Latest Vandalism News

Vietnam War memorial in Boston vandalized with red paint

Jul. 23, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Vietnam War memorial in Boston has been vandalized with red spray paint. Boston police say the the vandalism was discovered Thursday on the memorial in the Rose Garden in the city's Fenway neighborhood. . The red paint is scrawled...

NYC police seek suspect in vandalism of religious statues

Jul. 18, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for someone seen on security video violently vandalizing two religious statues outside a New York City church. The video was released early Sunday as police continue to search for the vandal involved in the incident at Our Lady of...

N. Carolina man accused of defacing Black Lives Matter mural

Jul. 14, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man who's believed to have vandalized a Black Lives Matter street mural painted to honor a man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies. Elizabeth City police said Jeremy Wayne Maggard, 32, was...

Town offers reward for tips in covered bridge vandalism

Jul. 13, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

PITTSFORD, Vt. (AP) — The town of Pittsford is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who spray-painted graffiti on an historic covered bridge. "I suspect somewhere out there somebody knows who did this and it would be nice if they...

Rhode Island Columbus statue vandalized by teens

Jul. 09, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Two teenagers are being charged with vandalism and malicious damage to property after they allegedly vandalized a Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island. This is one of many recent incidents regarding the vandalism of historical figures...

Vandal attacks Spokane Valley Planned Parenthood clinic

Jul. 06, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A vandal smashed 14 windows at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Spokane Valley over the weekend. Paul Dillon, vice president of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, said the vandalism occurred around 12:30...

NYPD seeks suspects in 2 suspected anti-LGBTQ incidents

Jul. 04, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are asking for the public's help find suspects in an attack involving anti-gay statements and a separate episode of vandalism of an LGBTQ Pride flag. Both happened during Pride month. The New York Police Department on Sunday released...

Trudeau denounces church burnings, vandalism in Canada

Jul. 02, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday denounced the burning and vandalism of Catholic churches that has followed discovery of unmarked graves and former schools for Indigenous children. Several Catholic churches have...

Springfield neighborhood center vandalized with racial slurs

Jul. 01, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield neighborhood center has been vandalized with racial slurs and phallic symbols. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center was tagged with fluorescent paint late Tuesday or early Wednesday. ...

Iowa woman sentenced to 8 years for vandalizing pipeline

Jun. 30, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for damaging valves and setting fire to construction equipment along an oil pipeline that crosses Iowa and three other states. Thirty-nine-year-old Jessica Rae Reznicek also was ordered to...