A 23-year-old man was arrested Sunday night on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly stalking singer Ariana Grande and breaking into her Montecito home, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday to a burglar alarm at a residence on the 200 block of Miramar Avenue, said Raquel Zick, sheriff’s public information officer.
They arrested Aharon Zebulun Israel Brown on suspicion of stalking, burglary and damaging power lines, all felonies, and misdemeanor allegations of obstruction of a peace officer, violating a court order, and tampering with a fire-alarm equipment, Zick told Noozhawk.
Zick did not say who owns the residence, but Brown reportedly was the subject of a five-year restraining order obtained by Grande in Los Angeles County last fall.
Brown allegedly stalked and threatened the “Thank U, Next” pop singer. He was accused of showing up Grande’s Los Angeles residence repeatedly last year, brandishing a weapon, and making threatening statements.
Grande reportedly bought the historic Tudor home in Montecito in 2020 from Ellen DeGeneres for $6.7 million, and was married there to Dalton Gomez.
Brown remained in custody without bail Tuesday afternoon at the Santa Barbara County Jail.
He entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday in Superior Court in Santa Barbara, and is due back in court on Wednesday next week, according to Jennifer Karapetian, senior deputy district attorney.
A preliminary hearing is tenatively set for next Friday.
It is not known whether Grande was at the residence at the time of the incident.