Handyman charged with burglary, theft

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FLAGSTAFF - The following is a release from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office:

Flagstaff Police Department detectives were able to file charges against a local "handyman" for multiple cases of burglary and theft.

Matthew Moreland, 36, of Flagstaff had been doing home repair work in the Flagstaff area for some time.An investigator noted local pawn activity for Moreland and was able to match that activity with received theft and burglary reports.Workings with detectives, victims of the thefts were able to identify their stolen tools, guns and other merchandise at the pawn shop(s).Detectives then secured a search warrant for Moreland's residence and found evidence of the crimes as well as possible drug cultivation activities.

Moreland was linked to several cases and ultimately charged with nineteen felonies and six misdemeanor crimes.