Latest Vandalism News

Suspect in Colorado church vandalism sought in Portland

Dec. 05, 2021 17:01 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Police say a woman wanted for the vandalism of a cathedral in Colorado is believed to be in the Portland area. The Portland Police Bureau on Sunday requested help in locating 26-year-old Madeline Ann Cramer in connection with the October 10...

Jewish education center in Kansas City vandalized

Dec. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police continue to investigate vandalism at a Jewish community and educational center on the city's upscale Country Club Plaza. Rabbi Yitzchak Itkin said vandals who hit the Chabad on the Plaza Tuesday morning threw papers and books...

Confederate statue outside Kentucky courthouse vandalized

Dec. 03, 2021 12:02 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A century-old Confederate statue outside a western Kentucky courthouse has been vandalized with red paint, authorities said. The incident involving a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee outside the Calloway County Courthouse was reported Thursday...

Authorities: Student kills 3, wounds 8 at Michigan school

Dec. 01, 2021 00:28 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said. Eight other people were wounded, some critically. ...

Michigan office of US Rep. Dingell broken into, vandalized

Nov. 30, 2021 11:30 AM EST

A suburban Detroit office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell has been broken into and ransacked, with memorabilia belonging to her late husband and longtime Congressman John Dingell damaged. Dingell reported the break-in at the office in Dearborn on Monday and said it was being...

Bo Schembechler statue on U-M campus defaced with red paint

Nov. 24, 2021 12:57 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A statue on the University of Michigan campus of legendary football coach Glenn “Bo” Schembechler has been vandalized with paint and a message supporting sexual assault victims of a former sports doctor has been scrawled on the steps beneath it. ...

Officials shutter Omaha vaccine clinic plagued by vandalism

Nov. 19, 2021 12:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials have shut down a COVID-19 vaccination clinic north of downtown Omaha, citing repeated vandalism at the site of the drive-thru clinic. The Douglas County Health Department announced in a news release Friday that it’s closing the...

Snapchat video helps ID 6 suspects in Indiana church attack

Nov. 18, 2021 15:06 PM EST

LYNNVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Investigators identified six young suspects in the vandalism of a historic southwestern Indiana church after one of the culprits posted video of the incident to social media, police said. Warrick County deputies called early Saturday to Mount Zion...

Menorah taken from Alabama synagogue targeted by vandals

Nov. 17, 2021 09:02 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Jewish congregation that was targeted by vandals last year had a large menorah taken off its property, but police don't believe the incidents are related, news outlets reported. Rabbi Moshe Cohen, who leads Chabad of Huntsville, said he...

Indian reporters accused of sparking tensions granted bail

Nov. 16, 2021 07:43 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Two Indian journalists who were detained over the weekend on charges of inciting communal violence after tweeting that religious attacks on Muslims were worse than police had reported were granted bail by a court in the northeastern state of Tripura. ...