I have two children. One is 13 and the other is 12. While they are playing on a public street my neighbor on numerous occasions has cursed and yelled at them and there friends which has put fear in them to say the least. No direct threat was made but she has yelled and cursed to stay out of her area. By that she means the public street next to her house. When we confronted her about leaving the kids alone she cursed us out which was taped on a cell phone. This has been going on for over 6 months. We never called the police because we hope it would just end but we were wrong. What recourse can be taken at this point?
I know if we do call the police it will become a he said/ she said issue and nothing will be done. Like i said the kids fear for there safety and she goes out of her way yelling.The other night she sat at the very edge of her property while the kids were on our property and the dog which was on the leash was about 1/2 between our ans her property barking and growling at the kids while they were playing manhunt. Another time my son was riding his bike in the street and the dog jumped up and snapped at him in the middle of the street. From my understanding an Arrest has to be made to get even a temporary restraining order in New York . They are not going to make an arrest for cursing out kids unless a police officer witnesses it himself which everybody knows will never happen.