Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas Kelly completes executive leadership program

Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly on Aug. 2 completed phase two of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The LEEDS program was conceived and developed for chief executive officers of the nation’s mid-sized law enforcement agencies. The […]

Student declining to remove bandana escorted by police from Apache Junction High School

Apache Junction Police Department officers escorted a teenager from Apache Junction High School Aug. 10 after he allegedly refused to remove a bandana from his head, according to a youtube video and a letter from the district. The video can be seen by searching for “Apache Junction High School” at youtube.com with a filter of […]

4 assaults reported July 22-Aug. 4 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of an assault and aggravated-assault incidents reported July 22-Aug. 4 to Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated by AJPD included: aggravated assault reported at 1:08 p.m. July 22 in the 400 block of South Idaho Road. assault, reported at 2:05 p.m. July 27 in the 500 block of East Navajo […]

Apache Junction Police Officer Carl Halperin liaison with school district

Officer Carl Halperin has been named the liaison between Apache Junction Unified School District and the Apache Junction Police Department. Officer Halperin has an office in the 11/12 building at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, and will teach lessons to high school students about alcohol and related risks, according […]

Apache Junction Police Department holds community workshop

The Apache Junction Police Department on Saturday, July 28, hosted a workshop “Procedural Justice for Communities: A Dialogue to Change.” The workshop was a cooperative effort with grant funding through the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services and the Center for Public Safety and Justice. The focus of the workshop was to facilitate […]

Superstition Harley-Davidson drive donates nearly 400 teddy bears to Apache Junction police

Superstition Harley-Davidson teamed up with the American Legion and the Sons of American Legion and held a teddy bear drive in July to benefit the Apache Junction Police Department. “Apache Junction Police Department offers these bears to kids that they come in contact with in need of a little comfort,” Brina Brown of Superstition Harley-Davidson, […]

Thefts reported July 15-21 to Apache Junction Police Department, PCSO

Above are the general locations of thefts reported July 15-21 to Apache Junction Police Department and the Pinal County Sheriff’s office. Incidents investigated by AJPD included: July 16 Reported at 10:50 a.m. in the 100 block of East Old West Highway. July 20 Reported at 4:23 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Raindance Road […]

Police: Slow down while driving, avoid distractions as school starts

As the new school year approaches, the Apache Junction Police Department encourages all motorists, parents and students to take extra care adjusting to schools being open for business. “The police department will aggressively enforce school zone areas to ensure the safest possible passage for children returning to school,” Rob McDaniel, AJPD’s community resource coordinator, said […]

15 unlocked vehicles burglarized July 16-17 on south side of Apache Junction

Overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, several residents discovered their unlocked vehicles had been burglarized, Apache Junction police said. “Many of these vehicles were parked on the street.  A variety of articles have been reported taken.  The thieves were very active; as many as 15 cases have been reported as of Tuesday morning,” Rob McDaniel, Apache […]

Apache Junction police investigating suspected animal-cruelty case

Four dogs, seven tortoises, a pot-bellied pig, eight ducks, eight chickens, a pigeon, two snakes and a lizard, many underweight and suffering from lack of proper nutrition, were found in an Apache Junction home, police said. An investigation was initiated when Animal Control Officer K.C. Sheahan was dispatched July 5 to the area of the 2300 […]