Called the police the other night
Got home from family Christmas Eve celebration at 11:30 PM. I could hear the noise from the apartment underneath me as soon as I got out of my car. They had the windows open and a houseful. Came upstairs and for 2.5 hours I listened to yelling, screaming, singing, laughing, and kids jumping, running and pounding. If it wasn't for the kids running, I could have turned on my white noise machine and gone to sleep but not when the floor shakes. I was afraid to go down there and knock on the door (which I have done before). I finally called the police at 1 AM and reported a loud party and that I was unable to sleep. The officer took the information, I thanked him, and I don't know if the police came but it suddenly got very quiet about a half hour later. I got to sleep after 2 AM. I left a message yesterday for the property manager informing him of this whole scene and that I was afraid to go down there. Of course, have not heard back.
I live in a one bedroom and the apt. underneath me is the same size. This couple never goes out and their place seems to be the gathering place for all their friends and their kids. It is just awful. They have a little girl who frequently comes to visit them on the weekends and they allow her to run all over the place. One Saturday morning at 10 AM I had to go downstairs and knock on their door, because it sounded like she was jumping off the furniture. BAM! BAM! BAM! They do not speak much English, but I got my point across.
I've tried to handle this on my own, and calling the police was not what I wanted to do because I fear retaliation, but I had no choice. I just want to get out of here, but I can't afford to move right now.