Re: Naughty Tenant - Tore Up House - Stole Stuff - What Will Happen
there should be criminal and civil actions available for this. On the criminal side, something such as theft and vandalism or destruction of property. Due to the value of the property stolen, likely a felony charge. You also have the right to sue in civil court for your damages.
Get an estimate to have the floor repaired and hopefully you have proof of purchase for that expensive refrigerator. Receipts for the furniture are a good idea as well.
as to the likelihood a DA will pick it up: probably depends on what the former tenant says when interviewed and what you have said, or will, that would convince the DA it is a valid complaint.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.