Skip to comments.Weapons, Cold Weather Survival Gear Allegedly Found Inside Christopher Dornerís Truck
Posted on 02/09/2013 3:58:25 PM PST by BenLurkin
BIG BEAR (CBSLA.com) Several weapons and cold weather survival gear have allegedly been found inside the burned-out truck owned by accused killer Christopher Dorner, CBS News has learned.
A law enforcement official working on the investigation told the network a Coleman stove, cot and propane gas supplies were found inside Dorners Nissan Titan.
Two long-range rifles with suppressors and a Glock handgun were also reportedly recovered.
The truck was discovered early Friday morning on a dirt service road between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts approximately seven hours after Dorner allegedly fired at officers, killing one and critically injuring another, in Riverside. A third officer in Corona suffered a graze wound.
The 33-year-old Dorner is also wanted by Irvine police in connection with the murders of 28-year-old Monica Quan and her fiance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, on Feb. 3.
The official also told the network that the discovery does not preclude the possibility that Dorner has additional weapons and gear.
Dorner remains at large. Officers on Saturday resumed their search in Big Bear for Dorner.
Elsewhere in Buena Park, Irvine police confirmed to CBS2 that detectives served a search warrant Friday evening at a storage locker belonging to Dorner.
According to a public information officer, items of evidence were collected.
That report makes it seem the fellow is traveling light now.
Either he’s really throwing out misinformation, or something went wrong in his plan.
Bet this ends in suicide, maybe by cop.
Duh! He obviously left them there for a reason you stupid morons.
His truck getting stuck in the mud was not part of the plan — nor was losing all that gear. He burns it all rather than hiding it or taking it with him. That wasn’t smart.
There are not may ways out of Big Bear and it he plans to hike out they will find his bones sometime next summer.
Simple answer is...He needed things to burn and left such a cache...and he had doubles of everything. That info they might be able to track down. His buds would know.
Would like to know if he owned: skis, snowboard, snowshoes, snow mobile....
Agreed. He's laying dead somewhere within 10 miles of that truck.
Something went wrong with his plan. I thought I read somewhere that the axle was busted. They’ll likely find him dead, either by suicide or exposure.
A cot makes little sense to me...except for burning and that’s just what happened...and the same thing with the other stuff...It was all tinder.....
Had he been driving a Volt, this wouldn’t even be suspicious.
My guess if that we won't. I can't imagine any situation where he would have intentionally burnt the guns and survival equipment.
Maybe pretty simple explanation. Leaving them there in vehicle with broken axle may mean he found another vehicle and doesn’t need them any more. He may have commandeered a second vehicle with driver and is long gone back to LA to focus on his real targets. He is on a mission.
Propane leaking ~ could have been the cause of that fire.
Yeah, the reason being that he’s a halfwit who doesn’t have any real planning ability. He tried hijacking a boat, but that “plan” failed when he ran into the little problem of not knowing how the hell to get it started. Then he tried running for the hills... only to get his truck stuck in the mud.
This boy has an IQ just barely above room-temperature. Hell, according to Larry Elder the dumb bastard shot himself by accident when he was in the police academy.
He’s run out of unarmed women and parked police cars full of unaware officers to shoot up, so don’t expect anything spectacular from him.
You, I and the rest will just have to wait for the outcome.
Good possibility, or he may already be a goner. Either way, I think it will end violently. I get this feeling he does not want to be taken alive. I wonder if Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will weigh in on it?
May he wind up as bear scat.
I’m with you, James. This guy is being made out to be a Rambo. I don’t think he’s all that. You’ve pointed out the reasons.
Will this mean they will stop shooting up pickup trucks everywhere because they “match the description” in the mind of the shooting officers?
He's either used this as a diversion (and he has another vehicle) or he is going to be dead soon.
LOL...you seem to believe everything and anything the media feeds you.
A stove, some propane for the stove and a cot aren’t much in the way of camping equipment and don’t qualify as survival gear by any stretch of the imagination.
Nice to see a voice of reason here ;)
Friday - Feb. 8 [Noon]: The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., along with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, issues the following plea to suspected cop killer Chris Dorner.
"Dear Christopher Dorner; Apparently you have been wounded by your past experiences of what you have stated in losing your job. I understand your feelings of being hurt. I'm making a plea to you to stop spreading the pain, the hurt and the fear. Please stop don't take anymore lives.
