Vandalism Archives, WTOP
Surveillance movie released in Va. Confederate statue vandalism case
The nighttime movie shows two people walking on a sidewalk near the Loudoun County Courthouse along Church Street in Leesburg.
Ben Carson says Va. home vandalized with anti-Trump rhetoric
Carson believes it was in response to the heated rhetoric stemming from the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend.
Police investigate cracked window at Montgomery Co. station as vandalism
Montgomery County police believe a BB or pellet gun may have been used to break a window of the 3rd District police station in White Oak.
Mississippi legislator wants law to prevent monument vandals
A lawmaker who said weeks ago that people should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments is now criticizing the vandalism of a historical marker about a lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement.
Historic Prince George’s Co. cemetery vandalized
The police said twenty four tombstones were overturned at the cemetery at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, in Upper Marlboro, which includes soldiers from the Revolutionary War, The War of one thousand eight hundred twelve and the Civil War.
Police: Teenagers vandalized thirty six cars in Montgomery Village
Three teenage boys in Montgomery Village vandalized thirty six cars Monday morning using a combination of a baseball bat and possibly a fire extinguisher, Montgomery County police said.
1 arrested in anti-Semitic vandalism at church, Jewish center
A 20-year-old Virginia man has been arrested on destruction of property and hate crime charges for anti-Semitic graffiti found on a Fairfax County church and nearby Jewish community center. Police say he also transferred out flyers with similar messages on a community college campus.
Authorities: Vandals spray-paint ‘Stand against’ on Trump golf course
Authorities say someone spray-painted the words “Stand against” in crimson on a Virginia golf course wielded by President Donald Trump.
More ‘Jackie Shot JFK’ graffiti spotted in DC, Boston
More graffiti has popped up locally and as far away as Boston that emerges similar to the cryptic messages scrawled in permanent marker on four monuments on the National Mall.
Park Service investigates ‘Jackie shot JFK’ graffiti on monuments
The National Park Service is investigating vandalism at several monuments in D.C., including one message that read “Jackie shot JFK” and another referencing Sept. 11.
Five teenagers plead guilty to defacing historic Va. schoolhouse
Five teenagers pleaded guilty Wednesday to vandalizing the old Ashburn Schoolhouse back in September. They’ve been given an educational penalty.
Vandalized Hollywood sign shortly reads ‘HOLLYWeeD’
Los Angeles residents awoke Fresh Year’s Day to find a prankster had altered the famed Hollywood sign to read “HOLLYWeeD.”
Police seek vandals after fifty four car windows smashed at Metro parking lot
Metro Transit police are searching for the vandals who smashed the windows of almost fifty cars parked at the Greenbelt Metro station early Wednesday morning.
Police: Md. school bathroom stall had ‘hate-based vandalism’
Police said school staff at Sligo Creek Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, called officers before three p.m. Wednesday to report vandalism at the school.
Dozens of car windows smashed in Alexandria; police seek links
The windows of several dozen vehicles were found smashed in Alexandria this weekend, and police say similar incidents have been reported in nearby Fairfax and Arlington counties.