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No Charges in Fence Dispute

July 26, 2007

June 25, 2007 - A 39-year-old Mississauga man who tore down his neighbour's fence Friday afternoon over a property line dispute will not be charged by Peel Regional Police. Instead, Michael Homes agreed to erect a new fence.

Homes' backyard neighbour, Peter Nolet, phoned Peel Police Friday afternoon when Homes used a chainsaw to rip down the fence. Police declined to lay charges and asked the two Port Credit neighbours to resolve the dispute.

Homes put up a new fence over the weekend.

"I put it up after he (Nolet) finally acknowledged the previous fence was way too much on my side," Homes said.

Nolet has refused to speak with The News.

Homes said he and his neighbour haven't gotten along over the last few years. A hearing is ongoing before the Ontario Municipal Board concerning Nolet's decision to split his property so that two homes can be built there.

Source: The Mississauga News, June 25, 2007.