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The code enforcement person had findings: debris, lawn mowing, and an inoperable car in the driveway - which were addressed within a week of his visit. The other two are my land lord's responsibility and 'due' 4/21.
Sheriff visit for 'suspicion of residents smoking spice' - unfounded/false (we smoke clove cigars on the front porch)
Animal services visit for complaint of animal cruelty - unfounded/false; officer inspected all and found that they are healthy and happy
Sheriff visit today, excess noise - false
I apologize, the 3rd sheriff visit was a call that I made to them for assistance talking with him about his angry outbursts, in particular when he was SLAMMING on the fence (so loud it sounded like gun shot)
The majority of his outbursts - from what I can hear clearly amongst the profanity and insults - relate to a perception that we are slamming doors at all hours of the night, keeping him awake.
The house is older, and the doors often don't shut gracefully; a couple of weeks ago I placed felt lining in all of the door jams to help reduce any possible noise that could be misconstrued as slamming. He still insists that he is kept awake from slamming doors - at or during hours when we are all inside and asleep.
None of the prior neighbors had issues - I had friendly relationships with both 'sets' for the years that they each lived there; if something seemed out of the ordinary, they'd come make sure we were ok etc.
Please let me know if you have further questions, and thank you!
No, there hasn't been violence directly towards us at this point. Just his frequent outbursts (2 or 3 times per week) of insults, profanity and slamming things around - on his own property.
Part of why I'm requesting legal advice is to try and head off / prevent further escalations.
I was hoping to receive general guidance / advice to know whether or not to proceed with further action; and what types of services might be available/where to find them to help me with this situation.
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This is exactly the information I was looking for: What possible remedies are available. I'm currently waiting to hear back from a couple of local lawyer referral services, and plan to pursue attorney Cease/Desist letter and/or injunction filing (depending on neighbor's reaction to attorney letter).
Thanks so much for your help!!
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