Police responding to a burglary call arrested Courtney Love in Los Angeles
early Thursday morning for allegedly being under the influence of narcotics,
according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department.
The 39-year-old singer was found standing in the middle of the street outside
a male friend’s home just before 3 a.m., where she admitted to breaking
several windows while trying to enter. “The resident said that he did not wish to
have her arrested,” LAPD spokesperson Renee Montoya said. “But as the
investigation continued, the officers noticed that Ms. Love’s behavior was consistent
with being under the influence of controlled substances.” Police would not
disclose the name of the resident.
Love was taken into custody and booked under the name Courtney Michelle
Cobain for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was
released a short time later after posting $2,500 bail.
A spokesperson for Love could not be reached for comment by press time.
Beverly Hills police received a call at 6:38 a.m. from a female
resident of a home in the area reporting a medical emergency, according to a
Beverly Hills Police Department spokesperson. Paramedics arrived a short time
later and rushed Love to a hospital for treatment of a drug overdose,
according to the Los Angeles Times.
Beverly Hills PD spokesperson Mitch McCann would not confirm that Love was
the patient or that she had suffered an overdose, but said that it was his
understanding that the patient checked out of Century City Hospital Thursday
afternoon. A spokesperson for the hospital could not be reached by press time.
Love’s long-in-the-works debut solo album, America’s Sweetheart, was
originally due at the end of this month, but was recently postponed until February 10.
[This story was updated at 1:44 p.m. ET on 10.03.2003]