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."
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.
A playground torched by vandals over a year ago is open for business.
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.
Eleven saguaros were among 41 objects defaced with graffiti on Douglas Spring Trail in May.
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.
Tucson police arrested a 16-year-old Monday on suspicion of spray-painting graffiti on saguaros and boulders at Saguaro National Park East.
Two men have been arrested in connection with vandalism in Saguaro National Park’s east unit, officials said Wednesday.
Two men sought by national park officials who may have knowledge of recent vandalism along a popular Tucson hiking trail came forward Tuesday.
Two weeks after saguaros were vandalized along a popular Tucson hiking trail, more cacti have been destroyed.
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.
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.
Photo taken on May 13, 2013.
Sunday morning hikers were despondent to see saguaros and boulders in Saguaro National Park East had been vandalized over the weekend.
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.
Two teens were arrested early Tuesday after they were suspected of spraying graffiti in the downtown area, police said.
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.
Lucinda Ramirez visits the site of the 1995 crash that killed her 19-year-old daughter, Heather, every March 22.
The Tucson Police Department is joining with the Pima County
Attorney's Office and private businesses to rid the walls
throughout Tucson of graffiti.