MONROE TOWNSHIP — The squatters are gone from O’Brien Road.
Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff Dave Shaffer notified the people living in campers on the property that they had to leave by 10 a.m. Thursday. Shaffer and deputies went to the property after the deadline Thursday and the people gathered their possessions and left quietly. He did not know where they went, except that they said they had made “other arrangements.”
The break in the situation came Wednesday when Shaffer received a letter from an attorney representing Bank of America, acknowledging that the bank owned the property and no one was authorized to be living there.
Attorney Scott Casterline of Cleveland wrote, “It is my client’s understanding that currently there are squatters trespassing on the property and using the house as their residence. This is being done without my client’s authorization and my client would like to have any such people removed from the property.”
Casterline also said the bank would arrange to have someone secure the property. Shaffer said he understood a property management firm would come in and arrange to have the property cleaned up.
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