FINALLY, the police came out and actually did something!!
Again, I was laying in bed and could hear the familiar sound of lighters flicking, and them spitting, and loud chatter, kicking trash around, etc. It was 30 degrees today, so ALL the windows are open, and yep, cigarette and marijuana smoke was wafting in the windows.
So I called the non emergency line again (I think this is the second or third time I've called since I last posted). The said they'd send a FEW cars out to take a look. This time I staked out the window, turned the TV off, turned the lights off, turned the fans off.. all so I could hear and see in the dark.
Low and behold, they showed up!! But as soon as the patrol car pulled in they took off. I hear glass break, then "f@ck f@ck, RUN", and then you could hear them hauling buggy down the path. I saw the officer walk up the path with a flash light, so I went out and met him at the fence. We had a GOOD chat. He's going to see about getting the fence torn down. Not the fence that backs onto our yard, but the fence on their side of the complex then encloses the path and makes it dark and secluded. He shined he light up the path and said you can barely see 30 feet up there, no wonder kids are up there smoking! He also said something about getting lights put in.
We went on to have a good chat. Didn't hurt that he was cute as heck.
: But I digress. He was very understanding, and this kind of thing annoys him as much as me. He even told me about a little old lady in his complex that got scared by a group of teens, so he knows the trouble we're having.
THEN, right as we were talking, a group of kids came walking down the path. He shined the light in their face, and the kid snottily (is that a word?) said "get that effing thing out of my face". The officer said "EXCUSE ME?". I don't think the kid knew it was a cop, so he said "I don't want that shined in my face". The officer said "I don't care what you want, stop right where you are".
He then went on to tell them that they've received several calls about kids smoking dope in the path, and of course the kids denied it. It sounded like he asked them to open their bags, but I'm not sure if you can do that, so maybe I'm wrong. By that point I started to make my way back inside. The kids already know who I am, so if those were the ones (I couldn't tell it was dark) I really didn't want to be standing there watching them get questioned.
I don't think it was them though, because as I was literally typing this message 4 kids came RUNNING down the path, hooting and hollering, "yeah baby, they didn't get us, PIGS, etc etc". The must have been hiding in the path the whole time I was standing there talking to the officer.
So I called back and told the dispatcher they were back, and that the kids must have been hiding the whole time the officers were there.
Again, mid post I see the flash lights out back, so I went back out to talk to them and tell them which direction I saw the kids head. The officer said he heard rustling in the path and suspected some of the kids jumped a fence into one of the neighboring yards.
They're going to hang around tonight. They said they're going to move the car to make the kids think they're gone, then keep an eye on the place. I'm SO HAPPY someone is finally doing something about this. Not only just catching these inconsiderate kids and holding them accountable, but removing the fence and putting of lights would be a HUGE improvement!!!