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Officers took the package and want to talk to the male who put it there. (Photo: Kelly Hayes)
Officers took the package and want to talk to the male who put it there. (Photo: Kelly Hayes)

Inconvenient suspicious package

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Kelowna RCMP are not amused.

Several officers, including Dog Services, were called out to the Parkinson Rec Centre Wednesday after witnesses reported seeing a man hide something under a bridge.

Police thought it might have been a pipe bomb, or part of a drug transaction.

After sealing off the area and carefully inspecting the package, including sending photos to the bomb squad, officers discovered they were dealing with a game called Geocaching.

According to Wikipedia, "Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System receiver to hide and seek containers anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value."

More than 800,000 people play the game.

Officers took the package and want to talk to the male who put it there.

"We're still trying to speak to the male who dropped the item off and maybe educate him that he might want to contact us first so we don't have to block off an area," says Sergeant, Greg Woodcox.

"We'll take it away and have the person come speak to us and tell him about the inconvenience he's caused."


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