Quite recently my friends, who have been living in the same community I have been living, recieved a new neighbor. Apparantley, the new Nreighbor has serious issues with my friends. Less than a week passed and she called the community center twice and had them reported for alleged noise violations.
The 1st noise complaint cosisted of her kocking on the door and claiming the music was too loud. After that, the noise was considerably reduced, but not enough so she filed a complaint to the community center. Keeping in mind that my friends are not saints, for they have also reciven noise warning in the past, they are also, in general, very respectful people who have been too lout a few times before.
The 2nd noise complaint was absurd. I don’t kow if its a personal Vendetta against my friends, but about 2 days after the 1st incident, my friends were coming back from a disco, and were simply saying good-bye to there friends in the community parking lot in a completely normal, conversational tone of vocie. She called in for a noise complaint again, without any warning or basis on the real events.
Anyway, one more strike and my friends are out (community rules). Yesterday a group of us were smoking pot outside the patio, not even speaking, and she smelled it. She called the cops and one of the cops also lives in this commnity, assuming that he was the one that came, we were very fortunate. He saw a pipe from the outside the patio, asked if we were rolling joints, and my friend, who is the owner of the apartment and also marine (and does not smoke, in facts rather dislikes it) said no one was rolling joints, and the cop said that if he got another complaint he would arrest everybody, but no tickets were given out, he just said have a good night and left.
Afterwards my friend went to talk to her, explained that he had not been smoking (his job does not allow it) and asked her why she called the cops. She bascially gave a lecture on how weed is bad, etc.
The problem is that when she called the cops, it was too late to call the community center to notify them of anything, so she must have called the polive first. Given that she gave a lecture to my friend and given that the cop did not do anything about the issue, could my friends still recieve a complaint? If the cop does live in the community, does he not jepordize himself if he admits to not taking people in for smoking pot?
The community center is closed today, so we won’t know how this will go until tommorow.
Any ideas of what could happen given the circumstances? Can she have my friends given a final complaint?
Any advice would be appreciated.