Five Bakersfield residents arrested after stolen items, including firearms, found in stolen vehicle

Jewelry, electronics were also found

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department made numerous arrests regarding a recent burglary investigation.

On Tuesday, April 9, Bakersfield police officers went to a location regarding a stolen vehicle being follower. Officers said when they arrived, they learned that the stolen vehicle was taken during a home burglary, which happened the previous day.

During the home burglary, numerous firearms were stolen, in addition to jewelry and electronic devices.

Police said the investigation revealed the driver of the stolen vehicle, 36-year-old Paul Dillard, was involved in Monday's burglary.

According to officials, further evidence led officers to an additional suspect, 33-year-old Joseph Etcheverry.  When officers tried to contact Etcheverry during a traffic stop, he failed to yield to officers and led them on a pursuit. Officials said the pursuit ended when Etcheverry's vehicle became disabled near Brundage Lane and Oleander Avenue.

Officials said Etchverry initially refused to comply with demands, but he eventually surrendered. 

Officers said they found numerous firearms in the vehicle, associated with the previous day's home burglary.

Search warrants led officers to recovery of numerous items of value believed to be items stolen during the home burglary. 

Etchverry was arrested for felony evading, possession of stolen property, numerous weapons violations and a parole violation.  

Dillard was arrested for residential burglary, conspiracy, driving a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, numerous weapons violations and a burglary warrant.

Officials said 34-year-old Stephanie Burnside was also arrested for residential burglary and conspiracy, 23-year-old Alexandria Rebske was arrested for a felony narcotics warrant, and 53- year-old Deborah Taylor was arrested for a burglary warrant.

Anyone with information is urged to call the BPD at 327-7111.


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