Police are investigating a vandalized speed camera on Seven Courts Drive in Perry Hall.
Early Saturday morning, residents reported that black spray paint was covering the camera's lenses and a graffiti tag appeared on one side, according to Sgt. Bruce Aris, a Baltimore County police spokesman.
At this time, investigators do not believe the incident is connected to a vandalized speed camera near Loch Raven High School, reported early Friday morning, Aris said.
Community members largely supported the Seven Courts camera's installation in July. Speeding and reckless driving are widely regarded as serious problems along Seven Courts Drive. Ire over traffic conditions escalated after a 68-year-old woman was struck and killed while trying to cross the road in January.
Vandals have struck at least five Baltimore County speed cameras, which are only allowed within school zones.
The camera near Loch Raven High School on Cromwell Bridge Road has been spray-painted twice in August and September. In April, a speed camera on Rolling Road in Catonsville was set on fire, and in June, that same camera was found spray-painted.
During the first year of the camera program, between 2010 and 2011, a camera on North Point Road near Sparrows Point High School was spray-painted, and a camera on Greenside Drive near Padonia Elementary School had the protective cover over its lens cracked.
Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost has previously told Patch that the county's camera vendor, ACS, is responsible for repairing damage to the cameras.