Bieber home searched after egg-tossing vandalism

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LOS ANGELES -- 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.

Roughly a dozen investigators searched Mr. Bieber's home and arrested one member of the singer's entourage on suspicion of cocaine possession, Lt. David Thompson said Tuesday.

Mr. Bieber, 19, was at the home and cooperated with authorities but was not interviewed by detectives. Lt. Thompson said he expected the singer to speak with detectives when his attorney could be present.

"He has not been arrested, nor has he been exonerated," Lt. Thompson said of Mr. Bieber.

Lt. Thompson declined to describe what evidence detectives took from Mr. Bieber's home, but said the emphasis wasn't on what was in the pop star's refrigerator.

He said the house Mr. Bieber allegedly egged Thursday had custom wood and other expensive features and that the owner estimated that $20,000 in damage occurred. Lt. Thompson added that a judge authorized the search warrant.

"I get that the eggs don't seem that significant, but it does rise to the level of a felony," Lt. Thompson said. "There is a victim in this case who has extensive damage done to their home. And that's a serious incident."

The singer lives in a gated community in Calabasas, a celebrity enclave about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

During the police raid, rapper Lil Za was in the house and was arrested for felony drug possession, according to TMZ.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore confirmed there has been one arrest for cocaine possession at Mr. Bieber's home, which was in plain view when the officers arrived.

Rep's for Bieber declined to comment on the investigation.

According to the police report, detectives from the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department began searching the Calabasas home about 8 a.m. Tuesday.


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