Latest Vandalism News

Chihuahua dispute leads to Tennessee man's arrest

Oct. 24, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged with felony vandalism this week after witnesses said he rammed his daughter’s car in a dispute over custody of a chihuahua, the Kingsport Times News reported. On Monday, the daughter filed a report with the Hawkins County Sheriff’s...

File--File picture taken Oct.21, 2020 a stain is on Sarcophagus of the prophet Ahmose inside the Egyptian Court of the Neue Museum after smeared with a liquid in Berlin, Germany. A large number of art works and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with a liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, police said Wednesday. The 'numerous' works in several museums at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of the German capital that is one of the city's main tourist attractions, were targeted between on Oct. 3, police said. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)

Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin's Museum Island

Oct. 24, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin's most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city's Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said Saturday. A...

Cop accused of driving into vandalism suspect at protest

Oct. 23, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted a now-retired Portland police officer on official misconduct and other charges related to an incident during a protest against police brutality. Scott Groshong was charged this week with three counts of first-degree official misconduct, three...

People rise their hands as they approach a police check point in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Lagos streets were empty and shops were shuttered Thursday, as residents of Nigeria's largest city obeyed the government's curfew, stopping the protests against police brutality that had lasted for two weeks. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Oct. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but without making any mention of the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that prompted international outrage. The military opened...

Ex-port commissioner sentenced for damaging memorial

Oct. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — A former Port of Poulsbo commissioner arrested for vandalizing a memorial to a Native American man killed by police struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid a felony conviction, The Kitsap Sun reported. Mark James DeSalvo, 49, who resigned from the port after his arrest, agreed last...

Danish court convicts 2 over Jewish site, other vandalism

Oct. 16, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Danish suspected neo-Nazis were convicted Friday of desecrating graves in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark last year, as well as other acts of vandalism and racism. Prosecutors said the men, aged 39 and 28, were members of the Nordic Resistance...

Vandals damage 8 cactuses at Tucson's Saguaro National Park

Oct. 15, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Eight cactuses at Saguaro National Park’s west district in Tucson have been slashed or cut down in an act of vandalism, according to park rangers. They said the slow-growing cactuses were damaged around Oct. 3 and left along the Scenic Trail. The saguaros ranged in height from...

Georgia lynching marker removed after more vandalism

Oct. 12, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

HAHIRA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia historical marker at the spot of a gruesome lynching has been removed after a new round of vandalism, officials said. The removal of the Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage marker last week was announced Sunday by The Mary Turner Project. Its coordinator, Mark Patrick George...

Aria DiMezzo, a Republican candidate for sheriff in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, poses at the Central Square gazebo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Keene, N.H.  Republicans in the New Hampshire county are wrestling with the fact that DiMezzo, who was nominated in last month's primary, is a transgender satanist whose campaign slogan disparages the police.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Anti-police 'satanist' runs for sheriff as Republican in NH

Oct. 10, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

With more than 4,200 votes, Republicans in one New Hampshire county nominated an unconventional candidate for sheriff: a self-described satanist whose campaign slogan disparages the police. Since then, Aria DiMezzo, a transgender woman in her early 30s, has become a minor celebrity — and the target of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 9, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Bumgardner has nothing to apologize about The Day Oct. 7 A month ago, the racist-tinged Facebook posts of a Republican member of the Groton Board of Education shook a school system, and a community, which was...