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.
Candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor failed to receive enough support to receive the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, according to results released early Sunday.
A SWAT team is responding to reports of a homicide suspect holed up in an apartment in North Park following a shooting in the Midway District.
Conditions for Sunday are expected to be warm and sunny with temperatures near average, according to forecasts.
A 32-year-old Navy sailor and flight surgeon who died after being struck by a spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton was identified Sunday.
A pedestrian was found dead on Interstate 5 around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. California Highway Patrol say a car struck and killed the man, leaving him to die in the freeway.
The San Diego Fire Department was called to terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport, Saturday afternoon for reports of a fire.