Jan. 31, 2013
Fired LAPD officer Christopher Dorner posts about his manifesto on his Facebook account. The posted image was blacked out and captions on all posted photos removed Thursday after Dorner became a suspect in several killings, including a police officer, in several Southern California cities. | Photos from Christoper Dorner's Facebook account
Sunday, Feb. 3
Monica Quan, 28, and Keith Lawrence, 27, are found shot to death in their car at an Irvine parking structure. Quan, an assistant women's basketball coach at California State University, Fullerton, was the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain who represented Dorner in disciplinary hearings that resulted in his dismissal.
Monday, Feb. 4
Some of Dorner's belongings are found in a trash bin in the San Diego-area community of National City, in San Diego County.
Friends, alumni and faculty have a candlelight vigil at Walnut High School on Monday night for Quan, a member of the school's Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Dorner checks into a hotel near the Point Loma Navy base in San Diego.
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Irvine police announce they are looking for Dorner as a suspect in the killings of Quan and Lawrence on Feb. 3. They describe him as armed and dangerous. Police say he implicated himself in the killings in a manifesto posted on Facebook.
10:30 p.m.: A man matching Dorner's description tries to steal a 47-foot boat from a San Diego marina but the engine won't start. An 81-year-old man on the boat is tied up but not hurt.
Thursday, Feb. 7
Shortly after 1 a.m.: A shooting occurs near the Magnolia Avenue bridge over the 15 Freeway in Corona, in Riverside County.
2:30 a.m.: A passer-by finds a wallet with law enforcement badge and a picture ID of Dorner on a street near San Diego International Airport.
Three hours later: LAPD officers guarding a manifesto target in Torrance open fire on a truck they mistakenly believe to be Dorner's. Two women are wounded. A short time later, Torrance police are involved in a second shooting involving a different truck they also mistake for Dorner's. Nobody is hurt.
6:30 a.m.: Near Pico Rivera, someone reported seeing a large black man wearing military fatigues and driving a royal blue car about on eastbound Telegraph Road, Sheriff's Lt. Robert Smith said.
Thursday morning: The vehicle description issued in the pursuit of Dorner is modified. Authorities say he was last seen driving a gray Nissan Titan with a ski rack on top. California license plate number: 8D83987.
8 a.m.: In Long Beach, police shut down the San Diego (405) Freeway at Bellflower Boulevard after receiving a report of a vehicle matching the description of Dorner's vehicle. Patrol and SWAT officers were on the scene, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
9:40 a.m.: Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego is locked down after a Navy worker reports seeing someone who resembles Dorner. Two hours later, Navy officials say they don't believe Dorner was on base. Military officials said Dorner had checked into a nearby hotel Tuesday but left the next day. The Navy lifted the lockdown about midday after dozens of police officers swarmed the base and failed to find him.
10 a.m.: El Monte police responded to a reported Dorner sighting about 10 a.m. at Peck Road and Valley Boulevard, Lt. Dan Burlingham said. Meanwhile, authorities conduct a press conference updating details of the search in Big Bear Lake, still under way.
10:30 a.m.: Norwalk Christian School closed and parents were instructed to pick up their children from the campus. The campus was completely cleared by noon, with about 10 officers remaining at the campus.
11 a.m.: A motorist calls deputies to report seeing a man resembling Dorner driving a gray Aspen SUV eastbound on Slauson Avenue near Pioneer Boulevard. Meanwhile, Riverside police announce two officers had been shot early Thursday morning, one fatally, with the second in critical condition. They refer to the attack as an ambush by Dorner, who remained at-large, and say they will not releasing the names of either officer until he is apprehended.
11:30 a.m.: San Diego County Sheriff's Department reveals Dorner switched his car's license plates with another car prior to his manhunt.
Noon: Ski resorts Bear Mountain and Snow Valley evacuated and put on lockdown. Nearby schools were also locked down, and authorities asked local residents to stay inside their homes. Meanwhile, in Corona, the area around Centennial High School was still blocked off by Los Angeles and Corona police officers after the shooting that took place there shortly after 1 a.m.
1:30 p.m.: Reports come in that law enforcement agencies have fanned out across the San Bernardino Mountains -- specifically Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Arrowbear and Twin Peaks -- in search of Dorner, saying they believed he could possibly be holed up in mountain communities. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and the Calfornia Highway Patrol deployed helicopters to help in the search. Meanwhile, residents of those communities were evacuated.
