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, […]

Sons of the American Revolution honors Apache Junction police officers

Five Apache Junction Police officers were honored Feb. 9 for their lifesaving efforts and were presented medals during a breakfast put on by the Sons of the American Revolution. The officers were credited with taking lifesaving measures that led to a positive outcome and the survival of the victims. The event was held at the […]

Shoplifting, thefts reported Feb. 4-10 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of shoplifting incidents and thefts reported Feb. 4-10 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Shoplifting, reported at 11:29 a.m. Feb. 4 in the 3000 block of West Apache Trail. Theft, reported at 4:35 p.m. Feb. 6 in the 200 block of South Copper Drive. Theft, reported at […]

Possible murder-suicide in Apache Junction being investigated by police, PCSO

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the Apache Junction Police Department are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide that took place late Friday night and early Saturday morning. The Goodyear Police Department contacted the Apache Junction Police Department at about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 8, requesting assistance in locating 30-year-old Stuart Milne, who was possibly […]

Dennis, 28, arrested, charged with luring a minor for sexual exploitation, Apache Junction police say

Gabriel Ray Dennis, 28, was arrested Jan. 28, booked into the Pinal County Jail and charged with one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, two counts of child exploitation and three counts furnishing harmful materials to a minor, the Apache Junction Police Department said in a release. AJPD detectives, working in partnership with […]

Shoplifting, robberies reported Jan. 28-Feb. 3 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the Jan. 28-Feb. 3 general locations of shoplifting incidents and robberies reported to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Shoplifting, reported at 10:41 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 700 block of West Apache Trail. Shoplifting, reported at 4:26 p.m. Jan. 30 in the 1400 block of West Apache Trail. A robbery, […]

Apache Junction Police Department awarded $3,971 for 12 SWAT headsets

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is to give $233,987 in lifesaving equipment grants to greater Phoenix area first responders, including nearly $4,000 to the Apache Junction Police Department. The presentation starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Hall of Flame Fire Museum, 6101 E. Van Buren St. in Phoenix. Apache Junction Police Department […]

AJPD auxiliary amping up training for Lost Dutchman Days, marathon

Apache Junction Police Department Auxiliary Patrol members are amping up their training in preparation for the Lost Dutchman Marathon and Lost Dutchman Days parade. Officer Wes Kelley has been providing auxiliary patrol officers traffic-control training leading up to the events, AJPD Cpl. Marshall Harshman said in a release. Auxiliary officers will be controlling the flow […]

Child abuse reported Jan. 21-27 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the Jan. 21-27 general locations of child abuse reported to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Child abuse, reported at 9:03 p.m. Jan. 21 at South Winchester Road and East Quail Avenue. Child abuse, reported at 9:43 a.m. Jan. 24 in the 1100 block of South Warner Drive. Incidents reported to […]

4 juveniles arrested in connection with criminal damage at Apache Junction pool, junior high school

Four juveniles were arrested and booked into Pinal County Juvenile Detention in Florence on multiple counts of burglary, aggravated criminal damage, theft of means of transportation and criminal trespass, according to the Apache Junction Police Department. The arrests were as the result of an investigation conducted by AJPD officers and detectives into criminal damage at […]