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Law Enforcement on High Alert as Search for Dorner Continues

Despite a manhunt that has gone on for days, Christopher Dorner is still on the loose.

Updated at 2:05 p.m. Saturday

A former Los Angeles police officer hiding after three murders abandoned his truck when its axle broke, leading to a door-to-door search at Big Bear that entered its third day Saturday, two TV networks reported.

CNN reported that police believe Dorner may have as many as 30 weapons with him now. Other weapons were burned inside the truck as it was set on fire at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday.

CBS and CNN both quoted inside sources, and reported that an arsenal of weaponry and survival gear was found inside the burned-out pickup truck that Christopher Jordan Dorner apparently torched near the Big Bear Ski Area on Thursday morning.

At San Ysidro early Saturday, only two traffic lanes were open on southbound Interstate 5 at the Mexican border. Federal agents would not confirm that a dragnet was in effect, but officers wearing body armor and cradling rifles were photographed watching traffic heading through the unusual two-lane bottleneck at the Mexican border.

Law enforcement officers in San Diego County and across the Southwest remained on heightened alert for a third consecutive day Saturday. But police and the sheriff’s office reported no new possible sightings of Dorner, 33, who was fired by the Los Angeles Police Department five years ago.

In Los Angeles, police Chief Charlie Beck refused to make any comments as he attended a City Hall prayer breakfast.

Both the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s
Department were maintaining regular staffing levels as authorities in the Big Bear area resumed their search.

Dorner, a former Navy officer, had been staying at the Navy Base Point Loma and had tried to steal a boat during his crime spree, police believe.

Dorner vowed online Monday to kill named and unnamed LAPD officers and their families to avenge what he described as a campaign of unfair treatment that cost him his career. Dorner also allegedly threatened to target officers from other agencies if they tried to halt his vendetta.

The former Navy reservist suspected in the slayings of 28-year-old Monica Quan and her finance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, who were found shot to death Sunday night in a parked car in Irvine, and the ambush killing of a Riverside police officer four days later.

Quan was the daughter of a now-retired LAPD captain who represented Dorner at the Board of Rights hearing that led to his firing, and the killings were carried out in an act of revenge outlined in the lengthy manifesto, which blames Quan’s father for losing his job.
“We’re at regular staffing at this point, but we have other special units that are monitoring what’s going on and if things come up, they’ll be able to respond, but there's nothing at this point because we don’t have any information about him bring in this area,” said sheriff’s Lt. Scott Amos.

San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick said SDPD personnel were being updated with any new information that came up in the investigation into what he
said was “a dangerous individual.”

On Friday, law enforcement personnel across San Diego County investigated numerous unfounded reports of Dorner sightings.

Law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County went on high alert Thursday after Dorner’s LAPD badge and identification were found near Lindbergh Field and a possible sighting of the suspect was reported at Navy Gateway Inn and Suites, where he had stayed on Tuesday. The hotel went into lockdown status for several hours amid the manhunt.

By mid-afternoon Friday, the search had moved onto San Bernardino County after Dorner’s pickup truck was found burning just off a forest road in Big
Bear.

All the areas where someone could have walked away from the truck were being searched, Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

Anyone spotting Dorner, whose last known address is in La Palma, should consider him armed and extremely dangerous and should not approach or try contacting him but instead call 911 immediately, police said. A tip line has been established and can be reached at (949) 724-7192.

