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Q. What can I do about the people that live next to me who blast their stereo system to the point I can hear it through my walls over my tv


Dear Juneau Resident,

That is a tough one. With common walls there is often bleed through noise that is not treated as criminal disturbing of the peace. If a neighbor has a super stereo and the walls are rattling, and they refuse to turn it down after a reasonable request, then a citation is certainly in order and would be viewed as reasonable by the prosecutor and court. What you can do is call in a complaint when it is happening and see if an officer is available to come to your house and assess if the noise is unreasonable given JPD's experience with that kind of situation.

Another option is to talk to the person about the situation and potentially involve the landlord. You can also look at your furniture and see if something like a bookcase moved to that wall might help block the noise.



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