What did the police have to say? Generally speaking, if the only things the camera records are things taking place in public - i.e., what anyone standing on the street or in some other public place could see - then your camera should be fine.
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A person has no expectation in a public place. I am not aware of any specific law against dash cams.
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It's fine. As long as you don't have your camera pointed into your neighbor's window, where in his house he has an expectation of privacy, you're good.
Not so much "legal" advice, but there are lots of things that, while technically legal, could annoy your neighbors. Unless this neighbor is someone you suspect as having been involved in the repeated vandalism, you might want to remain friendly with him. Having neighbors with whom you don't get along is no fun.
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