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How to legally stop children from egging my house.

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What evidence can I or should I provide to get an Officer to take action against the children in my neighbor that egging my house 3 times?


I have had police reports completed on all 3 incidents. As you can see nothing has been done.


Multiple neighbors are considering taking matters in to their own hands.


Please offer legitimate legal guidance.


 

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Can we get some more details?  Have you seen the kids in the act of egging the house?  Or is it hearsay that you believe it might be them?


Sometimes it takes time after you file the report for it to go through the system, before charges are brought up.


You can always install a camera to catch them in the act.


I would advise against you taking matters into your own hands.  You could be charged with a crime.


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Get a web cam and a computer with a constant video loop once you have them on video contact your local LEA


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or you can wait in a tree and when they show up throw eggs back at them


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KSP494 says ...



or you can wait in a tree and when they show up throw eggs back at them



LOL...that would definetely work....


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When life hands you eggs............make an omelette, that's what I always say


On a serious note now:   Do you or the neighbors know who the kids are?  How old are they?  If you know who they are then you and some of your neighbors should go talk to their parents and try to resolve it without the police.  Try to be civil with the parents and if they aren't receptive then tell them you and your neighbors will sign juvenile complaints against the children for harassment and criminal mischief.  If that doesn't work then go ahead and go sign the complaints with your local juvenile court or police department and get your neighbors to do the same.  Generally for minor violations like this the police can not sign the complaint unless the officer witnesses the incident since it is a petty disorderly persons offense or  "misdemeanor".  They are the same thing but called differen names in different states.


On another note, it is not a wise idea to come on a police website and make statements such as "As you can see nothing has been done" especially in your first post and when you are seeking our advice.  I also recommend you tell your neighbors to be wise in their choices as "taking things in to their hands" when it comes to children will just cause them more problems in the long run. 


Good luck and hope that helps.


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KSP494 says ...



or you can wait in a tree and when they show up throw eggs back at them



Priceless, friggin' priceless.


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KSP said it best...video them or digital photos will workif you don't have a recorder

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"As you can see nothing has been done"


 


I will assume that you meant that there is insufficient evidence or leads to follow up on towards a resolution.


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Radio shack has a $70.00 system that is a camera that looks like a porch light and it runs to your TV. You can run it through your VCR. THis is how it works.....................more to follow


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Try offering them candy. lol

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They trip the motion sensor, motion sensor chimes in your house, you swith your TV to AV1, video 1,2,3 or whatever it's hooked to and you can see what it is that tripped the motion sensor. if it's run through a VCR you can record it while you're watching. I answered a theft coplaint where the victim had one of these systems but the guy thought it was his dog so he didn't switch his TV from the ball game he was watching and ole boy lost $800.00 and jewelry out of his blazer.


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KSP494 says ...



or you can wait in a tree and when they show up throw eggs back at them



Forget the eggs, throw a whole chicken...bet they don't come back.

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the best thing is insall a camera get them on video and then turn it over to you local police department either that or stay up and when the egg your house follow them home and have a descution with their parents... or i like the egg them back that would be funny.  


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That'll do the trick...as long as this guy throws the chicken!

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Sarge624 says ...





That'll do the trick...as long as this guy throws the chicken!


 


I think this would work, especially if just as they go to throw the eggs you jump up and yell at them. Probably make them wet themselves or worse..........lmao.



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dhorton1242 says ...



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That'll do the trick...as long as this guy throws the chicken!



What guy...I don't see no guy...just a bunch of trees and a gorilla wearing a fancy dress.


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KSP494 says ...



or you can wait in a tree and when they show up throw eggs back at them



THIS one gets my vote.........EGG WARS.......REVENGE OF THE FRIED EGG MASTER.......


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I would pay good money to see the outcome of this in person!!!! I know I would wet myself.......Laughing!!!

