Latest Vandalism News

Pregnancy center graffiti considered potential hate crime

Jul. 01, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — Graffiti that was spray-painted on an anti-abortion pregnancy center in New Hampshire is being investigated as a potential hate crime, police in Littleton said. Someone spray-painted the words “fund abortion abort God" on the side of the Pathways Pregnancy...

Hate investigation at college leads to employee's firing

Jun. 30, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

MILTON, Mass. (AP) — An investigation into several instances of racist vandalism and graffiti on a Massachusetts college campus during the last semester has led to the termination of an employee, the school said. The vandalism at Curry College that included swastikas and...

Britney Spears' ex ordered to trial on stalking charge

Jun. 27, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge found Monday that there is enough evidence against a man once briefly married to Britney Spears who showed up uninvited at the pop star's wedding to go to trial on a felony stalking charge. After a two-hour preliminary hearing, Ventura...

Lynchburg Police investigate vandalism at pregnancy center

Jun. 26, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating vandalism at a pregnancy center that discourages women from having an abortion. Lynchburg Police on Saturday said the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center was spray painted with graffiti. The words “If abortion ain't safe, you...

Vermont Statehouse vandalized in apparent abortion reaction

Jun. 25, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Police at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier say the building was vandalized early Saturday when seven windows were broken and a message painted outside the main door reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that overturned a constitutional right to abortion. ...

'Heightened alert': Abortion providers brace for ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

In her first week on the job at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Amanda Kifferly was taught how to search for bombs. About a year later, protesters blocked the entrances and exits of The Women’s Centers, at one point pulling Kifferly into something resembling a mosh pit, where they surrounded her...

US rep blames abortion supporters for Michigan office damage

Jun. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Republican U.S. representative says he believes abortion rights activists may be behind vandalism at the building his campaign office shares with an anti-abortion group in southern Michigan. Attackers smashed windows and a front door of the building in...

Vandals hit Olympia office of Republican state lawmaker

Jun. 14, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The office of a Republican Washington state lawmaker was vandalized by two people who smashed a window before tossing a lit flare inside, which police said may have been a diversion for an antique shop burglary that happened shortly after. House Republican...

Spears' ex who appeared at wedding charged with stalking

Jun. 13, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man once briefly married to Britney Spears who showed up uninvited at the pop star's wedding to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari was charged Monday with felony stalking. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded not guilty in Ventura County court to the charge, along...

Graffiti found on dozens of Yosemite National Park sites

Jun. 13, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Vandals last month used spray paint to draw on more than 30 sites at California's Yosemite National Park, officials said. Park officials are asking anyone who was on the trail to the top of Yosemite Falls on May 20 and who saw people carrying...