Later that evening I sent an email to the CO to confirm that he had received owner authorization to place the cache and he stated that he had not as he thought it was "public property". I replied back that based on my recent experience with the county regarding maintenance of a similar type of area in our neighborhood that it was not county property. The CO replied back that if I was concerned I should not go back to the cache. As the CO validated that he had not received owner permission, and I thought there was a chance that the police may be called by local property owners if they noticed a stranger in that area, I then posted a note on the cache page stating that the CO had confirmed that property owner permission had not been obtained and that the cache was in close proximitiy to a private residence. The CO then deleted the note from the cache log without comment.
What I would like to know is how the geocaching community utilizing this site recommends this type of situation be handled? What should a geocacher do when it appears a cache listed at the geocaching.com site has been placed without permission in an area where it is likely that local residents/property owners will call police if they see someone they do not recognize in the area of the cache site? I've viewed a couple of logs where police have approached a geocacher who was looking for two different caches in our county.
This post has been edited by ITSecGal: 05 April 2012 - 03:26 PM