Justin Bieber's cellphone is being searched for evidence that he egged a neighbor's home, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokeswoman told ABC News today.
"We are looking for evidence of the crime, and that's it," she said. "We are very strict on the handling of evidence. Not just his, but on anybody's phone."
The spokeswoman emphasized that Bieber's iPhone was password protected, and the tech crew was ordered to look only for evidence of the egging.
She said police were not going to play "what if" with the possibility that they might find pictures relating to anything other than the vandalism.
The evidence could be him "bragging or making fun of" the incident, police told CNN.
The phone was part of the evidence seized Tuesday when officers went to Bieber's Calabasas' home and took various items they believed might give them a lead on the alleged Jan. 9 egging. Police also seized video surveillance from Bieber's security system.
A neighbor called the police, claiming that Bieber was throwing eggs at his house at around 7:40 p.m. last Thursday.
Police confirmed that Bieber was a suspect shortly after the neighbor's report. "The vandalism damage is estimated by the homeowner to be approximately $20,000," according to a police statement, which kicks the case up to a felony, police confirmed to ABC News Radio.
They said Bieber was at home when the warrant was served Tuesday, and everyone there cooperated.