Nov 8, 2010 3:14 PM by Greg Boyce
The Colorado Springs Bomb Squad checked out a suspicious device Monday morning in the 8900 block of Estebury Circle. Four District 20 schools had been on perimeter lockdown, for more than half an hour before the device was determined to be harmless.
The device turned out to be a geocache unit. A person had contacted the Police Department because there was a suspicious person near her residence. That person had placed a quart-sized container into a pile of grass clippings.
She said she confronted the person and did not get a satisfactory explanation about the device. The Bomb Squad found no hazard. Geo caching involves hiding an object and then giving others clues as to its whereabouts. The clues involve locations that can be found using gps receivers.
Police have reported many scares involving geocache devices.