What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland
I know that is a strange title, but that is the reason all of this mess is happening. My neighbor's son was released from prison, where he has been for over half of his life. Since he has been released, we have had nothing but problems. My other neighbors are even afraid to come outside anymore and everyone has armed themselves. I am saving up to move from this area because I can't stand my neighbors anymore.
My neighbor's son decided that he ran the neighborhood and he could do whatever he wanted. He backed his 27 foot travel trailer into my yard. I called the sheriffs office and he said that I would need to call an attorney. I called a land attorney and after $300 worth of advice, he told me to have the thing pulled out by a tow truck since the guy was not legally allowed to park it there.
I ended up having to pay for a survey before any towing company would come and move it. The survey showed that this trailer was clearly on our property. We called out one tow company, and the neighbor's son ran him off with the threat of violence. Later that day, he decided to try to run me off the road with my kids in the car. I filed charges and they issued a warrant for reckless driving, and driving on a revoked license. Turns out, he had spent half of his life in prison for slamming into someone head on and killed them. When he was released then, he was charged with 15 counts of armed robbery and spent more time in jail. Now he is out for society to enjoy.
We ended up having another towing company come out and they said that if he caused any trouble, they would have him arrested. When the tow truck drivers were assessing the situation and how to best pull this thing out of the yard without tearing anything up, the guy who parked the trailer in the yard came out and attacked them and my fiance. They managed to restrain him without injuring anything but his pride. After he calmed down and they let him go, he threatened me, my fiance, and my mother. The police showed up and the guy was arrested on the warrant from the previous day. As you know traffic violations are simply catch, charge, and release. I am not sure why, because he is on probation.
Since this all happened a few days ago, every time I leave my house I am followed by his family members. They have pulled in front of me and slammed on their brakes. Tried to hit me from the side, and even followed me through store. His mother is constantly video taping my house and every time I come and go. She is also video taping my kids.
Her latest stunt was today. She called social services and said I allow my children to run around barefoot outside, and that I had let them to so all summer and fall. Mind you, my children do like to be barefoot, but as a child, I spent at least 80% of my time barefoot. My yard is clean, free of glass, and landscaped to ensure that there are no stobs or any dangers for my kids.
I was out today and a sheriff deputy warned me against my neighbor's son. He told me that I needed to protect myself and my family. I have weapons, but they are for hunting purposes only. He told me that I needed to keep one handy and make sure my property lines clearly say no trespassing, just in case I needed my gun. He didn't go into further detail, but this spooked me quite a bit.
At what point does this qualify as harassment?