On January 3, 2014, Chino Hills deputies received information that a person was selling stolen items on eBay from a recent Chino Hills residential burglary. Deputies and detectives initiated a follow-up investigation and a buy was conducted with the suspected eBay seller. The property purchased from the eBay seller was confirmed to be a stolen camera lens from a recent Chino Hills residential burglary. Deputies and detectives identified the eBay seller as Donald Ming Hwang of Chino, California and authored a search warrant for Hwang’s residence.
On January 8, 2014, Hwang was arrested as he left his residence. Deputies and detectives searched Hwang’s residence and located a large amount of stolen property such as computers, guns, televisions, watches, and clothing plus a large quantity of narcotics. The stolen property recovered at Hwang’s residence has an estimated value in excess of $100,000. Suspect Donald Ming Hwang was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and his bail was set at $750,000.00. The investigation is ongoing as detectives believe the stolen items recovered from Hwang’s residence are from other Chino Hills residential burglaries and from neighboring cities.
Suspect Donald Ming Hwang
Detective Brandon Rios
Chino Hills Police/Sheriff