RIVERSIDE – A Lake Mathews man, who previously was served a five-year restraining order listing Kim Kardashian as the victim, has been arrested by Riverside County DA’s Bureau of Investigation investigators and charged with 13 counts for reportedly victimizing the residents of a home in the Lake Mathews area of Riverside County.
Nicholas Scott Costanza, DOB: 3-11-96, has been charged with five felonies, including aggravated stalking, residential burglary, and vandalism; as well as eight misdemeanors including trespassing, and violating a court order. He was arrested about 8:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Lake Mathews and booked at the Larry D. Smith Detention Center where he is being held without bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in case RIF2200800 on Feb. 23, 2022, in Dept. 53 at the Hall of Justice in Riverside.
The investigation revealed the following: The victims in this case live at a home in Lake Mathews and told authorities they first encountered the man, later identified as Costanza, on Sept. 15, 2021. They were awakened about 5 a.m. by a man yelling outside their home. When confronted by the homeowner, Costanza told them he had been invited by Kim Kardashian to a party at that residence. They told him there was no such party and he left.
Three days later, while the homeowners were on vacation, a business associate checked on the victims’ home and discovered the doors open. Costanza took videos of himself inside the home and posted them on Instagram. He also had inscribed black marker graffiti within the home and destroyed property inside and outside. Damage to the home was estimated to be about $11,000.
A day later, on Sept. 19, 2021, the homeowners returned from vacation and discovered Costanza in the guest house on the property. He told them that Kim Kardashian gave him permission to be there. The homeowner told him he did not have permission and Costanza left. When the victims found Nicholas Costanza’s Instagram page, they discovered that he had posted erratic videos narrating his takeover of their residence.
On Sept. 20, the victims were granted a temporary restraining order by a Riverside County Superior Court judge. Several attempts to serve Costanza with the restraining order were made but he could not be located. Finally, in early October, deputies found Costanza at a residence a few blocks away from the victims. He was served with the order, but he still refused to stay away from the victims’ property.
On Nov. 9, 2021, a judge granted the victims a five-year restraining order against Costanza. Investigators learned that Kim Kardashian had been granted a five-year restraining order against Costanza.
On Jan. 7, 2022, the victims saw Costanza on a security camera using bolt cutters on the lock on their security gate. Three days later, a note was found on their driveway. The note, with Costanza’s signature, stated that he was “Lord God”, that the home belonged to him, demanded they leave the property, and to leave the gate unlocked when they left.
A DA investigator interviewed the victims on Feb. 15, 2022, and the homeowners told him they feared for their lives, so much so that they had a firearm at the ready while at the residence.
Anyone who may have further information about this case is asked to call Sr. DA Investigator Billy Hester at (951) 955-0070.
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