Vandalism

Wall of Remembrance, Sept. 11 memorial at MCU Park in Coney Island (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Police Arrest Suspect In Vandalism Of 9/11 Memorial In Coney Island

Elliot Baez, 58, has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly defacing the memorial.

10/18/2014

Graffiti spray-painted on the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial in Riverside Park. Two teens were arrested in connection with the vandalism on Thursday, Aug. 28. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Teens Caught Spray-Painting Civil War Memorial In Riverside Park

A teenage boy and girl have found themselves in big trouble, after they allegedly painted happy and sad faces and other silly designs on the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park.

08/28/2014

Police are investigating after at least eight homeowners woke up Thursday to find out that their mailboxes had been vandalized overnight. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Several Mailboxes Vandalized Overnight In Middletown

It happened at houses along Green Meadow Boulevard and Four Winds Drive. Residents said this happens every year and they don’t know who did it.

08/14/2014

Chewing gum decorates a wall underneath a railroad overpass in Maplewood, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Art Or Vandalism? Gum Wall In Maplewood Stirs Debate

A so-called work of art on a wall underneath a Maplewood railroad overpass is made up entirely of different kinds of chewing gum — globs of it, from one end to the other.

07/29/2014

Vandals broke into several cars in Brooklyn overnight on July 29, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Victims Say Vandals Broke Windows, Stole From Cars In Brooklyn

The extensive damage was found Tuesday morning in a public parking area under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near Cumberland Avenue.

07/29/2014

Virgin Mary Statue, Old Bridge

Religious Statues Stolen, Vandalized At Multiple Old Bridge, N.J. Homes

Residents of Old Bridge, New Jersey, have been seeing a rash of vandalism and theft of lawn ornaments.

06/26/2014

Administrative officers at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center were defaced by vandals on Wednesday, June 25. (Credit: CBS 2)

Vandals Damage Statues, Paintings At Metropolitan Opera House

Police on Wednesday were searching for the vandals who hit the Metropolitan Opera House, defacing several statues and paintings.

06/25/2014

A tabernacle veil and other parts of the altar at a Yonkers Church were doused with brown paint Wednesday. (Credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

Brown Paint Splashed On Altar At Yonkers Church; Police Investigate

Police said someone poured brown paint on several spots throughout the church, including the tabernacle.

05/30/2014

A rash of tire slashings has been plaguing Woodhaven, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Rash Of Tire Slashings Plagues Woodhaven, Queens

Multiple residents of Woodhaven, Queens have awoken this week to find their tires slashed – with the damage done in a manner that makes repairs impossible.

04/04/2014

Swastika spray painted on playground equipment in Kings Park (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: Long Island Park Vandalism Investigated As Hate Crime

A swastika, pentagram, upside down cross and other graffiti were spray painted on playground equipment at San Remo Community Park in Kings Park between 5 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

03/20/2014

Marcella Seachrist's Jeep Cherokee was spray-painted and all four of its tires were slashed. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Grandmother Finds Racist Messages Painted On Vehicle, Tires Slashed

Marcella Seachrist walked outside Monday morning to see offensive language, including the N-word, painted in bright yellow across the passenger side of her 1996 Jeep.

03/18/2014

Vandalized statue at Bellevue Hospital (credit: Don Champion/CBS 2)

Dozens Of Statues Vandalized At Popular Bellevue Hospital Garden

Nearly all of the animal statues and sculptures inside the hospital’s Sobriety and Pediatric Garden were beheaded or damaged.

03/10/2014

Spike Lee

NYPD: ‘Do The Right Thing’ Spray Painted On Brooklyn Home Days After Spike Lee Rant

Just days after Spike Lee went on a rant about gentrification in New York City, police confirm someone vandalized a home next to where the filmmaker used to live in Brooklyn, police said.

02/28/2014

Yonkers Car Vandalism

Windows Smashed On Dozens Of Cars In Yonkers

A search was under way Wednesday night for the vandal or vandals who targeted dozens of cars in Yonkers.

01/29/2014

Mendham Borough Welcome Sign (file / credit: Borough of Mendham)

Man Pleads Guilty To Destroying Monument To Clergy Sex Abuse Victims

A New Jersey man admitted Wednesday to using a sledgehammer to smash a monument of victims of clergy sexual abuse in Morristown.

01/15/2014

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