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  • Egged neighbor sues Justin Bieber, alleges racist remark by bodyguard

    Egged neighbor sues Justin Bieber, alleges racist remark by bodyguard

    The neighbor whose house Justin Bieber vandalized with eggs has sued the pop star for assault and emotional distress, alleging the singer threatened his family and spat in his face and that one of Bieber's bodyguards called him a “little Jew boy.” Jeffrey Schwartz and his wife, Suzanne, sued Bieber...

  • L.A. County probation officer charged with insurance fraud

    A Los Angeles County probation officer has been arrested and charged with two counts of worker's compensation insurance fraud after allegedly altering medical documentation, authorities said Tuesday. Raymond Milton, a sworn peace officer, is accused of altering medical documentation that resulted...

  • D.A. rejects charges against sheriff's deputy who killed cyclist

    D.A. rejects charges against sheriff's deputy who killed cyclist

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was typing on a patrol car computer when he hit and killed a bicyclist in Calabasas last year will not be prosecuted, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in a statement Thursday. In declining to bring criminal charges against Deputy Andrew...

  • Justin Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism, is 'glad' case is over

    Justin Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism, is 'glad' case is over

    After pleading no contest Wednesday to throwing eggs at his former neighbor's home in Calabasas, Justin Bieber is "glad to get this matter resolved and behind him," a representative said. Under a plea deal reached with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, the pop star pleaded no contest...

  • Justin Bieber to be charged in neighborhood egg-throwing case

    Justin Bieber to be charged in neighborhood egg-throwing case

    Justin Bieber will be charged with misdemeanor vandalism stemming from an egging incident at his former neighbor's home in Calabasas, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The Los Angeles County district attorney plans to charge the pop star with one misdemeanor charge of vandalism for allegedly throwing...

  • L.A. County deputy pleads not guilty to alleged ticket-fixing

    L.A. County deputy pleads not guilty to alleged ticket-fixing

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who once helped the FBI in a corruption probe of sheriff's officials pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he accepted bribes in return for fixing traffic tickets. Edwin Allan Tamayo, 44, entered his plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom when he was...

  • Man pleads no contest after breaking into Selena Gomez's guest house
    Man pleads no contest after breaking into Selena Gomez's guest house

    A transient pleaded no contest Friday to a stalking charge after breaking into singer Selena Gomez's guest house on her Calabasas property the same day he was released from jail for doing the same thing.

    Che Thomas Cruz, 20, was placed on probation for three years and ordered to go to a residential...

  • L.A. County deputy charged with taking bribes to fix tickets

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who once helped the FBI in a corruption probe of sheriff's officials was charged Thursday with accepting bribes in return for fixing traffic tickets.

    County prosecutors accused Edwin Allan Tamayo, 44, of accepting $1,000 in cash from a motorist at an Islands...

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputy charged in alleged ticket-fixing scheme
    L.A. County sheriff's deputy charged in alleged ticket-fixing scheme

    Prosecutors filed felony charges Thursday against a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, accusing him of accepting $1,500 in bribes for agreeing to fix traffic tickets, a district attorney's spokesman said.

    Edwin Tamayo, 44, faces six counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice, two counts of accepting...

  • Domestic battery case against ex-NFLer Keyshawn Johnson is dropped
    Domestic battery case against ex-NFLer Keyshawn Johnson is dropped

    Former USC and NFL football player Keyshawn Johnson won't face any charges in connection with his arrest last month after reports of a domestic battery incident involving his ex-girlfriend at his Calabasas home.

    Johnson, 40, was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. April 21 when Los Angeles...

  • Justin Bieber high-fived friends after neighbor's home egged, cops say
    Justin Bieber high-fived friends after neighbor's home egged, cops say

    Surveillance video obtained by detectives investigating Justin Bieber allegedly shows him high-fiving friends moments after eggs were thrown at his ex-neighbor’s house in Calabasas, an investigator wrote in an affidavit.

    Los Angeles County prosecutors are considering whether to charge the 20-year-old...

  • Man who broke into Selena Gomez's home released, arrested again
    Man who broke into Selena Gomez's home released, arrested again

    Within hours after getting out of jail for trespassing at singer Selena Gomez's Calabasas  home, a homeless man returned to the property on Friday and was arrested again, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

    Authorities say Che Cruz, 20,  violated the specific orders of a judge earlier...

  • Transient who broke into Selena Gomez's guest home convicted, jailed
    Transient who broke into Selena Gomez's guest home convicted, jailed

    A homeless man found in performer Selena Gomez's guest house bathroom was convicted Wednesday of trespassing at the Calabasas home and sentenced to 45 days in jail.

    Che Cruz, 20, pleaded no contest in his initial court appearance to one misdemeanor count of unauthorized entry of a dwelling house,...

  • Transient in Selena Gomez's guest house charged with trespassing
    Transient in Selena Gomez's guest house charged with trespassing

    A homeless man found in the bathroom of performer Selena Gomez's Calabasas guest house was charged Wednesday with trespassing.

