Tools of the Trade
Complaints to the police about things you do that are not illegal, especially when no one seems to complain when others do them. Playing music within the limits of local codes is a common example here. Another might be attempting to draw the police into the situation by giving some extra attention to your parking practices, even in neighborhoods where home owners enjoy a relaxed approach to enforcement. You should not be subject to a double-standard that is not supported by law.
Know your rights.
You need to know your rights before you can protect them. What rights you have depend on any written lease that exists between your landlord and yourself. For example, signing some rental agreements in some places may constitute agreement to park only in a designated private zone. The terms of rental agreements are often mediated by local law, however. For example, in some cities any clause of your agreement that is not in accord with local law is invalid. In addition, some cities enforce codes in addition to state law. For these reasons, to assure that you're protecting yourself and advocating for yourself to the fullest extent possible, learn what rights you have under the following:
Document the complaints.