3:30 p.m.: Authorities reveal a burning truck was found earlier in the day on a forestry road near Big Bear Lake that matched the description of Dorner's vehicle. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says '(Dorner) could be anywhere.'
4 p.m.: FBI SWAT teams and local police serve a search warrant at a Las Vegas-area home belonging to Dorner. Authorities leave with boxes of items from the two-story house. They say no weapons were found but decline to disclose what was discovered.
5:30 p.m.: Authorities conduct a press conference updating details of the search, still under way in Big Bear Lake, where the forecast calls for snow showers.
8:15 p.m.: Authorities say they are aware of a possible connection between Dorner and the Arrowbear area but decline to provide further details.
9 p.m.: Authorities conduct a press conference advising Big Bear Lake residents to remain in their homes and they continued their search for Dorner. Ski resorts, business and schools in the area were expected to resume normally scheduled hours on Friday.
10:15 p.m.: Reported Dorner sighting at the Barona Indian Reservation called into San Diego County sheriff's deputies. The report appeared to be false, but deputies remained on site into the early morning hours.
Thursday night: The manhunt for Dorner continues in the San Bernardino Mountains, where authorities had established roadblocks at several points leading out of the mountain communities. Helicopters were heard circling and activity continued at the command post set up in Big Bear Lake. Barring further developments, authorities said the next announcements would come at a press conference slated for 9 a.m. Friday.
Friday, Feb. 8
Morning: The search for Dorner in the Big Bear Lake area continues in snowfall.
8:45 a.m.: The Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles went on lockdown, and an area search launched, after a civilian employee reported to her supervisor that she saw "somebody outside who resembled suspect Dorner," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Steve Whitmore said.
9:07 a.m.: After a slight delay in the morning's press conference, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon updates on progress made in the search overnight. No evidence was found overnight that Dorner is in the area, despite a couple of reported sightings.
10 a.m.: El Monte police respond to a reported Dorner sighting at Peck Road and Valley Boulevard.
10:15 a.m.: Police from multiple agencies monitor the U.S./Mexico border looking for Dorner.
4 p.m.: At a press conference,San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies say the search being conducted in the Bear Valley area will continue until sundown, and that they will maintain elevated patrols overnight. According to San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman, there is a "possibility (Dorner) could be here somewhere in the forest."
11:20 p.m.: Storage locker in Buena Park searched, and "items of evidence collected," according to Irvine Police Lit. Bill Whalen.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Morning: With no reported sightings overnight and improved weather conditions, the search for Dorner resumes in the Big Bear area. More than 100 personnel continued a door-to-door search with help from a sheriff's helicopter with forward-looking infrared optics allowing the operators to see body heat underground. Meanwhile, speculation grew among residents and officials that Dorner may no longer be in the area.
11:30 a.m.: Charlie Sheen posts a video thanking Dorner for the kind words about the celebrity in his manifesto and calls on Dorner to contact him so they "can figure out how to end this thing."
4:15 p.m.: Cal-Fire tweets that weapons and survival gear were found inside the burning pickup truck believed set ablaze and abandoned by Dorner on Thursday.
4:30 p.m.: Details are released about the funeral for the slain Riverside police officer whose killing was among those events Thursday that prompted the search for Dorner. The officers name is withheld to protect his family.
5:45 p.m.: In an interview with CBS, Los Angeles Police Chief Charles Beck says the Dorner case will be reopened in the interest of transparency. Also, a new joint task force -- including FBI, U.S. Marshals, LAPD and Irvine and Riverside police -- will continue search for Dorner, who is believed to be in possession of a .50 Barrett.
Sunday, Feb. 10
1 p.m.: At a multi-agency press conference, a $1 million reward is offered for information leading to Dorner's arrest and conviction. The identity of the Riverside officer slain Thursday is also revealed: Michael Crane, 33, was an 11-year veteran of the force, a former Marine, father of two, had attended Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa and graduated from Redlands High School. Authorities cite safety concerns for several families as the reason behind withholding IDs in past days.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
SCHEDULED - 10:30 a.m.: The funeral for the slain as-yet-unidentified Riverside officer is planned to take place at the Grove Community Church in Riverside, according to a written statement from Riverside police. Due to concerns for his family's safety, the name of officer and been withheld, according to Lt. Mark Rossi, and officials are planning heightened security measures at the services.
-- Staff and wire reports