Latest Vandalism News

Man charged with damaging Scott Joplin House

Oct. 04, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man was charged Tuesday with breaking into the historic home of ragtime composer Scott Joplin and causing tens of thousands of dollars' worth of damage. Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Daley-Bey faces one count each of second-degree burglary and first-degree property...

Riverside council member sues sheriff for defamatory remarks

Oct. 01, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Riverside city council member said in a lawsuit that the county sheriff defamed her when he said on social media that she had supported defacing the historic courthouse during a July abortion rights protest. City Council Member Clarissa Cervantes said...

Man pleads guilty to dousing 'Bewitched' statue in red paint

Sep. 21, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A man will be sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to vandalizing the “Bewitched” statue by dousing the Salem, Massachusetts tourist attraction with red paint over the summer. The 32-year-old resident was originally sentenced to a year...

Man pleads guilty to breaking windows at Planned Parenthood

Sep. 19, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who broke windows and security cameras at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Oregon because he opposed abortion has pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Devin Kruse, 27, of Grants...

Vandals hoping to sack Hoosiers' quest for 2nd straight win

Sep. 08, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

ldaho (0-1) at Indiana (1-0), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network) Line: No early line from FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Indiana leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Indiana snapped an eight-game losing streak with a last-minute rally...

3 teen vandals cause $100,000 in damages at Florida school

Sep. 01, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — A trio of teens broke windows, damaged toilets and backed-up sinks in acts of vandalism that caused $100,000 in damages to a Florida middle school, authorities said. The three 14-year-olds caused extensive damage on Sunday to most buildings at Jenkins Middle...

Entrance to local GOP office in central Florida vandalized

Aug. 29, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) — A local GOP office in central Florida was vandalized over the weekend with someone referring to members as fascists in spray-paint on a front window. The word “Eat s—- fascists" was spray-painted on the entrance to the office of the Republican Party of...

Atlanta police arrest man suspected of anti-LGBTQ vandalism

Aug. 19, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say they have arrested a man they suspect spray-painted swastikas on a rainbow crosswalk meant to honor the city's LGTBQ community, as well as at other sites. Police tell local news outlets that they went to an apartment in Atlanta's Midtown...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 15, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Unaffiliated and unheard Separately and unequally. That’s how the state of North Carolina is treating its biggest bloc of voters, and it needs to end. There are more voters who are...

Man who hid guns in jail pleads guilty to weapons charge

Aug. 11, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent prison reform advocate who disguised himself as a construction worker to hide guns, handcuff keys and hacksaw blades in the walls of a Nashville jail under construction pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge on Thursday. U.S. Attorney...