You surely have some police encounters while caching. Here are some of ours. Luckily no policeman showed up when I climbed a fence to get into a park in Edmunston area.
*We were caching in Gatineau Quebec a few years ago. We were looking for a cache on a trail in a small woods in a town. In addition to the cache, we found parts to a new motor scooter and the ownership papers. We brought the ownership papers to the police station, told them our story and gave them the coords. They said they didnt know anything about coords and wanted us to show an officer where we found it. When he saw that we had New Brunswick plates, he got suspicious and wanted to know what we had been doing in those woods and how we discovered the scooter. We drove to the location and he followed us. We had to show him the scooter and the cache.
*A few years ago we exited I-81 in VA and were signing a nano on a sign. A police car stops asks if we were having car trouble, I show him the nano and give him my 20 second definition of geocaching. He immediately starts to pull away and as he rolls up the window, he says “if I see one, I will give you a call”
*We were in NYC on Thanksgiving day a few years ago. Everyone headed to the parade but we headed to the neighbourhoods and looked for caches. One cache was up a post, behind a no parking sign. It was magnetic and was too high to reach. I found a long metal stick in the gutter, so I grabbed it and started poking at the cache. It took quite a while to dislodge it. As I was working at it, I noticed a police car with two officers. parked on a cross street. They were watching me intently. When we had finally got the cache and signed it and replaced it, we walked away and the police car pulled up to us. He asked if the sign was Ok, I again gave my short definition of geocaching. They gave me a strange look and drove away.
*10 years ago we were in a ditch after dark with flashlights looking for the first part of a multi. A police car stops shines a light on us, we tell him we are caching and he smiles and takes off.
* I was parked at the side of a road in Gatineau and was looking for a cache. A local police car pulls up next to me and I get ready for my geocaching speech. However it turns out he was once an RCMP officer in NB and just wanted to chat.
*We were caching in Rothesay area with Belladan and a police car pulls up next to us. Turns out it was a caching policeman that dan had called.