Police Confiscate Suspicious Package at UTPB CEED Building

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The Midland County Sheriff's Office and the Midland Bomb Squad have confiscated a suspicious item at the UTPB CEED Building in Midland County at Highway 1788 and 191.

Police have determined that the item, which was inside an Army surplus ammo box, was a Geocache game and was found to be safe.

According to geocaching.com, Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.

At around 4p.m. on Tuesday, cleaning crew Personnel noticed 2 men and a woman left behind what appeared to be a suspicious package.

The cleaning crew personnel notified the Director of the CEED Building who then notified UTPB Police.

The CEED Building was evacuated and a portion of Highway 1788 was closed as a safety precaution.

The Midland Police Bomb Squad Unit later arrived and used their bomb robot to take x-rays of the package and found it to be safe.

Police are now searching for the three people involved in the case.