3 arrested on drug charges; 3 lbs suspected meth found, Apache Junction police say

Approximately 3.2 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, suspected heroin, numerous prescription pills and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia were found when Apache Junction Police Department’s Community Response Enforcement Unit detectives served a warrant at a home in the 2000 block of West 22nd Avenue, police said. Police also found more than $2,000 in cash and two handguns, […]

Thefts, shoplifting reported June 26-30 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of thefts, shoplifting reported June 26-30 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:  Theft, reported at 9:51 a.m. June 26 in the 2500 block of West Jasper Avenue.  Shoplifting, reported at 4:06 p.m. June 26 in the 3100 block of West Apache Trail.  Theft, reported at 10:50 a.m. […]

$2.3M required for Apache Junction to keep pace with Public Safety Personnel Retirement System obligations

The City of Apache Junction will pay $2.3 million this fiscal year to maintain its annual required contribution payment for funding police employees retirement. The City Council this past June voted to approve a policy for Public Safety Personnel Retirement System pension funding. Some of the objectives of the policy include how the city plans […]

Sexual offenses reported June 19-25 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of sexual offenses reported June 19-25 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:   Child molestation, reported at 12:57 p.m. June 19 in the 1000 block of North Idaho Road.  Sexual assault, reported a 3:18 p.m. June 21 in the 200 block of South Delaware Drive.  Sexual assault adult, […]

Thefts reported June 12-18 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of thefts reported June 12-18 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:   Theft of a bicycle, reported at 11:27 a.m. June 12 in the 1300 block of East 27th Avenue.  Theft, reported at 9:17 a.m. June 13 in the 2900 block of West Superstition Boulevard.  Theft, reported at […]

Sexual offenses reported June 5-11 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of sexual offenses reported June 5-11 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Incidents investigated included: Sexual assault, reported at 9:44 a.m. June 8 in the 500 block of East Navajo Avenue. Child abuse, reported at 3:33 p.m. June 5 in the 400 block of East Southern Avenue. Sexual assault, reported […]

Burglaries, thefts reported May 29-June 4 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of thefts and residential and commercial burglaries reported May 29-June 4 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:   Residential burglary, reported at 6:43 p.m. May 30 in the 1100 block of South Warner Drive.  Theft of property, reported at 6:50 p.m. May 30 in the 1500 block of […]

Tone: Apache Junction police need to stop speeders on South Cedar

This is in response to your article of June 2019 — Vol. 61, No. 6 issue — titled “Public safety: No. 1 priority for Apache Junction budget.” I live on South Cedar in west AJ and the speed limit is 25 mph. Get a radar app for your smartphone then come and sit some morning […]

Drug violations reported May 22-28 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of drug violations reported May 22-28 to the Apache Junction Police Department.  Incidents investigated included:   Drug possession, reported at 12:47 a.m. May 23 in the 300 block of North Royal Palm Road.  Drug possession, reported at 9:42 a.m. May 25 in the 2500 block of West Apache Trail.  Drug possession, […]

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 […]