Christopher, your mother is in pain and concerned for your safety. There are many good and creditable people in Los Angeles, like The Los Angeles Sentinel's Executive Publisher/CEO Danny J. Bakewell Sr., Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer and Rev. Charles Singleton. These individuals I know personally and they would gladly receive you. Whatever I can do without hesitation please contact me through Danny Bakewell at the L.A. Sentinel.
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr."
I pray for the latter before any other innocent lives are lost.
A Coleman stove, cot and propane would be useless gear in high country in low temps - especially zero or colder. A Coleman stove is clunky and heavy compared to ultralight gear commonly available. Same goes for the cot - dumb choice due to air circulation under the cot. In sub-zero weather, closed-cell foam with adequate bags is the norm. Finally, propane delivers poorly in colder temps. Not as bad a butane but white gas or native fuels would be better choices. IMO, these items are decoy materials. Some people are of the opinion that he’s dead and covered with snow up in the mountains. I doubt that. He’s nuts but he’s not stupid.
There's another reference to that magical term...."Allegedly".
The word that needs no explanation, no verification and certainly no proof. It ranks right up there with the word "May":
As in, he "May" have a .50 cal rifle....or he "May" not....
Don't kid your self, this guy is a seasoned vet and a trained LEO.
BTW, he is making the LAPD look like fools shooting at innocent citizens, you know the "professionals that should only be allowed to have guns"
The guy is crazy and evil no doubt, but sit back and learn how one man can drive the Government into a frenzy.
This is what Rush calls a "teachable moment".
They will only shoot up burned out pickup trucks with broken axles.
Dorner LOVES the Federal Government.
This is rather scary in a way.
Imagine a small group of men. All with IQ 130+
Skilled in survival and combat.
What if they took the time to very carefully plan out what they should do.
How on earth could they be stopped?
Certainly NOT by the LAPD.
I guess we have been very lucky so far.
I was looking at a time line of the events. Seems they found his burned out truck. An hour LATER they sent out a bulletin to Nevada Highway Patrol with a description of his vehicle.
Either really a) bad reporting, b) the cops don’t know what the heck they are doing, or c) he had another vehicle staged that may have been witnessed by someone.
I’ll go with “a” and “b”. The cops make him out to be some Rambo guy so when they can’t catch him they don’t look so bad.
IN Walden New York that would be several pickup trucks..
Jesse and Al will be fighting over who gets the eulogy at Djorner’s funeral.
The cot would only make sense if he had a destination in mind where he could hide and it would need to have been pre-stocked.
So he says....
I dunno, I learn the most when I just sit back and watch what happens.
This guy is up to something imo.
OTOH, maybe he's just a loon.
Time will tell.
Why is it only now being reported that all of these accouterments were found next to it?
“Duh! He obviously left them there for a reason you stupid morons”
Yes, like he had to catch a plane to Costa Rica. :-)
I wouldn’t call that cold weather survival gear.
After a few years of tenting it in Canada, we said sc*** the cots and just used sleeping bags.
I guess I can't see a real good reason for a cot except as tinder. He's toying with us.
How does one tell if someone had a cot in the back of a completely charred pickup truck? I can understand the guns still being recognizable depending upon the heat of the fire, but a lightweight cot? As for his supposed “survival gear” the cot and the stove are “disposable” frankly. As for cold-weather survival in the high altitudes and mountains... you all make it sound like he’s heading up Mt. Everest. My husband used to go winter camping with our children in the Rockies - he’d be amused at all the people who think this guy is “definitely dead”.
A wacko, yes... but I wouldn’t trust anything the LAPD and associated agencies are saying about this guy or what they found at this point. Even if he’s already dead, he already bested them in some ways... And, incidentally, the LAPD proved one of his manifesto charges themselves - being “trigger-happy”. Just ask the newspaper delivery women if they think the LAPD AREN’T?
All that said, I don’t admire Dorner in any real way whatsoever. Just kind of amazed at some of the posters here saying this guy is a complete idiot - never underestimate your enemy...
I agree...these items were nothing more than tinder. He’s playing them.
I'd say he's behind them.
If George Carlin used that word instead of “stuff”...his routine would have been DOA.