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 responsibility of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer having jurisdiction where the offender intends to reside to inform the community.
Daniel James Vance (52) was convicted of rape in 1986. The victim was female under the age of 18 and was known to him. Daniel was also convicted in 2018 of Failure to Register. Offender is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a level II risk to the community.
These flyers are being distributed to immediate neighbors, community schools, daycare centers and local media. He is 5’9”, 168 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. Vance is living at 547 E. Quail Ave., Apache Junction, AZ.
The person who appears in this notification has been convicted of a sex offense, which allows the Apache Junction Police Department to make community notification. The sex offender has advised the Apache Junction Police Department that he will be living at the listed location. This person is not wanted by the Apache Junction Police or any other law enforcement agency at this time.
This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is to inform the community of a sex offender living in the city and to comply with ARS 13-3825, community notification on sex offenders. Our belief is that an informed community is a safer community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass this individual will not be tolerated and charges may be filed against anyone violating the law.
The AJPD Community Resources Unit may be reached at 480-474-5442 and is available to help you join or start a Neighborhood Block Watch program, as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call 480-982-8260 or, in the event of an emergency, 911.