Latest Vandalism News

In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by the Fire Department of the City of New York, authorities examine the remains of a subway car after it was destroyed by fire. Officials said a fire in a shopping cart on the subway train led to the death of the train's operator and injuries to several other people early Friday. The incident is being investigated as a crime. (FDNY via AP)

NYC subway driver killed in fire being investigated as crime

Mar. 27, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that is being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said. “We are investigating it as a...

2 charged with painting near ancient rock art in Nevada

Mar. 10, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Nevada men have been indicted on charges of vandalizing an archaeological site after U.S. prosecutors say the pair spray-painted rock formations in a national monument that features petroglyphs — and were caught soon after while still covered in blue paint. Daniel Plata and...

Forest Service wants rule update for subterranean caves

Mar. 10, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service wants to change the rules for recreation in the hundreds of underground caves that dot the Deschutes National Forest to protect them from vandalism. Rules to shield the caves — and the bats that call them their home — have been in effect since the...

This photo provided by WCVB shows the vandalized Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Mass., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago. (WCVB via AP)

Police: Teen faces charges in vandalism on Plymouth Rock

Feb. 27, 2020 3:09 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy is responsible for recently spraying red paint all over Plymouth Rock and several other sites in the historic Massachusetts community, police said Thursday. The teen faces 11 felony counts of vandalism and one misdemeanor count of trespassing, Plymouth Police Chief...

Boyfriend of slain Georgia student charged with murder

Feb. 21, 2020 7:51 PM EST

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — The boyfriend of a slain university studentin central Georgiawas charged with malice murder in her death Friday evening, authorities said. DeMarcus Little, 23, previously was arraigned midday Friday on charges of criminal damage to property and was granted $10,000 bail.The Georgia...

Sheriff: Prison reform advocate planted guns for jail break

Feb. 19, 2020 4:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime prison reform advocate was preparing to stage a jail break when he hid loaded guns and ammunition in a new jail that was under construction, Tennessee authorities said Wednesday. Alex Friedmann, a former prisoner turned crusader against private prisons and a longtime...

This photo provided by WCVB shows the vandalized Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Mass., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago. (WCVB via AP)

Vandals cover Plymouth Rock in red graffiti

Feb. 17, 2020 9:50 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago. Officials in Plymouth discovered the vandalism early in the morning. Workers had removed...

South Carolina teen arrested; accused of vandalizing mosque

Feb. 13, 2020 4:32 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old girl is in custody, accused of vandalizing a mosque in South Carolina, police said. Charleston Police arrested Hailey Elizabeth Riddle on Thursday on a charge of malicious injury to a place of worship for alleged vandalism at the Islamic Center of Charleston on Jan....

Vandals damage dozens of cars in Arab village in Israel

Feb. 11, 2020 7:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vandals slashed the tires of dozens of vehicles in an Arab village in northern Israel and spray painted slogans on buildings warning of Jewish-Arab “assimilation,” Israeli police said Tuesday. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the suspects fled the area and police units...

Plaque marking site of slave auctions missing in Virginia

Feb. 7, 2020 5:46 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A plaque marking the site of slave auctions was reported missing and vandalism was found nearby in a Virginia city where a deadly white nationalist rally was held in 2017. An employee with WVIR-TV told police Thursday that one of the two markers in Charlottesville's Court Square...