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.
Cal Fire firefighters are working to knock down a vegetation fire, dubbed the Lost Fire, off Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.