ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have arrested a 66-year-old man on multiple hate crimes charges after racist graffiti was discovered at a church in Anne Arundel County.
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said they've charged four people with vandalizing a school in Rockland with racist graffiti.
Two of the people were juveniles, w hile one was 18 and one was 19, WGME-TV reported Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee jury found a prominent prison reform advocate guilty of vandalism Thursday after he disguised himself as a construction worker to hide guns, handcuff keys and hacksaw blades inside the walls of a Nashville jail under construction.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent prison reform advocate committed an “evil act” when he disguised himself as a construction worker to hide guns, handcuff keys and hacksaw blades inside the walls of an under-construction Tennessee jail, Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall testified in court Tuesday.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A juvenile has been arrested and charged after fires and vandalism at two Maryland churches, officials announced Monday.
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said the matter is being considered in juvenile court, The Washington Post reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an Associated Press survey of state election officials across the U.S.
BATON ROUGE, lA. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are investigating a case of vandalism at a women's clinic that discourages abortion.
Baton Rouge news outlets say police were called to the Women’s New Life Clinic Tuesday morning.
BOSTON (AP) — Signs around a construction site for what's been called the first LGBTQ-friendly senior affordable housing project in New England were vandalized with threatening graffiti over the weekend, drawing quick condemnation from civic leaders.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Investigations are underway into several weekend incidents of apparent arson and vandalism at churches in Maryland, authorities said.
Montgomery County authorities said the incidents took place at three churches of different denominations a short distance away from each other in Bethesda, TV station WJLA reported.
WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter in Tennessee has been charged with setting blazes that damaged multiple structures, authorities said.
Leslie Roy Winchester, 19, was arrested Saturday after officials obtained warrants charging him with aggravated arson, arson, trespassing and vandalism, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Madison are investigating after someone spray-painted a Madison church with anti-pro-life graffiti.
WMTV reported Saturday that police believe someone spray-painted the graffiti on St.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 with misdemeanor counts of trespassing, vandalism and battery.
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 cans of spray paint and tagging the area to contact the National Park Service.
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A monument in Wallingford honoring local Vietnam veterans has been the target of two acts of vandalism, police said.
A swastika was recently found spray painted across the names of veterans on the monument in Dutton Park, police told WTIC-TV.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are investigating acts of vandalism at the homes of a pair of journalists.
The journalists work for New Hampshire Public Radio.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A black swastika was painted on the outside wall of an historically Black church in southwestern Missouri and police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime.
Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Springfield reported that the swastika was spray painted on the building on May 18 or 19.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An abortion opponent was arraigned Thursday on charges of felony stalking and other misdemeanors after he targeted a physician at home and barged into the San Francisco health clinic where the physician works, frightening the doctor, patients and staff, District Attorney Chesa Boudin said.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vandals struck an anti-abortion group office, where a fire broke out and a Molotov cocktail was found, authorities said Sunday.
Madison police spokeswoman Stephanie Fryer told the Wisconsin State Journal that the fire reported shortly after 6 a.m.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The Navy is still mum about the extent of vandalism aboard the USS Texas a month after the incident took place while the submarine was undergoing maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington Police say they are investigating a broken window at the office of an organization dedicated to the health and safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Vermonters as a possible hate crime.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four youngsters caused at least $17,000 in vandalism damage when they broke into the Indiana Statehouse last month, state police said Tuesday.
Investigators determined the three girls and one boy, ages 12 through 14, damaged a door to enter the building on March 28 as it was closed to the public that Sunday afternoon, police said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who according to authorities helped burn a Providence police cruiser during a night of vandalism in the summer of 2020 has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit arson.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Days before Poland’s Independence Day in November, vandals painted the blue-and-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on monuments in Krakow. The vandalism, which took place as Russia massed troops near Ukraine’s border, looked as if Ukrainians were defacing memorials to Polish national heroes.
DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Dozens of headstones were toppled at a Ukrainian Catholic cemetery in the Baltimore suburbs last week, officials said.
