Way Down Mexico Way
The dragnet for Christopher Dorner has gone international as police raided a Mexican hotel overnight and are looking into possible surveillance footage of the accused cop killer purchasing SCUBA gear at a California sporting goods store.
The focus on the border, which is creating longer lines than normal at the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing, comes as law enforcement continue to comb through Big Bear Mountain where Dorner’s burned truck was found last week, but that effort appears to be scaling back.
The dragnet was expanded as Dorner, a dismissed Los Angeles Police Department cop, was formally charged with murdering a Riverside police officer, a charge that could bring the death penalty if Dorner is captured and convicted.
The charges do not involve two other people Dorner is suspected of killing in Orange County.
The Border Patrol said they were heightening their checks of vehicles and pedestrians passing south into Mexico.
“Customs and Border Protection officers and agents from the Office of Field Operations, the U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Air and Marine are providing assistance in the search as requested from law enforcement authorities,” a statement from the Border Patrol said. An official with the agency said the request was part of the search for Dorner.
And yet it turns out he was just up the road apiece and across the street from the cop shop in the area.
And then someone burned down the house.
I think it was David Byrne.
MAY have missed the boat on this one. stay tuned.
Sure did. Update in a new post.
Funny thing ... it’s being said Dorner hid for most of a week in a cabin right across the street from the searcher’s command post. How on earth did they NOT search that cabin,you know, FIRST??? It’s not like anyone can hide in a box day after day. You’ve got to eat, sleep, and use the facilities. Plus the guy had a whole bunch of guns and ammo, and that takes up a fair amount of space. And bags of food. And water? So if he was hiding there in some secret room, it was fairly spacious and well equipped. Pretty good for a hide-out I assume was chosen at random in a really big hurry.