    Che Cruz is charged with misdemeanor unauthorized entry of a dwelling house, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Eduards Abele.

    Cruz, 20, was arrested March 30 inside a bathroom of...

  • Bieber egging probe in D.A.'s hands; felony prosecution sought
    Bieber egging probe in D.A.'s hands; felony prosecution sought

    Justin Bieber should find out soon whether he will face felony vandalism charges in the alleged egging of a neighbor's home after Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives turned over their investigation to prosecutors Thursday.

    Labeling Bieber a suspect in the early January incident, detectives ...

  • Justin Bieber egging case: Prosecutors ask for more investigation
    Justin Bieber egging case: Prosecutors ask for more investigation

    Prosecutors have asked for further investigation into accusations that pop star Justin Bieber egged his neighbor's house in Calabasas, causing $20,000 in damage, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County district attorney's office said Tuesday.

    Authorities have been investigating allegations Bieber threw...

  • Authorities defend Justin Bieber felony egging investigation
    Authorities defend Justin Bieber felony egging investigation

    Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are defending their search of Justin Bieber's Calabasas home in response to accusations he egged his neighbor's house, saying the pop star was treated no differently than any other felony suspect.

    A dozen detectives searched Bieber's home beginning at 8 a.m....

  • Associate of Justin Bieber allegedly damages phone while in custody
    Associate of Justin Bieber allegedly damages phone while in custody

    A man arrested on suspicion of felony drug possession at the home of singer Justin Bieber was also being held on suspicion of felony vandalism after allegedly damaging a phone at the sheriff's station, an official said.

    "He was additionally charged with vandalism while still in lockup," said L.A....

  • Drug arrest made during search of Justin Bieber's home
    Drug arrest made during search of Justin Bieber's home

    Detectives investigating alleged egging of neighbor's house arrest man staying at Bieber's home on suspicion of drug possession.

  • Cops: Cocaine in 'plain view' at Justin Bieber home; friend arrested
    Cops: Cocaine in 'plain view' at Justin Bieber home; friend arrested

    Detectives searching Justin Bieber's Calabasas mansion Tuesday during an investigation into an egging case arrested one of the singer's associates on felony drug charges after cocaine was found in plain view.

    The arrest came as authorities served a search warrant at Bieber's home seeking surveillance-video...

  • Drug arrest made in search of Justin Bieber's home in egging probe
    Drug arrest made in search of Justin Bieber's home in egging probe

    Deputies searching Justin Bieber's Calabasas mansion Tuesday made a felony drug arrest of someone other than the pop star, authorities said.

    The arrest came as authorities served a search warrant at Bieber's home seeking surveillance-video evidence to support allegations that the singer was involved...

  • Justin Bieber detained as his home is searched in felony egging case
    Justin Bieber detained as his home is searched in felony egging case

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are serving a felony search warrant at the Calabasas residence of singer Justin Bieber in connection to an investigation into an egging incident at his neighbor's home.

    Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said eight people are being detained inside Bieber's...

  • Justin Bieber suspected of egging neighbor's house, authorities say
    Justin Bieber suspected of egging neighbor's house, authorities say

    Justin Bieber is now a vandalism suspect, authorities said Friday, after a neighbor’s house in Calabasas was egged Thursday night.

    The neighbor called authorities about 7:40 p.m. claiming someone was pelting his home with eggs, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Nagelmann of the Malibu/Lost...

  • Calabasas crackdown on old homes has owners crying foul
    Calabasas crackdown on old homes has owners crying foul

    Owners of older homes in affluent Calabasas say a crackdown on septic systems and other code issues targets them unfairly.

  • Students of teacher wounded in LAX shooting protest gun violence
    Students of teacher wounded in LAX shooting protest gun violence

    Four days after Calabasas High School teacher Brian Ludmer was wounded in the Los Angeles International Airport shooting rampage, students walked out of classes to protest gun violence.

    He was shot in the leg during Friday’s shooting but is in good condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center,...

  • Students of teacher wounded in LAX shooting to protest gun violence
    Students of teacher wounded in LAX shooting to protest gun violence

    Students of a Calabasas High School teacher who was wounded during the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport plan to walk out of their classes Tuesday to protest gun violence and support his recovery.

    Brian Ludmer, 29, was upgraded to "good" condition this week at Ronald Reagan...

  • LAX shooting: Teacher wounded by gunman needs surgery
    LAX shooting: Teacher wounded by gunman needs surgery

    A Calabasas High School teacher wounded in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport Friday was listed in fair condition, officials said.

    Brian Ludmer, 29, sustained a bullet wound and will need surgery for a fractured leg as well as extensive physical therapy, officials at Ronald...

  • LAX shooting: Teacher in fair condition; suspect listed as critical
    LAX shooting: Teacher in fair condition; suspect listed as critical

    A Calabasas High School teacher shot by a gunman Friday at Los Angeles International Airport is in fair condition, but faces at least one more surgery, according to hospital officials.

    Brian Ludmer, 29, sustained a bullet wound and will need surgery for a fractured leg as well as extensive physical...

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