All clear given at Venice South Jetty

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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 6:02 pm | Updated: 8:00 pm, Mon Nov 18, 2013.

VENICE, Fla. – The South Jetty Park in Venice has been given the all clear after being closed down due to what police initially said was a suspicious package.

Venice Police say a small package attached to a garbage can was reported just before 5pm Monday.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's bomb squad was called in as a precautionary measure.

Investigators say the package was a GPS receiver that is used for the recreational activity known as geocaching.

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1 comment:

  • ThreeFootSmurf posted at 8:36 pm on Tue, Nov 19, 2013.

    ThreeFootSmurf Posts: 1

    uhhm as someone who goes Geocaching i can say that there is not a GPS transmitter in any GeoCache. it may have been a Magnetic key box or something like that but you don't use a GPS Tracker to find GeoCaches. All you use is a GPS like whats in your phone or a stand alone GPS unit like a garmin. you get coords from a site put them in the gps and that gets you within about 5-20 feet from the cache then you have to use your brain and eyes to figure it out from there. Almost every article like this seems to think that when GPS is talked about that there is a GPS receiver or something like that involved. Way to expensive for something stored in cheap Tupperware hiding in the public.
    Once again another case of "Oh no someone put something somewhere out of the normal it must be dangerous" my question is did they blow it up before figuring out that it was a harmless container with a piece of paper in it or after?

     

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