SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego police officer and his wife allegedly looted and then trashed their foreclosed home in Riverside County out of spite, and face felony charges today.
Robert Conrad Acosta, 39, and his wife Evette Acosta, 35, were charged with vandalizing and burglarizing their former residence, a six-bedroom tract home on Via Laguna east of Murrieta, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.
The damage includes stones smashed off the facade, dye poured on the carpet, a missing air conditioner and other appliances, destroyed and stolen fixtures, wiring torn out of the walls, uprooted trees thrown in the swimming pool, a missing garage door, a torn up flagstone patio, walkway and hallway, and spray paint on the walls, the newspaper reported.
Many of the house fixtures, such as air conditioners, were recovered from storage lockers rented by the couple in San Diego, according to the Press-Telegram.
The officer and his wife were arguing with a credit union over an imminent foreclosure.
The couple faces up to four years in prison if convicted, the district attorney's spokesperson John Hall told a reporter. As of Friday, the couple had not been arrested.
Robert Acosta is on paid administrative leave due to "personnel issues," said Gary Hassen, spokesperson for the San Diego police department.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man accused of stealing a car led police on a slow speed chase on Sunday that ended with the suspect in custody.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.