got by her, though she threatened me then as well with something like, "don't you dare touch me!" which I didn't as I passed through the tight area.
The police who took the report recommends I file a retraining order against them, or if I don't want to do that, he can charge them with disorderly conduct. My concern, however, is it will all be "he said/she said" in front of the judge (though since the events yesterday, I'm keeping my video recorder handy when I walk through there), so either legal action might be a waste of time (and money on my part?)
I'd like to know a little more about both ROs and disorderly conduct charges, including likely costs I might incur to file and/or pursue the RO (I will call the police dept. about this later but I'd like to hear from others as well, in different parts of the country), and the process involved (especially since these people may be out-of-state by the time any court appearances would be required.
My inclination at this point is to just keep filing police reports--I have four on file from this year and last year--to use if/when their blocking gets more threatening or more frequent, but I'd like to hear thoughts and knowledge from others.