Long story short as possible, I dont live in the best area, but our block is all full of owner lived in homes, everyone has lived here for a long time and protects what they own, and looks out for other so overall our block is a very safe block, at least for the first year and a half that we lived here. 6 months ago one of the owners moved out and made his house a rental, this house is two doors down from me. Since then nothing had been the same. There are car break-ins happening once or twice a week, nothing serious just a smash and grab type thing, but they steel the weirdest things and will leave items of actual value. The past month people are noticing things getting stolen out of their yards, in the past I would of felt comfortable leaving $2000 worth of tools on my back lawn, but now I wont even leave out a harbor freight tape measure. One day about a year ago I forgot to close my garage and 2 of my neighbors brought out lawn chairs and stayed out there all day to keep and eye on things, I couldnt ask for better neighbors!! I am close with my surrounding neighbors and even talk to the ones down the street and we all keep an eye on things. A few weeks ago I woke up to a loud crash and looked out the window and seen a fat guy jumping over my fence running from my neighbor who just caught him breaking into his car, this guy looked very similar to the one that is always visiting at the rental house 2 doors down. Also over the fast few weeks the city had been doing some sort of work on the street in front of their house, so I noticed alot of traffic parking in front of my house related to them, then I started to notice the cars that would pull up and and someone would walk out of the rental walk up to the drivers window and do a hand off, an obvious drug deal, and this is happening a couple times a day! What can we as a neighborhood do? They have loud parties all the time, and the police always get called but a hour later when the police show up they seem to have calmed down enough to just get a warning. I took some picture of the "drug deals" going on and the police said its not proof of anything that unless I know its drugs and can prove it I dont have anything. Same goes for the break ins, "he looks similar to someone who visits" is no proof enough.. We all know nothing good comes from the house and we want them gone but besides actually confronting them and causing retaliation what can we do?? If it was just me I would not be worried but my wife is usually home alone, she is firearm trained and she could defend herself, but these guys tend to travel in packs, it seems are there are always 10+ people in that house! The last thing we want to start is some gang war. We have even tried contacting the owner of the house and he pretty much said we have no proof and they pay their rent, so he has no reason to do anything with them.. Any help guys?? These renters are seriously making us want to move, yet as most we bought our house at the PEAK and are already upside down on it, so it makes moving not the easiest thing to to..