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I have a person next door to me ,  this happens to him daily (with property damage) and reports go out, cop's show up ,take the report and nothing happens, been going on for years ,  every friday saturday and sunday like clock work they have a different vehicle yell cuss words at him and his wife, then speed off, broken windows , the police will drive by but always at the wrong times so, he has done nothen but yell back at them , and the police here treat his  as a nusance call , but its getting worse and I am afrade soon someone is going to get realy hurt if he snaps , so well he has video of them there names and no charges have been filled by the D.A against the 18 + year old's 4 to 6 people doing this, to a grown man and his wife

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Shoot em with a paintball gun.

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Video this action taking place and turn it over to the Police if you want to handle it legally. If you just wantr it to stop, beat their A$$ the next time it happens.

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Video this action taking place and turn it over to the Police if you want to handle it legally. If you just wantr it to stop, beat their A$$ the next time it happens.



yea cuz the parents cant file charges for that! lol....


 


i wish i could beat someone up for their stupidity and not have any consequences and the stupidness be gone...no fair

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I have personally gone through this but the kids wrapping my house. The solution involved camoflage, a paintball marker, and taking the keys out of their truck ( they were stupid enough to leave tv keys in it and parked at the end of my driveway). After having a tree shoot at them and not be able to flee they were more than willing to clean up the mess they made. In the end they thought it was funny how I caught them. If you don't want to go that route there are inexpensive motion cameras that hunters use to photo deer at their feeders that would provide great photographic proof of who the perpetrators are.  Trust me, you'll need this when confronting little Johnny's parents about his nocturnal extra curricular activities.  "My little angel would never..."  Yeah yeah yeah...


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Shoot em with a paintball gun.



Make sure you freeze the paintballs first, it has more effect that way.  The little bastards won't go near an omellete ever again after that.


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Since we have been presented with only a limited amount of information, the advice given can only be that of similar activities inivolving like situations. My past experiance in this type of situation has been that the "victim" usually is seen as a "grouch" by the neighborhood children. This usually makes them a convenient target for hazing. Although this is a case of destruction of property, it makes little sense to charge the little darlings as it will make things even worse. If you can identify the perps, then make an attempt to contact their parents. It takes a strong person to take this step and open communication. Don't be accusatory during your conversation with them. Explain what is happening and what you observed. If the parents are responsible, then you may actually solve your own problem. If not, go the camera route. Pelting the perps back or using anything that shoots them may cause you to end up on the wrong side of the law yourself. Using force against force may end up with escalation and before you know it, there will be nuclear annihilation!

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I am really ticked. We have new neighbors caddy corner to us. We haven't even met them formally. They have a daughter and maybe a son (teen age).


A week ago someone egged my neighbor across the street. We assumed the new kids on the block since we have never had this before! Then tonight they egged our house at 11:30. I guess they didn't expect us to run outside and see them. We chased them to the road, they ran to their house.  They ran home and hid, but it's not like we can DO anything to them!!!


We called the cops but when they came out, the girl at the house lied about having buddies over. He even came out a secong time to check on them! (thanks dep Cook)I am not gonna let this happen again! and it's not like we are a couple of old codgers! I am 25 yr old!!! no one on our street deserves this (maybe the street behind us) j/k But really we did nothing!


What will ever happen? Can they even get in REAL trouble?? I think it's lame that they are gonna get away with it! They are probaly laughing about it right now! RAAAHHHHH!!!

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Complaining that the PD is not doing anything is not really fair, nor will it solve the problem.  These are Misd. crimes that are hard to solve b/c of lack of evidence or witnesses.  These crimes are usually committed by neighborhood kids or by kids that are mobil (car) and the victim has kids of the same age (do you have kids?) .  If you have kids of the "egging" age, question them.  Heck, they may know and have been retaliating already, hence, that's why ur house has been hit three times.  Back and forth game. 


Camera is probably best bet to help the PD out, since they are not going to post a car outside ur house.


Good luck

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75-100pound fishing line set about shoulder highth randomly threw-out your property. Punji sticks/pits, Snares...etc, etc, etc............

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