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Did Dorner Have an Accomplice?

According to federal affidavit, Dorner, charged Monday with a Riverside police officer's murder, may have been aided by someone in Big Bear, and there's "probable cause" that he's in Mexico.

As Christopher Dorner was charged Monday with murdering a Riverside policeman, court documents revealed that authorities believe an accomplice may have helped the disgraced ex-LAPD officer's getaway.

As the manhunt unfolded in the snowy mountains with the finding of Dorner's torched truck, a federal affidavit states, someone may have assisted the fugitive and "there is probable cause" to believe Dorner may already be in Mexico. His wallet and ID were found Thursday near the San Ysidro Port of Entry at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The unidentified associate has a relative with a Big Bear cabin, and that person was spotted Thursday in Costa Mesa, the affidavit states, suggesting authorities know this person's name. This new information materialized Monday in a federal arrest warrant affidavit, which was filed last week. The federal affidavit is part of the capital murder case against Dorner.

With a $1 million reward in place, a sweeping manhunt continued today for the fired Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected of killing an Irvine couple and a Riverside police officer.

Dorner, 33, of LaPalma, was charged with capital murder today by Riverside County prosecutors for the Thursday morning shooting death of Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain. Dorner was also charged with three counts of attempted murder for the shooting of Crain's partner and a shooting attack on two LAPD officers in Corona. One of the LAPD officers suffered a graze wound in that shooting, which occurred about 15-20 minutes before Crain and his partner were attacked, police said

The search for Dorner has been centered in recent days in the Big Bear area, where the former officer's pickup truck was found burning Thursday afternoon. But according to the federal arrest warrant affidavit filed last week, U.S. authorities believe Dorner may have already fled to Mexico.

The affidavit notes that Dorner's truck was found near property owned in the Big Bear area by relatives of a known Dorner associate, who was spotted early Thursday afternoon in Costa Mesa. The affidavit also notes that Dorner's ``personal belongings, including his wallet and identification cards,'' were found near the U.S.-Mexico border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

On Feb. 3, Dorner allegedly gunned down the daughter and future son-in- law of the ex-police captain who represented him at a hearing that resulted in his dismissal from the LAPD. The bodies of 28-year-old college basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, were found in Lawrence's car in the parking structure of their Irvine condominium building. The next day, Dorner allegedly posted a 6,000-word manifesto on Facebook, vowing to kill named LAPD officers and their families. As a result, 50 current or former Los Angeles police officers and their families are being watched, authorities said.

On Thursday, Dorner was allegedly involved in the shootout with Los Angeles police guarding an officer's home in Corona, leaving an LAPD officer with a graze wound to the head, police said. About 20 minutes later, he allegedly fired on the pair of Riverside police officers stopped at a red light, killing Crain, 34, and wounding the other. The wounded officer was expected to recover.

Crain, an 11-year department veteran, was a former Marine. He is survived by his wife, Regina, and two children, Ian, 10, and Kaitlyn, 4. Crain left ``an unforgettable impression'' on everyone he met, Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint said. Crain's funeral is set for Wednesday.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dorner, saying the money came from ``business, unions, government, law enforcement and community groups.'' Police Chief Charlie Beck said the massive reward was his wife's idea, calling it ``the largest award ever offered locally.'' LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said this morning that hundreds of local, state and federal investigators have been sorting through more than 600 clues in their search for Dorner.

A reported sighting at a Northridge home-improvement store on Sunday led to an hours-long search. Neiman urged anyone with information on Dorner's possible whereabouts to call (213) 486-6860, or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS. However, anyone seeing Dorner should call 911 immediately, Neiman said.

The search for Dorner, meanwhile, continued to include the area around Big Bear, where his  pickup truck was found Thursday, but it was scaled back. An LAPD tactical alert that had been in effect over the weekend was lifted about 7 this morning. However, motorcycle patrols remained suspended by the LAPD as a security measure, according to the department.

According to the federal arrest warrant affidavit, someone claiming to be Dorner called Quan's father around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, telling the retired police captain he ``should have done a better job of protecting his daughter.'' U.S. Marshals Service Inspector Craig McClusky wrote in the affidavit that the call was traced to Vancouver, Wash., but based on other evidence, including sightings of Dorner,

``I do not believe that he was in Washington at the time of that call.'' McClusky wrote that there is ``probable cause'' to believe Dorner has traveled ``from California to Mexico with the intent to avoid prosecution.''

Beck said Sunday that the crimes attributed to Dorner in the past week amounted to ``an act of domestic terrorism.'' ``This is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. This is not about capturing a suspect, this is about preventing a future attack, maybe a murder,'' Beck said.

Donors to the $1 million reward fund for information leading to Dorner's arrest and conviction include police officer associations in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Irvine, Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Dodgers and entertainment conglomerate AEG contributed, as did United Firefighters of Los Angeles, the Association of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies, the FBI, First Watch, the city and county of Riverside and six anonymous donors, officials said.

