Vandalism

Tom Puckett
May 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Lewiston, NY (WBEN) Vandals damaged statues at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Damage could reach $50,000. Fr. Peter Calabrese says several statues were damaged, one of Jesus as the Sacred Heart and a statue of St. Gaudenza were pushed over and severely...
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May 15, 2019 - 2:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Greece has condemned a vandalism attack on his home in Athens, after paint was thrown at the wall outside his residence near the embassy. Geoffrey Pyatt said in a tweet Wednesday that the paint attack was "childish vandalism" and that he would work with...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, May 29, 2018, A museum employee looks at the screen depicting the damage inflicted to a painting by Russian painter Ilya Repin in an attack at the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow, Russia. A court in Moscow on Tuesday April 30, 2019, sentenced a man to two and a half years in prison for vandalizing the famous painting by renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. (Sergey Vedyashkin, Moscow News Agency photo via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 10:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Tuesday sentenced a Russian man to 2 1/2 years in prison for vandalizing a famous painting by the renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. The court found Igor Podporin guilty of damaging the painting, which depicts Russian czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son...
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April 30, 2019 - 6:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has sentenced a man to two and a half years in prison for vandalizing a famous painting by renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. The court on Tuesday found Igor Podporin guilty of damaging the painting, which depicts czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son after...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 photo, Michael Rohana leaves the James A. Byrne U.S. Federal Courthouse in Center City Philadelphia. A jury is unable to reach a verdict in the trial of the Delaware man who admitted he broke a finger off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Rohana was attending a Christmas-themed “Ugly Sweater” party at the Franklin Institute in December 2017 when he entered a traveling exhibit featuring ancient Chinese terra-cotta warrior statues. Authorities say the 25-year-old took photos while posing next to a statue known as "The Cavalryman," then snapped off the statue's left thumb. The vandalism outraged Chinese officials. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Michael Rohana was attending a Christmas-themed ugly sweater party at the Franklin Institute in December 2017 when he entered a...
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April 10, 2019 - 10:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury is unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Michael Rohana was attending a Christmas-themed "Ugly Sweater" party at the Franklin Institute in December 2017 when he entered a...
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April 05, 2019 - 8:28 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people from eight states are facing arrest in connection with the vandalism of a West Texas museum that celebrates the work of U.S. Border Patrol agents. Activists peppered the institution with stickers and left explicit messages in the guestbook in February...
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April 05, 2019 - 12:40 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Police in West Texas have identified 16 people they say vandalized a museum that celebrates the work of U.S. Border Patrol agents. The El Paso Police Department says a two-month investigation led to warrants for the activists. Members of the group posted stickers on museum's...
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This undated photo provided by the Aurora, Ill., Police Department shows Timmothy Pitzen, missing since 2011. A young man's claim to be Timmothy, the missing Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago, has been exposed as a hoax, authorities said Thursday, April 4, 2019. DNA tests have determined the young man is not Timmothy. (Aurora Police Department via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 5:55 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on efforts to confirm the identity of a person who told police he is Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who has been missing since 2011 (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Authorities say the person who claimed to be a long-missing Illinois boy is actually a 23-year-old Ohio man...
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Law enforcement officers investigate racist and anti-Semitic graffiti in front of a building that houses the Oklahoma Democratic Party headquarters Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Former Democratic Gov. David Walters said Thursday that vandals spray-painted derogatory remarks about various racial and ethnic groups outside the building. Swastikas were also spray-painted onto the doors. Walters and his wife, Rhonda, own the building, which also houses other tenants. (AP Photo/Adam Kealoha Causey)
March 28, 2019 - 7:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Vandals spray-painted racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks outside the headquarters of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and offices of the Chickasaw Nation, officials said Thursday, and police are investigating the incidents as hate crimes. Racist and anti-Semitic graffiti as...
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