'Numerous' guns found in burglary investigation; 5 arrests

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Five people were arrested during a burglary investigation that turned up "numerous" stolen guns, police said.

Police didn't say Wednesday where the burglary took place, but they said it occurred Monday. The investigation caught a break Tuesday when officers responded to a call of a stolen vehicle.

Officers learned the allegedly stolen vehicle was taken during the prior day's home burglary. Paul Dillard, 36, was connected to both that vehicle and the burglary, and he was arrested.

Evidence led officers to another suspect, 33-year-old Joseph Etcheverry. Officers tried to contact Etcheverry by conducting a traffic stop, which sparked a chase late Tuesday that ended after Etcheverry's car became disabled near Brundage Lane and Oleander Avenue.

Police said they found guns in the car that were connected to Monday's burglary.

Those captures led to more searches, which uncovered allegedly stolen items, including guns, jewelry and electronics.

Also arrested during the investigation were 23-year-old Alexandria Rebske, 53-year-old Deborah Taylor and 34-year-old Stephanie Burnside.

The suspects could faces the following charges, according to police:

  • Etcheverry - felony evading, possession of stolen property, numerous weapons violations and a parole violation
  • Dillard - residential burglary, conspiracy, driving a stolen vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, weapons violations and a burglary warrant
  • Burnside - residential burglary and conspiracy
  • Rebske - felony narcotics warrant
  • Taylor - burglary warrant