SDPD Officer, Wife Accused Of Trashing Foreclosed Home
Robert Acosta, Monique Evette Acosta Allegedly Damaged Murrieta-Area House
Last Updated: 958 days ago
A San Diego police officer and his wife could face jail time after authorities said the couple trashed their foreclosed home.Robert Acosta, 39, was placed on administrative leave by the San Diego Police Department after he and his 35-year-old wife, Monique Evette, were accused of badly damaging their six-bedroom home in Riverside County after being notified they were being foreclosed on."I think they were just mad," said neighbor Jennifer Peet.According to the Riverside District Attorney, the Acostas caused $200,000 in damage to their home near Murrieta."It didn't hit me until they asked for a sledgehammer that they were going way beyond damage and it was out of control," said neighbor Keith Peet.Authorities said stones were smashed off the facade, dye poured on the carpet, an air conditioner and other appliances were missing, fixtures were destroyed or stolen, wiring torn out of the walls, uprooted trees thrown in the swimming pool, a garage door was missing, a flagstone patio, walkway and hallway were torn up and spray paint was on the walls.Many of the appliances taken were found in storage units in San Diego where they couple relocated, authorities said."The bank told them to get a cheaper car payment. They got a cheaper car payment. The bank told them to do something else. They did it," said neighbor Jennifer Peet.Investigators said the Acostas were told to leave the home by July 1 and were last seen in June. In June, the credit union which held the mortgage discovered the damage and reported it to authorities."They put their heart and soul, just every thing into it; it was the best house on the street," said Keith Peet.Many neighbors understand the frustration the Acostas might have been feeling."Yeah, the bank denied our modification. We got a letter last week saying it was denied," said Jennifer Peet.The Acostas could face four years in prison if convicted on all charges.