HESPERIA Two white supremacist gang members one a parolee at large were arrested as authorities investigated what first appeared to be a vehicle burglary, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station officials said Friday.


Hesperia SMASH Gang Team members on Thursday arrested transient Jeremy Hagen, 31, and Glenn Petrak, also 31, of Victorville after Petrak was found allegedly trying to break into a vehicle in the 13000 block of Trona Court.


At about 3 p.m., officials spotted Petrak outside a vehicle, according to Susan Rose, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station. It turned out Petrak a documented skinhead gang member on parole was working on the vehicle, she said.


Petrak told officials he was staying at a home on Trona Court, Rose said. As part of the terms of his parole, she explained authorities have the right to search the home.


During their search, officials found Hagen who is also a documented associate of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and a parolee at large hiding in the home, according to sheriff's and Department of Corrections Special Services Unit. Associating with a known gang member or parolee is a violation of the terms of Petrak's parole, Rose said.


Petrak was booked into Victor Valley jail for violating the terms of his parole and Hagen was arrested for being a parolee at large and also violating the terms of his parole.


A search of court records shows Petrak has been arrested for burglary and possession of a controlled substance as well as other vehicle code violations.


Hagen's record shows arrests for arson, burglary robbery and drug offenses.


Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.