Quick summary: I live in a really awesome neighborhood. It’s transitioning from old Italians to young yuppies that are surprisingly respectful. I get along with all my neighbors, young and old. This is probably due to investment: everyone is a homeowner on my street except two houses. One house has great people, a nerdy software engineer and his girlfriend. The other house, the renters are the definition of white trash.
One person has a real job, everyone else (edit: between 3-6 randoms) sells drugs and parties all hours and trashes the yard. I’ve been displeased with the situation for a year but only recently has it become actually concerning. They throw trash into the alley and let their dogs poop in the alley. Annoying and white trash behavior? Yes. Dangerous? Nah.The houses are row houses, so we’re all in close quarters.
One of them screamed at me in broad daylight and accused me of hitting his girlfriend’s car. Unfortunately for him, the damage he pointed to on my vehicle was my own doing, and I had the bodywork estimate from months previous to prove it. We got a police report. Bodyshop sent the insurance company the info, insurance company sent that info to their insurance company and told them he’d filed a false police report.
Twice in the last two months I’ve walked out of my house to see them selling drugs. Cars come at all hours of the night - and I don’t typically see/hear them since I run a fan for white noise to sleep. In retaliation, they’ve smashed my vehicle door and window. (Twice they’ve called the cops and ask me not to “block their gate”. Everyone’s gate is blocked in the alleyway by legally parked vehicles, only they need late night access to their gate to sell drugs.)
Each time I’ve said nothing, but I also haven’t made it a point to look away or change what I was doing.
I filed a police report but obviously nothing will come of it.
I don’t think people stop being drug dealers nor do I want my neighborhood SWAT’d. I know I’ll never have evidence to get them to pay for the damage to my vehicle. I’m neither angry nor scared; I want the problem eliminated.
So the question is: **how do I make them uncomfortable enough to get them to move without causing further damage to my vehicle or potentially to myself and SO or roommates? **
My only idea is to email their landlord (who I once looked at a house with for sale with (he’s also a real estate agent)). Tell him what’s what and see if he won’t renew their lease.
Any other ideas?