‘Prank call’ causes lock-down at Apache Junction High School, police say

Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, has been placed on lock-down today while police search the school after reports there was to be a shooting. “At this time, we have no known victims and suspect that this will be a prank call,” Capt. Arnold Freeman, Apache Junction Police Department division commander for admin […]

Internal Revenue Service warns of email phishing scams

The Internal Revenue Service is advising the public of an increase in new, sophisticated email phishing scams, according to a release from the Apache Junction Police Department. “If you are not aware, phishing refers to the clever method in which criminals try to get your personal information through deceptive emails and websites. Phishing messages are […]

Shoplifting, thefts reported Nov. 25-Dec. 8 to Apache Junction Police Department, PCSO

Above are the general locations of shoplifting and theft incidents reported Nov. 25-Dec. 8 to the Apache Junction Police Department and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Incidents investigated included: Theft, reported to AJPD at 11:39 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 200 block of East Southern Avenue. Shoplifting, reported to AJPD at 8:06 a.m. Nov. 26 in […]

Potbellied-pigs, other animal regulations before Apache Junction City Council Dec. 4

Regulations and policies revisions for pot-bellied pigs and other animals are to be considered at the Dec. 4 meeting of the Apache Junction City Council. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Three animal-control items are up for public hearings. They are: Ordinance No. 1464, amending the Apache […]

Sexual assaults, child abuse reported Oct. 28-Nov. 24 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the Oct. 28-Nov. 24 general locations of sexual assaults, sexual conduct with a minor, child abuse and molestation incidents reported to Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Sexual assault, reported at 9:23 a.m. Oct. 29 in the 2500 block of South Ironwood Drive. Sexual assault, reported at 4:04 p.m. Oct. 31 in […]

Apache Junction police increasing distracted-drivers traffic enforcement efforts

With an increase in distracted-driving collisions and fatalities around the nation, the Apache Junction Police Department is asking the public to be more proactive in saving lives this holiday season by initiating Operation Home Safe. In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the AJPD asks all community members and guests to travel the […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $1,000 to police Santa fund

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers recently donated $1,000 to the Apache Junction Police Department Santa Fund. From left are Apache Junction Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly, Mike Hellberg, Janine Shablow, Joan Felkner, Acting Capt. Roger Matas, Irene White and AJPD Capt. Troy Mullender. The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers is a volunteer peace-keeping organization that supports […]

Police notify community of sex offender moving to Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS §13-3825, the Community Notification of Sex Offenders Law. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact agreement or released from a county jail back into the community. It is the […]

Sex offender moves to Apache Junction, police say

The Apache Junction Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS §13-3825, the Community Notification of Sex Offenders Law. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact agreement or released from a county jail back into the community. It is the […]

Counterfeiters passing fake money in Apache Junction, police say

Counterfeiters are busy passing fake money, Apache Junction Police Department reports. “There have been reports that several $100 bills and $20 bills have been confiscated by a local bank through business deposits,” Rob McDaniel, AJPD’s community resource coordinator, said in a release. “If in doubt, bring the bill to a financial institution or call the […]