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KatG    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:15:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well thankd God the neighbors are quite...they have been gone all afternoon...
But we are in a turmoil...Been using everyones knowledge dealing with this problem and we have come up with alot of questionable actions...Called and tried to get incident numbers to take to a hope for appointment with the P.A....No incident reports had been filed...Policemen have been out here 4 times and MAtt has talked to a dispatcher 5 times and no one has recorded it...Ofcorse no one knew why but we going to find out and call us tomorrow..
The P.A. was in court this morning but was suppose to call back this afternoon...MAtt did ...The P.A.'s mother is his secretary...She questioned MAtt to why he wanted to talk to Brian..and why...He finally told her that Off. Fairbanks had recommend it...he was the last cop out here...Upon that she told MAtt that he couldn't talk to the P.A. until the P.A. talked to the policeman...MAtt got mad but didn't cuss her...He is feeling rather defeated tonight...but at least the neighborhood is quite for tonight...Thanks everyone for the prayers...the info...and most of all for caring...KAtG


DD    Posted 02-09-2005 at 10:04:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you've already gotten the good advice so I'll concentrate on the prayer end of this for ya'll : )


Call your elected officia    Posted 02-09-2005 at 08:21:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make them aware of the problem AND that come election time you WILL be in the audience and WILL†ask them about how they handled your problem, especially the PAís inaction, the lack of Police reports and records.

BUT do it in a nice way - at least at first. Honey vs. vinegar thing.

I assume that you have friends that are aware of your problems with the officials (PA and Police) that could also be enlisted to call the elected officials in charge. Use the power of the ballot box! That is the one thing that the governing officials understand and the ONLY†thing they respect - more than MONEY!


~Lenore    Posted 02-09-2005 at 07:57:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kat, have faith, I agree with some of the answers here.
A young fool and his $50,000 are soon parted. I know it sounds like a lot of money, but spent recklessly it is gone quickly.


Bill    Posted 02-09-2005 at 05:45:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I sympathize with your problem- probably should say empathize as we have gone through this as well, but add a couple of large Doberman type dogs. Then subtract one that came after me on my own property.

Anyway, around here they have what they call an MIR (for minor incident report). If you have a scanner you can pick up the radio traffic which goes between the dispather and the deputy, otherwise they won't tell you. I don't know why other than they don't seem all that interested in doing the job.

Keep after it it took me nearly thirty calls and 4 years before they decided it was easier to ehforce the law than to bully me into letting them alone. The people are still there but they have stopped being quite as large of a pain as they were. The biggest problem now is that their place still looks like the city dump but at least its quiet.


Rajah from Delhi    Posted 02-08-2005 at 22:00:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perhaps if everyone prays and meditates hard enough a bolt of elecricity might come down from the sky and strike their trailer most soundly.
Rajah


mud    Posted 02-08-2005 at 21:26:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I honestly believe it will get better for you folks. Might take a while. But it will, that is if nature proves itself.

Saw something like this some years ago. Kid with a bunch of money, no job, lots of new toys, lots of friends. Then the money ran out. Took about a year. Might work out that it will happen sooner in your case. That kid will be broke, won't be able to keep his friends (not really friends anyway) the power company will shut off his electricity, he'll break his 4 wheeler and won't have the money or sense to fix it. In his wake there will be that run down property, a tore up trailer, and maybe an opportunity to buy the place at a fore closure, or tax sale.

I sure hope it works out quicker than this for you two, but if nature takes it course as it has in the past with other young fools, well then, it's just a matter of hoolding on and waiting him out. He's not permanent. He'll go away eventually.
The sooner the better, I agree, but it is just a matter of tiime either way. Hold tight, and stay safe. Our best wishes for a good ending to this nightmare.


Peanut    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:34:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Kat,

Mrs Peanut posted on screaminghollow's down below about a stalker she had. It took the local police anywhere from 7-14 days to get a report "on file". That was real frustrating when we were dealing with the Courts with this clown. Hang in there you may just get those repors after all.

During the stalking incident, I wrote the Mayor and county prosecutor letters (email actually) telling them what was going on. The stalker was real close with the local cops and I was convinced the local police were not helping us because of that relationship. We ended up with our very own Lieutenant that was at our beckoned call. And trust me, we called him.

Get in touch with your Mayor and County-level prosecutor. They can help you too.

I really like the other suggestions about firearm safe zones and illegal discharge of firearms. Follow up on them.

Good luck.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:30:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
If your measures falter, try calling your Governors office, the States Attorney Generalís Office. There's got to be somebody on your side.
Fernan


Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:26:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Talk to your other neighbors. Soon!!!! Someone might have seen or heard the commotion. Document it and remind them the dates and write conversations down. Get affidavits(?)
Thoughts????

Fernan


Hollie    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:20:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
dang, thats so not right...where i'm at, anyone can call up the pa and get an appointment...especially sense your the victim...talk to the officer first? why? to see if the storys jive? thats not right either...and no paper trail? again not right...every call out there should of been documented...does dispatch record the calls that come in? something to check on...hang in there...


Linda/Utah    Posted 02-08-2005 at 22:10:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with you, Hollie. At one time I worked in the local county attorney's office and anyone could make an appointment and talk with any attorney in the office. If the attorney wasn't busy he or she would take a phone call from a citizen as well.

Our local county commissioners carry some weight with the county attorney. If they had a complaint like Kat's from a citizen, they often would bend the county attorney's ear and things would be accomplished much faster.

I hope things work out soon for you Kat.


Mrs Peanut ...    Posted 02-08-2005 at 19:04:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good advise Hollie. I made the officer call the station and give me the report number before he would leave the scene (my house.) This was vital evidence for the PA to due his job.

Just be a pain in their a$$ and you will most defiantly see some action taken.


D


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