A newly-activated speed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road near Loch Raven High School was found vandalized Friday morning.
Officers responded to a call that the speed camera had been spray-painted around 7:45 a.m., said Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman.
Light red paint was used to paint expletives on the camera casing and the lens, Armacost said. The camera was not rendered inoperable as a result of the vandalism.
Armacost said the camera vendor, ACS, is responsible for repairing damage to the cameras. By Friday afternoon the camera had been cleaned and is operational.
This is not the first incident of speed camera vandalism the county has dealt with this year.
Back in April, a speed camera on Rolling Road in Catonsville and later, in June, that same camera was in much the same way the one near Loch Raven was.
The camera on Cromwell Bridge Road is one of the five that recently became operational on Aug. 8.