So about 3 months ago the neighbor across the street let his house go back to the bank and left. There was this one bum guy that had helped him load and move his stuiff to his new house (rental) over in Elk Grove. The guy that left, gave the bum guy permission to live in his backyard. I didn't see much activity across the street in the beginning when the bum guy was living in the backyard in a tent, but about the last month theres a woman living there and about 10 other guys. These folks are local known street bums and have been run off alot of times over the years for stealing anything not nailed down in front or backyards here. Now that the house has been vacant for so long they are living in the house now. Just the last week or so the drunken drugged out freaks have been getting too bold around here and I feel soon one or more of them are going to be causing a serious problem for someone. The elderly neighbor lady next to me passed away about a month ago and her family has been clearing out this house and have it listed for sale. People have been coming by to look at it but when they see whats up across the street they loose interest real quick to want to buy. One of the son's of the lady that passed away has been harassed by these bums because when he comes by to check on the property he has had to run them out of the backyard several times. This morning he went to the bank that is forclosing on the property to see what they could do about this bum infestation and they say their hands are tied as the house is still in foreclosure. The Sheriff has been called several times and even by myself about this and nothing seems to get done about this problem. So today, while the bums were gone or asleep or whatever, I brought my bucket truck over here and disconnected the power drop off the transformer on the pole going to this house and while I was at it cut the aerial phone drop as well as the cable TV. The phone was off but the cable TV and the power was still going, that is until I cut it. Next week, I know where the gas valve in the street is to turn off the gas to the meter of this house and I'll be truning it off then. Turning it off at the house would do nothing as the bums would probably turn it back on. Actually the woman that lives in the house next to them has turned off the water at the meter a couple of times and the bums have turned it back on. That leaves the water. I think what I'll do is to turn off the water at the main then saw off the water pipe feeding the house and I bet that will finish off all the utilities to this house. So other than the neighbors and myself continueing to call the Sheriff and the bank and considering what I've already done and will complete doing next week....... What else should I do or encourage the other nieghbors to do? Any ideas?