School where band room was vandalized gets instruments
PRETTY PRARIE, Kan. (AP) — Students at a Kansas school where the band room was extensively damaged are back to practice thanks to a donation from another school district.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have arrested a 53-year-old woman they say tried to vandalize gravestones in a city cemetery and may be responsible for several previous acts of vandalism in the same...
School band room vandalism causes up to $75K in damage
PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (AP) — Four students have been suspended after a high school band room was doused with paint and instruments broken in a vandalism spree that resulted in up to $75,000 worth...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Scottsdale have arrested a man who allegedly started a fire inside his own business.
They say 75-year-old James Waller was taken into custody Sunday on...
Man convicted of racist graffiti at NY burial ground
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of scrawling racist graffiti at the historic African Burial Ground in New York City has been convicted of vandalism.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on police use of force legislation (all times local):
A first-in-the-nation measure restricting when police can use deadly force has...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Charges were filed Monday against an Oklahoma woman suspected of spray painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on Democratic Party offices in Norman and Oklahoma...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Confederate monument in a North Carolina cemetery has been vandalized.
The News & Observer reports cement or another hard substance was smeared on the monument in...
Anti-Semitic vandalism found at Jaffrey playground
JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — Police are investigating anti-Semitic and obscene vandalism found at a playground in Jaffrey.
WMUR-TV reports that police say 14 swastikas and the word Nazi were drawn...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people from eight states are facing arrest in connection with the vandalism of a West Texas museum that celebrates the work of U.S. Border Patrol...
ST. JOHN, Ind. (AP) — Four men are facing charges in connection with vandalism that caused $80,000 in damage to a religious shrine in northwestern Indiana that features scenes depicting Jesus'...
Swastikas deface Southern California lawn
SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after swastikas were burned into synthetic grass at a Southern California home.
The swastikas were created late Wednesday or early...
Norman woman arrested in racist vandalism incidents
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Norman police say they've arrested a 45-year-old woman suspected of spray painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on Democratic Party offices in Norman and...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks were found spray-painted Wednesday on a Democratic Party office in Oklahoma for the second time in as many weeks, and authorities...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police have obtained arrest warrants for two people accused of vandalizing a monument to people of color at the flagship campus of the University of North...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say two teenagers have admitted they vandalized an office with racist graffiti last week.
The two juveniles were questioned by Bennington police...
- Star-HeraldFour arrested in burglary, vandalism at Alliance High SchoolApril 23, 2019
- WRAL-TVTwo charged with vandalizing UNC-Chapel Hill monuments, stealing flagApril 9, 2019
- Star-HeraldPublic Record — April 9April 9, 2019
- The Washington TimesRepublican Party in Humboldt County, California, plagued by broken windows, 'random' vandalismApril 8, 2019
Vandal damages 25 vehicles in San Diego neighborhood
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police are investigating vandalism that left 25 vehicles with smashed windows in the Cortez Hill neighborhood.
US man charged with trying to steal item from Auschwitz
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An American visitor to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp attempted to steal a metal part of the historic rail tracks where prisoners were unloaded, officials said...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on vandalism at the Democratic Party and Chickasaw Nation buildings in Oklahoma City (all times local):
Reward offered in W.Va. cemetery vandalism
WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia are looking for vandals responsible for damaging 21 cemetery gravestones.
WBOY-TV reports the damage happened recently at the Machpelah Cemetery...
Man sentenced to probation in Jewish cemetery vandalism
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who confessed to knocking over about 120 headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis has been sentenced to three years of probation.
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska restaurant has been defaced by racist graffiti that included a reference to President Donald Trump.
The owners of Wasabi's Bistro near Homer in southern Alaska...
More Boston war monuments vandalized
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are investigating more cases of vandalism to military and police memorials.
Police said Tuesday memorials to veterans of several wars as well as fallen police...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating anti-Semitic messages and Nazi imagery scrawled on gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts as a hate crime.
Police: Vandals splash oil on war memorial in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a World War II memorial was vandalized in Boston.
Authorities say the vandalism was reported Monday morning, and troopers found an oil-like...
Police: Windows broken at historic Virginia church
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating a burglary and vandalism at a historic church.
Norfolk Police issued a news release saying the vandalism was discovered Saturday...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian authorities in Jerusalem are denouncing the acquittal of two Jewish youths suspected of vandalizing a famous monastery.
