My question involves personal property located in the State of: OHIO
We were staying with my aunt since the beginning of Feb. We had to move out March 28th because she and I got into an altercation where she was trying to choke me and I merely pulled her hair to get her off of me. We both were charged with Disorderly Conduct.
She stated that we had one hour the next day to get our belongings. She let my husband in to get our stuff but when we wanted to get our things from the basement she told him to come back the next day. The next day he comes back to her house and she tells him that he cannot get the things unless he gives her $400.
She says that we owe her that much because we ran up the electric bill and she is going to take us to court. She has no lease agreement between us and told the police that we weren't living there.
The stuff that is in the basement is very important items like my deceased son's belongings, his death certificate, autopsy report, photos, etc. My two year old's summer clothing and my husband's work boots, not to mention harddrives with a lot of personal information on them.
I am told by police that they cannot help me retrieve this because it is a civil matter. I asked her landlord to retrieve these items but he won't because she says that we got everything out of the house.
I don't want to involve the court in this matter because on the same day this fight between her and I happened, my husband lost his job. Basically we couldn't afford to take this to court.