--Nancy Wride contributed to this report

not Carl Peterson lll February 12, 2013 at 09:29 AM
lADYS AND GENTLEMEN, We have people among us that cheer on a terrorist in the mist. Still out there, having murdered three, with a list of fifty familys. That is almost 200 people he is aiming to murder. He has gone mental, and is very well trained in killing by not only the police, but his time in the service. This man is truly on the hunt to continue murdering innocent people all around the southland. However, some people who are sick as well, are cheering on this murder. Some of the comments above: MISS SCOTT: "I hope he never gets cought" BRENDA BARNES:Has the same comments, and compounds that by stating she told her child growing up that if he asks the policeman a question, he will kill hIm, and slamming Jews all in the same day. This is not just in this blog, but the other Patches. This is a sick frame of mind. I very loudly, and deliberately called out several. ALL OF MY POSTS WERE DELETED!!! It is "abusive" according to Mathew Sanderson to call out people who are cheering on a terrorist in our mist. Now lets be clear here. People have commented as many times as they want that they are on the side of a man who has BRUTELY MURDERED THREE PEOPLE SO FAR. Now THAT is not offensive???? But my calling them out IS??????? Mathew Sanderson you made a bad call here. You are so far in the thick of it you can not see clear, much the same as the others. You need to understand, MURDERING INNOCENT PEOPLE IS OFFENSIVE. NOT CALLING THEM OUT ON IT!!!!
Conrad vonBlankenburg February 12, 2013 at 03:25 PM
"impressed"? We have a legal system in America. The way it works is the police arrest a suspect. (Person of interest) Then using evidence the DA goes into a court of law and has to "prove" to a jury or judge if you are "guilty." It is flawed but that is the law and how it works. Right now the police are scared. Their actions are outside the law and endangering innocent people. On the side of the patrol car is the slogan "to protect and to serve". People who apply for the job as a cop do that of their own free will. The are paid to take all risk associated with the job. Part of the job includes threats to your life. To be a cop you need nerves of steel and guts. The cops that shop the paper carriers had neither. The killer or killers have the same rights as you and I do. Street justice is never lawful.
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Thoughts, CORRUPT, how is he going to PROVE his not being guilty. Any DA is a pocket for the judge and if you know anything about law, there seems to have been a takeover of justice by greed....lack of faith, just walk the streets and you will see the demolition done to citizens, been there, done that.. NOW LAPD says they will investigate his claims......pfffftttttt he is just a setup for more BS from the brotherhood of police who do not protect anyone but themselves!!! If he is that guilty, they would have already gotten him, WAKE UP FOOLS! As my gram always said, look at your own doorstep first!!!!
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Ever hear of a REVOLT by the people, and do not tell me I spelled CAUGHT wrong! How do YOU KNOW he murdered anyone! FREAK!
Tim Sole February 12, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Dornier, is a classic example of the nanny state gone bad, he isn't crazy, he isn't stupid, he is simply one of the many raised and indoctrinated by the nanny state, to believe he is always right and that he has to get his way or else. I have never met anyone who hasn't been bent over at work, school or home. People who aren't believers in the nanny state, suck it up and move on. People who believe in the nanny state, cry, whine, sue and stomp their feet and expect everyone to accept their position, no matter what their position is. This attitude is promoted by CNN, MSNBC and the Major television networks. Now one of those nanny state folks has gone off and shot up a few folks, with a response by police of shooting up a few more folks. Just to be clear, if a military person, shoots up innocents on a battlefield, they go to prison. If the police department of a nanny state shoots up a few folks, the get investigated, the proverbial nanny state double standard. Lets find this guy, send him to trial and if found guilty, hang him in the town square. Then lets take a good hard look at the nanny state and those who push that agenda. Time to restore personnel responsibility to America and those who follow CNN and that lot needs to spend some time in self reflection.
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Oh,, and yes, he is a real terrorist, I have heard that from so many places, that you, myself or anyone else can have that label too......you cannot see the forest thru the trees. LAPD turning on their own, now there is a hefty question.....he protected your azz and many others, doing the right thing, are you serious, a terrorist, plseaassse...you sound like a corporate shill!!!!!! Where is the evidence he murdered anyone.
Jack Charles February 12, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Seriously, dude--you are an idiot.
Conrad vonBlankenburg February 12, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Tim: Good post Man!
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 04:55 PM
"let them eat cake" how far off base are u? Not one person I know follows MSM...you are another example of a corporate shill
mark February 12, 2013 at 05:15 PM
What about those women in Torrance. I mean those cops just unloaded on them. Nobody knows how many shots were fired. The police said two dozen, but neighbors counted 5 in their door and another 7 in cars. Plus you can count over thirty holes in the photo of the truck. Shoot... even if you forget that it wasn't Doner and the truck was the wrong color, model, and make.... you can't forgive those cops for being such bad shots. Over forty bullets sprayed throughout the neighborhood and both women are doing well, even the poor woman who was shot in the back. Come on take those cops' guns away from them, get them some glasses... something. By far that was the most outrageous thing that has happened so far. I feel for Dorner's victims and their family and he is obvious off his rocker and needs to be caught. Still though, these cops that are supposed to be protecting us... they are totally out of control.
