My neighbor has started stealing things from my yard. The woman moved in around 8 months ago with her boyfriend and son but recently some other family members moved in. Her nephew asked if he could climb the fence to my yard because he chopped down a big weed that was growing from their yard into my yard. I said it was fine, but apparently he thought that meant he could "borrow" whatever he wanted in my yard. I have a patio table with chairs and a bbq grill and I keep my bike out there in the summer. The other night i walked out the door and she's standing their holding my chair. She says to me "Oh hey, we borrowed your chair, hope u don't mind". She borrowed my chair by jumping over the fence and taking it? No, don't think so. I took it from her and said, "is there anything else you 'borrowed'?" The nephew, who is the one who stole it said no. Today, i went out to get my bike and it was gone.
I knocked on the door and said. "Where's my bike? You "borrowed" my chair, your boyfriend asked me if I wanted to sell the bike, and now it's gone". of course I got a whole spiel how they didn't have it, she doesn't ride bikes, her boyfriend was crippled and couldn't ride a bike. I just told her she was an "F"ing liar.
Next thing I know I get a knock on my door and it's the other women who lives in the house, holding the bike. "is this your bike? It was in the alley, I don't know how it got there." My first reaction is not to call the police but feel that I should address this in some way. I'm thinking of telling her if it happens again i will call the police. My question is; am i being stupid? should I call the cops now? I have to live next to these people, and i don't want to be harassed. You hear horrible neighbor stories and I can't really deal with that right now.