BCPD Chief Larry Pierce told The Brazil Times Wednesday several vehicles, along with a handful of buildings were spray-painted during the weekend.
Pierce told The Times profane words were painted on one vehicle while hate symbols and more racially tinged profane words were spray-painted on a handful of area buildings.
"I can't see adults doing this," Pierce said. "These are kids."
Citgo North, 1100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil, was one of the buildings vandalized during the weekend.
The station's manager Mahammad Masum said he was out of town during the weekend, but an employee notified him of the graffiti.
He said he was in disbelief of what he called a "sign of racism."
"I was a bit shocked," Masum said. "I like this town. I still think people are very good, but there are bad people everywhere."
Pierce said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been contacted regarding the words painted on the gas station's west wall as it might be considered a hate crime.
"I don't see it as a hate crime," Pierce said. "If it (were a hate crime), it would have been just there."
Pierce added some have stepped forward, claiming they witnessed some of the vandalism, which police believe all took place in the same evening, possibly Saturday.
"It was blue or green spray paint," Pierce said. "(All the vandalism acts involved) the same color of paint. We're thinking they were connected."
Pierce also said in recent weeks, BCPD has received reports of several vehicles being broken into and car stereos being stolen.
He added the department might clamp down harder on curfew more due to the vandalism.
Anyone with information regarding the incidents is urged to contact the police department at 446-2211.