With most settlements, if you leave the area (meaing you go somewhere else, not just wait outside the door) and then wait for three and a bit days, and then come back, everyone will have forgiven you for any crime. There are a few settlements who will never forgive you if you anger them (arefu, the family, paradise falls for example).
"I think all you gotta do is find that little black kid, and doesn't that start the whole backdoor option?" -WHiTE_LickR
Cool, thanks. Is it advisable to steal things from towns, though? Is there anything really worth stealing from a particular town? All I've seen lately is just a bunch of lame food and other generic crap.
"Real Men use fists but Real Men never have time for hunting. Real Men are always punching some ovaries." - Psience