Law enforcement agencies in several areas of California are getting what they believe to be false tips about the location of fugitive and former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner.
San Diego sheriff's Lt. Jason Rothlein says persons supplying false leads and hoax calls may now face charges for purposely misleading police in this dangerous investigation and manhunt. And by Sunday hoax calls had grown to include a sighting at the Twin Tower jail facility in Los Angeles and an Amtrak train, per CBS News.
California Highway Patrol, as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office told The Times that the information supplied about someone seeing Dorner in a white Lexus in Barstow was inaccurate.
Police were also informed that the suspect in the murders of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence and a fellow police officer might be holed up in a San Diego hotel, but that lead proved incorrect as well, running up police manpower hours in the process. But with Dorner's threat to use "asymmetrical warfare" against his fellow officers they dare not let down their guard.
More photos of Christopher Jordan Dorner, including anti-terrorism and educational certificates as well as military deployment photos.
Law enforcement officials in California and Nevada continue to stay on high alert, and the Big Bear search continues, with a recent 9:00 a.m. PST update making it clear that police are continuing to go door-to-door in the 400-plus residential home and resort community as they also scour the mountain space for the suspect as well.
USA Today reported that San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon said "we're going to continue searching until we discover either that he left the mountain or we find him."
The suspect's Nissan vehicle was found burning in a remote area of a forestry road on the mountain and foot tracks around the snow have been followed until they disappeared. Armed officers are continuing to search the terrain, which was approximately a mile and a half from the ski resort that was closed down after it became known on Thursday that Dorner might be in the vicinity.
The suspect's controversial manifesto makes it clear that he feels he has nothing left in life to live for and wishes to take as many of his enemies' lives as possible. And that makes it even more dangerous for those who are attempting to draw police into areas with hoax calls, that could prove to draw Dorner as well and end in more civilian casualties.
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