Baltimore police search for vandal who set speed camera on fire

Incident occurred on Mount Royal Avenue

January 13, 2012|By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police are searching for a man who torched a speed camera Friday morning on the border of Bolton Hill and Mid-Town Belvedere.

Anthony Guglielmi, a city police spokesman, said the incident occurred about 7 a.m. at North Howard Street and Park Avenue.

Police had no description of the vandal, but said someone threw or poured an accelerant onto the camera and set it on fire. Adrienne Barnes, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Transportation, said the camera was a mobile device and placed on a stand on the ground; it was not on a pole.

Officials could not say the cost or how much damage was done to the camera.

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