A Barrington man reported to the police last Thursday, Dec. 26, that he found a camera attached to a tree on his property.
The man, 79, lives on White Birch Lane almost at the tip of Rumstick Point. The camera is believed to be a Primos game camera used by hunters to target deer and other game, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.
The camera was aimed in the direction of his yard, the man told police. Details of how the camera got on his tree or who might have attached it to a tree and why are unknown.
The man found the camera and reported the “suspicious condition” to police around 1:30 pm. Many hunters’ cameras are camouflaged to blend into the bark of a tree. It is not known how long the camera was targeting the man’s yard.