Police investigate racist graffiti at theater building
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say someone broke a window and drew racist graffiti at a Vermont theater company building.
The Bennington Banner reports the vandalism at the Oldcastle Theatre...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California prosecutor said Friday that she won't charge 84 people arrested while protesting her decision not to file criminal charges against two police...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Islamic leaders are calling recent vandalism at an Ohio mosque a hate crime.
Police are still investigating the Feb. 28 damage to several windows at the Islamic Society...
Authorities arrest suspect for vandalism at cemetery
ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a woman who they say vandalized a cemetery.
The Graham County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Dawn Renee Phillips of...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating graffiti left on the Statehouse and two nearby buildings over the weekend.
Police say the Statehouse's exterior was vandalized in...
ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the vandalism of dozens of headstones in a western North Carolina cemetery.
The Graham County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that it...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local):
Police seek public’s help in Confederate monument vandalism
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest in the vandalism of a monument in Richmond honoring Confederate Civil War leader...
Police: Concrete thrown at sex offender’s home
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say someone threw a piece of concrete through the window of a registered sex offender's home in Providence, Rhode Island.
Prof accused of defacing congressman’s campaign signs
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police have accused a University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor of defacing U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry campaign signs last fall.
Vandals sabotage snowplows ahead of winter storm
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City community says someone sabotaged Mount Vernon's fleet of snowplow and salting trucks overnight.
A city spokesperson says latex gloves were found stuffed into the fuel tanks of all Department of Public Works trucks, which prompted their breakdowns when they went out early Tuesday. Police are investigating the event as an act of vandalism.
Police investigating shots that broke synagogue’s windows
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating several shots that broke windows at a synagogue in Ohio.
Officers in Lima (LEYE'-muh) say they believe it's a case of vandalism and not a hate crime.
They say it appears that several windows at the Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek synagogue were broken Friday night by either a BB gun or pellet gun.
Admitted pipeline vandalizer fights racketeering lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Phoenix woman who has publicly admitted to vandalism along the route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in two states is asking a judge to dismiss her as a defendant in a $1 billion federal racketeering lawsuit filed by the pipeline developer.
Man arrested for vandalism inside Colorado Capitol
DENVER (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man accused of breaking several bust sculptures, glass display cabinets and other items inside the Colorado Capitol building.
According to jail records, Elias Dominguez was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree burglary.
It is not clear if Dominguez, who is 26, has an attorney to comment.
UK police probing damage to Jewish cemetery as hate crime
LONDON (AP) — Police in northwestern England say they are investigating vandalism at a Jewish cemetery as a hate crime.
The Greater Manchester Police department says parts of the Jewish cemetery in Whitefield were damaged on Friday or Saturday. The force says a prominent headstone was damaged, windows and sinks were smashed, and a surveillance camera system was destroyed.
Man pleads no contest to stalking Rihanna at Hollywood home
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities say broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there when she was not home has pleaded no contest to stalking the singer.
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Eduardo Leon of Fullerton entered the plea to felony counts of stalking and vandalism and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
Vandals splash paint on Confederate monument, WWI cannon
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Vandals splashed paint on a Confederate monument, a nearby World War I cannon, and another cannon near Atlanta.
A spokeswoman for the city of Decatur tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the vandalism was discovered Sunday and almost all the paint was cleaned off Monday.
Pregnancy center vandalized amid late-term abortion debate
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia pregnancy center has been vandalized days after a debate over late-term abortion in the state capital sparked controversy nationwide.
Police said in a statement that the vandalism reported early Friday at the Pregnancy Center of Culpeper included spray-painted messages on the building and signs and a broken window. Images from the scene show the messages include "YOU HATE WOMEN" and "FAKE."
Police arrest juvenile in vandalism of Hindu temple
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a juvenile suspect has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief in connection with vandalism at a Hindu temple.
Louisville Metro Police Detective Russell Montfort told news outlets the 17-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday after police received a tip.
Authorities say the teen broke windows and spray-painted "repugnant messages of hate" and black crosses inside the Swaminarayan Temple sometime between Sunday evening and Tuesday morning.
Thousands fired after garment industry protest in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 5,000 Bangladesh workers who demanded higher wages have been fired by factory owners, and hundreds face police charges in the world's second-largest garment export industry after China, an activist said Thursday.
Kalpona Akter of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity said the firings came after thousands of workers took to the streets earlier this month in and around Dhaka, the nation's capital.