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Stolen Tombstones Found Inside Suspected Meth House

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 7, 2011

Authorities serving a search warrant at a San Bernardino home this week discovered narcotics, firearms and about two dozen stolen tombstones.

Four residents were arrested Tuesday at the Loma Linda home and charged with possession and sale of methamphetamine, illegal possession of firearms and possession of stolen property, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

The suspects were identified as John Bleuer, Steve Hansen, Louis Anchelowitz and Lisa Jackson.

While searching the home, authorities noticed several tombstones lying around in the backyard, sheriff's officials said. The granite markers each had custom inscriptions.

Investigators were able to track them to Montecito Memorial Park in the city of Colton, just two miles away from the home. Authorities are now looking for the family members to identify the tombstones -- valued at about $48,000 -- so they can be returned to the proper place in the cemetery.

Investigators also found two firearms inside the house.

Anyone with who can identify any of the stolen tombstones, or has information about the alleged meth house, is asked to call authorities at (909) 387-3545.