-City News Service

Dori L February 11, 2013 at 01:48 AM
He has had this planned out for the last 3 years, don't fool yourselves. He has clothing, food and ammo secured all over the place, probably even a bunker to hide out in!
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 04:26 PM
What happened to gun control??? lol lol
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Dorner is probably watching the farce on tv in a nice warm room with a couple of drinks... lol lol
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Brenda Time to wake up. It was not the same car or color. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/cops-opened-fire-on-mother-daughter-during-dorner-manhunt.html
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 04:40 PM
fact checker and Doug Get in the real world and see what is happening. To accuse JustUs with stupid remarks shows your ignorance. Try working with the police and reading articles that deal with corruption. Remember Serpico? You too show your ignorance every day and it shames the human race.
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Doug "i've had to do police work in that kind of weather..you can't begin to imagine how hard it is.." lol lol I will tell the week end skiers to stay away because the weather is bad. By the way the motels are full!!!
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Notice that neither of them replied back to me, Bill. They're hit 'n run artists. They make claims. I slap their claims down. And they high tail it into the wind. Very typical on these boards.
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Don't confuse Brenda with the facts, Bill. She will call you a 'cop hater'. Be careful.
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Here is the 2nd shooting of citizens by police. I am more afraid of the cops then Dorner. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-torrance-shooting-20130210,0,3955268.story
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Gotta stay off the streets until this is over or the cops might get you... Especially, DON'T GO SURFING.
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 05:23 PM
JustUs What we need is a meeting at an IHOP and everyone can express their views and experiences regarding law enforcement. The experience is the telling factor and head to head should resolve some differences. In the meantime, STAY AWAY FROM TORRANCE".....
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 05:26 PM
But they don't want open communication or transparency, Bill. They want concealment. They want secrecy. In fact, they demand it. For that is their bread and butter. America is a dying nation.
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 06:28 PM
To break the monotony..... Sitting in a Pew In church, while reverently preparing for the service, I heard a sweet little old lady, sitting next to me in the pew, quietly whispering a prayer. It was so sweet and sincere that I just had to share it with you. She said, Dear Lord, this has been tough years ...you have taken my favorite actor Patrick Swayze, my favorite musician Michael Jackson, my favorite salesman Billy Mays, my favorite actress Elizabeth Taylor, my favorite singer Whitney Houston, and, now, my favorite announcer Dick Clark. I just wanted you to know that my favorite politician is Barack Obama. Amen.
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Dana Perino (FOX News) describing an interview she recently had with a Navy SEAL. After discussing all the countries that he had been sent to, she asked if they had to learn several languages? "Oh, no ma'am, we don't go there to talk."
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai. Iranian Air Defense Site: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.' Aircraft: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.' Air Defense Site: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!' Aircraft: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 Fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!' Air Defense Site: ( ... total silence)
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 06:43 PM
< span style="font-size:13.5pt;color:black;">In an recent interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. His answer was classic Schwarzkopf. The General said, "I believe that forgiving them is God's function... OUR job is to arrange the meeting."
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 06:46 PM
I guess might makes right. Sort of like with the schoolyard bully.
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 08:50 PM
JustUs Should I invite Brenda to go shooting with me, again???
Joker Joe February 11, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Brenda Right now EVERY SINGLE Torrance citizen has a target on their back!!!
JustUs February 11, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Bill Bonney, Just some friendly advice. If some chic nibbles at your offer if I were you I'd keep my political ideology and opinions to myself, to include viewpoints on LE. She could be both a lib and a daughter of a cop. It would be very easy for a neophyte at the range to accidently fire off a round in the wrong direction. The law is all about 'intent'. Carry on.
Brenda February 12, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Bill and Just, If you weren't so funny I would find you very insulting to me. :/ Just because I have had mostly good experiences with officers does NOT mean I do not realize there are alot of them corrupt. Not only that but fly off the handle and beat, and kill people. (Look up a marine shot, a innocent man in a bar shot for starters in IE) I lived through the Rodney King riots and had to drive through them to let in security and wood putting up guys into our stores. I did not appreciate him getting beaten up I gotta tell you. When officers do go off and hurt or kill people, or just act like arrogant skdjfls, then yes, I am right there with you. But to me, again to me, that is not the majority. I would still hate to be them driving around all day with targets on their faces and chasing guys who might have guns, busting into drug houses, or even going as far as the special ops Fed cops who go to other countries to get their man. They do the job for lousy pay and I don't see alot of men lining up to do it right? There is corruption everywhere with everyone and yes Bill the US has been going south for way too many years. So I still like to see some things in this world with rose colored glasses at my age, nothing wrong with that. ***emoticons, hugs, kisses, snear, snarly lip, tongue out, cigarette, frown, sexy lavacious smile***
Brenda February 12, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Bill, Its not an arguement about corruption at this point, its about getting this guy before he kills someone else, or another cop or layman accidently shoots another person that supposedly looks like him. :/ We know there is corruption. Sure lets go shooting, I am totally up for it. Bring anything and I will shoot it. :) Cept a packed load that lands me on my ash.
Brenda February 12, 2013 at 03:55 AM
ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL DANGIT my sides are killing me and my cheeks are stuck to my ears Bill.
Joker Joe February 12, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Brenda Then there is hope for you yet.... lol lol
JustUs February 12, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Bill, North Korea sets off an underground nuke explosion that registers a 5.1 on the richter scale and all King Obama has to say is "provocative". Imagine if Iran did that. Our aircraft carriers would be heading to the gulf at breakneck speed and it would be 2003 all over again. A retaliatory attacks would be imminent. Yet what do they do with NK? Ah, they'll probably send former gov Bill Richardson over there with no interest treasury loan offers to that little pre-pubescent dictator just like they did after the gnome's dad sank the South Korean warship in international waters about 3 years ago and killed 46 SK sailors (It was torpedoed). The difference? Iran has oil and NK has nothing of interest to us. That's the way the international relation's game is played. Hillary approves this message.
Joker Joe February 12, 2013 at 04:37 PM
JustUs I will treed lightly. Brenda. Post your email and I will get in touch with you for the shoot.
Joker Joe February 12, 2013 at 04:39 PM
One Voice He never was there.
Joker Joe February 12, 2013 at 04:42 PM
JustUs "LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR". King fool will talk to them. That is what Hillary and Bo said when running for office.... lol lol
Brenda February 12, 2013 at 07:12 PM
***nodding and covering giggles*** Humm hmm Hillary, LOL
Arthur Spooner February 12, 2013 at 07:34 PM
My guess is that the cops will be leaving the rest of us alone for now, they are trying not to get shot.

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