"...my window looks out on the street. I see a police car about once a year."
...which was true at the time.
A couple of hours ago there was a terriffic bang in the street and three or four cop cars appeared on the scene surrounding a civilian car which had smashed into another car parked outside the house opposite mine.
It transpires that the cops had been chasing a drunk joy rider who lost control of the car he'd stolen, and smashed it up as said above. He's now slammed up in the local cop shop. A little later more cops arrived on the scene to clean up the mess and remove the damaged vehicles.
No i never open the windows here. We live on the side of a main road so the traffic noise is horrendous and will drown out whatever i'm watching or listening to. My wife opens her office window and the bedroom window when i'm not in the room with her but when i go to bed i shut it no matter how hot it is.