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Amanda Bynes Placed on Psych Hold

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Police booking photo from a DUI arrest in July 2012

Actress Amanda Bynes, 27, was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after allegedly starting a fire in a driveway in Thousand Oaks, authorities said.

Her parents were seeking a temporary conservatorship to take control of her personal welfare and financial affairs.

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NEW YORK (KTLA) —  A posh hotel in New York has accused Amanda Bynes of trashing one of its rooms, according to TMZ.

The alleged incident happened at the Ritz-Carlton days before Bynes was detained on a psychiatric hold in Ventura County.

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Amanda Bynes is accused of leaving piles of trash in a hotel room in New York (TMZ)

TMZ obtained photos of the room where Bynes reportedly stayed. The pictures showed piles of garbage, ashes, and a destroyed smoke alarm.

The hotel  asked the actress to leave last Thursday for smoking marijuana in the room and being rude to hotel staff, TMZ reported. However, Bynes denied the allegations.

Meantime, the actress is now being held at a psychiatric hospital in California after she was detained this week for lighting a fire outside a Thousand Oaks home, authorities said.

Immediately after the incident, Bynes parents filed a petition for legal control over her affairs, and were in court on Friday.

But a Ventura County judge delayed making a decision on the petition, saying he first wanted to speak with the actress.

Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser went on to say an emergency decision was not needed on the conservatorship filing because Bynes remains under a 14-day mental-health hold.

She was initially placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold, which was extended Thursday to two weeks.

“We are deeply concerned that Amanda poses a substantial risk to herself, to others and to property based on recent events in her life,” the conservatorship petition reads.

Her parents claim Amanda was “extremely paranoid” about being “watched” when she lived in their residence, covering smoke alarms with towels, taping windows shut and covering her car’s dashboard with cardboard and tape out of fear that “cameras were watching her.”

They also  believe she is spending “a substantial amount” for marijuana and other illegal substances, according to TMZ. And they say they think their daughter is “homeless” at the moment.

A new hearing was scheduled for Aug. 9, after Bynes was expected to be released from the hospital.

OXNARD, Calif. (KTLA) — A judge in Oxnard on Friday delayed a decision on a request by actress Amanda Bynes’ parents to be made her temporary conservators.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser stated that because Bynes, 27, is currently on a 14-day psychiatric hold, an emergency decision was not necessary.

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Police booking photo from a DUI arrest in July 2012

Rick and Lynn Bynes officially applied on Thursday to gain legal control of the actress’ welfare and financial affairs.

Reiser set a new court date for Aug. 9, when he hoped Bynes would be present.

Before issuing a decision, he said he wanted to have a one-on-one with Bynes and also wanted to hear from her doctors.

He also wanted a recommendation from the attorney he appointed to represent Bynes.

The former Nickelodeon star was taken into custody Monday night after she allegedly set a gas can on fire in front of a house in Thousand Oaks.

Deputies found Bynes near the fire, and after talking to her, decided to place her on a 72-hour 5150 psychiatric hold.

A judge on Thursday granted a request to extend the hold for two weeks, in a hearing that was held at the hospital, TMZ reported.

People close to Bynes fear she is suffering from schizophrenia, according to TMZ, which cited sources close to the situation.

Her parents planned to tell the judge that the only way to keep her safe was to provide around-the-clock care, the website reported.

They were prepared to move Bynes into their Thousand Oaks home and provide the necessary care, according to TMZ.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Medical professions and others planned to seek a two-week extension of an involuntary psychiatric hold on Amanda Bynes, TMZ reported Wednesday.

Bynes, 27, was taken into custody Monday night after she allegedly set a gas can on fire in front of a house in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County sheriff’s officials said.

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Bynes wore a wig in court following her arrest in New York City in May.

It happened in the 200 block of Avenida De Los Arboles, near the house where Bynes grew up, authorities said.

Deputies found the actress near the fire, and after talking to her, decided to place her on a 5150 hold for psychiatric evaluation.

Sheriff’s officials would not name the hospital holding Bynes.

People close to Bynes fear she is suffering from schizophrenia, TMZ reported, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Bynes’ parents planned to seek a conservatorship for the actress, similar to the one Britney Spears was put under in 2008, the website said.

Monday night’s incident was not Bynes’ only brush with the law in recent months.

Back in May, she was arrested after an incident where she allegedly tossed a bong from the window of her Manhattan apartment.

She was charged with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.

Bynes’ license had been suspended earlier that month after a pair of alleged hit-and-run incidents.

The hit-and-run charges against her were dropped late last year, but a previous DUI case in Los Angeles was still pending.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KTLA) — Actress Amanda Bynes was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold on Tuesday after allegedly starting a small fire in someone’s driveway, TMZ reported.

It reportedly happened at a home in Thousand Oaks on Monday night.

Firefighters responded to the home and then called police after finding Bynes, 27, standing in the driveway next to the fire, according to TMZ.

Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department questioned Bynes.

Based on her answers, they determined that she needed to be hospitalized on a 5150 hold, TMZ reported.

The alleged incident was not Bynes’ first run-in with the law in recent months.

Bynes is facing three misdemeanor charges from an incident in May where she allegedly tossed a bong from her apartment in Manhattan.

The actress’ building manager reported that she was smoking “an illegal substance” in the lobby, New York police said.

When officers arrived, Bynes was back in her apartment, but let them in when they knocked, they said.

The officers spotted a bong and other marijuana paraphernalia on the coffee table, which Bynes apparently started tossing out the window, police said.

She was arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.

The next hearing in that case was scheduled for Sept. 26.

Bynes also has a pending DUI case in Los Angeles. She was sentenced to three years’ probation in May for driving on a suspended license.

Two separate hit-and-run charges against her were dismissed late last year.

NEW YORK (KTLA) — Actress Amanda Bynes was in trouble with the law again, after she was arrested at her apartment in New York on Thursday night.

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Amanda Bynes is taken out of a police van. (CNN)

A building official called authorities to report that Bynes was smoking an illegal substance in the lobby, police said.

Bynes, 27, let officers into her apartment, where they said they saw a bong and other marijuana paraphernalia sitting on the coffee table.

Bynes started throwing the items out the window in front of officers, according to police.

The actress was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation before she was booked, celebrity website TMZ reported.

The actress was seen wearing a blonde wig getting out of a police van at Manhattan Central Booking.

She was charged with tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of marijuana and reckless endangerment, because the objects could have hit someone below.

Bynes was in court for an arraignment on Friday morning, and she was released on her own recognizance.

Just two weeks ago, she pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to driving with a suspended license. Bynes was sentenced to three years of probation.

Bynes also has a DUI case pending in Beverly Hills.

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