By Michelle Durham

HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – Haddon Township Police have arrested a juvenile they believe to be responsible for painting ethnic slurs and vulgar language on homes and cars in the historically black community of Saddlertown.

Police Chief Mark Cavallo says the painting took place in the overnight hours of May 12th to May 13.

“We have a 17-year-old juvenile from neighboring Collingswood, New Jersey. We believe this juvenile is responsible for most of these incidents.”

The juvenile is facing a number of charges and could face more as Cavallo is working with the Camden County Prosecutors office.

“He’s being processed right now, his parent is here. We haven’t determined whether or not he’ll be released.”

Cavallo credits the hard work of his detective bureau who he says made this case a priority. He expects more arrests. Anyone with information can call their anonymous tipline 856-854-1176  x4847