UPDATED: Loch Raven High Speed Camera Vandalized For Second Time
A speed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road has been vandalized for the second time in a month.
A speed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road near Loch Raven High School was vandalized overnight and, according to a repairman, is currently non-operational.
The camera, which was vandalized for the first time on Aug. 17, was spray-painted. The camera housing and the ground around the camera have the number 2013 scrawled in silver and orange paint.
The plastic covering the camera lens was painted opaque in orange and silver, and the area where the flashbulbs sit was damaged.
The camera was damaged between 5:30 and 7 a.m. Sept. 7, according to Cpl. Cathleen Batton, a Baltimore County Police spokeswoman. Batton said the company responsible for maintaining the cameras had been contacted and would be replacing the damaged camera housing.
When the camera was damaged back in August, police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said that the camera vendor, ACS, is responsible for repairing damage to the cameras.
The camera on Cromwell Bridge Road is one of the five that recently became operational on Aug. 8.