A number of businesses have had their windows smashed across Cleator Moor. The acts of vandalism have caused outrage in the town.
The Caspian, Marmaris Star, Wilsons Butchers, Spice House, and Chatanooga to name but a few have been affected.
A spokesperson from Cumbria Police said "an individual is in custody."
Cumbria Police have asked residents who may have witnessed suspicious overnight activity to call 101.