MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vandals struck an anti-abortion group office, where a fire broke out and a Molotov cocktail was found, authorities said Sunday.
Madison police spokeswoman Stephanie Fryer told the Wisconsin State Journal that the fire reported shortly after 6 a.m.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy is still mum about the extent of vandalism aboard the USS Texas a month after the incident took place while the submarine was undergoing maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington Police say they are investigating a broken window at the office of an organization dedicated to the health and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Vermonters as a possible hate crime.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four youngsters caused at least $17,000 in vandalism damage when they broke into the Indiana Statehouse last month, state police said Tuesday.
Investigators determined the three girls and one boy, ages 12 through 14, damaged a door to enter the building on March 28 as it was closed to the public that Sunday afternoon, police said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who according to authorities helped burn a Providence police cruiser during a night of vandalism in the summer of 2020 has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit arson.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Days before Poland’s Independence Day in November, vandals painted the blue-and-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on monuments in Krakow. The vandalism, which took place as Russia massed troops near Ukraine’s border, looked as if Ukrainians were defacing memorials to Polish national heroes.
DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Dozens of headstones were toppled at a Ukrainian Catholic cemetery in the Baltimore suburbs last week, officials said.
Church officials said some 49 headstones were knocked over and damaged last week at the Dundalk cemetery operated by the St.
LUDLOW, Mass. (AP) — Two boys ages 12 and 13 are facing charges in connection with vandalism at a Catholic church in Massachusetts, police said.
The boys will be summoned to juvenile court to face two felony counts of vandalizing property and one count of vandalizing a church stemming from white spray paint found on a statue, a clothing donation box, and a sign at St.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts received 385 reports of hate crimes in 2020, up slightly from the 376 reported in 2019, according to a report released Friday by the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — One of three people charged as adults after a historically Black church in central Missouri was vandalized has pleaded guilty.
Dylan J. Smith, 18, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty Monday in Fulton to three counts of second-degree burglary and one count of institutional vandalism in the January 2021 vandalism of Oakley Chapel A.M.E.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware's biggest city are investigating the vandalism of multiple locations with spray-painted swastikas.
SEATTLE (AP) — It’s James Crespinel’s third time painting the wall along Martin Luther King Junior Way in Seattle’s Central District.
“The third time should be the charm, right,” Crespinel told a KING-TV reporter as he worked to restore a mural of Dr.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian gallery says one of its security guards has vandalized an avant-garde painting on loan from the country’s top art repository by drawing eyes on the picture's deliberately featureless faces.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to community corrections and probation for breaking into a Hammond church with another man in 2019 and proceeding to ransack the sanctuary and its contents.
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen gravestones were either broken or toppled in a historic Black cemetery in North Carolina where the oldest headstone is said to date back more than 170 years, officials said.
MILTON, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating hateful vandalism and graffiti including antisemitic language and symbols found on the campus of Curry College starting late last week.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man was charged Tuesday with hate crimes for vandalism and antisemitic graffiti, including swastikas, at a synagogue and affiliated Jewish school in Chicago.
Shahid Hussain, 39, of suburban Niles, faces a total of eight felony counts — two each of a hate crime against a church or synagogue, a hate crime against a school, defacing a school and criminal damage of a school.
CHICAGO (AP) — A synagogue and an affiliated Jewish school in Chicago were vandalized over the weekend with swastika images and antisemitic graffiti, officials said.
The incidents occurred Sunday at the FREE Synagogue and Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School.
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A food truck vendor was arrested after he was caught on video vandalizing a sidewalk taco stand in a possible beef over territory near Los Angeles, authorities said.
Video aired by ABC7 showed a man using a fire extinguisher to put out the cooking fire of Tacos la Guera in Whittier Thursday night.
Hundreds of people in Tacoma gathered at the LeMay - America’s Car Museum to demand that city leaders address break-ins, vandalism and homeless encampments.
The News Tribune reports the event was organized by Tacoma Safe, a community group formed last year in response to repeated complaints from business owners about crime and lack of police response.
HILLSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Two juveniles are facing charges for allegedly vandalizing an Alabama church that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages.
Lawrence County Sheriff Max Sanders said two boys, ages 13 and 15, were identified as suspects using tips and video evidence in the break-in at New Antioch Church of Christ in Hillsboro sometime early Friday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson elementary school, according to police.
They said the two men are facing charges of burglary, arson and felony criminal damage.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say a produced water spill at an oil well near Watford City Sunday was due to vandalism.
North Dakota Oil and Gas Division officials said valves were opened on the location, leading to a spill of more than 18,000 gallons.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Police are investigating vandalism at a Russian cemetery in Alaska.
Police in Sitka are investigating vandalism at the Russian Cemetery.
