Sorry, but to get my story across.. this is a bit long-winded. Please bare with me On Boxing day, this year, at around 6 am our neighbor smashed the windows of our car. We know it was him because my partner was awake and saw him holding a brick above his head, 30 cm away from our car. 3 windows were broken. When yelled at, he ran back home. The brick he used was still laying in our front yard. The police were called immediately and they took my partners statement. They did not even bother taking the brick or any evidence. Police then proceeded to the neighbors house for a statement. Now, instead of coming back to us with info about what was going on, they abruptly left. We had to chase up the officers to find out what was going on. They told us that the neighbors mother and girlfriend had vouched that he never left the house that morning. Apparently the vandal would not be charged because my partner did not see the exact moment the brick hit the glass. Sorry but if someone is standing near your car with a brick and the windows are broken, would that not be evidence enough? My partner and i, thinking of how we could get him to pay for what he has done.. i did not know it before, but the neighbor next to them actually had CCTV. I investigated the angle of the camera, and realized that it would show the vandal coming out of his house, and possibly catch him breaking the windows. We immediately contacted police, yet again, and told them about the CCTV. The police officer said she would "check it out". That was 1 week ago and she has not bothered to investigate or even show up. The lady that owns the CCTV is apparently friends with the vandal neighbor and his family, but i think she is more likely scared of them, as they terrorize everybody in the street. I also found out that the CCTV lady has a son in the police force (although only a highway patrol). So i don't know what to think. WE could have possible evidence he did it, but the longer the police take, the more likely it is that the evidence would be wiped. These neighbors have terrorized EVERYONE in the entire street (about 6-7 households) on a daily basis. They are constantly intoxicated or high. They regularly verbally abuse anyone who passes their yard. They have even chased people because they wrongly think they are pedophiles. The police know these people well, and have said they cause trouble in every house they have rented. The day before (Christmas Day) there was an altercation between myself and the neighbors. The vandals mother started verbally abusing me for no reason. I confronted her and found out the reason was because her daughter (usually great friends with my daughter) was jealous of a laptop my daughter received from her Nan for Christmas. Talk about pathetic. All the neighbors were witness to her harassment towards me that day. The mother of the vandal actually spat in my mothers face! They instigate every argument and then cry wolf when police are contacted.. These people have the worst reputation in town according to the police. But the police never do anything to them, it's always someone else who gets reprimanded. They have a bad reputation, the police have several reports over them stealing things from our back yard, the vandal has had several good behavior bonds placed on him for different crimes. They definitely have motive for the vandalism (because i stood up and confronted them and told them what i think). The mother has even attacked me with a samurai sword. I did not tell the police about that one, because i knew they would get away with it somehow. Me and my partner work, and are law abiding citizens. I have NEVER broken the law in my 38 years. They sit on their backsides collecting Centrelink, buying nothing but drugs and alcohol. I am currently putting together an eviction petition to have the neighbors kicked out. I have complete support from most residents. I have already contacted the Ombudsman regarding the police and their lack of assistance. Can I get the vandal charged using circumstantial evidence?