BARSTOW • Three Barstow residents were arrested in connection with a home burglary involving two stolen handguns and a stolen vehicle, according to officials from the Barstow Police Department. Another Barstow man was arrested earlier this month for involvement in the crime and possessing one of the guns.
The guns and vehicle were stolen during a burglary that occurred July 30, according to Det. Keith Libby of the Barstow Police Department.
Of the three arrested this week, Jamie Harrison, 25, and Michael Warren Jr., 31, were arrested Tuesday morning when officers and detectives stopped a reported stolen vehicle on the corner of Fifth Street and Main Street.
Harrison, the driver, was charged with auto theft, receiving stolen property and residential burglary. Warren was charged with auto theft, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance which officers suspect was methamphetamines, according to a release.
The third person, David Arroyo, 40, was arrested at his residence on San Bruno Avenue on Thursday afternoon and charged with residential burglary, according to Libby.
Libby said deputies recovered the second gun sometime before Wednesday, but did not know exactly when it happened, and also did not know whether the guns were loaded. Attempts to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Thursday were unsuccessful.
According to Libby, the stolen vehicle has been returned to its owner, but the sheriff's department is still holding onto the handguns.
Kelley Michael Barnes, the other involved man, was arrested on Aug. 1 after evading deputies during a traffic stop on July 29. Barnes dropped one of the guns taken during the burglary — a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun — while fleeing on foot.
At the time, deputies reported that the 26-year-old was an admitted gang member.
Barnes was charged on six separate counts — illegal possession of a firearm, evading peace officers, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance while armed and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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