Hi, this is my first post here. I have a situation and could really use some advice.
I called the local police tonight because my neighbor's band was practicing and it was very loud. The other times they've practiced well into the night and kept my kids up. This time, I reluctantly decided to call the police. I spoke to the dispatcher and told her what was going on. I was adamant about remaining anonymous to the dispatcher and she assured me I would remain anonymous. After an hour of continuing to hear the practice. I decided to call again to follow up. The dispatcher seemed uninterested and stated that the officer reported it "unfounded". I told the dispatcher that it was still going on. She said she would let them know. I looked out for the police to come by and for the next 45 minutes saw no one, while the neighbors continued to play. I called the third time and, again, the dispatcher seemed uninterested, even annoyed. I was growing frustrated, so I asked for her name.
Within 10 minutes after the 3rd call, I heard a loud knock on my door. With my baby in my arms, I answered the door. It was a local police officer. He said "You asked to talk to me." I looked behind him and there was my neighbor and his band in his yard, looking at me talk to the officer. I told the officer that I didn't ask to speak with him and, in fact, requested multiple times to remain anonymous to avoid a possible confrontation. Seeing that I was upset, his demeanor changed and he said "I'm just doing what I was told". I asked his name and told him I wanted to talk to his supervisor. He gave me the number to his sergeant.
Minutes later, I called the sergeant. The sergeant told me that he told the officer to come over to speak with me. He said the reason was that I needed to file a complaint about the noise. I told the sergeant that the officer made no mention of that, but instead stated (untruthfully) that I wished to speak to him. I encouraged the sergeant to listen to my calls (which I am sure were recorded) to confirm I never asked to speak to an officer and multiple times asked to remain anonymous. The sergeant said he had another call and offered to call me back. I declined because I saw no use at that point.
I am seriously considering writing or calling the lieutenant or captain regarding this situation. I understand it's just a noise complaint, but now it has escalated and most likely will put me at odds with my neighbor. I called the police to avoid any trouble. I thought I was doing the right thing. I feel the police acted very unprofessional and dishonest. I truly believe the police officer came over to make a spectacle of me in front of my neighbors for bugging them.
Should I go up the chain or just let it go? I don't want to face harassment if I do file a complaint.