5 women at Apache Junction Police Department earn honors

For the first time in Apache Junction Police Department’s 39-year history, women are occupying the highest honors in all five categories recognized by an awards committee. The categories of awards recognized by AJPD are: Employee of the Quarter, “Joe Sabitus” Volunteer of the Year, Police Telecommunications Officer of the year, Civilian Employee of the Year […]

Harshman: FYI Friday videos feature Apache Junction Police Department

If you’re on the Internet — and who isn’t, these days — you may have noticed that we’ve amped up social media game for the Apache Junction Police Department. In addition to our increased discussion and posting presence, we are also putting out a weekly information video called FYI Friday. The video series was created […]

Sexual offenses reported April 26-30 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of sexual offenses incidents reported April 26-30 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Child abuse, reported at 2:33 p.m. April 26 in the 800 block of South Ironwood Drive. Sexual abuse, reported at 12:43 p.m. April 29 in the 1000 block of North Idaho Road. Incidents reported […]

$16,200 donated to Apache Junction’s Paws and Claws Care Center, police department

There have been two recent large donations to the Friends of Apache Junction — $8,600 to the Paws and Claws Care Center and $7,600 to the Apache Junction Police Department — the local City Council was told recently. At an April meeting, the Apache Junction City Council was given a run-down of recent donations by […]

Child abuse reported April 21-25 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of child abuse reported April 21-25 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Child abuse, reported at 12:14 p.m. April 23 in the 1400 block of West 19th Avenue. Child abuse, reported at 11 p.m. April 25 in the 2100 block of South Apache Drive. Incidents reported to […]

APS donating $50,000 to non-profit to improve public safety and aid first responders 

For the sixth year in a row, Arizona Public Service will donate $50,000 to the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to ensure first responders serving its territory are equipped with the best tools possible to safely and effectively protect the community and themselves. “We are extremely grateful for APS’ ongoing support of the foundation,” […]

Thefts reported April 16-20 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of thefts reported April 16-20 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Theft, reported at 10:33 a.m. April 17 in the 1000 block of South Idaho Road. Theft, reported at 1:59 p.m. April 18 in the 3000 block of West Apache Trail. Incidents reported to AJPD are from […]

Joshua Ladner, suspect in hit-and-run, charged with attempted murder, Apache Junction police say

Joshua Ladner, 38, has been arrested in connection with an April 26 hit-and-run incident, Apache Junction police said. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday Apache Junction Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of a hit-and-run pedestrian injury accident. “Further investigation would result in the arrest of 38-year-old Joshua Ladner in unincorporated Apache Junction after he […]

Apache Junction police begin enhanced traffic enforcement on Ironwood Drive

The Apache Junction Police Department has increased its traffic-enforcement efforts on Ironwood Drive between Guadalupe Road and Superstition Boulevard. “The enhanced enforcement is one part of a strategic plan to decrease the number of traffic collisions on Ironwood (Drive). Over the past year there have been more than 800 traffic-related incidents/accidents between Guadalupe Road and […]

Eric Joseph Rawlings charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, Apache Junction police say

A suspect in the March 4 robbery of the US Bank inside Safeway at 3185 W. Apache Trail has been arrested, Apache Junction Police Department said. Eric Joseph Rawlings, 48, of Apache Junction, was arrested April 18 after detectives and officers from the Apache Junction Police Department served a search warrant at Mr. Rawlings’ residence, […]