GLEN BURNIE, Md. — An investigation is underway after three spray painted swastikas were discovered Monday morning in the Elvatontown community of Glen Burnie.
The antisemitic symbols were plastered on the road and on an HOA-owned pool-house near Century Towne Road at Shetlands Lane. Another was painted on a building at the swimming pool.
Anne Arundel County crews have since removed the hate graffiti.
Residents in this townhouse community say they have seen an increase in crime over the years.
"Crime started to move in and the drug dealers and it's just constantly going down," said Barbara Breckel, who has lived in the community for 44 years.
There is a security camera within inches of where the buildings were spray painted.
"It's really hard to watch our community come down like this," Breckel said. "I don't know why someone would do this honestly, I don't know."
Police say 22-year-old Brandon Ryan Dozier is responsible for the vandalism. He faces numerous charges including for destruction of property, use of a hate symbol, and religious crimes.