Turns out it wasn't a boring break in as surmised. Nor was it a grisly murder of a marine or air cadet, but it was close! It was a stabbing!
I probably heard it, but as I was trying to tune out the row, I don't think I heard anything at all useful.
This might not be the nicest area ever, but it's never been stabbings bad. In an interesting side note, the villain of the piece is from the road next to where we found the cat.