DEAR ABBY: I live in a fairly well-to-do neighborhood on a cul-de-sac. There has been an increase in the traffic on my street, and I suspect it’s because a neighbor’s adult son has been selling drugs. Most of the cars are driven by young people who park for five to 10 minutes at the most, and all of them walk around to the back of the house. Hypodermic needles have been found in the street.
Should I talk to the police and risk alienating my neighbors, or should I keep quiet because I have no definite proof? I don’t think the parents would believe me if I told them; they seem to think their child can do no wrong. Also, if I do file a police report and they find out, I’m afraid they will retaliate. Help! — NOT SURE WHAT TO DO
DEAR NOT SURE: Don’t keep quiet. It’s important that the police be notified before the problem becomes worse. Call your local anonymous tip line and report where you have seen the suspicious activity and the needles. No personal information from you will be asked, and your privacy will be protected.
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