How to deal with kids trespassing on my neigbor's property

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I have a situation where a couple of kids (15-16yrs old) walk through the back yard of my neighbor next door. This has went on for more than a year and it didn't bother me a whole lot. A little over a month ago however, I heard a loud BANG from just behind my backyard (there is a small greenbelt there between my neighborhood and the next). I quickly looked out the window to see the two kids had fired a handgun about 50ft away from my property. They then proceeded with their usual routine through the neighbors yard. It was at this point that I decided something had to be done so I looked up the owner of the duplex next door and explained the issue. I suggested if they repaired their fence in the backyard and put up a privacy fence on the side (like all of the other duplexes on the street) it should deter them from coming through anymore. Well they did as I asked which was great! Today, however I saw the two kids climb over both 6ft fences. Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

@Kolbey Pruitt A lot of cities are adding a community based policing element, and these officers work directly with neighborhood associations and community groups. Here is the link for OKC (https://www.okc.gov/department...), and you can directly contact the officer that works in your part of the city, to get some help.

Originally posted by @Kolbey Pruitt :

@Toby Khan The kids seem to be coming from a different street, but I will try to follow them and see where they live.

 Lets see , teenagers cutting thru the yard , they have at least 1 hand gun and you want to follow them ?  

Maybe it me ?  But that doesnt sound like the brightest idea . I would suggest maybe the police should be notified . They wear bullet proof vests 

@Kolbey Pruitt

Dont follow anybody. Notify the police about the hangun discharge, it’s probably illegal to do so in Oklahoma County except in a self defense situation or a licensed environment like a gun range. Am not a lawyer, defer to them when in doubt or do your own research.

Why does it bother you that your neighbor’s lawn is being trespassed?