CSI > Espionage Investigation
In Wisconsin, United States
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”Cache of the Month” - July 2008! Thanks to all who voted!
(This cache is NOT at the given coordinates! Plan enough time for this cache. There are many parts and some calculations. It is possible this cache could take most cachers a couple days to complete, or at minimum a few hours for some if near a WIFI hotspot. There is a “night cache” aspect to it. The area closes at 10:00PM. The final is a small container that has CSI tools inside. You do not have to leave anything. Let me know when the number of items in the container starts to get low.) And note Geocaching disclaimer pertaining to the hotlinks: --Alert: You are about to download a file in order to obtain further details needed to find this geocache. As the cache owner, I represent that this file is safe to download although the files needed to complete this geocache have not been checked by Groundspeak or by the Geocache Reviewer for possible malicious content. As a result, you are downloading this file at your own risk.--
You are a Crime Scene Investigator. You receive a call in your lab at 4:10 pm to respond to the scene of a burglary on W. South St. Green Bay, WI. At the scene you meet the building manager Alex who found the building’s door ajar when he arrived shortly before 4:00 pm. You observe a typical burglary scene with forced entry to a room inside and items in the room in disarray. The first thing you do is take a complete set of photographs depicting the scene. A panoramic set is taken of the interior of the scene. While working the photography, you notice that there are some papers strewn about the room with “Embassy of the United States” letterhead marked “Confidential”, project plans from the “Skunk Works”, others from the “DOD-Pentagon” marked “Secret” and one in Arabic. Other printed information shows that a metallic cylindrical mechanical device is probably missing from the room. Also you see a broken clock at the scene that has stopped at 3:42. This leads you to believe that the burglary may have occurred only a short time ago. You call for a K-9 Unit to search the area near the exterior of the scene. All of this information leads you to believe this crime is not only a burglary but something much bigger, espionage! It’s right out of a spy novel! A bit later you hear a radio call from the K-9 handler stating that the dog is on a track in a nearby area.
From here your job is to analyze the evidence at the scene (if you have trouble seeing some of the items, right click and save them, then double click the saved file to view). You will then follow up on the trail marked by the K-9 handler for any other evidence. He has marked eight locations from the track. At the end of the “K-9 Track” (which is a night cache reflector series), there is a supplied “trajectory kit” to help you find the position of the shooter that left the bullet hole in the tree when he shot at the K9 handler. (This simulates using specialized equipment to get the shooters location from a bullet trajectory.) Witnesses said they heard the shot come from the North. The shooter was on the middle of three or four stumps - (look under the stump), then follow the instructions you find there (this simulates the information you get from other Officer’s dictated reports). You will also get more information, as the investigation proceeds, from the statement of a suspect given to other investigators. Sometimes statements seem like they are “in code” but careful scrutiny will help you understand the full story.
This small bit of information will also require follow-up. Use this information to check the database of affidavits from the suspect interview. (This simulates getting further information from a suspect confession.) You will then be able to bring the suspect to this outdoor scene area to find the “final piece of evidence”. (LIFT the cover slightly to release the final piece of evidence from its hiding spot. Do not attempt to disassemble it while it is in place! The log has a tape tab on it for easier removal.)
This cache is designed to give you a sense of CSI work. It should bring you through the full gamut of an investigation. You will experience a “scene”, cooperative follow-ups with the work of others on the case, recognition of all the evidence related to the crime, using “tools of the trade” like trajectory locating devices and dictation recorders, further follow-up after the suspect interviews have been completed and finding the “clincher” – the final piece of evidence. Make the best use of your first “48 Hours” of the investigation!
You will need the following equipment in your “CSI Kit”: - Strong tight beam flashlight, - mechanical (not GPS) compass, - note pad (Include a printout of this page of information. Follow it carefully.) and writing instrument. Be prepared for the weather!
PLEASE, in the winter especially, “cover your tracks”, or at least make a hundred extra ones so that the muggles are not lead directly to the cache areas! PLEASE BE STEALTHY. This is a busy place! DO NOT let anyone see you doing the cache parts! I need to keep this “muggle free” or a good part of the “fun” will be gone! It is up to each caching group to be responsible and PREVENT MUGGLING! Be sure to put all cache parts back as you found them, so be mindful of how you retrieve them. You may want to work this cache with a partner. It may be easier to do and easier to watch out for muggles! (And more fun!) No photos of the cache area or parts will be allowed in logs (spoilers). You may post team photos taken at the original given co-ordinates at the top of this page and post those if you like. There is no need to rush. It is more realistic to move slowly and methodically during your investigation than to hurry. Have fun!
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COTM - July 2008
"Cache of the Month" for July 2008! Thanks to all who voted!
Last Updated: on 5/18/2013 4:59:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:59 PM GMT)
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