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Suspicious Package Determined to be Geocache Find 7-11-15

Date/Time: Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:40AM

Location:  Schutte Park, Electric Avenue, Dover, Delaware

Officer Releasing Information:  MCpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious package early Saturday morning in Schutte Park after a city employee discovered the item.  The Delaware State Police EOD Unit responded and it was determined that the item was a pill bottle wrapped in camouflage tape as part of a geocaching find.  Pictures of the item are shown below.  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.  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.  The Dover Police Department thanks the Delaware State Police EOD Unit for the quick response and efforts in this case.

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