West Hartford Police are currently investigating an incident involving a swastika and other symbols which were spray-painted in the middle of Farmstead Lane at the intersection with Overhill Road.
Police received a complaint at 9:27 p.m. Wednesday night regarding the symbols, which include a large swastika (4' by 6') a 2' by 2' cross, and another symbol, which police say is possibly an Ankh.
The symbols were drawn in the middle of the roadway in front of 47 Farmstead Lane, with a foam-type substance which police say may be spray insulation.
West Hartford Police Officer Raywood, who responded to the scene, was unable to remove the symbols from the roadway and they remained Thursday morning.
According to a report received from West Hartford Police, no witnesses were located in the neighborhood on Wednesday night.
Police discovered Thursday morning that a van on the same street that had also been sprayed with the foam material on the rear and near the opening to the gas tank on the side of the vehicle.
Wednesday night was Halloween, but police said they did not yet know if this was a Halloween prank. Power has not yet been restored to the area following Hurricane Sandy.
Police are continuing their investigation.