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 05:23 PM
gittinjiggywitit....... YOUNG LEEK you are no better than anyone else, nor I, this is a set up true and true
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 05:38 PM
You are exactly right, is it not obumers plan in place for officers also, only a 5 or 7 bullet gun for citizens, and unlimited fire power to kill a human by who ever shall say they have the power. Put your bullets in your pipe, it will come back to bite you in the azz...........
Tim Sole February 12, 2013 at 06:06 PM
I want to thank Jack Charles and Ms. Scott for proving my point. If one holds an opinion outside of the nanny states stated opinion, that person must be an idiot.
George February 12, 2013 at 06:16 PM
I have a feeling he is dead. After he torched the vehicle he probably found a place in the wilderness, a cave or whatever and shot himself. I'm sure he knows he was going to get caught. Doing this way he keeps law enforcement guess, wondering until they discover his remains somewhere down the road after, bones etc.... The animal will fest on his flesh. Just a thought. Nobody has seen him so where could he be if he's still alive?
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Thank you Tim Sole, you cannot imagine my 'tude. ........
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 06:32 PM
He is not dead, or if he is, the PBTB will just send some any ole shite to the sheep......
Jack Charles February 12, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Tim Sole, you have the intellectual firepower of a stump. Your "nanny state" babbling is just the latest example of a right-wing, drooling moron with access to a radio, Fox "News" and a keyboard.
Anonymous Nimby Crank February 12, 2013 at 09:00 PM
@Miss Scott- Please answer this one question. If a man called in a threat to blow up an airplane and the authorities knew this person had the ways and means to be able to pull it off, would that man be a terrorist?
Peter Gun February 12, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Brenda Barnes in your twisted world I bet you also believe Dorner is 100% innocent and this is all a LAPD set up..
not Carl Peterson lll February 12, 2013 at 09:32 PM
DORNER HAS KILLED TWO MORE PEOPLE! Miss Scott, Brenda, and others who are cheering him on must be a wonderful day for you. Congratulations!!!
Mike Hunt February 12, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Trying to simplify the concept when it is way more complex is what makes you an idiot, not for trying to hold your own opinion. The nanny state line is cute, and probably scores you points at your group-think social events, but such a broad generalization is utterly foolish. Your assumptions are showing though; was it the fact Dorner was formerly in the military, a former police officer, or praised those news networks what lead you to believe he is a "nanny state folk?" Or, since you actually said hang him in the town square, I'll assume that all those things, in addition to being a racist, are the real reason. I believe that's how some in America historically handled "people" who were pushing some agendas, i.e. civil rights. Hang 'em in the town square. I know you and others will immediately cry foul because you can never think of yourself as racists, but your metaphorical language has revealed your beliefs. I do not expect you to listen, or even think of changing your position. But you should take your own advice and self-reflect, rather than self-reaffirm. Oh, you're just going to say I'm indoctrinated by the system, right? Damn it, your logic is foolproof.
Peter Gun February 12, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Why would the LAPD bring this guy in alive. Dorner stated very clearly he wouldn't be take alive. You people forgot Dorner declared war on the people of Los Angeles. He murdered innocent civilians.
catman February 12, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Have you read the manifesto ? This guy is not going to kill himself. The cops are dealing with Rambo here. He's a man on a mission. And there's a whole lot more names on his list. He's barely got started here.
not Carl Peterson lll February 12, 2013 at 09:56 PM
miss scott Your quote " I hope he never gets caught" So, this is a wonderful day for you huh? So far two more shot within the last hour You must be very proud of yourself today huh? Why don't you go tell the families of the victms why this is a good thing? Congratulations!!!
not Carl Peterson lll February 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM
MISS Scott, TWO MORE SHOT IN AN ONGOING SHOOTOUT RIGHT NOW!! As you stated. that you hope he never gets caught, ....WOW you must be swimming in happyness today huh? Now go tell the families of thwe victims why you think this is a good thing in your sick mind.....Good God
South Bay Resident February 12, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Caught...not "cought"...also people...keep in mind the difference between the words: Then and Than as well as using the word: "Anyway" correctly. There is no such word as "anyways". http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/02/lapd-vs-christopher-dorner-case-file-leaked-proves-lapd-have-been-lying-about-entire-thing-2561274.html?currentSplittedPage=0 http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/02/dorner-3-near-murders-by-lapd-upon-innocent-civilians-dorner-says-it-wasnt-me-2561726.html http://www.activistpost.com/2013/02/news-services-fake-dorner-manifesto.html youtube.com/watch?v=8axUpG2472U
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM
And I am a sailor and a toiler of the sea, where that from Jiggy!
Miss Scott February 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Mark, I went and read that, confused the hell outa me. How does one get "2 Asian Women" mixed up with a 275 lb man of whose color could be, African, Samoan, etc........etc........
not Carl Peterson lll February 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Scott lady miss, Ohhhhhh.... I thought you were simply brought up wrong and had no morals. But i truly see you are not mentally balanced. I do think you need some help. I see not point in a discussion with you.
Matthew Sanderson (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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