What is the name of your state? Ohio
I don't know if this post actually fits in this category, but here goes. We haven't even moved into our new home yet (we have a lot of remodeling to go) and are already having problems with our neighbors' kids. The girl is around 10 and the two boys are teenagers. As I've already posted, they have their dog pen on our property. They've also taken it upon themselves to take large bricks that were in our backyard and used them to make steps to go down the steep embankment in our backyard to get to their dogs. They've also taken the bricks & made a fire pit inside their dog cage. They even stole two antique chairs from our yard. I did go ask for them back & the one boy apologized & said he thought we were throwing them away. Last night, my wife found half a case of beer sitting up against the back of our house. We took the beer (didn't drink it) because we don't want anyone drinking on our property. I talked to the one boy today & asked him if he knew who was drinking there. He said it was probably his older brother because he usually goes down in the dog pen & drinks with his friends.
My question is how do we keep these kids off our property? I know that sounds like a dumb question. We are putting up a 6' tall privacy fence around most of our backyard. However, because of the steep embankment down to the creek, we can't fence the entire backyard. This will leave the area where they've made their "steps" open. I don't think they're able to get down to their dogs without going through our yard. We don't want them falling down the hill & trying to sue us or starting a fire while they're drinking back there & burning the whole place down. What is the best way to go about keeping them off our property?
By the way, we just found out that last year during homecoming, the brothers egged every car on the street & got off with just having to clean the cars.