Sexual-assault suspect sought by Apache Junction police

A female victim was sexually assaulted by a man who offered to take her home from an Apache Junction bar, police said.

The assault occurred in an unknown desert area within Apache Junction, police said.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect can call the Apache Junction Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 480-982-8260 or Lead Detective Steven Jeansonne at 480-797-6191.

Apache Junction police thanked for fundraising efforts at MADD Walk

The Apache Junction Police Department had 34 participants at a Mothers Against Drunk Driving walk and raised $3,700 for the nonprofit. Their efforts were recognized at the Feb. 6 meeting of the Apache Junction City Council. The Phoenix Walk Like MADD 2017 was held 6 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin […]

Apache Junction, Maricopa police departments participate in procedural justice training

Members of the Apache Junction and Maricopa police departments participated in procedural justice training in an effort to improve police-community relations and increase public trust. Sworn and civilian supervisors from the Apache Junction and Maricopa Police Departments gathered for an eight-hour U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services training on procedural justice: […]

Apache Junction Police Department warns about Internet-based fraud

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to caution the public about selling and buying articles through Internet-based websites. Whether you are looking for a deal on concert and sports tickets, or are looking to sell a car yourself, be prepared for someone trying to take you. Thieves are looking for easy ways to steal […]

Apache Junction police host National Animal Care & Control Association training symposium

  Last week marked the third consecutive year that the Apache Junction Police Department hosted the National Animal Care and Control Association’s three-day workshop for animal care and control, veterinary medicine and wildlife management personnel. Through our continued partnership with the Superstition Fire and Medical District, AJPD was able to host this training at the […]

Jan. 19 fire destroys home on South Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction

  The Superstition Fire and Medical District and Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched to a mobile home fire at 5:06 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the 3400 block of South Ironwood Drive of Apache Junction. “Crews initially made entry into the home and found fire spread throughout the attic space.  They were forced […]

Superstition Fire and Medical Fire District Governing Board meets Jan. 17

Discussion on an independent auditor’s report and related financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, will be discussed at the Superstition Fire and Medical Fire District Governing Board’s Wednesday, Jan. 17, meeting. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the district’s administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The district’s annual […]

Apache Junction police investigating fatal Ironwood and Southern pedestrian-motor vehicle crash

The Apache Junction Police Department on Thursday responded to a single-vehicle traffic accident involving a pedestrian that resulted in a fatality.  At about 1 a.m. Jan. 11, a 52-year-old Mesa man driving a 2011 Ford F150 pickup truck struck a 42-year-old Mesa woman who was in the roadway near the intersection of Ironwood Drive and […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office warns public about jury-duty phone scam

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has released information about a phone scam impacting Pinal County residents as well as other people across the nation. “We have received reports about people receiving calls from various law enforcement agencies claiming the individual has a warrant out for their arrest because they have missed jury duty. The individual […]

Arizona DPS adds webpage to search for missing children

January has been declared as Human Trafficking Prevention Month by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. The Arizona Department of Public Safety has taken several steps to prevent human trafficking here in Arizona, especially the trafficking of children. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 465,676 children were reported missing nationally in 2016. Additionally, […]