VERMILLION CO, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A community hit hard by vandalism is looking for answers.

According to the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened in Universal, Indiana during the overnight hours between June 29 and June 30.

Several homes, a shed, the town hall, a playground and up to seven vehicles were spray-painted with profanity and racial slurs.

Town Board President, Doug Martin describes the incident as ‘disturbing.’

“There is no place for racism or hatred in this town. We don’t want any of that to take place,” He added.

Martin said he thinks up to 14 incidents happened.

The Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office has since increased patrols in Universal at night. No arrests have been made, but several juveniles are being looked into.

Officials think more than one juvenile was involved in the incident.

Described as a town with a low crime rate, Martin describes the incident as unfortunate and said he doesn’t recall the last time the town has seen vandalism of this level.

“I think a lot of people are sad. Some people just feel defeated in some sense. [They] feel violated. Personally, I don’t think it was an attack on anyone,” Martin added.

Chief Deputy with the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office, Mike Holtkamp, said vandals will be charged with criminal mischief and will be required to appear in court.

“You just don’t want to see our towns damaged or destroyed. [It] looks bad. We want a community with a nice environment, it’s just sad,” Holtkamp said.

If you have any information on this case, contact the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office. That number is 756- 492-3838.