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    Has anyone ever reported their neighbours for DV? It's taken me a while to figure out if it is next door, or 2 doors down, but today the fight started on our side of the house, so pretty sure it's the neighbours.

    They've been having very loud fights for about 2-3 months now, probably one a week and they have little kids that are often screaming at the same time, and for the first time it sounded like he was either hitting her or something else.

    So now that I know it's definitely them, I've rung the Police. I've asked to be kept out of it as my DH is away this week so I am home alone and don't really want the husband coming over here. I've never had a good feeling from him and he lets their dogs roam who are pretty aggressive dogs (it got put down, but one dog they had killed a little poodle and attacked the owner when she was walking it). He didn't even seem to care about the dog or the girl! All that adds up to not a nice person to me.

    Though the fighting is new, so not sure what has changed.

    Not really sure what the point of my post is, I guess just wondering if you have reported your neighbours for DV and if the Police kept you out of it or not!

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    Yes, we have at a previous house. It was horrible. You could hear him hitting her, and they had a baby who was only a few months old at the time. One time he pushed her down the stairs while she was holding the baby. We rang the cops (as did many of the neighbors), but every time he would take off and she was to scared to dob him in so the cops couldn't do anything. It was heartbreaking.

    I dont know if the police said who called them, but we never had an issue (and he was the type who would confront us all guns blazing). I did ask the first few times to remain anonymous, then after that I didn't really care, I just wanted her and the baby to be safe. They always asked for my address though (the police, not the neighbors).

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    I've reported a drug addict and/or person with mental health issues who sometimes wanders the streets at night, kicks fences, shouts violently, threatens us all with complete nonsense, kicked a dog... I never heard anything from it, he wasn't happy but if people are making so much noise it could be any one of the neighbours who made the call.


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    A couple across the road used to fight all the time and you could hear him hitting her and she would scream. We called the cops on them 3 times and every time they both acted like nothing was happening so we gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    Yes, we have at a previous house. It was horrible. You could hear him hitting her, and they had a baby who was only a few months old at the time. One time he pushed her down the stairs while she was holding the baby. We rang the cops (as did many of the neighbors), but every time he would take off and she was to scared to dob him in so the cops couldn't do anything. It was heartbreaking.

    I dont know if the police said who called them, but we never had an issue (and he was the type who would confront us all guns blazing). I did ask the first few times to remain anonymous, then after that I didn't really care, I just wanted her and the baby to be safe. They always asked for my address though (the police, not the neighbors).

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    Yeah, I gave the Police my name and address, but he only confirmed my address with me. I think he was probably hitting the walls as it was like a shaking thud. But this one came out of nowhere and escalated so fast. Normally there is a bit of shouting that turns to screaming. But this was just BAM full on!

    I'm glad that I have finally pinpointed it is them though, as I don't like the idea of her being hit, or the 2 little kids that are at home (2 and 4) seeing it. And I guess the older one would be home too as it's hols. Just not a nice situation for them.

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    if people are making so much noise it could be any one of the neighbours who made the call.

    That's what I figure. And there are a few of us who are home during the day. There's probably 6 houses that could hear them. They are on the corner of a side street, so that's why it's been a bit difficult for me to figure out, as our house basically has 4 houses that back onto our yard and they have normally been on the other side of the house when fighting, so hard to know exactly where it is coming from. And I figured it was useless to ring the Police and say it's one of these 4 houses!

    So now I know, I will just ring them every time I hear something. Not a nice situation for the little kiddies to witness and as they are escalating, if he's not hitting her already, I think it's only a matter of time.

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    One tip my local police station gave me one night when I had to make yet another call about him after he was screaming in my front yard in the middle of the night was to keep mentioning that this is a continuous problem so they take 'more positive action'... whatever that means. You're right - just keep calling again and again, every time it happens.

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    The only downside I discovered was that unless she (or the victim in general) speaks up and admits he was abusing her, there is nothing they can really do. Of she shrugs it off or says "no he didn't" then they can't do a thing, even if they know he did. Or at least that's what happened with our neighbors. And the police would be there 3-4 times a week on a good week


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    Sure have, he's now in jail for the 10 millionth time.

    WHat made it worse (for him), he's been done on drug possession charges more times than i can count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    The only downside I discovered was that unless she (or the victim in general) speaks up and admits he was abusing her, there is nothing they can really do. Of she shrugs it off or says "no he didn't" then they can't do a thing, even if they know he did. Or at least that's what happened with our neighbors. And the police would be there 3-4 times a week on a good week


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    They still get noted on the database as having a DV call out.

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    Yes, but no. As in we reported the man's behaviour (yelling, slapping sounds, crashing furniture) to tge front reception desk. Hubby and i, along with another couple, reported a couple on Hamilton Island when we were on honeymoon. He was making an impression on his first day. Hubby and the other guy went with the desk lady while waiting for security to arrive. He had thrown her against furniture and everything.

    I don't know all details but I know it was our last day, their first, but they were on the same plane as us back to Melbourne and were escorted to the plane. I think the resort must have fairly strong rules on DV.

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