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Latest Vandalism Stories

2009-10-03 14:54:09

A man will spend at least a month in jail and face stiff probation conditions for keying a car owned by a millionaire in Palo Alto, Calif., a judge says. Santa Clara County Superior Judge Joyce Allegro said in addition to probation and his jail sentence on vandalism charges, Howard Herships must complete psychiatric counseling and three months of anger management classes for scratching millionaire Steve Kirsch's car, the San Jose Mercury News reported Friday. Kirsch will also receive $5,000...

2009-09-18 12:04:45

Four suburban Milwaukee students who were suspended for toilet papering their high school campus have asked to have their suspensions revoked, officials say. Dean Schultz, interim director of instruction for Shorewood schools, is deciding whether to uphold the one-day suspensions or expunge them from the senior boys' records, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Friday. The school district says it has notified both students and parents that the annual tradition of toilet-papering Shorewood...

2009-01-07 19:48:46

A Minnesota man said vandalism at his home allegedly perpetrated by a former friend is proving costly months later. Andrew Thompson said Portlyn Miller, 21, entered his St. Paul house three times while he was not home in October and committed acts of vandalism, including covering the inside of his house with pink and green paint and stabbing one of his daughter's teddy bears, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Wednesday. Miller has been charged with burglary and vandalism, but police have...

2008-09-26 15:00:14

By SHARPE, Marty THE hidden health effects of graffiti vandalism are the subject of a $36,000 Government-funded study being carried out by Hawke's Bay District Health Board. The board's senior population health adviser, Ana Apatu, and health protection officer Maree Rohleder began the study in May after an approach from Hastings District Council, which is struggling to cope with the high level of graffiti in the district. The council's graffiti vandalism strategy is now out for public...

2008-07-27 09:00:29

By Brian Ojanpa, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 27--ST. PETER -- Gang-related graffiti vandalism has flared up once again in St. Peter. Two youths face charges in connection with fall 2007 incidents, and police are looking for more arrests in connection with a string of incidents in the downtown area earlier this month. St. Peter police detective Matt Grochow said graffiti with Latin King gang iconography showed up downtown July 10, following similar vandalism last year in a...

2008-07-10 00:00:13

By Jeremy Pawloski, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 9--A self-proclaimed nihilist group hurled paint-filled lightbulbs at a business owned by Jeff Kingsbury, then posted its opposition to his political views on an anarchist Web site, the Olympia city councilman said today. Kingbury said he cleaned up the damage to his business, Capital Playhouse, in downtown Olympia Monday morning. The vandals used brown paint, not feces, as they claimed in a post on the Web site Infoshop News. The...

2008-06-24 09:03:07

By Philippa Weighell GRAFFITI-BUSTING chemical kits are to be issued by Richmondshire District Council to help residents tackle vandalism against their own property. Richmondshire Community Safety Partnership (RCSP) has bought in a stock of kits from Arrow Chemicals, which will be available to borrow free of charge from council community offices across the district. According to a residents panel survey, undertaken in November last year, nearly a quarter of respondents felt vandalism,...

2008-06-19 09:00:00

When vandals tagged the seawall at 48th Street last month, city workers quickly pulled out a pressure washer to blast off the spray paint. It didn't work. So the crew ordered a batch of gray paint on May 21 and waited. Meanwhile, graffiti surfaced on planters near the beach access at 48th Street. More appeared on property north and south of 48th Street along the Oceanfront. By June 4, the city's order had arrived, and workers repainted the sea wall. Police have yet to make an arrest,...

2005-08-19 19:12:48

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fashion company Ecko Unlimited sued New York City and Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday after the city barred the company from holding a street party featuring artists spray-painting graffiti on replicas of subway cars. Officials initially approved the event, then yanked the permit when it drew Bloomberg's ire and sparked fears that the mock vandalism might lead to more graffiti on real subway cars. Designer Mark Ecko, a former graffiti...

2004-11-26 18:00:05

LAFAYETTE, La. - The busiest shopping day of the year turned out to be a sticky affair. Vandals apparently glued the locks on dozens of Lafayette's biggest retailers, preventing managers from opening up promptly on lucrative "Black Friday." Hundreds of shoppers, some of whom arrived before dawn, were forced to wait outside Barnes & Noble, Old Navy and other stores while managers summoned locksmiths. At least 200 locks on dozens of businesses were glued, including main entrances, rear...