The beat goes on in Justin Bieber's absence.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has wrapped up its investigation into the allegations that Justin Bieber egged his neighbor's home and turns its findings over to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office with the recommendation that it presses vandalism charges against the 19-year-old pop star.
Bieber could end up facing either felony or misdemeanor charges, or prosecutors may reject the case and opt not to file any charges.
And the LASD is hoping it's not the latter.
"We dropped the case off to the D.A. today," Sheriff's Lt. Dave Thompson told E! News Thurdsay.
"We did a search warrant and put a lot of work into it. Of course it's up to them...I want a felony filing," he added. "The kid needs to realize he can't do this."
Thompson concluded, "Certainly we don't want [the D.A.] to reject it. We believe with the dollar amount and the evidence it deserves a felony filing."
Sheriffs' detectives raided Bieber's Calabasas home on Jan. 14. The My World 2.0 artist's cell phone and other items were confiscated, but Bieber was not arrested. The only person in the house who got busted at the time was his pal Lil Za, who has since been charged with felony possession of Ecstasy and Oxycontin, as well as damaging jail property for allegedly ripping a phone off the wall before he was to be released on bail.
Just over a week after Egg-gate, Bieber was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Miami, and a week after that he was charged with on count of assault in Toronto stemming from an alleged incident with a limo driver back in December.
Apparently not too fazed by his legal issues, the teen was in New York over the weekend for Super Bowl parties and is now currently in Atlanta, where he partied with Sean "Diddy" Combs, Rick Ross and Jermaine Dupri at the nightclub Vanquish last night.
—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua