Latest Vandalism News

Vandals try to pull down Chicago park's McKinley statue

Nov. 25, 2020 3:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Vandals tried to topple a Chicago park’s statue of President William McKinley early Wednesday using a rope tethered to a car, police said. The attempt to pull down the statue at McKinley Park failed about 4 a.m., but police said the statue was spray-painted with graffiti that WGN-TV...

Vandals try to pull down Chicago park's McKinley statue

Nov. 25, 2020 1:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Vandals tried to topple a Chicago park's statue of President William McKinley early Wednesday using a rope tethered to a car, police said. The attempt to pull down the statue at McKinley Park failed about 4 a.m., but police said the statue was spray-painted with graffiti that WGN-TV reported...

Debris lays in front of graffiti that reads in Spanish

Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests

Nov. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s government called fires set by protesters at Congress “terrorist acts” while the Inter-American Human Rights Commission on Sunday condemned what it called an “excessive use of force” by police against demonstrators opposed to a new budget...

Police: 2 separate groups vandalized Portland buildings

Nov. 21, 2020 5:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police said two separate groups of people vandalized buildings across the city. The incidents on Friday involved one group of nearly 50 people that vandalized several businesses in the northeast of the city while another group of people dressed in black and wearing...

Police: Weed killer used to write "Trump" on Delaware lawn

Nov. 18, 2020 8:56 AM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware are investigating after weed killer was apparently used to write the word “Trump” on a front lawn that has had signs supporting Joe Biden and the Black Lives Matter movement. The Delaware State News reports that the incident was reported Friday in the...

An employee sanitizes a Hindu temple in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. India is second in the world in total reported coronavirus cases behind the U.S., but daily infections have been on the decline since the middle of September. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India registers over 30,000 new virus cases

Nov. 15, 2020 11:50 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has registered 30,548 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest in the last four months but amid growing concerns of the latest surge in the capital New Delhi. The Health Ministry on Monday raised India’s tally to more than 8.84 million. It said the country...

Racial slurs painted on tombstones at Fall River cemetery

Nov. 12, 2020 9:25 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Fall River are investigating racial slurs that were spray-painted on tombstones at a cemetery. Police said a detective will be at the North Burial Ground cemetery on Thursday before the graffiti is cleaned up by city workers. The Department of Public Works "has...

North Carolina woman accused of filing fake insurance claims

Nov. 7, 2020 10:37 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested for filing fake insurance claims suggesting she was the victim of theft, vandalism and electrical problems at her home, officials said. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said in a news release on Friday that Reina Esmeralda...

Police arrest a protester as clashes during a march following the presidential election Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Portland, Oregon commissioner's home vandalized after vote

Nov. 6, 2020 6:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in Portland threw flares and paint-filled balloons at the house of a city commissioner for Oregon's largest city after he cast the deciding vote against cutting $18 million from city's police budget, authorities said. The vandalism happened late Thursday night after 60 people...

New Mexico district attorney sued over records request

Nov. 6, 2020 2:24 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party of New Mexico has filed a lawsuit claiming a district attorney's office violated state public records laws by not providing records related to vandalism at the party headquarters. A man was arrested in February on suspicion of criminal damage to property over...