Well, we're still waiting on word about the house next door. I'm not exactly clear on what's happened so far, but as I understand it, an officer sort of tried to check on things, but wasn't sure which house it was.
My friend came by the bookstore yesterday and as it turns out his retina had spontaneously detached earlier in the day, landing him in emergency surgery. He says he's sending an off-duty guy out today to poke around.
At any rate, we're going to see what we do about getting the house condemned and hopefully torn down. The owner himself admitted that he hasn't been by there in about two years.
Scary note to self: a retina can spontaneously detach.