Transient Arrested for Second Time this Week at Selena Gomez's House

The incident comes two days after he was ordered by a judge to keep away from the singer-actress and her Calabasas residence.

Originally posted at 3:54 p.m. April. 4, 2014. Updated with new details.

A young man was arrested today at the Calabasas home of Selena Gomez, marking his second trespassing arrest at the property in less than a week and coming two days after he was ordered by a judge to keep away from the singer-actress and her residence.

Che Cruz, a 20-year-old transient, allegedly scaled a fence to get onto the star's recently purchased property in the 5100 block of Garrett Court around 11:30 a.m., according to the sheriff's Malibu-Lost Hills Station.

Deputies responded after being alerted by neighborhood security and paparazzi who had been staking out the property, said sheriff's Lt. Jennifer Barsh.

Cruz was booked on suspicion of violating a court order requiring him to keep away from the home, according to the sheriff's department.

On Sunday, Cruz was arrested inside a bathroom of a guest house on the property. Three days later, he pleaded no contest to unauthorized entry of a residential dwelling and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.

Superior Court Commissioner Alvin Nierenberg also ordered him to serve three years on probation and to stay away from Gomez and her residence, according to Deputy District Attorney Eduards Abele.

Cruz was released from custody at 4:01 this morning, according to sheriff's online booking records, which indicate he is now being held at the Malibu-Lost Hills Station in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Sheriff's officials did not immediately say why he was released, but non- violent offenders often serve only a fraction of their sentence due to jail overcrowding.

--City News Service


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