I reported a neighbor for an unlicensed vehicle in the street across the street from me. The police tagged it and then she moved it into her driveway and it became a county code violation. Called the county code and since she has an informant in that office it usually does no good. She did get her second temporary tag for it. But she knew it was I who put in the complaint. So one night while we were out she parked her other van in front of my house even though she had plenty of room in her own driveway or house. The next morning I realized that there was writing on the side windows which were a threat to me. Called the police but they said there is nothing they can do as it is legally parked. I want the van removed from in front of my house but have run into roadblocks with every avenue I take. She does not live there as it is her Mother’s house and the Mother is living with her at a different residence as she is wheelchair bound. Can I go to the justice of the peace court and file harassment and threatening against her?
Public roadway? Anyone in the world can park in front of your house, correct? Has the van been abandoned? What are the local requirements for a vehicle to be considered abandoned by the county?
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If there is a crime being committed, you can report it to police. Then they decide whether to forward the case to a prosecutor who will then decide whether to bring charges. You yourself cannot charge someone with anything. Also parking in front of your house doesn't sound like a violation of any law I am aware of.
It sounds like a neighbor dispute. On a public road, in front of your house, there’s little you can do. Private drives are different. If you have a home owners association, maybe you can file a complaint with them. Depending on the message, unless it’s a threat of immediate harm, you are toting a line. Photograph the threat and report it. Keep in mind, there’s a line between free threats of physical harm and 1st amendment.
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