What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? - Oregon
A neighbor has placed a portable basketball hoop in front of my home at the end of a dead-end street. The neighbors live on a nearby cross street, so this hoop is not close to being in front of their home.
I do NOT want this hoop there. It pollutes the view out my picture window. I don't want their young children playing in the street in front of my home, leaving their junk behind and being endangered by delivery trucks that often come to my home.
I told them I am not comfortable with the hoop there and that I want it moved. Initially, they said they would, but it's still there, and becoming quite obvious they have no intention of moving it.
I have talked to the police, even the chief of police, who said he would speak with them, but the hoop is still there.
What are my other options? Is this not "abandoned property"? Would I breaking a law or violating the neighbor's rights in some way if I destroyed the hoop or had someone haul it off? Since when can you leave your personal property on public property away from your home and have any claim to it?
Also, since it's in the road, it's possible it could be hit by a vehicle. If someone should damage their vehicle by hitting it, wouldn't the neighbors be liable for blocking the right of way?