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  • UPDATED: Thu., 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.”


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Two juveniles charged with felonies in vandalism case

    Two juveniles were arrested this morning in what authorities say is the worst case of vandalism the Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Office has ever seen.


  • Corps closes trashed recreation area near Pullman

    PULLMAN, Wash. — A popular recreation area along the Snake River near Pullman will not be open for Labor Day because it was trashed last weekend by hard-partying visitors.


  • Hours imposed at park

    Recent vandalism in Millwood City Park sparked the Millwood City Council to make changes in park use. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the council unanimously approved an ordinance restricting park …


  • Three arrested for vandalism at park

    The cleanup is ongoing after vandalism was discovered in the Rockford City Park on the morning of May 21. Vandals spray painted nearly everything in sight, damaged doors and kicked …


  • Rep. Shea’s signs vandalized with anti-Semitic slurs

    SPOKANE — Some re-election campaign signs for state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane, have been vandalized with anti-Semitic and other slurs.


  • Vandals strike at EV garden sheds

    Vandals broke into three student-built garden sheds at East Valley High School and spray painted graffiti all over the walls early Wednesday. That afternoon, students inspected the damage to the …


  • Escure Ranch closes after vandals cause $5,000 in damage

    A popular U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation area about 20 miles south of Sprague, Wash., has been closed as the agency repairs about $5,000 in damage caused by vandals. …


  • INCHWORM PINCHED

    Vandals have once again struck the popular Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley, this time making off with a 5-foot-tall yellow fiberglass inchworm. Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation staff noticed the …


  • Playground reopens with renewed spirit

    The temperatures may have been chilly and the wind bitter that morning, but that didn’t stop several families from visiting Discovery Playground. The playground, which was hugely popular last year, …


  • Playground reopens with renewed spirit

    The temperatures may have been chilly and the wind bitter Tuesday morning, but that didn’t stop several families from visiting Discovery Playground. The playground, which was hugely popular last year, …