Re: got a visit from the state police
basically, in many cases, the citizen solves the problem, the cops just show up afterwards to do the paperwork and clean up.
so stay armed and vigilant, be the solver if need be and let the LEO's do their paperwork after the fact. If situation affords it, call 911; I used to be extremely reserved before I'd ever call the law but seeing as how people call 911 because Burger King is out of fries or whatever, I have no hard feelings anymore.
I blow up their phone, at least that way I can prove I 'tried'
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."