Three Apache Junction residents arrested in conjunction with vehicle burglaries

The Apache Junction Police Department has arrested three suspects it believes were involved in a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred during March in Apache Junction, according to a news release issued by the AJPD.

On Sunday, March 20, members of the Apache Junction Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested Clayton Boyd, 24, at the Wal-Mart, 2555 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, according to the release.

Investigators then transported Mr. Boyd to the Pinal County Detention Center, 971 Jason Lopez Circle in Florence, according to the release.

On Tuesday, April 1, AJPD officers arrested Frank Boyd, 28, and Kristen Gwaltney, 37; both were transported to the Pinal County Detention Center, according to police.

Investigative leads revealed the crime spree was related to a series of crimes being investigated by the Gilbert Police Department, Mesa Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Safety Vehicle Theft Task Force, acording to the release. Law enforcement agencies considered the suspects armed and dangerous, police said.

Frank Boyd is being held on a $20,000 bond for burglary, according to the release.

Clayton Boyd and Kristen Gwaltney were subsequently transported to the Maricopa County Jail. Clayton Boyd is being held on a $30,000 bond for misconduct with a weapon and a $25,000 bond for burglary; Ms. Gwaltney is being held on a $10,000 cash bond for two counts of taking the identity of another and a $7,500 bond for conspiracy to commit burglary, according to the news release.

The AJPD reminds the public that persons are presumed innocent until the court finds them otherwise.

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