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Another Week, Another Geo-Bomb Scare

It’s a Wisconsin geocache in the firing line this time – in what is the sport’s fifth American bomb scare in less than a month.
On April 27th, a Menomonee Falls resident alerted police at about 4.25pm after noticing a “bomb-like” device hanging from a tree near the village’s water tower while out walking her dog.

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Geocaching Bombs Again

Another one bites the dust … Bomb squad members detonated an Ohio geocache last week after a report of a suspicious package.
Wednesday’s geo-scare was the fourth such incident in the United States in less than a month.

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Police Threaten To Charge Bomb-Scare Cache Owners

Oregon geocachers may face police charges and a hefty bill in future if one of their hides is the subject of a bomb scare.

After a geocache was mistaken for a pipe bomb at Talking Water Gardens last Thursday, an Albany Police Department spokeswoman warned players of the likely consequences for hiding suspicious containers.

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Geocachers Wanted By Police In Two Countries

For three hours, German geocachers Bruno-X, Spatzlmatz and Suzidriver became enemy No 1.

Labelled as possible international terrorists, the three Dresden residents found themselves being pursued by police and military officials in their homeland and the Netherlands last Thursday after a visit to the tiny Dutch hamlet of Schietecoven.

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Police May Charge Geocachers Over Bomb Scare

An American couple may face felony charges for inducing public panic after their new geocache sparked a three-hour bomb alert.

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Allo, Allo, Allo, I Know What’s Going On ‘Ere …

A clever English bobby averted the latest geocaching-related bomb scare yesterday.

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Guest Post: ‘Great, Now I’m That Guy …’

GUEST POST American blogger Jesse Lunsford (GC handle: Memfis Mafia) confesses a mind-blowing secret for It’s Not About The Numbers. “I just had my first run-in with the law. The final stage of my first multi-cache was the subject of a suspicious package call. Crap, I just became that guy. The one we all make fun …

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Stormy Weather Cache Hinders Bomb Squad

While most officials on America’s east coast were readying for Hurricane Sandy, emergency services in Florida’s Palm Beach were dealing with the nation’s latest geo-bomb scare. According to TV channel WPBF 25 News, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the neighbourhood of Boynton Beach about 12.20pm after a report of a …

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Fear Not, Dayton’s Finest Are On The Cache …

And the prize for the least geo-aware American law agency goes to  … Ohio’s Dayton Police Department. On Monday night, the city’s bomb squad seized and detonated a “fake pipe bomb”. No shock there considering the number of geocache-related bomb scares these days …  But while local players have been busy discussing the demise of GC3A5J5 …

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Novice Geocacher’s Second Hide Bombs

He may have caused a bomb scare at his hometown cemetery but American geocacher Chris Franich is still dead keen on his new hobby. On Wednesday, Franich’s latest hide – GC3N5W0 For All The Fallen – in Worthington, Indiana was reported as being a possible explosive. Police were dispatched to Worthington Cemetery before 10.30am to …

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