So like I knew it was going to happen.... my neighbor and his friends wandered into my yard today. So I called the cops, they came and where super nice. Asked to see the bi-laws which I called around and got a copy real quick since I couldn't find mine and while I was doing that he went out there to get his side of the story and of course he said I was wrong etc etc.
Well when I did find a copy of the rules and gave them to the cop he read them and said they where not defined enough and therefore he couldn't say if he was in the wrong or not but he advised my neighbor to stay out off of my property any anyone elses property too.
When Travis saw a copy of the rules he said "Oh those are the rule, mind if I look through them?" - to the cop... keep in mind this entire time he has been claiming he has read this rule recently (won't say where) and that he is in the right. He also said someone (never said who) explained the easement to him that way. The police officer said that it wasn't mine or his property and I was entrusted with the paper so he couldn't let Travis see them (I giggled so friggin hard at that).
So ANYWAY I have to get a bunch of crap done with the association to get this straightened out. Well after the cop said stay off and away I went to return the rules. When I got there I was talking with the woman I borrowed the rules from, and Travis decided to take his dog on a walk (mind you he never walks his dog) so basically he was listening in. So I'm talking to the woman and her husband and things and they of course are backing me up because Travis is a shitty neighbor to them too!
We started talking about his dog, JR. He is a really good dog but Travis isn't responsible enough to own a dog, just this year the dog started gaining some weight, he has been malnourished for two years according to different neighbors around here. I was teling her that I really didn't want to call the pound on the dog because he would end up being destroyed if Travis didn't claim him within five days.... I thought he would go to a no kill shelter but apparently I was wrong. So now I really don't want to call the pound. On the other side another neighbor said next time the dog was on his property he would kill it.
Now I don't know how serious he was, it might of just been in the heat of the moment but I really don't know what to do. I feel like I'm damned by calling but damn to let him roam. Apparently the dog has done some property damage to that neighbors house and when he confronted Travis about it he said ... and this is just supposedly... "Just deal with it" and I can believe he might of said something like that considering his actions in this matter.
So my mom, son and I left for lunch. Got back in time to see them once again on the property so I called the cops AGAIN and the same police officer came over. He was very disappointed in them for being back over, he thought they understood what needed to be done. He went back over there again and talked to them. I wish I knew what was being said but I have a pretty good idea it was bullshit. So after the cop got them to yet again 'understand' they let the dogs out.... two big dogs crapping in my yard. My brother in law came over to fish and I was asking him what to do and he is a big big volunteer for dog shelters.
Anyway here is the question: Did I do the right thing, because now they are PISSED at me and now a few people are worried about my safety since my hubby is gone for a month. What do I do about the dogs, I feel like if I take care of this problem too its just gonna make things worse.
And my mom thinks what I did was stupid and that I just should of let them do whatever but i have to say I'm fucking proud of myself for not letting this douche boss me around and try to scare me. Fuck him, and like my neighbor said "he is just a selfish, spoiled asshole who needs to be taught a lesson"... I'm gonna start documenting everything and when I have enough evidence I'm going to present it to the board and see if we can't do something collaboratively.