THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA.com) — Actress Amanda Bynes was involuntarily hospitalized late Monday for a mental evaluation after she reportedly started a small fire in the driveway of a Ventura County home.
Local fire and sheriff’s departments responded to a residence in the 200 block of Avenida De Los Arboles around 8:45 p.m., authorities said.
When authorities arrived, they found the 27-year-old, who is a native of the area, outside the house.
“Deputies investigated the incident and determined that she met the criteria of 5150 W&I (California Welfare & Institutions Code),” Cpt. Don Aguilar said. “She was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation.”
Patients placed on a 5150 hold can be hospitalized for up to 72 hours.
“There’s been no charges at this time or crime in reference to this incident,” Cpt. Aguilar told KNX 1070.
Monday’s episode was not Bynes’ first run-in with the law.
On May 23, she was arrested for allegedly throwing a bong out of her New York City apartment window. She has been charged with reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence.
Her next court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 26.