CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) – Detectives searched Justin Bieber's home
looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop
star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands
of dollars in damage to a neighbor's home, an official said Tuesday.
Roughly a dozen investigators searched Bieber's
home and arrested one member of singer's entourage on suspicion of
cocaine possession, Lt. David Thompson said.
The man's name was not immediately released, but
Thompson said the cocaine was in plain view in Bieber's house when
Bieber, 19, was at the home and cooperated with
authorities but was not interviewed by detectives. Thompson said he
expected the singer to speak with detectives when his attorney could be
“He has not been arrested, nor has he been exonerated,” Thompson said of Bieber.
Thompson declined to describe what evidence
detectives took from Bieber's home, but said the emphasis wasn't on what
was in the pop star's refrigerator.
He said the house Bieber allegedly egged had custom
wood and other expensive features and that several thousands of dollars
in damage occurred. Thompson added that a judge authorized the search
The singer lives in a gated community in Calabasas,
a celebrity enclave about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Four helicopters hovered over the neighborhood hours after the warrant
An email message sent to Bieber's publicist Melissa Victor was not immediately returned.
Previous investigations into Bieber's conduct by
the sheriff's department against the “Boyfriend” singer have not
resulted in charges.
In October, prosecutors declined to charge Bieber
after a neighbor complained he drove recklessly through the area.
Prosecutors in November 2012 also declined to charge the singer after a
paparazzo accused him of punching and hitting him after leaving a
Calabasas movie theater.
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