A search of teen pop star Justin Bieber's home was conducted on Tuesday (January 14) on suspicion of felony vandalism after the singer was accused of pelting his neighbour's home with eggs, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said.
"We are in the process of executing a search warrant on Justin Bieber's home," spokesman Steve Whitmore said, adding that Bieber and others at his Calabasas, California, home, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles were detained during the search.
Bieber, 19, also is being questioned by sheriff's deputies about the January 9 incident in the upscale gated community, in which he is alleged to have thrown eggs against his neighbour's home, Whitmore said.
The vandalism case is being treated as a felony because it caused "thousands and thousands of dollars of damage" to his neighbour's property.
It is not known what triggered the alleged incident between Bieber and his neighbour, but the Canada-born pop star has had several publicised run-ins with his neighbours.
Last year, Bieber was accused of speeding through the neighbourhood in a Ferrari sports car and also spitting on his neighbour during a confrontation over parties at the singer's home. Prosecutors did not bring charges against Bieber in either case.
Police have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case for Tuesday afternoon.
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