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08-18-07, 06:52 AM
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Marines disarm RPG found in van
Experts disarm rocket-propelled grenade found in vehicle that had been stolen then recovered.
By CINDY SANTOS and KIMBERLY EDDS
The Orange County Register


LAGUNA NIGUEL - A military-style rocket-propelled grenade found in a customized van was disarmed and hauled off to the Orange County Sheriff's headquarters in Santa Ana.

The sheriff's bomb squad called the Marines' Explosive Ordnance Detail from Camp Pendleton to disarm the weapon.

Marines detonated the device found in the recently stolen and recovered 2005 Ford E350 van with three explosives before taking the van from the scene was declared safe.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the 24000 block of Via Portola at about 12:45 p.m. when Ernie Adkins, the van's owner, found the grenade stashed in the overhead rack.

Adkins' reported his van stolen a few weeks ago. Upland police returned to him.

Contact the writer: 714-796-7829 or kedds@ocregister.com

Ellie