Latest Vandalism News

Abortion rights graffiti on tiny, rural Mississippi church

May. 25, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in a rural Mississippi county are stunned and perplexed after finding a tiny, isolated church vandalized with abortion rights slogans. “It’s mystifying, you know?” said St. Elmore Armistad, a deacon at Mt. Avery Missionary Baptist Church in...

Abortion opponent charged with stalking San Francisco doctor

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An abortion opponent was arraigned Thursday on charges of felony stalking and other misdemeanors after he targeted a physician at home and barged into the San Francisco health clinic where the physician works, frightening the doctor, patients and staff, District Attorney...

Wisconsin anti-abortion office fire investigation ongoing

May. 10, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police asked for the public's help in tracking down those who vandalized and threw two Molotov cocktails into the office of a prominent Wisconsin anti-abortion lobbying group's office that was damaged by fire. No one has been arrested and there are no suspects...

Fire at Wisconsin anti-abortion office investigated as arson

May. 08, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vandals struck an anti-abortion group office, where a fire broke out and a Molotov cocktail was found, authorities said Sunday. Madison police spokeswoman Stephanie Fryer told the Wisconsin State Journal that the fire reported shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday at...

Navy still mum about extent of vandalism on USS Texas

May. 02, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy is still mum about the extent of vandalism aboard the USS Texas a month after the incident took place while the submarine was undergoing maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has offered a $5,000 reward for...

Police say Pride Center vandalism a possible hate crime

Apr. 27, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington Police say they are investigating a broken window at the office of an organization dedicated to the health and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Vermonters as a possible hate crime. Police say surveillance video showed an...

Youths blamed for $17,000 in damage at Indiana Statehouse

Apr. 19, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four youngsters caused at least $17,000 in vandalism damage when they broke into the Indiana Statehouse last month, state police said Tuesday. Investigators determined the three girls and one boy, ages 12 through 14, damaged a door to enter the building on March...

Man pleads guilty in torching of Providence police cruiser

Apr. 15, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who according to authorities helped burn a Providence police cruiser during a night of vandalism in the summer of 2020 has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit arson. In exchange for his guilty plea on Thursday, Nicholas...

FBI offers reward in vandalizing of Santa Fe petroglyphs

Apr. 11, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the vandalizing of the Cieneguilla Petroglyphs in Santa Fe. The agency announced a $5,000 reward Monday for any details that could help locate a suspect or suspects. ...

Poland-Ukraine ties seen as target of Russian disinformation

Apr. 10, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Days before Poland’s Independence Day in November, vandals painted the blue-and-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on monuments in Krakow. The vandalism, which took place as Russia massed troops near Ukraine’s border, looked as if Ukrainians were defacing memorials to...