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Eric O’Connell (28) was convicted in 2010 of Attempted Child Molestation. His victim was known to him. He is 5’8”, 155 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. O’Connell is living at 2528 W. 16th Ave. in Apache Junction. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 2 R…

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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-13 years old. In 2017, an average of two children per day were killed while riding in motor vehicles while an estimated 376 were injured every day in 2017. Of the 675 children that were killed more than one third of them wer…

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One of the best things about the school year getting underway is that a whole new set of kids in Apache Junction will be going through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. D.A.R.E. was established in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department, and it was so popular that it …

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Jonathan Ortiz (43 ) was convicted in 1999 of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor who was known to him. He is 5’5”, 238 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Ortiz is living at 1281 N. Desert View Dr. in Apache Junction. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Leve…

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The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is excited about our partnership with Securus Technologies, which will bring technology to the inmates at the Adult Detention Center. The launch of this technology aims at preparing the incarcerated with 21st century skills to help them have a successful fut…

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Brandon R. Alley (34) also known as Teena Marie was convicted in 2003 in Oregon for Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Sexual Abuse where the victim was known to him. He was also convicted in 2005 for Attempted 3rd Degree Assault. In 2015, he was convicted for Attempted Child Prostitution and…

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Popular voting for the nationwide #WhyWeServe grant contest started Thursday, July 25, and one of our local heroes is a finalist. Officer Earnest Eaton of the AJPD is competing, in hopes that he can earn a share of the awarded grant money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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Cory M. Papp (43) was convicted in 2016 of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Sexual Exploitation of a Child/20+ images. His victims were unknown juvenile females. He is 6’3”, 170 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. Papp is living at 231 W. 22nd Ave. in Apache Junction. He is consid…

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Cory M. Papp (43) was convicted in 2016 of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Sexual Exploitation of a Child/20+ images. His victims were unknown juvenile females. He is 6’3”, 170 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. Papp is living at 231 W. 22nd Ave. in Apache Junction. He is consid…

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July 23rd marks the beginning of the new of school year here in Apache Junction. The streets and intersection in the areas around the schools will be extra busy with increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) encourages all motorists, parents and stude…

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For the first time in Apache Junction Police Department’s 39 year history, five women at AJPD earned the highest honors in five categories recognized by the department’s awards committee.

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On Saturday, May 11, the Apache Junction High School prom was cut short when it was discovered that multiple cars in the venue parking lot at Schnepf Farms had one or more tires slashed. Several cars were also keyed.

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The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) is increasing traffic enforcement efforts on Ironwood Drive between Guadalupe Road and Superstition Blvd. The enhanced enforcement is one part of a strategic plan to decrease the number of traffic collisions on Ironwood Road.

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Beginning Monday, June 3, 2019, Apache Junction Police Department will be making some changes to their alarm program. The city of Apache Junction will no longer be processing alarm registrations or accept payments. AJPD will contract with the PM AM Corporation, who will be monitoring the ala…

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On March 15, 2019, the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) held their 9th Annual Awards Ceremony hosted by Dolce Vita Retirement Community. This year, the Police Department was honored to have Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams as the keynote speaker. Chief Williams, a 30 year veteran o…

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In response to increased calls from citizens regarding traffic violations in school zones, Apache Junction Police Department traffic division has increased their enforcement efforts in the areas of Apache Junction High School (Ironwood Dr. and Southern Ave.) and Four Peaks Elementary School …

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The Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) Community Response Enforcement Unit (CREU) arrested Edward Meyer of Chandler last week after a foot chase and a standoff at an Apache Junction residence.

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On Saturday, July 28, 2018, the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) hosted a workshop titled “Procedural Justice for Communities: A Dialogue to Change.” The goal of the workshop was to lay a foundation for increasing mutual trust, enhance the community’s perspective of police legitimacy…