Latest Vandalism News

Lawrence mayor says vandalism of her home was political

Jan. 22, 2020 10:17 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence mayor is calling the vandalism of her home during a commission meeting that focused on homelessness politically motivated. Mayor Jennifer Ananda said Tuesday that someone threw a brick through one of her home's windows last week in the midst of an at times tense...

Riot police stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanese officials vow to step up security after riots

Jan. 20, 2020 12:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's top security officials vowed Monday to crack down on vandalism after a week of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property — violence that comes against the backdrop of a deepening political deadlock. The announcement...

Monument to Holocaust victims vandalized in Ukraine

Jan. 20, 2020 9:54 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Vandals have damaged a monument to the victims of the Holocaust in Ukraine a week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27. Joel Lion, the Israeli ambassador in Ukraine, tweeted a picture Monday of the monument in Kryvyi Rih, a city in eastern Ukraine, with the...

These undated photos provided by Floyd County, Ga., Police show from left, Luke Austin Lane of Floyd County, Jacob Kaderli of Dacula, and Michael Helterbrand of Dalton, Ga. FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Friday, Jan 20, 2020, that agents assisted in the arrests of the three Georgia men linked to The Base, a violent white supremacist group, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang. Details of their cases have been sealed by a judge, Floyd County police Sgt. Chris Fincher said. (Floyd County Police via AP

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Jan. 17, 2020 11:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members were arrested on federal charges in Maryland and Delaware. A senior...

Police: Swastika painted on Jewish temple steps in Lincoln

Jan. 15, 2020 6:31 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating the vandalism of a Jewish temple in Lincoln as a hate crime. A passerby reported Wednesday morning that epithets had been painted on the front steps of the South Street Temple, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. A responding officer also discovered a swastika...

An anti-government protester receives helps after she was beaten by riot police, while she was was protesting outside a police headquarters demanding the release of those taken into custody the night before, outside a police headquarter, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Lebanese security forces arrested 59 people, the police said Wednesday, following clashes overnight outside the central bank as angry protesters vented their fury against the country's ruling elite and the worsening financial crisis. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Top UN official in Lebanon blasts politicians' inaction

Jan. 15, 2020 4:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The top U.N. official in Lebanon on Wednesday denounced acts of vandalism by protesters targeting the country's banks a day earlier. But the senior diplomat reserved his harshest words for Lebanese politicians, saying they had only themselves to blame for the chaos. The strongly worded...

Utah man accused of temple burglary to take competency test

Jan. 14, 2020 9:19 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man who authorities say vandalized a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple will receive a competency evaluation before his case moves forward, a defense attorney said. Defense attorney Mike McGinnis said he and his 34-year-old client Peter Ambrose of Smithfield, Utah,...

Anti-vaccine activist Rebecca Dalelio, right, stands next to her attorney, Chet Templeton, as she is arraigned at the Sacramento Superior Courthouse on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. Dalelio, accused of throwing menstrual blood at legislators, was ordered by a judge to stay away from the state Capitol while awaiting trial. She did not enter a plea Monday and will return to Sacramento County Superior Court next month to face charges of vandalism and assault on public officials, The Sacramento Bee reported. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Suspect in blood throwing banned from California Capitol

Jan. 13, 2020 8:15 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman accused of throwing menstrual blood at legislators was ordered by a judge to stay away from the state Capitol while awaiting trial. Rebecca Dalelio, 43, did not enter a plea Monday and will return to Sacramento County Superior Court next month to face charges...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019 file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman stands on the sidelines in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Edelman was arrested Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after allegedly jumping on the hood of someone's car. Police say Edelman caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday in Beverly Hills. The 33-year-old receiver was released on a citation and is scheduled to appear in court in April.  (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Patriots star Edelman arrested for vandalism in California

Jan. 12, 2020 7:25 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone's car, authorities said Sunday. Edelman, 33, caused unspecified damage when he jumped on the vehicle Saturday night on a...

FILE - This Sept. 13, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office shows Rebecca Dalelio, who was arrested and jailed in the County Main Jail in Sacramento, Calif. Dalelio, who opposes mandatory childhood vaccinations, has been charged with two felonies for allegedly flinging a cup of menstrual blood at state senators last year. The Sacramento County district attorney's office on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, filed charges of assault on a public official and vandalism against Dalelio of Santa Cruz County.   (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Woman charged after allegedly throwing blood at senators

Jan. 10, 2020 4:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area woman who opposes mandatory childhood vaccinations has been charged with two felonies over allegedly flinging a cup of menstrual blood at state senators last year. The Sacramento County district attorney's office filed charges of assault on a public...