vandalism

Officials Condemn Vandalism of Redmond Mosque
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are condemning the vandalism of granite sign outside a Redmond mosque.
Mahmood Khadeer, president of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, said it looked like someone smashed the sign with a sledgehammer in what he called a "clear act of hate...
Yakima Program Targets Dangerous Structures for Demolition
 
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — There are about 100 buildings left in Yakima that officials are working to get fixed up or demolished as part of a program to address abandoned and potentially dangerous buildings in the city.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the City Council previously approved up to $100,000…
Randy Quaid, Wife Ordered Held
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Randy Quaid and his wife remain in custody in Vermont — where they were locked up on charges that they skipped out of the U.S. five years ago after being charged with vandalism in California. The Quaids were taken into custody at the Canadian border while trying to…
Vandalism and Graffiti on Decline in Yakima
Yakima police say graffiti and other cases of vandalism are slowing down in the city. Police records show a 40 percent drop over the last four months. Lower level property crimes like graffiti, broken windows and other mischief fell from 151 incidents in March down to 94 so far this month...
Local Tea Party Leader Believes He Is A Hate Crime Victim
The leader of the Tea Party in Central Washington believes he's been the victim of a hate crime. Kirk Groenig says on February 21st his vehicle tires were slashed and the words t-bag and racist spray painted on side of the car while it was parked at his Ellensburg home. Gro...
Charter Cable Vandalized in Washington State
A vandal broke into a utility box near the Pasco-side of the Blue Bridge on Thursday sometime after 9 a.m. and disrupted communication services vital to thousands of businesses and homes in the Pasco, Walla Walla and Ellensburg areas.
An unidentified person cut the fiber optic cables connected to a s…