Two Sahuarita men were arrested Thursday after police detectives linked them to a crime spree in April and May.

Sgt. Michael Falquez said detectives believe Matthew Donovan, 21, burglarized at least three homes, stealing checks and other items. He said police have evidence Donovan forged several of the checks and pawned and sold some of the stolen items with the help of Ruben Alvarez, 24.

The value of the checks and stolen property is estimated at more than $50,000. 

Alvarez was arrested on suspicion of 11 counts of trafficking in stolen property. Donovan was arrested on suspicion of three counts of burglary in the second degree, 27 counts of forgery, 27 counts of fraudulent schemes, and 11 counts of trafficking in stolen property.

Falquez had no further details, but said detectives continue to investigate.

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