DOVER, DELAWARE (7/11/2015) A small plastic pill bottle wrapped in camouflage tape and left in Schutte Park as part of a geocaching game brought out the Delaware State Police bomb squad when it was discovered this morning, Dover police said.
A city worker discovered the item and reported it as suspicious about 8:40 a.m. in the park on Electric Avenue, Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
“While the Dover Police Department understands the recreational activity of geocaching, we ask that creators of geocache finds create items that are more obvious in nature,” Hoffman said. “In an environment where public safety is an ever growing concern, items that give the appearance as this item did is taxing on manpower and resources that could be utilized more efficiently.”
Geocachers use GPS devices and other techniques to locate small hidden containers, sign the paper log inside of the container with a code to verify they located it, then return the container to where they found it.
The last log entry in the Shutte Park container was on July 9 by “Zine 35” and other entries went back at least as far as 2013.