Howard County Speed Camera Torched for Second Time

The speed camera box was set on fire, police said.

The speed camera near Glenelg High School was set ablaze in September 2013. (Credit: @Fox5DC)
The speed camera near Glenelg High School was set ablaze in September 2013. (Credit: @Fox5DC)
A speed camera in Glenelg has been vandalized for the second time in nine months, according to the Howard County Police Department.

The speed camera in the 14000 block of Burntwoods Road was reported damaged at 4:43 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The box housing the camera had been set on fire, police said. According to the report, there were no suspects.

In September, a speed camera was torched in the same location, near Glenelg High School.

The portable camera was one of two that police deployed at the beginning of the school year, which are rotated among 13 schools where the county's speed camera vans can't be used safely.


woodbine5 May 24, 2014 at 08:00 AM
so the camera gets torched and the county puts up the van the next day in the same location which blocks the view of cars traveling eastbound on Burntwoods, from the kids exiting the parking lot from the school. The camera did the same kind of visual block. Don't know about the other camera locations around the county, but this location is a true hazard for the kids trying to leave the parking lot. When there is an accident (and there will be), perhaps then the county will re-evaluate this camera's location.
Fakor Fakoring May 24, 2014 at 09:07 AM
maybe take the cameras to watch ducks in the park
Reader May 24, 2014 at 12:15 PM
I do so love civil disobedience when it comes to speed cameras. If they decide to go to drones I will call it duck hunting season and let it rip.
Bill Powers May 24, 2014 at 05:19 PM
We can fix this problem by doing away with all illicit "GovMINt" revenue generating money grabs. Red light/speed zone cameras are not about public safety no matter how many officious bureaucrats huff and puff and say it is so. just observe how they vote themselves pay raises after the cameras start ringing up profi...ahhhh fines. You want to eliminate speeding in school zones? Put police substations in every school. Then rotate a squadron of officers around to the schools with an unpublished schedule. A cop in every school and a police car in every parking lot will not only curb school zone speeding but serve as an inoculation against headline grabbing psychotic mass murderers who think attacking a heretofore "gun free" school zone a great way to Andy Warhol themselves to 15 minutes of fame.
Buck Harmon May 25, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Well done...


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