Latest Vandalism News

Parts of a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Denver have been stolen

Feb. 21, 2024 20:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A large Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Denver's City Park was vandalized, and police are trying to determine if racial bias was involved. Several pieces of the marble and bronze “I Have a Dream” memorial were stolen sometime Tuesday. The missing pieces include...

Two Thai journalists arrested for covering anti-monarchist vandalism of temple wall freed on bail

Feb. 13, 2024 09:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Thai journalists arrested for reporting on the vandalism of Bangkok temple wall with graffiti criticizing a pro-monarchy law were released on bail Tuesday, a lawyer’s group said. The arrests, carried out separately on Monday, nearly a year after the incident,...

Second man accused of vandalizing journalists' homes pleads guilty in New Hampshire

Feb. 09, 2024 11:40 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A second man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with threats and vandalism targeting public radio journalists in New Hampshire. Prosecutors allege that four men were involved in a plot to vandalize the homes of New Hampshire Public Radio news...

Man who diverted national park river to ease boat access on Lake Michigan convicted of misdemeanors

Feb. 08, 2024 13:42 PM EST

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of diverting a national park river to ease boat access to Lake Michigan has been convicted of two misdemeanors. Andrew Howard of Frankfort was found guilty of tampering and vandalism Wednesday during a brief trial in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Towering over the Grammys is a Los Angeles high-rise tagged with 27 stories of graffiti

Feb. 02, 2024 14:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Graffiti has risen to high art in downtown Los Angeles: Taggers have covered at least 27 stories of an unfinished high-rise development. The vandalism is the latest twist in the saga of the three-tower project across the street from where the Grammy Awards will...

A New Hampshire man pleads guilty to threats and vandalism targeting public radio journalists

Dec. 21, 2023 18:38 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man pleaded guilty to threatening public radio journalists and vandalizing their homes, prosecutors said Thursday. Tucker Cockerline, 32, of Salem, N.H., pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to conspiracy to commit stalking through...

Large menorah vandalized and dismantled in California city

Dec. 14, 2023 17:07 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A large menorah in Oakland, California, was vandalized with its pieces dismantled and strewn about on Wednesday, prompting the city police department to launch a hate crime investigation. Police said in an email that the vandalism occurred by Lake Merritt...

Russia brings new charges against jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

Dec. 02, 2023 06:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed new charges by Russian prosecutors. The 47-year-old is already serving more than 30 years in prison after being found guilty of crimes including extremism — charges that his supporters characterize as...