2 arrested in alleged burglary

For The Madera Trobune

David Greene, being arrested by Sheriff’s Deputy Lutz and Corporal Hernandez, near Road 200 and Fine Gold Creek Jan. 12.


A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a home on Manzanita Drive in Oakhurst.

David Greene and Tama Lucas were taken into custody on Jan. 10 after being found with a U-Haul truck carrying property that allegedly had been stolen Jan. 8.

On that day, at approximately 5 a.m., Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call from the 39000 block of Manzanita Drive in Oakhurst, reporting a burglary. The owner of the property said two motorcycles and several pieces of equipment had been stolen from his garage.

During a subsequent search of the area, a U-Haul truck with two occupants was located.

The two subjects, Greene and Lucas, refused to consent to a search of the vehicle; however, enough probable cause existed to detain the vehicle. Madera County Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a search warrant for the U-Haul, and numerous stolen items, including the equipment and one motorcycle, were recovered and returned to the owner(s).

Arrest warrants were issued for both Greene and Lucas. On Jan. 10 at approximately 10 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a citizen about the whereabouts of Greene. At approximately noon, deputies performed a felony vehicle stop in the area of Road 200 and Fine Gold Creek, and took Greene into custody. Shortly after, at approximately 12:40 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 40000 block of Butterfield Stage Road in O’Neals and took Lucas into custody.

Greene and Lucas were transported to Madera and booked into Madera County Department of Corrections without incident, according to Kayla Serratto of the Sheriff’s Department.

They have been charged with felony counts of residential burglary and receiving/possession of stolen property. They remained in custody as of Jan. 12.