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PENI Gang Member

             Arrested for Parole Violation                

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Saturday, August 17th, 9:15 P.M., the San Bernardino County Multi-Enforcement Team (MAIT) and Big Bear Sheriff Patrol Deputies conducted a routine compliance check at a residence in the 200 block of Holmes Lane in Sugarloaf.  The authorities had reason to check the activity of a known felon, a gang member and parole violator, Donovan Hogan, a , 46-year-old, resident of Sugarloaf

Hogan is currently on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) stemming from a previous charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.


As part of former Governor Jerry Brown’s 2011 Realignment Plan (AB109), in order to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the State of California to lower its prison population, offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions serve reduced sentences in county jails and are then placed on PRCS through the County’s Probation Department after being released. Hogan is also a documented and self-admitted Public Enemy Number One (PENI) gang member. 


Upon initial contact with Hogan during the compliance check, a brief struggle ensued, and resulting to him being secured in handcuffs. During the search of Hogan, the MAIT and Sheriff Deputies together located a loaded handgun with the serial numbers removed, as well as methamphetamine, on his person.


Donovan Hogan was detained without further incident and booked into the Big Bear Sheriff Department Jail, on felony charges of being in possession of narcotics while in possession of a loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and obliteration of identification numbers of a firearm. Donovan Hogan remains in custody without the possibility of bail with an arraignment hearing scheduled for August 20th in San Bernardino County Superior Court. 


The Multi-Enforcement Team of the Big Bear Sheriff Department works proactively with Big B ear Sheriff Patrol Deputies, San Bernardino County Probation Officers, and State Parole Officers to routinely conduct home visits and searches on local parolees and probationers pursuant to the terms and conditions of their release. 


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Captain Mitch Dattilo


477 Summit Boulevard   

Big Bear Lake, California

Phone 909-866-0100