Tag: Christopher Dorner

Friday Press Conference Fills In More Dorner Details

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 15, 2013 – Law enforcement officers shut down Glass road Friday after a hiker found a previously undetected weapon that was part of Tuesday’s firefight with Christopher Dorner. In a press conference Friday afternoon, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon added that the officers that came under fire in Seven Oaks were not yet aware which cabin Dorner had entered. The single shot heard from outside that cabin appears to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound – from a different weapon then had been used against peace officers. Adding to a series of close calls with the fugitive, owners of the burned-down cabin said just two days prior, relatives had been staying there. The home was destroyed after officers fired pyrotechnic tear gas containers known as “burners” into the building. McMahon defended the delay of local deputies in positively identifying the truck found on forestry road 2n10 on February 7, saying they were wisely reluctant to go into what could have been ambush situation. Instead, they waited for a tactical team that included reinforcements from off the mountain. “I don’t believe we made any mistakes at this point. Our deputies and the SWAT team performed their search flawlessly during heavy snow. They did not give up, they continued through the night, and if we hadn’t sent them home, they would’ve continued until they dropped,”...

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Christopher Dorner Remains Positively Identified

Big Bear, CA, February 14, 2013 – The San Bernardino County Sheriffs coroner has confirmed that the charred remains retrieved from the burnt cabin in Seven Oakes last Tuesday have been positively identified through dental records to be that of Christopher Dorner age 33.  Dorner was the murder suspect and the object of an intense manhunt in the Big Bear Valley which ended in a gun battle and a fire that destroyed the 7 Oaks cabin he was holed up...

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Questionable Who Is Eligible for Reward Money in Dorner Case

Big Bear, CA, February 14, 2013 – With the presumption Christopher Dorner is now deceased the next question is who, if anyone, is eligible for the reward money?  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered $1 million for information leading to the capture and conviction of Dorner.  Additionally, the LA City Council offered $100,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the alleged killer.  And, the LA Board of Supervisors offered $100,000 for information leading to the capture of Christopher Dorner according to TMZ.  So the question now is does anyone qualify?   We have learned more about the circumstances of Tuesday that lead Dorner to run.  Initial unconfirmed reports stated that two cleaning women had stumbled upon Dorner in his hideout in a condo unit across from Bear Mountain Resort but the real hostages have come forward to end the confusion.  Jim and Karen Reynolds, owners of the building where Dorner was hiding out, told CBS that they had been at the condo for snow clearing and yard maintenance as early as Friday.  On Tuesday, they entered the unit for cleaning around 12 noon and were surprised to find Dorner inside.  He instructed the couple to remain calm, tied them up and stole their vehicle.  Karen Reynolds was able to free herself enough to call police at 12:20pm on her cell phone that was left behind by Dorner. ...

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Sheriff McMahon States the Search for Christopher Dorner is Over

Big Bear, CA February 13, 2013 4:45 pm – In this afternoon’s 4pm press conference with San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, confirmation of the events of yesterday in Big Bear and our surrounding communities were outlined.  McMahon stated that a man matching Christopher Dorner’s description and consistent with his behavior was sighted in Big Bear after stealing a vehicle.  The location of Dorner at that time was identified to be in a condo across the street from Bear Mountain Resort’s parking lot, and the Command Post Headquarters for much of this investigation.  It is uncertain how long Dorner had been holed up at that vicinity.  After proceeding down Highway 38, Dorner crashed that vehicle in the vicinity of Angeles Oakes prompting him to carjack a second vehicle, a white pick up truck.  Deputies located that truck, also disabled, and Dorner fled on foot to a cabin in the area where he ambushed the deputies.  A gunfight ensued where two deputies were shot.  Deputy Alex Collins survived but was severely injured.  He will recover but is expected to undergo multiple surgeries.  The second deputy, Jeremiah McKay, 35, was pronounced dead at 2:24pm at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  McKay leaves behind a wife, and two children, aged 7 years and 4 months.  He was currently stationed in Yucaipa but had been a deputy at the Big Bear Station.  McMahon...

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Sheriff McMahon States the Search for Christopher Dorner Is Over

In this afternoon’s 4pm press conference with John McMahon of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, confirmation of the events of yesterday in Big Bear and our surrounding communities were outlined.  McMahon stated that a man matching Christopher Dorner’s description and consistent with his behavior was sighted in Big Bear after stealing a vehicle.  The location of Dorner at that time was identified to be in a condo across the street from Bear Mountain Resort’s parking lot, and the Command Post Headquarters for much of this investigation.  It is uncertain how long Dorner had been holed up at that vicinity.  After proceeding down Highway 38, Dorner crashed that vehicle in the vicinity of Angeles Oakes prompting him to carjack a second vehicle, a white pick up truck.  Deputies located that truck, also disabled, and Dorner fled on foot to a cabin in the area where he ambushed the deputies.  A gunfight ensued where two deputies were shot.  Deputy Alex Collins survived but was severely injured.  He will recover but is expected to undergo multiple surgeries.  The second deputy, Jeremiah McKay, 35, was pronounced dead at 2:24pm Loma Linda University Medical Center.  McKay leaves behind a wife, and two children, aged 7 years and 4 months.  He was currently stationed in Yucaipa but had been a deputy at the Big Bear Station.  McMahon continued to say that he cannot positively...

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