Judge To NM Neighbors: Stop Threatening Each Other

Mar 22, 2013

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered some Santa Fe neighbors to stop threatening each other over barking dogs, loud music and access to a subdivision road.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/WHTvRy) that State District Judge Frank Mathew told the feuding neighbors Thursday in the Mission Viejo subdivision not to harass or call one another after a series of bizarre complaints.

Keith Bujold has been in a long fight with neighbor Ernest Kavanaugh Sr. over access to a disputed road that has resulted in threats with pistols.

Bujold says the Kavanaughs began harassing him and his wife four years ago by telling them, "You're all Gringos from New York. Go back to the city and leave us alone."

But Kavanaugh says Bujold called him a "Mexican" who didn't speak English well.