Thank you for the additional information. Based on the facts which you stated, it does not appear they are going to cooperate with you and provide you any information to evidence the damages caused. If there was an alleged break-in, this should be reported and documented to the police. The police should consider speaking with them as well, if they still technically resided there. If they are unwilling to pay for the damages, you will have no choice but to sue them in court
and obtain a judgment. I have provided for you below, that the State of Virginia considers harassment. Certainly review this and determine if you conduct could amount to it, in the event they wanted to call the police. However, by doing so it would likely avail them to you being able to know where they reside, so you can serve them with a summons and complaint
, when going after them for the damages. If they do not want to answer you, they do not have to. In a case like this, you can make it clear that if you do not get their cooperation, you will sue them.
Harassment means to repeatedly annoy or attack a person or group in such a way as to cause anxiety or fear for safety. Several different types of harassment are against Virginia law.
It is unlawful to publish a person’s name or photograph with identifying information, such as social security number, driver’s license number, personal identification number (PIN), credit or debit card
number, or address, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-186.4) This offense is a Class 1 misdemeanor
. If the victim is a law enforcement officer, the offense is a Class 6 felony and there is a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months.
Prank telephone calls are a form of harassment. The law states: Any person who uses obscene, vulgar, profane, or indecent language or threatens any illegal or immoral act with intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person on a telephone or through a text message is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-427).
If a person calls, pages or texts another person with the intent to annoy that person, both the person making the call and any other person who allows use of his/her telephone are guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-429) If the call is made to an emergency response telephone, such as police, fire, or emergency medical service, with intent to annoy, harass, hinder, or delay emergency personnel in performance of their duties, the person making the call and the person whose telephone is used are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-429)
It is also illegal to harass someone using a computer
or computer network. If a person has intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass and communicates obscene or indecent language or threatens an illegal or immoral act, the person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (Code of Virginia § 18.2-152.7:1)
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