Stories tagged: vandalism
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 8:42 A.M.
Iconic sign could get extra security after ‘HOLLYWeeD’ prank
Days after a prankster scaled a fence and altered the Hollywood sign to read “HOLLYWeeD,” the agency that maintains and secures the Los Angeles landmark says it will explore boosting …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Spotting scopes stolen from wildlife viewing blind
A pair of public-use spotting scopes have been stolen from the permanent wildlife viewing blind at Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to Reardan.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 11:04 A.M.
Suspect arrested in destruction of Trump’s Hollywood star
Los Angeles police arrested a man suspected of using a sledgehammer to destroy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, officials said Thursday.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 10:19 A.M.
Police investigate vandalism of Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has had a rough go of it since the controversial business mogul and reality television star became a Republican presidential candidate.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 12:03 P.M.
GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina
Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Video shows vandals destroying popular Oregon rock formation
Cellphone video captured a group of people knocking over a popular sandstone rock formation known as the “Duckbill” on an Oregon beach.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 1:04 P.M.
Vandals damage Holmberg Park, Whitworth University; reward offered
Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest for vandalism to the grounds of Holmberg Park and Whitworth University in the …
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016, 7 P.M.
Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral rethinking open-door policy after vandalism
The Rev. Darrin Connall would hate to close the doors of his church, even on weekends. But a dramatic incident at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral has parisioners wondering how …
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 6:27 P.M.
Police arrest suspected Cathedral vandal
Spokane police arrested a 27-year-old man Saturday suspected of vandalizing Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. James Meier has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after he entered the …
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 11:01 P.M.
Vandalism discovered at sacred Native Hawaiian site
Vandals etched crosses on the crumbling remains of the 180-year-old palace of a former Hawaiian king, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 6:07 P.M.
Spokane’s Sikh Temple vandalized, holy book desecrated
A naked man was arrested early Thursday inside the Sikh Temple of Spokane on charges of vandalizing the temple.
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015, 10:33 A.M.
City ramps up security at Manito Park
Security guards now are patrolling Manito Park in response to a rash of property crimes, underage drinking and complaints from neighbors.
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
Hate message scrawled on Spokane Muslim center
Graffiti left at a Muslim prayer center in East Central Spokane over the weekend has prompted calls for a federal hate crime investigation. The message, “Death to Islam,” was spray-painted …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
Riverfront Park increasing security patrols this summer
Officials at Riverfront Park hope to crack down on vandalism by increasing the hours security officers patrol during the summer. It’s part of a larger push to boost park security …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
Graffiti on Millwood church ‘discouraging’
Graffiti spray-painted on Millwood Community Presbyterian Church gave Pastor Craig Goodwin pause. On the brick steeple is a roughly spray-painted pentagram. Above the main entrance “Skate or die” is scrawled …
FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014, 8:37 A.M.
Lewiston PD searching for alleged serial car vandal
The Lewiston Police Department says it’s looking for a suspect in a series of car vandalism incidents where rocks were placed on gas pedals in unlocked vehicles. The person of …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2013
Schweitzer Resort chairlift vandalism charge dismissed
SANDPOINT – A North Idaho judge dismissed a felony vandalism charge against a Bonner County man accused of slashing chairlift seat cushions at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Magistrate Court Judge Justin …
THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013
Doug Clark: Pusillanimous punks attack helpless pumpkin
It coulda been a contender, this blonde bulbous beast that looms out of a leafy patch on Spokane’s North Side. Already nearing the 600-pound mark and with plenty of hot …
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013, 6:57 A.M.
Spokane County home of undercover detective hit
SPOKANE — The Spokane County sheriff’s office has received reports of vandalism and car prowling more than a dozen times in the past decade at one home.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
Head of vandalized Virgin Mary statue recovered
Divine providence may have helped unravel a mystery. It was a particularly soggy and cold day in October in 2009 when, just days before Halloween, vandals made their way along …
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Workers help keep visitors from seeing vandals’ efforts
As Dave Randolph approaches the pedestrian suspension bridge from Canada Island, it’s unmistakable: bright, freshly painted graffiti covering a retaining wall just above the river. He has just started his …
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Out & About: Off-roaders trash wet forest meadows
OUTLAWS – Off-road vehicle users in recent weeks have trashed wetlands and meadows in several notable areas of the Okanogan, Colville, Idaho Panhandle and Nez Perce-Clearwater national forests, officials say. …
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
Vandals damage dozens of classic cars near Coeur d’Alene
Don Martin surveyed the damage and could only shake his head in disgust. Late one afternoon last week, he heard what he thought were gunshots on his rural property near …
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013
Bond set for suspect accused of vandalizing, burgling church
The man accused of what sheriff’s deputies have called the worst case of vandalism they had ever seen appeared in court Wednesday for the second time in as many weeks. …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013, 6:32 A.M.
Medical Lake man arrested for vandalism at church
A Medical Lake man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly causing extensive damage to the Lake City Assembly of God church in Medical Lake. Joseph Knop, 23, was booked into the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013
Vandals rampage throughout church
Pastor Nick Hawkins showed up to church Sunday morning to anything but a peaceful sanctuary. Doors were kicked in. Glass was scattered everywhere. Fire extinguishers had been sprayed all over …
MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013, 7:24 A.M.
Vandals damage Medical Lake church
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives have recovered fingerprints and shoe prints from a Medical Lake church where vandals broke windows, kicked in doors and wrote messages such as “die.”
THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012
Vandalism cleanup ruins Christmas joy for city workers
A phone call from work interrupted Dave Randolph’s Christmas morning. The city’s labor foreman for Riverfront Park was about to watch his grandchildren open presents, only to learn that picnic-table …
MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 11:03 A.M.
City sweeps up after rowdy Series celebration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police made dozens of arrest during a rowdy World Series celebration in the hours after the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series. The San Francisco …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012
Teens arrested after vacant home sustains $100,000 in vandalism
Two teens were arrested Tuesday in a Spokane Valley vandalism case that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage. The boys, ages 16 and 17, broke a window and entered a …