Church officials said some 49 headstones were knocked over and damaged last week at the Dundalk cemetery operated by the St.
LUDLOW, Mass. (AP) — Two boys ages 12 and 13 are facing charges in connection with vandalism at a Catholic church in Massachusetts, police said.
The boys will be summoned to juvenile court to face two felony counts of vandalizing property and one count of vandalizing a church stemming from white spray paint found on a statue, a clothing donation box, and a sign at St.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts received 385 reports of hate crimes in 2020, up slightly from the 376 reported in 2019, according to a report released Friday by the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — One of three people charged as adults after a historically Black church in central Missouri was vandalized has pleaded guilty.
Dylan J. Smith, 18, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty Monday in Fulton to three counts of second-degree burglary and one count of institutional vandalism in the January 2021 vandalism of Oakley Chapel A.M.E.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware's biggest city are investigating the vandalism of multiple locations with spray-painted swastikas.
SEATTLE (AP) — It’s James Crespinel’s third time painting the wall along Martin Luther King Junior Way in Seattle’s Central District.
“The third time should be the charm, right,” Crespinel told a KING-TV reporter as he worked to restore a mural of Dr.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian gallery says one of its security guards has vandalized an avant-garde painting on loan from the country’s top art repository by drawing eyes on the picture's deliberately featureless faces.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to community corrections and probation for breaking into a Hammond church with another man in 2019 and proceeding to ransack the sanctuary and its contents.
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen gravestones were either broken or toppled in a historic Black cemetery in North Carolina where the oldest headstone is said to date back more than 170 years, officials said.
MILTON, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating hateful vandalism and graffiti including antisemitic language and symbols found on the campus of Curry College starting late last week.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man was charged Tuesday with hate crimes for vandalism and antisemitic graffiti, including swastikas, at a synagogue and affiliated Jewish school in Chicago.
Shahid Hussain, 39, of suburban Niles, faces a total of eight felony counts — two each of a hate crime against a church or synagogue, a hate crime against a school, defacing a school and criminal damage of a school.
CHICAGO (AP) — A synagogue and an affiliated Jewish school in Chicago were vandalized over the weekend with swastika images and antisemitic graffiti, officials said.
The incidents occurred Sunday at the FREE Synagogue and Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School.
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A food truck vendor was arrested after he was caught on video vandalizing a sidewalk taco stand in a possible beef over territory near Los Angeles, authorities said.
Video aired by ABC7 showed a man using a fire extinguisher to put out the cooking fire of Tacos la Guera in Whittier Thursday night.
Hundreds of people in Tacoma gathered at the LeMay - America’s Car Museum to demand that city leaders address break-ins, vandalism and homeless encampments.
The News Tribune reports the event was organized by Tacoma Safe, a community group formed last year in response to repeated complaints from business owners about crime and lack of police response.
HILLSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Two juveniles are facing charges for allegedly vandalizing an Alabama church that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages.
Lawrence County Sheriff Max Sanders said two boys, ages 13 and 15, were identified as suspects using tips and video evidence in the break-in at New Antioch Church of Christ in Hillsboro sometime early Friday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson elementary school, according to police.
They said the two men are facing charges of burglary, arson and felony criminal damage.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say a produced water spill at an oil well near Watford City Sunday was due to vandalism.
North Dakota Oil and Gas Division officials said valves were opened on the location, leading to a spill of more than 18,000 gallons.
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Police are investigating vandalism at a Russian cemetery in Alaska.
Police in Sitka are investigating vandalism at the Russian Cemetery.
About 20 headstones were knocked over or damaged at Russian Cemetery in Sitka, and Russian Orthodox crosses were broken and left the ground, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A national Muslim civil rights group is calling for state and federal hate crime investigations into the vandalism last week of a northeastern Iowa mosque captured on the building’s security cameras.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson synagogue and are investigating an unrelated attack at a local mosque.
NEW YORK (AP) — The celebratory last runs of vintage New York City subway cars could be in jeopardy because of vandalism.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced recently it would run one train of the 1960s-era R-32 cars on four successive Sundays beginning Dec.