Billie Eilish‘s family home was the site of a suspected burglary this week, and a man has already been arrested in connection with the break-in.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call on Thursday night to a home in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles after receiving a report of a man in dark clothing hopping over a fence, per ABC 7 who first reported the story. According to records, the home belongs to Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, the parents of the world-famous pop star. Eilish and her older brother Finneas both grew up in the home, although he no longer lives there. As recently as last year, the singer previously told V magazine that she does still live at home with her parents.
It remains unclear if anything was taken from the property or if anyone was at home at the time, but no injuries were reported. The police also confirmed that a suspect has been taken into custody and video footage of the suspect’s arrest shows a man handcuffed and being restrained by at least three LAPD officers. Footage from the scene also shows police searching the home for evidence, and ABC7 correspondent Chris Cristi shared aerial shots of the home on Twitter writing that LAPD robbery detectives are investigating the incident.
Eilish told V in March, “My relationship with my home has not changed, just like with my parents and my brother. I think it’s a bit jarring for some people who grew up with me or haven’t seen me in a long time…[they] come over to see us and see that it’s exactly the same. It’s as if you walked in here and it’s 2003. There’s no sign that a famous person exists within 200 feet of this area.” She added, “I mean, it’s really funny. I have to remind myself what my life actually is to the outside world, because I just forget sometimes. My life really, honestly feels the same as it did when I was a child…except that I don’t have any friends.” Plus, she still views her parents’ home as the place that “formed me. It made me who I am and gave me the opportunities that I got. I don’t think I’d have any of the same anything if it wasn’t for my hometown.”
In 2019, Eilish also had to hire a security guard to sleep in the living room of her parents’ home after her address was leaked online, leading to a group of fans showing up at her front door. She told Rolling Stone at the time, “It was really traumatizing. I completely don’t feel safe in my house anymore, which sucks. I love my house.”