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Feds Think Dorner Had Help in Big Bear, Fled to Mexico

An arrest warrant says the accused killer's burning truck was found near mountain property owned by relatives of a Dorner associate.

As officials continue their hunt for a rogue ex-cop suspected of killing three people, evidence suggests he may have had help eluding capture.

According to a federal arrest warrant affidavit filed last week, U.S. authorities believe Christopher Dorner may have fled to Mexico after Thursday's deadly shootouts with police in Riverside County.

The affidavit notes that the suspect's burned-out truck was found near Big Bear-area property owned by relatives of a Dorner associate, identified only as J.Y., who was spotted early Thursday afternoon in Costa Mesa.

Also on Thursday, around 12:30 p.m., someone claiming to be Dorner called the father of murder victim Monica Quan, telling the retired police captain he "should have done a better job of protecting his daughter," according to the affidavit.

The call was traced to Vancouver, Wash., but U.S. Marshals Service Inspector Craig McClusky wrote in the affidavit, "I do not believe that he was in Washington at the time of that call."

McClusky said there was "probable cause" to believe Dorner has traveled "from California to Mexico with the intent to avoid prosecution."

On Monday, Mexican authorities got a tip Dorner had been spotted at the Tapatio Hotel in Tijuana, but when they raided it that night, he was not there.

Federal authorities told the Los Angeles Times late Monday that the warrant affidavit outlined their theories about Dorner's whereabouts last week, but they said he could be anywhere now.

-- City News Service and Patch staff reports

Joker Joe February 13, 2013 at 04:51 PM
JustUs I think this describes your position exactly. Just found it. http://www.nationofchange.org/wanted-dead-not-alive-lapd-afraid-what-renegade-cop-chris-dorner-has-say-1360677172
JustUs February 13, 2013 at 06:09 PM
No, that doesn't really reflect my positon, Bill. There's way too much racial stuff in there. I feel the reason LAPD went after Dorner was because he snitched off another cop who was in good standing with the department. It really doesn't matter what your race is. If a cop commits that mortal sin, he's toast. Most honest cops would tell you that over a beer. And the police deliberately torched that cabin that Dorner was held up in. That was proved by the radio transmissions that were captured. Have you heard them yet? And it appears that they wanted it done prior to the State of the Union Address so it wouldn't interfere with the airing of that event. Naturally, people would much rather watch the Dorner episode that Barrack Obama spew more nonsense for an hour. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if the President's office dropped a dime on the Riverside PD and LAPD and told them to hurry up. So I would really downplay the racial element, Bill. LAPD is full of minority officers. Rarely does one hear of legitimate racial discrimination there. I believe it all had to do with one cop snitching off another cop. Some things in police work are absolutely taboo. And that's one of them. Anyone with inside information knows it too.
JustUs February 13, 2013 at 06:17 PM
One final comment, Ron. You seem not to really care about cleaning up the dirt in society that reigns from the highest levels of government. For some reason you enjoy the status quo. You seem to like 'inequality under the law' and 'consent of the rulers' vs. 'consent of the governed'. Too bad you closed your mind to your little children years ago. Sometimes kids say the darndest things. Kids see something and verbalize it out loud without consideration for politics or political correctness. Perhaps your thought process had been polluted over the years and you needed to listen to your children. Nazi Germany didn't happen that long ago, Ron. Adios big boy.
Joker Joe February 13, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Did not hear the radio transmissions. I hope the people in Torrance will not be randomly shot at anymore by our heroes!
JustUs February 13, 2013 at 06:45 PM
That's another thing. I predict the cops will have another long, drawn out internal investigation and wait for all the furor over the Torrance shooting to die down. And when the emotions are gone LAPD will claim the shooting was justified because the LAPD cops felt their lives to be endangered. There will be no terminations. Only lawsuits that the taxpayers will be forced to pay. LAPD and their trigger happy cops won't have to pay a dime. So the bottom line is that cops can shoot at a vehicle that doesn't match the model or color of a suspect's vehicle without knowing who the vehicle is occupied by, hit is more than 30 times with live rounds, spray the neighborhood with rounds placing innocent neighbor in grave danger with stray rounds striking residences and other cars and get away with it. Anyone who claims that we don't live in a 'police state' is living in LA LA land and must have manure for brains.

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