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Zodiacs

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My Domincan friend owns a deeded lot near a resort outside Puerto Plata. She went to inspect the property and found somebody moved a bunch of storage containers, and heavy equipment onto the property. Basically made it a construction site storage lot. They've got front loaders, a steam roller, back hoes and more up on the lot. She got an order for removal but can't pay the sheriff or a company to come remove the equipment. Anyone know of a company that would confiscate and store it on commission? Has to be hundreds of thousands worth of heavy equipment there.
 

irishpaddy

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My Domincan friend owns a deeded lot near a resort outside Puerto Plata. She went to inspect the property and found somebody moved a bunch of storage containers, and heavy equipment onto the property. Basically made it a construction site storage lot. They've got front loaders, a steam roller, back hoes and more up on the lot. She got an order for removal but can't pay the sheriff or a company to come remove the equipment. Anyone know of a company that would confiscate and store it on commission? Has to be hundreds of thousands worth of heavy equipment there.
Surely she has friends like your goodself ....so who needs a company ........move the stuff yourselves
 

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I always find it interesting/funny when a Dominican asks a gringo to help solve a problem he/she is having with another Dominican. Just pull over the "compramos hierro viejo neverra viejas..." guys and sell it to them.
 

JD Jones

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Charge em' a few thousand dollars a month rent.

If you want to know who it belongs to just start having it moved and they'll show up in a flash.
 
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CristoRey

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Always deal with Dominicans same as a Dominican would deal with them.
You can thank me later.
 
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johne

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Put up a sign "Equipo en Venta - Barato" and the owner will come running
LOL...if that was stolen equipment the "seller" who put up the sign , would be complicit in the crime,no?

This is the first and only post from OP... why is he/she believable?
 

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Palo's and barbed wire are cheap, put up a fence delineating the property and hang "Private Property" signs... Then sell them their own equipment, it's a win win. They get their stuff back and you make a little profit for the inconvenience..
 

JD Jones

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Palo's and barbed wire are cheap, put up a fence delineating the property and hang "Private Property" signs... Then sell them their own equipment, it's a win win. They get their stuff back and you make a little profit for the inconvenience..
That wouldn't even faze them. Armed guard maybe? Ask around and find out who they belong to?

I had something happen like that to a friend. They dumped a bunch of sugar in the fuel tanks. Expensive lesson.
 

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The problem is she is 'soltera' with no real resources to pay to remove the equipment. The stuff they put on her land is huge and very expensive. This is not a simple mistake. Whoever moved in on her land knows they don't belong there but also knows she has no way to force them out. She said she has an order for removal but needs to pay for someone to do it. She is NOT asking me for the money if that's what you're thinking. I'm just asking here what locals might do in this situation with the facts at hand. Can the local police make them move off the land if she can show them a valid order for removal?
 

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Surely she has friends like your goodself ....so who needs a company ........move the stuff yourselves
It's huge equipment and would have to be driven off or flatbed trucked out. We're talking road graders, steam rollers, bulldozers and back hoes. As well as 3 huge storage containers and assorted trucks.
 
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JD Jones

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The problem is she is 'soltera' with no real resources to pay to remove the equipment. The stuff they put on her land is huge and very expensive. This is not a simple mistake. Whoever moved in on her land knows they don't belong there but also knows she has no way to force them out. She said she has an order for removal but needs to pay for someone to do it. She is NOT asking me for the money if that's what you're thinking. I'm just asking here what locals might do in this situation with the facts at hand. Can the local police make them move off the land if she can show them a valid order for removal?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Edit: Just wondering.. How long has it been there? Contractors with equipment like that usually don't leave them laying around without producing. It sounds like most are road equipment. Is there any roadwork going on close by?
 

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Edit: Just wondering.. How long has it been there? Contractors with equipment like that usually don't leave them laying around without producing. It sounds like most are road equipment. Is there any roadwork going on close by?
I'm not down there, I'm sure they are using it nearby. from the looks of the equipment and big storage containers it seems they just took it over as a staging area for nearby work. Unless they are just taking over because they can.