Crime

Madera man arrested in pair of burglaries

A 28-year-old Madera man was arrested after two burglaries early Friday, the Madera County Sheriff's Department reported.

Deputies were investigating a break-in at Valley Pistachio on Avenue 20 near Highway 99 when they received a second call that someone was breaking into Dixieland Elementary School near Avenue 18 and Road 19, spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

At the school, deputies saw a man running into a vineyard and captured him. A search of his nearby truck yielded cash, stolen merchandise, methamphetamine and marijuana, Stuart said. He was booked into the Madera County jail on drug and burglary charges.

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