Police: Man claims to be AJ officer in apparent phone scam

The Apache Junction Police Department has been alerted to an apparent scam in which a person is representing himself as an Apache Junction police officer. “Under the ruse, a person identifying himself as ‘Sean Parker’ is calling individuals and stating he is an Apache Junction police officer and uses a telephone number of 480-982-8260, which […]

Assault, suspicious activities reported in Gold Canyon Feb. 11-17 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of an assault and suspicious activities incidents reported Feb. 11-17 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Suspicious activity, reported at 11:55 p.m. Feb. 13 at East Cloudview Road and South Buckboard Avenue. Assault, reported at 6:50 a.m. Feb. 15 […]

Thefts reported Feb. 11-17 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of thefts reported Feb. 11-17 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Theft, reported at 1:04 p.m. Feb. 13 in the 600 block of North Plaza Drive. Theft, reported at 6:53 p.m. Feb. 13 in the 300 block of South Main Drive. Theft, reported at 3:26 p.m. Feb. […]

Learn about Benjamin Franklin wife at Daughters of the American Revolution meeting

The Apache Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Member Barbara Pichler will be presenting a program on the wife of Benjamin Franklin. The meeting includes brunch. Reservations are required and the cost of the meal is $17. For more information, including the […]

Apache Junction makes camping easy, affordable

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department will have the 2019 Superstition Sleepover Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3, at Prospector Park. Set-up starts at noon and activities begin at 3 p.m. The Superstition Sleepover is an event for family and friends with a limited budget looking to do something different, according to a city release. For $10 […]

Marceau: ERA legislation assures equality for all if petty politics, myths are pushed aside

Equality in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness constitutionally is guaranteed to all American citizens. That very notion is so etched in our nation’s history and seared in our hearts and minds that its absence defies logic. Nonetheless, more than half of U.S. citizens continue to be denied equal application and protection of law […]

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offers free income-tax preparation

Local residents who made less than $66,000 this year may be able to qualify to have their taxes done for free by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program through the United Way of Pinal County. Last year the VITA program prepared 1,300 tax returns across Pinal County, providing $1.5 million in refunds, according to a […]

MountainBrook Theatre to perform Moon Over Buffalo, Feb. 21-24

Yes, it’s time to lower the lights, open the curtain, light up the stage and enjoy a performance of Moon Over Buffalo. A comedy in two acts, by Ken Ludwig, the play will be performed as a dinner theater at 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 21. Reserved seating tickets for the catered dinner and the play […]

Video: National anthem at Apache Junction State of the City

The Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard approaches the stage at the Feb. 13 Apache Junction State of the City and Iceyss Schmitz, a winner at the 2019 AJ Kids Idol contest, sings the national anthem. The State of the City, hosted by Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy (at […]

Apache Junction police using unmarked vehicles for traffic enforcement

In response to increased calls from citizens regarding traffic violations in school zones, Apache Junction Police Department traffic division has increased its enforcement efforts in the areas of Apache Junction High School and Four Peaks Elementary School. To increase the effectiveness of their concentrated enforcement measures, officers are utilizing unmarked vehicles to conduct traffic stops, […]