Robbery reported in Gold Canyon March 3-6 to PCSO

Above is the general location of a robbery reported March 3-6 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Gold Canyon. Incidents investigated by PCSO included: Strong-arm robbery, reported at 10:52 a.m. March 4 on East Peralta Road east of U.S. Highway 60. The PCSO incidents are from PCSO does not provide […]

Winchester Road, 4th to 2nd avenue, to be closed for repaving

The City of Apache Junction will be repaving Winchester Road from Fourth Avenue to Second Avenue March 18-28. Winchester will be closed from Old West Highway to Junction Street except to local and business traffic only off of Junction Avenue and Fourth Avenue, according to a release. The work will include the closure of second […]

Apache Junction Police Chief Kelly nominated by Gov. Ducey to state board

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly has been nominated by Gov. Doug Ducey to the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. “I am honored and humbled to have been selected to this esteemed board and represent our community in such an important part of our law enforcement system,” Chief Kelly, who has been […]

March 14 meeting on forming regional-issues group for Gold Canyon/Peralta area

A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Gold Canyon Community Church, 5810 S. Alameda, to discuss the possible formation of a group to represent the Gold Canyon/Peralta area on regional issues. “The concept for this collaborative group is to serve as the voice of this community in order to better […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate $750 to AJPD Explorer Program

The Apache Junction Police Department Explorer Program recently received a donation from the AJ Mounted Rangers. Apache Junction Police Officer R. Rivera, Trevan Ballinger, Jessica Laduran were on hand with AJ Mounted Rangers Mike Hellberg who represented the group to donate $750 to the AJPD Explorer Program, according to a press release. Congratulations were extended […]

Operation Stonegarden partnership leads to arrest near Gold Canyon of dangerous fugitive

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assisted Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies in arresting a dangerous fugitive that fled into a remote desert area west of Gold Canyon on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 5. “Agents patrolling aboard a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, operating under Operation Stonegarden, received a request for support from PCSO deputies […]

Apache Junction police seek ID of bank robbery suspect

The Apache Junction Police Department is seeking the public’s help with apprehending a man who at 4 p.m. March 4 robbed the U.S. Bank inside Safeway, 3185 W. Apache Trail. The suspect is described as a while male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 160-170 pounds, with long blonde or red hair in a ponytail. […]

Code of conduct approved for Apache Junction council, boards, commissions

The Apache Junction City Council on March 5 approved a code of conduct applicable to the council, board and commission members that removed draft language on meeting distractions including not rolling one’s eyes when reacting to an opinion. A draft code of conduct had stated “Members should not roll their eyes, shake their head or […]

AJ Mounted Rangers welcomes Patty Wanczyk to the organization

At the recent AJ Mounted Rangers meeting Captain Roger Matas swore in Patty Wanczyk as one of the newest Rangers. Originally from Illinois, she moved to Apache Junction in May of 2018, according to a press release, describing how excited she is to join the Rangers. She looks forward to using her experience organizing fundraisers […]

Managing traffic to Peralta Canyon subdivision topic of meeting in Gold Canyon

A Gold Canyon community meeting is scheduled for March 28 to discuss planned ingress and egress routes for Peralta Canyon Subdivision and their impact on surrounding neighborhoods. It is 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church main sanctuary, 6640 S. Kings Ranch Road. The meeting is designed to provide information […]