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Cromwell Bridge Speed Camera Vandalized

The camera, which was spray painted on, has been cleaned and is now operational again.

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.

Nayana Davis August 20, 2012 at 01:42 PM
A comment left by Sean Collins was removed for violating Patch's Terms of Use, which calls for the removal of any comment that is illegal or promotes any illegal activities.
M. Sullivan August 20, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha ! Civil disobedience against an oppressive government is a wonderful thing!
Tom Sharp August 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Leaves the company with less bribe money to spread around to the politicians who approve these things. Indictments always seem to follow the installation of these machines.
Lablover August 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Jim Arrington, I got in the habit years ago to always ask for a receipt when I go through the tolls.
Parkvillehoney August 21, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Why is the county putting street level cameras in place? It seems the county is asking for vandalism of these cameras. I like the overhead cameras where vandals can't access the camera lense. The bottom line is don't speed and you will not receive a ticket.

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