Deputies serve warrant at Justin Bieber's Calabasas home as part of vandalism investigation

Singer accused of throwing eggs at neighbor's home

CALABASAS, Calif. - Sheriff's deputies served a warrant Tuesday at Justin Bieber's Calabasas home as part of a followup investigation into an accusation that the 19-year-old singer threw eggs at a neighbor's residence last week.
   
"We are serving a search warrant on Justin Bieber's residence as part of our now-felony vandalism investigation," sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told City News Service shortly before 9 a.m.
   
Detectives began serving the warrant about 8 a.m.
   
According to a sheriff's department statement: "The purpose of the search warrant is to seek video surveillance or other possible evidence in the vandalism that occurred on Jan. 9 ... The vandalism damage is estimated by the homeowner to be approximately $20,000."
   
Last Thursday at 7:40 p.m., deputies went to the 25000 block of Prado Del Grandioso to take a report from a man who told deputies that his neighbor --  Bieber -- had thrown raw eggs at his house, according to Sgt. Dan Negelmann of the sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills Station.
   
Someone was outside the property at the time, but was not hit by any of the eggs, Whitmore said on Friday, adding that whether an assault allegation is prosecuted would depend on a number of factors, including whether there was an intent to hit the person with the eggs.
   
The case at first was classified as a possible misdemeanor, Negelmann said. This morning, Whitmore said the case was being investigated as a felony. He declined to elaborate, but any property damage above $400 translates into a felony in California.
   
A late-morning news conference was planned by authorities to discuss the case.

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