Latest Vandalism News

Police investigate after hospital vandalized with swastika

Sep. 20, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police are investigating after a central Idaho hospital was vandalized with spray-painted swastikas. Three outdoor signs at St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center were vandalized late Saturday or early Sunday morning, hospital officials said. ...

Vandals deface `Black Lives Matter' mural in Michigan city

Sep. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” street mural painted this summer in southeastern Michigan has been defaced by vandals who covered part of it with white paint. The weekend attack in Ypsilanti left the 260-foot mural's words “Black Lives” drenched...

Vandalism at Sikh temple investigated as possible hate crime

Sep. 19, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are searching for a man they say vandalized a Sikh temple south of Seattle in what's being investigated as a possible hate crime. Several portable electronic devices were stolen during the Friday break-in at the...

Alabama student arrested as part of TikTok crime challenge

Sep. 17, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (AP) — A south Alabama high school student is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing a fire extinguisher from the school as part of a TikTok challenge that’s been widely spread on the social media platform. TikTok videos encourage...

Beavers face Vandals with a chance to go above .500

Sep. 16, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chance Nolan is making the most of his, well, chance as Oregon State’s starting quarterback. Nolan threw for 302 yards and a pair of touchdowns last weekend against Hawaii, and it's safe to say he will again be the starter Saturday when the...

Sept. 11 monument is defaced by vandals in South Carolina

Sep. 13, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A large granite monument honoring 9-11 victims was defaced by vandals who spray-painted “Taliban” on it in two places, authorities in South Carolina said. The granite statue is made of two towers, each weighing 4,000 pounds with a light beam...

California flag memorial to 13 slain US troops vandalized

Sep. 08, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Someone severely vandalized flags hung on a Southern California freeway overpass to honor the 13 U.S. service members killed in the suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport last month, police said. A citizen reported the damage to the 13...

Idaho rolls over Division II Simon Fraser 68-0

Sep. 04, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — CJ Jordan passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, Roshaun Johnson scored three times and the Idaho Vandals posted their first shutout victory since 2010 with a 68-0 win over Division II Simon Fraser in a season opener on Saturday. The 68...

Emmett Till marker in Mississippi toppled but not vandalized

Sep. 03, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Emmett Till historical marker in the Mississippi Delta will be repaired or replaced after it was knocked off the pole that supports it, says the president of an advertising agency that made the sign. Although a previous version of this metal...

George Floyd mural in Indiana city is defaced for 4th time

Sep. 01, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A mural of George Floyd has been defaced for the fourth time since it was painted in a northwest Indiana city last year to honor Floyd following his death in Minneapolis police custody. Lafayette police said two white males were seen throwing a...