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Rocket Warhead Found at Calif. Home

April 11, 1998

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) _ A 51-year-old woman was arrested after officials searched her home and discovered four rocket launchers, a rocket warhead, a missile launcher and materials to make explosives.

Trudy Sherburne was arrested Friday for investigation of possession of a destructive device, possession of a deadly weapon and child endangerment, San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Henry Calberilla said Saturday. Investigators also were searching for Christopher Sherburne, 54, who is believed to be her husband.

Calberilla said a deputy accompanying building code inspectors making routine checks in the area saw what he believed was military ordnance at a home in Victorville, 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Deputies obtained a search warrant and found the materials.

Calberilla said living conditions at the home were considered dangerous to her three children, who were taken into custody.

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