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11 TUSD buses vandalized

Tucson Police are investigating a case of vandalism after 11 school buses were found with broken windshields and body damage Monday morning.

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Saguaro Park vandals' sentences include chopping wood

Two Tucson men have pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing cacti and a palo verde tree at Saguaro National Park East last May.

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UA Mall's 'Wildcat Family' sculpture spray painted yellow

UA Mall's 'Wildcat Family' sculpture spray painted yellow

The 12-foot tall bronze at the UA of four bobcats — a male, a female and two kittens — has been covered with yellow spray paint and the letters "ASU."

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Reward offered in Pima County plant-vandalism case

Reward offered in Pima County plant-vandalism case

There is a bounty out for the vandal, or vandals, who broke into the Pima County Native Plant Nursery off Roger Road last month and destroyed nearly $34,000 worth of plants.

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Playground torched by vandals reopens

A playground torched by vandals over a year ago is open for business.

August 16, 2013 4:45 pmLoading…

Boy, 15, in Saguaro Park tagging was on probation

The Tucson teen facing felony charges for spray-painting graffiti on cacti in Saguaro National Park in May had been placed on probation by a Juvenile Court judge just a day before the vandalism.

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Teen arrested as Saguaro Park vandal

Teen arrested as Saguaro Park vandal

Eleven saguaros were among 41 objects defaced with graffiti on Douglas Spring Trail in May.

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Teen arrested as Saguaro Park vandal

Teen arrested as Saguaro Park vandal

Katherine Henrichs daubs a cleaning product known as Elephant Snot onto graffiti tags as a 14-member crew from Southwest Conservation Corps cleans up the damage along Douglas Spring Trail in Saguaro National Park East. A 16-year-old youth has been arrested and faces felony vandalism charges.

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Teen arrested as Saguaro Park vandal

Teen arrested as Saguaro Park vandal

Tucson police arrested a 16-year-old Monday on suspicion of spray-painting graffiti on saguaros and boulders at Saguaro National Park East.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Two men facing charges in Saguaro Park vandalism case

Two men facing charges in Saguaro Park vandalism case

Two men have been arrested in connection with vandalism in Saguaro National Park’s east unit, officials said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013 4:52 pm Photos

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Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Two men sought by national park officials who may have knowledge of recent vandalism along a popular Tucson hiking trail came forward Tuesday.

May 28, 2013 2:41 pm Photos

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More vandalism of plants reported at Saguaro East

More vandalism of plants reported at Saguaro East

Two weeks after saguaros were vandalized along a popular Tucson hiking trail, more cacti have been destroyed.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Saguaro National Park fires volunteer over graffiti report

Saguaro National Park fires volunteer over graffiti report

A Saguaro National Park East volunteer was fired from his job as a mounted trail patrol for contacting the news media about vandals painting graffiti on saguaros and boulders along one of the park's scenic trails earlier this week.

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Graffiti along trail shocks hikers at Saguaro Park East

Graffiti along trail shocks hikers at Saguaro Park East

A saguaro and boulder along the Desert Spring Trail in Saguaro National Park East show evidence of the vandalism, which occurred sometime Saturday night or early Sunday, hikers say. Photo taken on May 13, 2013.

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Graffiti along trail shocks hikers at Saguaro Park East

Graffiti along trail shocks hikers at Saguaro Park East

Photo taken on May 13, 2013.

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Graffiti along trail shocks hikers at Saguaro Park East

Graffiti along trail shocks hikers at Saguaro Park East

Sunday morning hikers were despondent to see saguaros and boulders in Saguaro National Park East had been vandalized over the weekend.

May 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Graffiti cases in Tucson increase

The number of graffiti incidents has surged in Tucson in the last three years, forcing police to revamp the way it investigates the vandalism cases.

April 22, 2012 2:00 pm
Tucson police: 2 teens caught spraying graffiti downtown

Tucson police: 2 teens caught spraying graffiti downtown

Two teens were arrested early Tuesday after they were suspected of spraying graffiti in the downtown area, police said.

April 17, 2012 6:43 pm Photos

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'This hurts': Vandals destroy memorial for teenage driver

'This hurts': Vandals destroy memorial for teenage driver

Two vandalized crosses, front left and rear right, are a memorial to Heather Ramirez, who died in a car crash on Golf Links Road on March 22, 1995. She was 19. Her mother visits the site every year on the anniversary of the accident but won't do so this year.

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'This hurts': Vandals destroy memorial for teenage driver

'This hurts': Vandals destroy memorial for teenage driver

Lucinda Ramirez visits the site of the 1995 crash that killed her 19-year-old daughter, Heather, every March 22.

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