Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Call the Bomb Squad? - It's just a matter of time
I meant to comment on this awhile back but forgot- sorry.I have some very direct connections with law enforcement, specifically here in Williamson County (no I am not a felon or a WCSO class-action former employee). I would be more than happy to help or assist any and all approaches to law enforcement.R
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, lowracer
> What can we do to prevent a scenario like what occurred up in Indiana?
> A cacher is doing an urban cache placed with permission on a replica
> train near an ice cream parlor. Someone sees him skulking about,
> replacing the container, then calls the cops, who dispatch the bomb
> squad and disrupt the suspicious package with a shot from a 50 cal
> water cannon. The geocacher may be held liable for the bomb squad
> I'm thinking a good way to let our local police know about the game is
> for us to hide a full-size cache on the grounds of every police station
> and sheriff station in the area. Hide them with permission of course
> and get the participation of the officers inside, they can check on the
> cache every once in awhile, read the logs and put in cool police swag
> like patches and anti-drug pamphlets and stuff. They'll see someone
> snooping around their station every couple of days with a GPS unit and
> it will remind them that we're out there playing this game. Perhaps
> give them contact info for whoever owns 'their' cache, that way if they
> spot a suspicious item out in the field they can just call someone to
> see if it's a geocache before deploying the water cannon.
> I'd hate to see an Indiana-style event happen here. Something like
> that could get caching banned.
> Ideas, comments?