OPP EXPLOSIVE DISPOSAL UNIT IN PORT STANLEY FOR SUSPICIOUS ITEM
Ontario Provincial Police
Item Suspected to be a Geocache
(Elgin County) – As a result of the police investigation the suspicious item is believed to have been a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a GPS or mobile device to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches". The geocaches are hidden by participants around the world.
A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value.
As the item was destroyed by the OPP Explosive Disposal Unit it impossible to say what was in the container, however we do believe the item was a geocache. Several people have provided us with information and a description of the geocache which matches the location and description of the suspicious item.
It appears that the cache was originally hanging in the tree by a wire loop which possibly broke and fell to the ground therefore giving the item the appearance that there were two wires coming out of it. As a precautionary measure the OPP EDU felt the item was suspicious enough in nature to warrant their actions.
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