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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE:         January 9, 2014 


INCIDENT:  Residential Burglaries


SUSPECT:  Donald Ming Hwang, 41, Chino


LOCATION: Multiple locations throughout Chino Hills



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


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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