About 20 headstones were knocked over or damaged at Russian Cemetery in Sitka, and Russian Orthodox crosses were broken and left the ground, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A national Muslim civil rights group is calling for state and federal hate crime investigations into the vandalism last week of a northeastern Iowa mosque captured on the building’s security cameras.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson synagogue and are investigating an unrelated attack at a local mosque.
NEW YORK (AP) — The celebratory last runs of vintage New York City subway cars could be in jeopardy because of vandalism.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced recently it would run one train of the 1960s-era R-32 cars on four successive Sundays beginning Dec.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some Native American students at the University of Kansas want a say in criminal cases involving vandalism and thefts at the “Native Hosts” art exhibit.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University officials said a mural on campus that depicts prominent Black people was vandalized this weekend with racist symbols.
Four top university officials, including Chancellor Andrew Martin, sent a letter to students and staff Sunday about the vandalism.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A bunch of ice sculptures installed in Dover, New Hampshire, for the holiday season have been vandalized, and police are asking the public for their help as they investigate.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police officers went to a familiar location, the police department's own headquarters, to respond to a vandalism call early Wednesday.
Officers found “extensive graffiti" covering the southern steps of the building, which also is home to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, a police spokesperson said..
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A former Dartmouth College student was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly shooting out most of the lights on a menorah at the college with a BB gun last year.
The former student, 20, of New York, has been charged with criminal mischief.
DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Police say a woman wanted for the vandalism of a cathedral in Colorado is believed to be in the Portland area.
The Portland Police Bureau on Sunday requested help in locating 26-year-old Madeline Ann Cramer in connection with the October 10 vandalism at the Cathedral Basilica in Denver.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police continue to investigate vandalism at a Jewish community and educational center on the city's upscale Country Club Plaza.
Rabbi Yitzchak Itkin said vandals who hit the Chabad on the Plaza Tuesday morning threw papers and books around, tore out electric wires and caused water damage throughout the building.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A statue on the University of Michigan campus of legendary football coach Glenn “Bo” Schembechler has been vandalized with paint and a message supporting sexual assault victims of a former sports doctor has been scrawled on the steps beneath it.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials have shut down a COVID-19 vaccination clinic north of downtown Omaha, citing repeated vandalism at the site of the drive-thru clinic.
The Douglas County Health Department announced in a news release Friday that it’s closing the clinic off Abbott Driver, just north of the CHI Health Center event facility.
LYNNVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Investigators identified six young suspects in the vandalism of a historic southwestern Indiana church after one of the culprits posted video of the incident to social media, police said.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's public libraries need more security to protect patrons and staff from a rise in violence and destruction, officials said.
“The staff has faced verbal abuse, knives pulled out on security guards.
(RNS) — It was after a pair of Catholic churches caught ablaze last summer, one in Southern California and another in Florida, that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops decided to start documenting and tracking vandalism at Catholic sites across the country.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian eyewitnesses said a group of Israeli settlers vandalized dozens of cars in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.
A number of witnesses told an Associated Press photographer that Israeli settlers entered the town of al-Bireh near the West Bank city of Ramallah and damaged dozens of parked vehicles.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city is paying out $150,000 to a group of 10 people who claim their rights were violated when they were arrested in connection with the vandalism and destruction of a Confederate monument last year.
PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A famous cave system at Pinnacles National Park in central California remains closed for removal of extensive graffiti damage.
Officials had expected to reopen the Balconies Caves last Friday but extended the closure to Nov.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mural of Black tennis legend and Richmond, Virginia, native Arthur Ashe was defaced with insignias associated with a white nationalist group, police said Thursday.
Officers called Thursday morning to the city's Battery Park found the mural vandalized, police said.
BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern University is investigating an act of antisemitic vandalism that the school's president calls "despicable."
President Joseph Aoun in a message to the campus community posted on the school's website said a Jewish religious symbol known as a mezuzah was desecrated at Northeastern’s Hillel House near the Boston campus.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials at museums across Alaska have condemned repeated acts of antisemitic vandalism this year targeting the Alaska Jewish Museum in Anchorage.
During instances in May and September, someone has placed swastika stickers on the building or carved the symbol associated with the Nazis into the museum door, the Juneau Empire reported.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed five rest areas north of Seattle along Interstate 5 because of excessive trash, vandalism and a staffing shortage.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police detectives are investigating the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural as a possible bias or hate crime.
Sacramento Police Department spokesman Officer Karl Chan said officers were called to the Capital Stage Co.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's capital Friday clashed with police as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media.
CORNISH, N.H. (AP) — National Park Service rangers and New Hampshire state police are investigating antisemitic vandalism of The Temple monument at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.
Vandals used paint and permanent markers on the monument where the family of famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens is interred, the Valley News reported.