‘Operation Clean Streets’ nets 44 suspects, Apache Junction police say

During the last several months, August through December, the Apache Junction Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Community Resource Enforcement Unit have made numerous narcotic as well as other criminal arrests in a recent “Operation Clean Streets” roundup. “Some of these investigations have involved long-term enforcement operations and further utilized the assistance of AJPD’s SWAT […]

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 […]

City of Apache Junction holiday hours for Monday, Jan. 21

The city of Apache Junction announces that all administrative offices are closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observation of Civil Rights Day. Emergency services through the Apache Junction Police Department will not be impacted by the holiday, according to a press release. The Apache Junction Public Library will also be closed. Contact the library at […]

AJPD officers given green light to work overtime for ASU, city of Glendale

Off-duty Apache Junction Police Department officers may be paid for professional law-enforcement and security services at Arizona State University events and in the city of Glendale, which includes the Arizona Cardinals football stadium. The city of Apache Junction will pay each officer’s workers’ compensation insurance, according to the intergovernmental agreements with ASU and the city […]

Volunteers sought by Apache Junction Police Department

The Apache Junction Police Department is seeking volunteers to serve the community in areas such as auxiliary patrol, criminal investigations, evidence, Paws and Claws Care Center and the chaplaincy program. “The new year is a great time for new beginnings and renewal. If you have never volunteered before there is no better time to start,” […]

‘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 […]

Police increase enforcement, add incentives during safe driving campaign

The Apache Junction Police Department has partnered with the Walmart store at 2555 W. Apache Trail and the Circle K store at 85 W. Superstition Blvd. for Operation Home Safe. This partnership, along with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, asks all community members and guests to travel the roadways safely this holiday season, according […]

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 […]