Definitely file a police report. Besides...the cops just might be interested in what's going on at your neighbors' place! (unless they're related!) RECORD EVERYTHING!!! Get the cops name and badge number (time and date) that you filed the report with. Get the police report/incident report number etc! DOCUMENTATION is KEY!!! (Trust me...that has been my job for YEARS!) ok...as a former Insurance Adjuster, make sure you all your items recorded somehow! (photos, serial numbers - with makes and model numbers) etc. Have them somewhere else. Also...if you all own firearms, have the serial information recorded somewhere also! (Just in case they steal those!) Next, verify "protective property" laws in your state. SOME states allow you to "shoot to protect" yourself AND your property if someone is trespassing/breaking in. Other states will NOT let you get away with protecting your property....they have to be coming after YOU, in your home...AFTER you've attempted to get away for it to be legal for you to 'protect yourself' legally! Protective property laws vary state by state, some states allow lethal force to protect your property...extending to your vehicles! Remember...SURVIVORS CAN SUE! The pumping sound of a shotgun is normally a sufficient deterrant to MOST burglars...but stonned and drunk doesn't count! I like the motion lights idea as well as cameras (real or fake). But remember....they could try to STEAL the cameras as well! (we are talking about not so bright people here!) The life-sized figure of Chuck Norris is an EXCELLENT idea! In one area of my old office, they had a lifesize thingie of a cop....used to freak me out EVERY TIME I walked by it...eventhough I KNEW it was there! Put that in the barn....you can move it around every other day or so....just behind the door or whatever! Also, set up some kind of 'system' with your hubby. If you have an emergency or if he comes home at a 'not normal' time once he starts his new schedule. Or if you need him home ASAP. Have something set up ahead of time. Of course I LOVE the idea of an attack rooster, goat, hog, emu/ostritch, or of course....LARGE dog(s)! I think your puppy needs a few buddies!!! Let us know how it goes and take care! Oh yeah...as fun as "veiled threats" can sound...be careful...it COULD be reported as 'terroristic threatening' against you! Just post NO TRESPASSING signs up around you property (those kids getting bit by your horse is YOUR liability...they can SUE YOU). Here's the sickest part, if they burgle your property and get hurt while doing so...they can SUE YOU!!! So NO TRESPASSING signs EVERWHERE is a VERY GOOD idea (it makes them less able to sue you...due to ample notice or some such stuff). Good Luck! I like the LOUD "alarm system" idea too! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!