Latest Vandalism News

Rangers investigating vandalism at Zion National Park

Jul. 31, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park rangers are seeking information about vandalism at the park after several blue squares were found painted on the sandstone, authorities said Friday. Most of the paint was removed, but park staff often cannot restore vandalized sites to their former condition, said...

Shootings increase during Portland protests

Jul. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the two-month span of protests in Portland, Oregon, following the killing of of George Floyd authorities say Oregon's largest city has seen a spike in shootings, vandalism, arson and murder from previous years. Between the beginning of June and end of July this year, there...

Chicago alderman's office vandalized, 3rd attack in month

Jul. 30, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The office of a Chicago City Council member was vandalized early Thursday in what authorities say is the third attack on his property in less than a month. Police said officers were called the the office of Alderman Raymond Lopez on the city's Southwest Side at about 5 a.m., where they...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 25 The New York Times on political conventions and President Donald Trump canceling the Republican National Committee’s nominating convention in Florida: President Trump announced on Thursday that, in deference to the pandemic, he...

Protesters, many from the former encampment at City Hall Park, march for social justice in New York, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Outrage after NYPD hustles protester into unmarked van

Jul. 29, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s use of plainclothes officers and an unmarked minivan to haul away a vandalism suspect during a protest Tuesday created confusion and drew outrage from people who compared it to covert tactics used recently by federal agents in Portland, Oregon....

Buffalo Soldiers museum vandalized with hateful graffiti

Jul. 29, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A museum in Houston honoring the nation’s Black Buffalo Soldiers was vandalized with graffiti, including with a symbol that appears to be a swastika, according to the facility Residents who live near the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum discovered the vandalism, according to a police...

A section of the Berlin Wall that was painted over at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.,, on Friday, July 24, 2020. The paint covered the original Cold War-era graffiti. The 12-foot-high chunk of the historical wall – which came to the Liberty Plaza near Memorial Hall in 1998 – was believed to have been vandalized sometime between July 21 and 11 a.m. on July 22, 2020, university spokeswoman Amy Stevens said. The bottom portion of each side of the wall was painted brown. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)

Part of Berlin Wall defaced on campus at Chapman University

Jul. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials at Chapman University in southern California have said a piece of the Berlin Wall displayed on campus was defaced and painted brown last week, covering some of the historic graffiti written decades ago. University spokeswoman Amy Stevens said the 12-foot-high...

A protester kicks a police vehicle in an attempt to break its side mirror during a

NYPD: 303 police cars damaged since Floyd death, costing $1M

Jul. 28, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say 303 department vehicles have been vandalized since George Floyd’s May 25 death, causing nearly $1 million in damage. The department said Monday that 14 vehicles were a total loss because of fire damage, seven are still being repaired and the rest have...

Cemetery to add cameras after Confederate graves desecrated

Jul. 27, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas cemetery is adding more security cameras after vandals desecrated the graves of Confederate soldiers last month, a cemetery employee said. Two people were caught on camera sneaking into Oakland Cemetery Park in Little Rock on July 11 and writing “Black Lives...

Monument recognizing Union, Confederate troops vandalized

Jul. 27, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A monument in Tennessee that recognizes both Union and Confederate troops was vandalized with red spray paint, officials said. A derogatory phrase about America was scrawled at the base of the Battle of Nashville Monument, The Tennessean reported. Battle of Nashville Trust President...