San Diego Police Officer Accused of Trashing Million Dollar Home After Foreclosure

San Diego police officer Robert Acosta and his wife Monique were allegedly not happy with the foreclosure on their million-dollar home. According to witnesses, they trashed the home, tore up the garden, and stole items before leaving the property. They now have been arrested and face a claim for over $200,000 in damages.

After the credit union told them to move out by July, the couple allegedly started to damage the house including pouring concrete down drains, smashing decorative stones, and ripping up plants. They are also accused of stealing fixtures, air conditioning units, and even trees. They are accused for taking $44,000 in such items from the Riverside home.

They have pleaded not guilty and their attorney says that the damage is greatly exaggerated.

Source: NBC

8 thoughts on “San Diego Police Officer Accused of Trashing Million Dollar Home After Foreclosure”

  1. Request for Congressional Foreclosure Panel to Examine Foreclosure Lawyers

    “Although increasing numbers of courts are continuing to reject improper and fraudulent foreclosures, the Congressional Foreclosure Panel examination of mortgage services and foreclosure practices did not include foreclosure lawyers.

    Lawyers are officers of the court; knowledge of applicable laws and civil procedure is not required from mortgage lenders. In states that require judicial foreclosures, lawyers are the ones who file lawsuits to seize and sell property; and lawyers are responsible for filing and recording foreclosure property deeds.

    An investigation could prove helpful to sorting out whether improper and illegal foreclosure proceedings are linked to any self-dealing conduct disadvantaging lenders, investors, homeowners, and city governments. . .”

  2. BTW:

    NEWS RELEASE ( ) – 10/7/10 03:23 pm
    Last Updated – 10/7/10 03:23 pm

    TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor today announced a revised policy governing the use of stun guns by law enforcement officers in New Jersey, which was developed in consultation with the law enforcement community.

    The new policy replaces a policy issued by the Attorney General’s Office last year, under the prior administration. Law enforcement professionals had expressed concern that the prior policy made it impractical to use stun guns because that policy was too restrictive regarding the number of officers who could carry stun guns and the circumstances in which they could be used.

    “. Law enforcement officers may not use them against a person who is only offering passive resistance to commands?”:=(

  3. Why is it that if you damage a house in foreclosure you- “little people” are put in the criminal justice system but if a bank improperly seizes your home and sells it or destroys it you have to resort to civil law?

    Not saying this couple aren’t bad actors, just rhetorically observing that all bad actors don’t get treated equally.

    The President is expected to not sign this bill which passed the Senate quietly and UNANIMOUSLY.

    “Bank foreclosure cover seen in bill at Obama’s desk”

  4. Police officers should be able to withhold themselves from taking out their rage on the wrong target. Who kept him from making his payments or who got him into a mortgage that was undoable? Those might be more appropriate targets.

  5. Blouise,

    They were in the home lawfully to begin with the best that they have is..Felony MDOP…..Felony Trespass…For a HI to stick they would need to have entered the property unlawfullyto being with….It is even hard to get a HI/or BE when someone has lived in your home or has been a regular guest….it is the intent…at the start of any crime committed….

  6. A Million dollar home in California….1,500 square foot…maybe worth what 500,000 today still a lot of money….But still…this seems like bad policy for a police officer to be doing…

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