You must feel like you are in a nightmare. What a crazy story. First, hard to believe the police would not respond, take a report or investigate with the evidence left behind. At that point, you should have contacted your DA and told them what was going on.
So this criminal is suing for his belongings that you put on the street - of course, anyone can sue someone. The question is going to be how did his belongings get into your home? At that point, I would think you would be able to have him arrested and charged with the B&E - so you might want to consult with the DA concerning all of this. Ask that a police officer be present with an arrest warrant - so that when this guys civil matter is over he can be immediately arrested and charged with the crime. You also can consult with your Homeowners and ask they get involved to apply pressure for this crime to be charged. I would think they would have a stake in it.
As to the local attorney who will not take the case because of a friendship - does this lawyer not practice in front of that judge at all? That is the worst excuse I have ever heard.
Begin with the DA as stated above. There should be no reason that they would not be able to charge and arrest this person once he admits that his belongings that he is suing for got into your home because he committed a crime.
Best to you,
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