BLUE ALERT: Search Continues For Suspect

The search for Blue Alert suspect Christopher Dorner’s continues in the Big Bear Lake area, according to law enforcement personnel.

By Michael P. Neufeld

UPDATE – Friday, February 8 – 4:40 a.m.

Big Bear Lake, CA -The search for 33-year-old Christopher Dorner continued overnight in the Big Bear area.

While law enforcement officials haven’t located Dorner in Big Bear Valley they report they have no new evidence that he remains in the area nor evidence that he has left either.

Sheriff’s Department public information officer Cindy Bachman told reporters last evening that the search includes deputies, Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI, Irvine Police Department, Riverside Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Pomona Police Department, U. S. Forest Service and the California Highway Patrol.

Officers have also been stationed on Highways 18, 38 and 330 looking for the suspect .

They have been searching now for many hours and they have not found” him,” Bachman told the media gathered at the command post. “It’s very difficult to search in these conditions. The temperature, there’s snow on the ground … and it’s dark, it’s very, very dark.”

The next media briefing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. That briefing is expected to be by Sheriff John McMahon.

 

UPDATE – Thursday, February 7 – 3:49 p.m.

Big Bear Lake, CA – A burned vehicle in Big Bear is the BLUE ALERT suspect’s truck.

Sheriff John McMahon speaks to a press conference in Big Bear Lake. (Photo by CasperNews)

Sheriff John McMahon told a Big Bear press conference the vehicle has been connected to 33-year-old Christopher Dorner. He declined to discuss what deputies found when they arrived at the vehicle.

The vehicle was still smoking when discovered this morning near Bear Mountain Ski Resort on a Forest Service Road.

“This is a sad day for law enforcement,” Sheriff McMahon stated referring to the police officers shot at various locations in Southern California. “We’re doing everything possible to locate the suspect and take him into custody.” The sheriff indicated additional law enforcement personnel would be patrolling the area this evening.

There is no curfew in effect,” McMahon stated.

BEAR VALLEY UNIFIED

All schools in the Bear Valley Unified School District were on voluntary lock-down. The district indicated to ROTWNEWS there was no immediate danger but simply closed all campuses as a precaution.

SKI RESORT

Bear Mountain Ski Resort has issued the following statement:

We are shutting down Bear Mountain for the afternoon. You’re welcome to use your lift ticket over at Snow Summit or get a voucher for another day in guest services.”

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ORIGINAL STORY

Sacramento, CA – A BLUE ALERT has been activated statewide for 33-year-old Christopher Dorner.

A BLUE ALERT provides the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure, local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

CHRISTOPHER DORNER

Dorner is a black male standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 270 pounds and was last seen driving a gray Nissan Titan with a California license 8D8397 with a ski rack on top. He has black hair and brown eyes and his current clothing description is unavailable. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

The suspect was allegedly involved in multiple shootings with multiple agencies in the Riverside CHP area, according to the BLUE ALERT release.

THE INCIDENTS

Christopher Dorner, the subject of the BLUE ALERT manhunt, is suspected of shooting two Riverside police officers, killing one and wounding the other.

Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer,  posted a threatening manifesto online indicating he planned to hurt police officials and their families.

 

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