What happened is this .....
I arrived at the parking lot of the Indian Head Shopping center around 6pm.
There was a lady eating in her car near where the Cache was so I waited a
bit, then I decided to just look at the carving and see if I could get a
better idea where it was so I took my GPS and walked to the Carving then
around the edge of the parking lot toward the tree the cache was in. I them
checked and saw the lady was looking somewhere else so I quick checked the
tree and snagged the container. As I stood up a man from behind me ask what
I was doing around here. At first I just said I was looking around, and he
got insistant so I started explaining what Geocaching was. He had never
heard of it, in the talk I learned he was the owner of the Gas station that
backs up to the parking lot and recently he had been having trouble with
people damaging and stealing Cars and Trailer from his lot (he also rents
cars), so he has been watching his security camera real close and when he
saw me creeping around on HIS property he came out to check.
Anyway, I showed him the cache and the paper inside (the log and Geocaching
explaination) and talked some more, at which point he decided he was going
to call the police. Sherwood sent a car out, of course the officer and no
one he called had a clue what Geocaching was. When he looked at the
container, he quickly ask me if I knew what had been in this. I told him,
not really I just found it and opened it and all that was in it was the
paper that the owner now had. He looked at it (Glanced at it) and ask me
all about GeoCaching. How many others out there are doing this? How many
other of these things are there here in Sherwood? I did not really have a
answer for either question. He claimed there was a white resdue in the
container (I have no clue if there was or not, I never got a chance to look
After a bit of talk .. and Many phone calls, patting me down, checking
everything I had, more calls he walked me to his car and proceeded to
handcuff and arrest me.
The final charge was Criminal Trespassing and possition of Criminal materals
(I assume the cache)
I hope that is eplaination enough.