Saturday, December 05, 2009

Man arrested for trespassing...on his own property


Engelking was arrested Wednesday after he confronted a crew on his property installing the line for Enbridge Energy Partners. He contended that the workers had no right to be on his property, as he had received no easement payment from Enbridge.

Denise Hamsher, an Enbridge spokeswoman, said the Engelking family repeatedly has been offered payment to install new pipes in the existing easement but has refused the money. She said Enbridge has offered the Engelkings a financial settlement far in excess of what’s called for in the original right-of-way agreement.

The Engelkings have rejected the payments for fear they would result in diminished property rights