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June 22, 1994
Vandals spray-painted a car, a garage, a medical center and the front door of a Sons of Italy lodge along Ridgely and Acorn avenues Sunday, county police said yesterday.Officials estimated the damage at more than $600.The culprits used gray paint to write the letters "BG" on the hood of a car parked in the 600 block of Ridgely Ave. and spray-painted the windshield, police said.The Weems Creek Medical Center in the same block was given similar treatment, police said. The letters "BG" were painted on a window and door and the word "Eastside" was painted on a mail box. The side of the garage on Acorn drive was painted but no words written, police said.
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By Staff report | September 20, 1991
A group working to restore a historic black cemetery in Annapolis isappealing to the public for contributions to help repair vandals' damage.Vandals toppled and smashed at least 20 tombstones, broke into a burial vault and ripped out a new water pipe last weekend at theBrewer Hill Cemetery on West Street.Police have no suspects.George Phelps, president of the Brewer Hill Cemetery Association, the volunteer group restoring the graveyard, said that the vandals caused at least $2,000 worth of damage butthat workers had yet to assess the full extent of the damage.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun Reporter | May 16, 2007
Vandals defaced the interiors of two unoccupied Laurel homes with anti-Semitic and racially biased symbols and words over the weekend, according to Howard County police. Police do not believe the homes' owners, who were living overseas at the time of the crimes, were targeted, although they are minorities, said Pfc. Jennifer Reidy, a spokeswoman for the department. Vandals broke into the houses in the 9600 block of Washington Ave. and "splashed paint throughout the house," Reidy said.
NEWS
April 8, 1992
Police are investigating a weekend incident at Atholton High School,where vandals set fire to a baseball dugout bench, painted "KKK" andother messages on buildings and stole school supplies.No arrestshave been made in the incident, which occurred between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, in the 6500 block of Freetown Road.It is apparently one of several race-related incidents to occur on school grounds since January. Last month, "KKK" was painted on Thunder Hill Elementary School.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 13, 2004
Vandals broke into a portable classroom at Gardenville Elementary School before the start of the school day yesterday, leaving a mess of ruined schoolbooks and furniture and urine on the floor. Fourth-grade teacher Valerie Belton said she was devastated to discover the havoc in her classroom, which she had renovated over the summer with furniture donated by IKEA in White Marsh. "I just stood in the middle of the floor and started crying," said Belton, who had relished surprising her pupils with the new bookshelves, carpets and colorful bear-shaped armchairs.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | April 22, 1993
Vandals are going to cost the railroad "a lot of money and could have cost a life," said an angry Paul Denton, president of the Maryland Midland Railway, after the derailment Tuesday night of two locomotives and three loaded boxcars in Westminster.Mr. Denton said vandals had broken a lock and a control bar to throw a switch and send the train hurtling off onto a siding.He said the railroad company is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who caused the accident.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1994
County police are seeking information on vandals who hit the Stevens Forest pool last week -- tossing furniture and equipment into the pool, defacing a large mural and defecating on a sidewalk -- in an incident that caused an undetermined amount of damage.No arrests had been made as of Friday, police said.The vandalism occurred late Sunday or early Monday, said assistant manager Scott Herdson. The vandals entered the outdoor pool at 6061 Stevens Forest Road in Oakland Mills and used red spray paint to write the word "MARC" over a blue-and-white mural on a bathroom wall showing two dolphins jumping from water.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN REPORTER | November 23, 2006
Many of the faculty and staff of Children's Guild School in Northeast Baltimore are planning to work over the Thanksgiving weekend repairing bookshelves, replacing or repairing computers and removing globs of paint -- the result of a break-in by vandals Saturday afternoon that caused about $25,000 in damage to the special-education facility, a school official said. Claire Turberville, vice president of administrative services at the school in the 6800 block of McClean Blvd., said no arrests had been made, although a surveillance camera caught several youths entering though a gymnasium door.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Reporter | April 25, 2007
Howard County police are offering a $500 reward for information that would help convict vandals who damaged six vehicles -- including one belonging to County Executive Ken Ulman and his wife, Jaki -- parked outside Wilde Lake High School for a Columbia Celebration of the Arts event in the school's Jim Rouse Theatre on Saturday night . Police spokeswoman Sherry Lewelellyn said the vehicles were parked in the same area of the lot between 7 p.m. and 10:30...
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
Anne Arundel County police arrested two boys, 9 and 15, after they allegedly went on a vandalism rampage at Belle Grove Elementary School on Sunday evening, breaking windows, ripping phones from walls, destroying the public address system and kicking in doors.The boys, who live nearby, were charged with breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property, police said. They were issued juvenile citations and released to their parents, spokesman Officer Randy Bell said yesterday.Authorities estimate the damage to the school in the 4500 block of Belle Grove Road at $100,000.
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