Serial 435

0 272000Z NOV 78
FM LOS ANGELES (89-436) (3) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) IMMEDIATE (SF VIA FBIHQ)
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RYMUR, 00: SAN FRANCISCO.

On November 24, 1978, the Los Angeles FBI office was invited to observe a search warrant conducted on two locations by the office of the District Attorney, Bureau of Investigations, County of Los Angeles. The locations searched were Crestwood Escrow, 401 East Manchester, Suite 209, Los Angeles, California, and Enola M. Nelson Realty, 3840 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The FBI provided one special agent at each location noting that the role would be strictly one of an observer for captioned matter.

The search at Crestwood Escrow failed to

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provide any information of value to captioned matter.

The search at Enola M. Nelson Realty Company being owned by a female who is the sister of James McElvane, who was the reported leader of the People’s Temple church in Los Angeles at one time.

The search at Enola M. Nelson Realty Company where McElvane is a salesman revealed the following items in a desk whose user is not known:

One hoax bomb which consisted of two D-cell batteries, approximated three-and-one-half-inch by one-and-one-half-inch galvanized pipe threaded at both ends but no end caps, ends being taped over with black electrical tape, one Westclock alarm clock, white face with black letters, with wires running from battery to clock to pipe. This device was examined by the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad and found to be a hoax device. The contents of the pipe were some type of plastic

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hardwood putty.

One 50-pound box of nine-millimeter Luger, 115 grain bullets, shipping number 79, lot number 5 8HR2.

One box 50 rounds, .38-caliber, Smith and Wesson, 140 grain, lead bullet, shipping number 40, lot number 33GD01.

One coffee can filled with miscellaneous 12 gauge shotgun rounds.

One shoulder holster for a four- or six-inch revolver.

One clip-on holster for a four-inch, .38 revolver.

One starter gun with two, 100 each, boxes of starting primers.

One M-18, green-smoke grenade.

One 6.5 millimeter Norma rifle round.

One Weatherby 300 Magnum round.

One bag containing approximately 100 miscellaneous 38 rounds.

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This search warrant was conducted on the basis of an extortion and fraud case the District Attorney Bureau of Investigation Office, Los Angeles County, have been conducting with James Warren Jones, also known as Reverend Jim Jones, and James McElvane subjects.

Los Angeles will notify Bureau and San Francisco and any other pertinent items are found after all items have been properly examined.

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

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