Latest Vandalism News

Reward in vandalism on Alabama synagogue, Jewish center

Jan. 21, 2021 4:24 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Almost $20,000 in rewards are being offered for information about vandalism last year on a north Alabama synagogue and Jewish center that were painted with anti-Semitic graffiti, authorities said Thursday. Police hope the money will lead to arrests in the attacks on Etz Chayim...

Vandalism, fire cause extensive damage at Bible camp

Jan. 20, 2021 12:16 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials are investigating after vandalism caused extensive damage at a Bible camp in eastern North Dakota. Someone set fire to a boys' cabin and caused other damage at the Cooperstown Bible Camp Monday night, according to authorities. Officials say someone drove...

Man in custody for series of vandalisms in Jennings

Jan. 20, 2021 9:19 AM EST

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is now in custody for vandalism that occurred at more than a dozen places in Jennings, including churches and nonprofits. Police say 40-year-old David Jackson was arrested Tuesday. He was charged Thursday with first-degree property damage. He does not yet have a...

Police: Man arrested in vandalism at Knoxville mayor's house

Jan. 19, 2021 6:09 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of spray painting the word “death” on a garage at a Tennessee mayor's house. Knoxville police charged Christopher Greg Fortner, 45, with vandalism and resisting arrest on Tuesday in connection with the graffiti at Mayor Indya...

Man accused of damaging senator's office faces federal count

Jan. 19, 2021 1:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of using an ax to smash windows at the entrance of Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s office in downtown Fargo appeared in federal court Tuesday after prosecutors released a one-page indictment against him. Thomas Starks is charged with injury or depredation...

Police officer, suspect killed after armed standoff in Ohio

Jan. 19, 2021 6:05 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city on Tuesday was mourning a police officer who died after an hourslong armed standoff ended in gunfire and also claimed the life of a suspect, police said. Toledo Police Officer Brandon Stalker, 24, was shot and killed Monday when Christopher Harris, 27, emerged from a home...

Vandals heavily damage WVa high school baseball field

Jan. 19, 2021 4:39 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vandals heavily damaged a high school baseball field in West Virginia after a fence had been removed to accommodate the construction of a locker room clubhouse. Tire tracks as much as 4 inches deep were left in the grassy areas of the baseball field at Spring Valley High School...

Police: Knoxville mayor's house vandalized with spray paint

Jan. 18, 2021 5:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police are investigating after the mayor of a Tennessee city caught a man vandalizing her home with spray paint over the weekend. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and a neighbor confronted the man after he scrawled the word “death” on a detached garage at her home...

FILE - In this file still image taken from security video released by the Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office, a Chicago police officer lies on a couch inside Rush's burglarized congressional campaign office in Chicago on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during 2020's widespread unrest who were lounging, and apparently even sleeping, inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union official said, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office via AP, File)

Union: 17 Chicago cops resting in burgled office suspended

Jan. 14, 2021 7:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer's widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., an ally of President Donald Trump, passes through a metal detector before entering the House chamber, a new security measure put into place after a mob stormed the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The House is trying to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

Jan. 13, 2021 8:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing fines of up to $10,000 will be imposed on members who fail to abide by the security protocols of the House. Wednesday's announcement...