Police in St. Cloud say a 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning after admitting to smashing cars with a large tool, which on surveillance video looked to be a sledgehammer.
Police in Shakopee are searching for the person(s) responsible for vandalizing the site of a future community mural.
Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray painted the words “lion killer” on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
A small town furniture store that was vandalized will stay open thanks to the help of strangers. “I usually don’t cry, but when I see all the help we’ve been getting it gets me very emotional,” The Furniture Clinic owner Rick Elkins said.
Vandalism may force a small-town furniture store to close.
Moorhead police are looking for whoever vandalized the city’s newly planted Heritage Garden over the Fourth of July weekend. About 60 plants were uprooted, about a dozen light fixtures were stolen and a water pump was turned on, washing out grass seed.
Religious leaders are concerned about vandalism at a Minnesota mosque.
Authorities north and west of the Twin Cities are looking for at least one suspect after a Metro Transit NorthStar train was vandalized on Monday. Big Lake Police said the incident happened at about 2 a.m. while the train was parked at its service facility in Big Lake near intersection of Highway 10 and County Road 43.
After part of the restaurant was vandalized, World Street Kitchen in Uptown offered an unusual reward to help find the culprit. The World Street Kitchen’s formerly white catering van is now covered with spray painted letters.
Police are investigating after more than $1,000 worth of damage was reported to the roof of a junior high school in Eagan earlier this month. According to a police report, the incident happened sometime between July 31 and Aug. 7 at John Metcalf Junior High School.
Officers reported that 13 cars were vandalized overnight in downtown Minneapolis. According to police the cars were all along 7th Street and Portland Avenue.
Wheel Fun Rentals set up a temporary table and cash register near the falls so they could still do business. “There’s a lot of memories in that small shack,” manager Will Goodnow said. Employees found just a shell of a shack Monday morning. “It’s just a small business trying to make its way, trying to grow and someone’s trying to get in the way of that,” Goodnow said.
A Minnesota man who carved the names of himself and his wife near the 1806 signature of explorer William Clark on a national monument in south-central Montana last fall has agreed to pay $4,400 in restitution and fines.
A sculpture that took a St. Paul man months to build is now just a pile of ice. Two kids used a golf club to level the sculpture that was in front of Gary Pruitt’s home on Gotzian Street around 4 a.m. Saturday. “I heard kind of crunching and kids voices,” Pruitt said. “When I looked out there were a couple of them whacking at it with a golf club.”
The city of St. Cloud says there’s a place for couches, and it’s not on people’s porches. The City Council has banned putting furniture designed for interior use outdoors on private property — or next to a public right of way.
Students said they wanted to show their love for their country, but a superintendent believes it went a little too far. The result? More than a dozen students are suspended for drawing on doors and windows and scattering small American flags outside their high school.
Authorities are investigating after graffiti was found on the outside of Red Wing High School and the soccer fields were damaged.
Burnsville Police are asking for the public’s help to gather information about a recent string of vandalism within the city.
School is not back in session yet, but custodians had to be called in over the weekend to clean up a school in Edina after being hit by vandals. Police said sometime overnight on Sunday, someone spray painted messages on the side of South View Middle School in Edina.
A 45-year-old Maple Grove man has been charged with vandalizing a Maple Grove church, writing anti-gay marriage slogans and bible verses on the building. Lonny Lloyd Roseland, who’s wheelchair-bound, was charged with third-degree damage to property and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanor offenses.
Maple Grove Police need your help to find the person responsible for vandalizing a metro church. Sunday morning, surveillance cameras caught the man in action at Pilgrims United Church of Christ.
Vandals hit at the heart of a Brooklyn Center Little League field Monday night, creating a couple thousand dollars in damage and a mess that will take days to clean up. Police said the incident took place at the facilities on the 6000 block of Vincent Avenue.
Hastings Police are asking for help catching a vandal who spray painted possibly satanic graffiti on the side of a church. Five-pointed stars inside circles and an upside down cross have now been washed off of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church’s brick walls and windows, but remnants of the graffiti remain. Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell says the nature of this vandalism is a concern to his department.
Authorities are investigating after someone took a can of spray paint overnight Tuesday and vandalized the outside of Temple Israel, just off Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.
Police are trying to catch vandals who caused more than $7,000 worth of damage to street signs in Eagan.