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]