Latest Vandalism News

Vermont Statehouse vandalized in apparent abortion reaction

Jun. 25, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Police at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier say the building was vandalized early Saturday when seven windows were broken and a message painted outside the main door reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that overturned a constitutional right to abortion. ...

'Heightened alert': Abortion providers brace for ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

In her first week on the job at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Amanda Kifferly was taught how to search for bombs. About a year later, protesters blocked the entrances and exits of The Women’s Centers, at one point pulling Kifferly into something resembling a mosh pit, where they surrounded her...

US rep blames abortion supporters for Michigan office damage

Jun. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Republican U.S. representative says he believes abortion rights activists may be behind vandalism at the building his campaign office shares with an anti-abortion group in southern Michigan. Attackers smashed windows and a front door of the building in...

Vandals hit Olympia office of Republican state lawmaker

Jun. 14, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The office of a Republican Washington state lawmaker was vandalized by two people who smashed a window before tossing a lit flare inside, which police said may have been a diversion for an antique shop burglary that happened shortly after. House Republican...

Spears' ex who appeared at wedding charged with stalking

Jun. 13, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man once briefly married to Britney Spears who showed up uninvited at the pop star's wedding to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari was charged Monday with felony stalking. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded not guilty in Ventura County court to the charge, along...

Graffiti found on dozens of Yosemite National Park sites

Jun. 13, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Vandals last month used spray paint to draw on more than 30 sites at California's Yosemite National Park, officials said. Park officials are asking anyone who was on the trail to the top of Yosemite Falls on May 20 and who saw people carrying...

Reward offered after vandals deface veterans memorial

Jun. 11, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A monument in Wallingford honoring local Vietnam veterans has been the target of two acts of vandalism, police said. A swastika was recently found spray painted across the names of veterans on the monument in Dutton Park, police told WTIC-TV. That incident...

'Bewitched' statue in Salem vandalized with red paint

Jun. 07, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — In the wiggle of a nose, a man partially covered the “Bewitched” statue in Salem with red paint, police said. Witnesses called police at about 5 p.m. Monday to report someone spray painting the bronze statue, Capt. John Burke said Tuesday. The statue depicts...

San Francisco could vote out progressive DA in heated recall

Jun. 03, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s progressive district attorney, elected on a platform of reducing incarceration, faces a recall election driven by a pandemic in which brutal attacks against Asian seniors and viral footage of smash-and-grab robberies tested residents’ famously liberal...

Report: Israel arrested no Jews over violent, racist march

Jun. 02, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police arrested dozens of Palestinians but no Jews during a nationalist march through Jerusalem this week in which crowds of Jews chanted racist slogans, assaulted Palestinians and vandalized Palestinian property, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. ...