San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are looking for as many as four people who are suspected of hanging county law enforcement personnel in effigy, authorities said.
On Feb. 18, sheriff’s deputies in Twin Peaks, near Lake Arrowhead, received a call of a mannequin hanging by a rope near the road with the name of a deputy sheriff and a bulls-eye painted on it. Twin Peaks deputies responded and collected it when another mannequin was found near a school bus stop.
Shortly after that, the station received a call that about five other mannequins with deputies’ names on them were hanging at multiple locations. Authorities found seven mannequins in the Crestline and Cedarpines Park communities, six of which had the names of current and past Twin Peaks deputies. A probation officer’s name was scrawled on the other.
Within a few hours, deputies identified Sarah Stewart, 36, as the person responsible, authorities said. Stewart is a known criminal in the community with ties to white supremacist gang members, according to Gil Flores, a spokesman for the Twin Peaks sheriff’s office.
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