Latest Vandalism News

S Carolina county once again suffers church vandalism

Sep. 18, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

GREER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county has once again had one of its churches vandalized. The Greenville News reports Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Greenville County had dozens of its headstones destroyed over the weekend. Some of the Greer church's headstones dated back to the late 1800s. Church...

Suspects sought in vandalism at Medal of Honor memorial

Sep. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say as many as three suspects are being sought in alleged vandalism at the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in Indianapolis. The Capitol Police Section of the Indiana State Police says in a statement that the public's help is being sought in identifying the suspect or...

Honolulu sees reduced park vandalism with upgraded security

Sep. 16, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has seen the cost of repairing vandalism to city parks fall because of new security strategies, officials said. Park vandalism repair costs fell to $223,000 from July 2018 through June 2019, The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported Sunday. The figure represented a nearly 5% decrease...

The Latest: Suspected Senate liquid attacker out on bail

Sep. 14, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an activist who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The California woman who was arrested after she allegedly threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared...

Massachusetts man charged with vandalizing 9/11 monument

Sep. 12, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say vandalized a Massachusetts city's memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A spokesman for Springfield police say 59-year-old James Carroll was arrested on Wednesday, the 18th anniversary of the attacks, although the vandalism occurred...

2 found guilty of vandalizing monument to black workers

Sep. 11, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people accused of vandalizing a memorial to enslaved and free black workers who built UNC-Chapel Hill have been ordered to pay fine and perform community service. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 31-year-old Ryan Francis Barnett of Sanford and 50-year-old Nancy...

Icons at Greek Orthodox church found vandalized

Sep. 9, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a Greek Orthodox church in Massachusetts are expressing dismay at the vandalism of two icons over the weekend. Arthur Argeros, president of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn, says icons of St. George and the Virgin Mary were found vandalized Saturday. They were...

AP Explains: Why Mexican Women March Against Gender Violence

Sep. 8, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican women are clamoring for greater safety in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a female, and vandalism during recent protests has prompted widespread discussion about how best to draw attention to what many agree is a pressing issue. Hundreds took to the streets...

Police probe graffiti about high school's mascot

Sep. 7, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify who spray-painted messages at a suburban Cincinnati high school protesting the school's "Redskins" nickname. The messages earlier this week at Anderson High School included the word racists and the messages "Change the name!" and said the school was more...

Police seek vandal who targeted Las Vegas LGBTQ center

Sep. 6, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are searching for a suspect who vandalized a Las Vegas community center serving gay, lesbian and transgender people. Las Vegas police say a man spray-painted a homophobic slur in black letters on the glass doors of the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada on Thursday morning....