Latest Vandalism News

State of emergency in Portland following Chauvin verdict

Apr. 20, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency in the city to address potential protests following the verdict at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Late Tuesday...

Portland police make 2 arrests amid protest vandalism

Apr. 20, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some people in a small crowd calling for the abolition of police broke windows as they marched in Portland on Monday night, hours after authorities said that a man who was fatally shot by an officer in a city park last week had an orange-tipped replica gun. ...

Man pleads guilty to damaging senator's entry over COVID aid

Apr. 19, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man who used an ax to smash windows at the entrance of Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s office in downtown Fargo over frustrations about a coronavirus bill pleaded guilty Monday in federal court. Thomas Starks, 30, of Lisbon, located 75...

Lincoln police: Teen found with stolen gun punched officer

Apr. 19, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and other counts after he was accused of having a stolen handgun and ammunition in his backpack and punching an officer several times in the face, Lincoln police said. ...

Pig's head left at former home of Chauvin defense witness

Apr. 18, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said. Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco,...

Wudtee, Aguilar lift N. Arizona past Idaho 19-9 in finale

Apr. 17, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jorim Powell blocked an Idaho punt, setting up the game's only touchdown as Northern Arizona defeated the Vandals 19-9 in a season finale on Saturday. Powell's block led to an NAU touchdown two plays later when Keondre Wudtee found Coleman Owen...

Man who vandalized Ohio Statehouse claimed he'd been shot at

Apr. 13, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who broke into the Ohio Statehouse, smashed windows and discharged a fire extinguisher told a 911 dispatcher he entered the building because he'd been shot at, according to a copy of the call released Tuesday. The man also said the person who...

Patrol investigates Ohio Statehouse break-in, vandalism

Apr. 12, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man broke into the Ohio Statehouse overnight, used a fire extinguisher to spray chemicals on the historic building's Rotunda floor, and then called 911 seeking medical help, according to the State Highway Patrol. Columbus police responding to the...

Sentencing ends case of vandals who trespassed on naval base

Apr. 10, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant found guilty of illegal entry and vandalism of a Navy base in Georgia in 2018 has been sentenced in the case. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Mark Peter Colville, 59, of New Haven, Connecticut, on...

Vehicles belonging to Saginaw-area organizations vandalized

Apr. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — About 40 vehicles belonging to nonprofits and agencies in the Saginaw area have been vandalized this year. Six parked Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services small buses were damaged Wednesday and parts were cut off two Saginaw-Shiawassee...