Ask a Cop: 鄰居發出噪音,我應該怎麼做? What to do about noisy neighbors?

The Alhambra Source asks your questions to the Alhambra Police Department's Sergeant Brandon Black.  This week, our first question asked in Chinese is about what to do when your neighbors make too much noise. The response in English follows the Chinese.

問:深夜⟨超過12點⟩,鄰居經常高聲喧嘩,影響附近居民睡眠品質,有什麼法令禁止或處罰?或如何通知警察前來取締?
 
Q: People in my neighborhood always make loud noises that disturb people's sleep after midnight. Is their any law that prohibits them from doing so? How do we notify the police?
 
答:影響鄰居的正常休息事實上是違法的。如果有人高聲喧嘩,尤其是在深夜,您可以報警。我們會去調查並採取必要的措施來停止噪音。如果您匿名報警,我們最多可以做的就是調查到發聲源並警告他們不要繼續發出噪音。他們可能服從也可能不服從。如果噪音沒有停止,您可以再次報警。如果有人大聲喧嘩打攪他人休息,您甚至可以自行逮捕肇事者。但是很多時候,與發聲者理性的溝通是最好的解決辦法。如果溝通無法達到效果,您可以報警,我們會履行我們的職責。請記住,雖然警方的介入可以有效讓他人服從,但是這有可能會引起不滿或影響鄰居之間的和睦。這種打攪他人的行為的發生一般是因為鄰里之間缺少對彼此的尊重。很重要的一點就是大家要有禮貌地處理此類事件來避免嫌隙。如果此類大聲喧嘩地現象很少發生,也許最好的辦法就是不採取措施,讓它過去。可是如果發生頻率很高,請告知警方。

 

A: It is against the law to disturb the peace of another. If someone is making loud noises, especially late at night, you can call the police and we will respond to investigate the source of the disturbance and take the necessary enforcement action. If you call anonymously, the most we can do if we discover the source of the noise, is tell the noisemaker to stop making noise. They may or may not comply. If the don’t, you can call again and we will, again, respond. If the noise is such that it disturbs the peace of another, you can even make a “citizen’s arrest” for this violation. Many times, talking reasonably with the person or person’s causing the noise is the most effective way of solving the problem. If this does not work or is not an option, you can call the police and report the disturbance and we will do our part. Keep in mind that when you get the police involved, most people will comply, but may resent the police involvement and affect your relationship with your noisy neighbor. These types of disturbances are generally caused by a lack of respect for neighbors. It is important to be courteous and not turn these types of situations into personal grudge matches. If the disturbance is a rare occurrence, it may be best to simply let it go. If it is an on-going problem, get the police involved.

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Have a question for Sergeant Black? Send it to info@alhambrasource.org.

阿罕布拉新聞把您的問題轉達給阿罕布拉警局的布蘭登布萊克警官(Sergeant Brandon Black)替您尋找答案。您有想問的問題嗎?把它發送到info@alhambrasource.org

Alhambra Source le hace las preguntas de los lectores al Sargento Brandon Black del Departamento de Policia de Alhambra. Que pregunta le haria usted? Mandenos sus pregunatas a: info@alhambrasource.org

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