By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
The Hazardous Device Unit of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department was called in to Stanton Thursday when a box of World War II era explosives was dropped off at the Stanton Police Services Station.
According to Orange County Sherriff’s Department Public Information Officer Jim Amormino, a woman was cleaning out the garage of a deceased relative when she found the items, a bazooka rocket, 16 millimeter spotting charges, an aircraft single flair and 20 millimeter rounds.
Deputies arrived at the scene, evacuated the police services station located at 11100 Cedar St. The Boys and Girls Club next door was also evacuated, with 125 children sent to wait across the street.
The Hazardous Devices Unit took care of the box or explosives, said Amormino, and the whole event lasted not quite an hour.
“This has happened from time to time. Sometimes someone finds a grenade,” said Amormino.
Amormino attributes this to the military training activity that parts of Orange County saw during WWII.