Latest Vandalism News

1 arrested in connection with Hitler stickers in Bristol

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Police in Bristol announced an arrest Thursday in connection with the posting of stickers bearing an image of Adolf Hitler in town last month. Chase Gilroy, 26, of Warwick, turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued, Police Chief Kevin...

Several headstones vandalized at McPherson cemetery

May. 13, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — McPherson officials are investigating after seven headstones, some dating back to the 1800s, were damaged at a cemetery. The headstones were knocked over and broken early last week. One was moved onto nearby railroad tracks, KAKE-TV reported. ...

3 arrested in vandalism of Chauvin defense witness' old home

May. 12, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Three women have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing the one-time Northern California home of a former police officer who testified on behalf of the officer convicted of killing George Floyd by splashing pig blood on it and leaving a pig's head near the front...

2nd police officer indicted in BLM flag vandalism case

May. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A second Forest Grove police officer is facing a criminal charge in the case of an officer accused of vandalizing a home where a Black Lives Matter flag was displayed last fall. Officer Bradley Schuetz was indicted Thursday by a grand jury on...

Marker recognizing lynching in Columbia vandalized

May. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police are investigating after vandals damaged an historical marker commemorating the 1923 lynching of James T. Scott. City officials say the marker on the MKT Trail was removed from its base and recovered nearby. The marker was unveiled by...

Holocaust Memorial in Oregon defaced by vandals

May. 03, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland has been defaced by anti-semitic graffiti. The vandalism, which included spray-painted swastikas and other neo-Nazi symbolism, was discovered late Sunday on the memorial in the city’s Washington Park,...

Man suspected in vandalism at several New York synagogues

May. 01, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 29-year-old man will face hate crime charges for allegedly vandalizing several synagogues last week in the Bronx, New York City police said Saturday. Jordan Burnette was arrested about 3 a.m. after being stopped by police for riding a bicycle against...

Police investigate vandalism at Boston-area Black church

Apr. 30, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Police in the Boston suburb of Everett are investigating vandalism at a church with a largely Black congregation as a possible hate crime, authorities said. A large wooden cross that stood outside the Zion Baptist Church was uprooted and left in an...

Man accused of vandalizing Minnesota mosque says it was joke

Apr. 29, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of spray-painting hate messages on a Minnesota mosque told police he meant it as a joke, according to a complaint filed Thursday. Benjamin Enderle, 22, of Moorhead, is charged with criminal damage to property and misdemeanor...

Walmart employee aids in arrest of mosque vandalism suspect

Apr. 28, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Police in Minnesota arrested a 22-year-old man in the vandalism of a mosque after a tip from a Walmart employee who examined spray paint purchase records and store surveillance video in search of a possible suspect. The local man was taken into...