Justin Bieber told to curb Beverly Hills partying by police

Bieber hasn't been charged for his reported levels of excessive noise, but local residents could make a citizen's arrest, according to a police spokesman

After a weekend of partying at his flat in Beverly Hills, Justin Bieber has been warned that he could be subject to a citizen's arrest.

Police made six separate visits to Bieber's condominium, having received numerous complaints from neighbours, according to New York Daily News. Twice, the issue was said to be fan misconduct; four times, excessive noise. "Four in the morning, he has music pounding," Sharona Zinati, a nearby resident, told KTLA-TV. "He's causing a lot of nuisance."

Although police did not issue any fines or charges, they gave verbal warnings to the 20-year-old star. "We ask for Mr Bieber ... to take the bull by the horns and actually turn down the music and limit the size of his parties in consideration for the [nearby] sleeping child and elderly residents," said Sergeant Max Subin.

If Bieber does not moderate his ways, police said that residents might be entitled to make a citizen's arrest. "If they want to pursue that and we feel it's proper to accept it, it would be evaluated," he admitted. So far, officers themselves have not witnessed excessive noise.

Bieber only recently moved into his new home, a penthouse apartment at a five-story complex in Beverly Hills. He left his old house, a mansion in Calabasas, after pleading no contest to allegations that he had thrown eggs at a neighbour's house. The singer was ordered to complete five days of community service and a 12-week anger-management programme, and to pay $80,900 (£47,500) in restitution. He must also stay away from this neighbour and their family during the course of a two-year probation.

Meanwhile, matters are still proceeding for Bieber's two other recent brushes with the law: he has been charged with assaulting a limousine driver in December, and is also due to stand trial in connection with an alleged drag-race, with the singer accused of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

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