Latest Vandalism News

Danish court convicts 2 over Jewish site, other vandalism

Oct. 16, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Danish suspected neo-Nazis were convicted Friday of desecrating graves in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark last year, as well as other acts of vandalism and racism. Prosecutors said the men, aged 39 and 28, were members of the Nordic Resistance...

Vandals damage 8 cactuses at Tucson's Saguaro National Park

Oct. 15, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Eight cactuses at Saguaro National Park’s west district in Tucson have been slashed or cut down in an act of vandalism, according to park rangers. They said the slow-growing cactuses were damaged around Oct. 3 and left along the Scenic Trail. The saguaros ranged in height from...

Georgia lynching marker removed after more vandalism

Oct. 12, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

HAHIRA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia historical marker at the spot of a gruesome lynching has been removed after a new round of vandalism, officials said. The removal of the Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage marker last week was announced Sunday by The Mary Turner Project. Its coordinator, Mark Patrick George...

Aria DiMezzo, a Republican candidate for sheriff in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, poses at the Central Square gazebo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Keene, N.H.  Republicans in the New Hampshire county are wrestling with the fact that DiMezzo, who was nominated in last month's primary, is a transgender satanist whose campaign slogan disparages the police.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Anti-police 'satanist' runs for sheriff as Republican in NH

Oct. 10, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

With more than 4,200 votes, Republicans in one New Hampshire county nominated an unconventional candidate for sheriff: a self-described satanist whose campaign slogan disparages the police. Since then, Aria DiMezzo, a transgender woman in her early 30s, has become a minor celebrity — and the target of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 9, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Bumgardner has nothing to apologize about The Day Oct. 7 A month ago, the racist-tinged Facebook posts of a Republican member of the Groton Board of Education shook a school system, and a community, which was...

6 arrested in vandalism of Confederate marker

Oct. 9, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six people accused of covering a Confederate marker in Tennessee with adhesive, feathers and spray paint were arrested Friday and charged with vandalism, police said. All six were charged with vandalizing the Daughters of the Confederacy marker in Collierville's Town Square, news...

Police seek vandals who ruined concrete work on trail bridge

Oct. 8, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Police in central Iowa are looking for two vandals who ruined freshly-poured concrete on a popular trail trestle bridge. Investigators believe two people — described as a male and female — rode bicycles on a newly-poured extension of the High Trestle Trail on Oct. 2, the...

FILE - This Friday, June 5, 2009, file photo shows visitors at the Ocracoke Lighthouse. Park rangers with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore say they are investigating vandalism to the Ocracoke Lighthouse, the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina. The Virginian Pilot reports that rangers discovered damage to the lighthouse on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Vandals strike lighthouse on North Carolina's Outer Banks

Oct. 7, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Park rangers with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore say they are investigating vandalism to the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina. The Virginian Pilot reports that rangers discovered damage to the Ocracoke Lighthouse on Sunday. A wooden ventilation slat was missing from...

Republican challenger and state Rep. Nancy Mace debates Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at the SCETV studios in Beaufort, S.C., in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat race. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)

In SC, Cunningham foe says car vandalism meant to intimidate

Oct. 7, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham is alleging someone tried to intimidate her candidacy by vandalizing her vehicle hours before the two met in a debate. In a police report obtained by The Associated Press, Nancy Mace called police Tuesday afternoon to report that...

This Oct. 4, 2020, photo provided by New Orleans City Park shows a broken antique mirror that's on a carousel at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park in New Orleans. Officials say vandals broke into the amusement park over the weekend and went on a rampage, causing $10,000 worth of damage. (Waymon Morris/New Orleans City Park via AP)

New Orleans park vandalism: Racial slurs and $10k in damages

Oct. 6, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Vandals broke into an amusement park in New Orleans and went on a “rampage of destruction” that caused $10,000 worth of damage, park officials in the city said Tuesday. The vandalism spree on Sunday was the second break-in at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park in the past...