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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Back to the 80s Event at Apache Junction Public Library

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 the Apache Junction Public Library is going back in time and we want you to join us. Expect an afternoon of 80s fun from 1pm – 4pm.

• Meet characters from Star Wars and the Ghostbusters as we... Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Apache Junction Landfill Offers Free Dump Week to City Residents

Apache Junction, Arizona - The Apache Junction Landfill is offering Apache Junction residents a drop off opportunity this May at no cost in partnership with Republic Services. City residents can take one free load to the... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Meridian Drive Construction

Apache Junction, Arizona – Meridian Drive is being repaved from Southern Avenue to Lost Dutchman Boulevard in partnership with Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). Repaving will begin the week of May 4 and... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Apache Trail to be Repaved by May 31

Apache Junction, Arizona - During the April 21 City Council meeting, Cutler Repaving, Inc. was selected as the contractor for the reconstruction of Apache Trail. Construction will begin this week. From Meridian to Idaho,... Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Apache Junction Police Department: 307 Fugitives Arrested By Task Force

Over the month of March 2015, Apache Junction Police Department participated in a state wide fugitive apprehension operation led by the United States Marshals Service. This operation led to the overall arrests of 307... Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

AJPD Thanks Fry’s Food for their Support

Command Staff

On April 22 the Apache Junction Police Department Chief of Police, Thomas E. Kelly, along with his command staff paid a visit to the Apache Junction Fry’s Food on Phelp’s. Chief Kelly and his staff were there to tell the... Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

Apache Junction Police Department hosts Mental Health Training

From April 13th to April 17th the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) in coordination with U.S Department of Justice (DOJ/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Council of State Government Justice Center (CSGJC)and the... Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

AJPD K9 takes First Place at the 2015 Desert Dog K9 Trials!

On April 18th and 19th the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) Officer Justin Griffith and his K9 Officer Daimont, through a donation from the Mesa Firehouse Subs on Signal Butte, participated in the 2015 Desert Dog... Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

AJPD takes First Place at the 19th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training Competition!

On April 17th and 18th the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) Motorcycle Officer Danny Garcia participated in the 19th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training Competition (SPMTC). This annual event brought over... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Strong Sustainable Communities Initiative Supports Neighborhood Clean-up

Apache Junction, Arizona – On Saturday, April 18, residents of the Smythe neighborhood were busy gathering items and trimming trees. Selected as the first neighborhood in Apache Junction’s Strong Sustainable Communities... Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Multi-Generational Center Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Parks and Recreation appreciates the HUGE impact our local educators have on our community (and our treasured youth, in particular). To show our appreciation, we are running a limited time, special promotion for Apache... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Tax Filing Scam

Today is tax day and the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) would like to make sure the residents of Apache Junction are on the lookout for any indications they may have been targeted for tax fraud.

Recently an... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Warning: Visa/ Mastercard Phone Phishing Scam Alert

The Apache Junction Police Department would like to make the residents of Apache Junction aware of a new and increasingly common credit card scam. While this scam is primarily being reported in the Midwest, it has been... Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Concrete Construction along Apache Junction in Preparation for Repaving

Apache Junction, Arizona - During the April 7 City Council meeting, Vincon, L.L.C. was selected as the contractor for concrete construction along Apache Trail. Beginning this week, the concrete construction will include... Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Alert! Census Test Starts this Week!

The Apache Junction Police Department, as well as other departments around the state, have received calls concerning letters that have been received in the mail saying they are sent from the U.S. Census Bureau.

AJPD... Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2015

Bring Home Your Own K-9 Hero - Help Honor First Responders!

Daimont

Apache Junction, Arizona - The Friends of Apache Junction is assisting the Apache Junction Police Department in a fund raising campaign. The K-9 Hero is a miniature stuffed replica of the Police Department’s canine officer... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Two Arrested on Drug Related Charges

ScalaSchultz

On February 12, 2015 Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) Community Resource Enforcement Unit (CREU), Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and SWAT served a search warrant on Marc Schultz, age 42, at his residence... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Citizen Receives Outstanding Citizenship Award

Good Citizen

On December 13, 2014 Thomas Owen of Apache Junction offered assistance to Apache Junction Police Officer Jesse Frantz who was in pursuit of a repeat offender. The offender had fled after his initial contact with AJPD... Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Motorcycle Safety Reminder

Motor Officer

As the weather warms up more motorcycle riders are taking to the streets and mountain roads to enjoy this beautiful state. With this increase in motorcycle traffic, there is also an increase in motorcycle accidents. ... Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Downtown Demolition Makes Way for More Usable Space

Apache Junction, Arizona – On Monday, February 23 demolition of the properties located at 180 and 184 North Apache Trail is schedule to begin. Both properties were included in the Land Exchange Agreement that passed... Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Apache Junction City Council Approve Land Exchange

Apache Junction, Arizona - During the December 2 Apache Junction City Council meeting, the Land Exchange Agreement for Project Number ED-14-01 was passed unanimously. The city owned one-tenth of an acre on 2nd Avenue east of... Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2015

Apache Junction Assistant City Manager Receives Government Award

Mayor and Bryant

Apache Junction, Arizona – On Thursday, February 5, 2015 Bryant Powell, Apache Junction Assistant City Manager received the Catherine F. Connolly Outstanding Assistant City/County Manager Award. Presented by the Arizona... Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2015

2014 - A Good Year for the Apache Junction Animal Control Paws & Claws Care Center!

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Our goal at the Apache Junction Animal Control Paws & Claws Care Center is to find forever homes for all animals. In 2014 the total number of abandoned pets decreased by 55%, while the number of pets adopted increased by... Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

Portion of Meridian Road Closed for US 60 Construction

Apache Junction, Arizona – Meridian Road is scheduled to be closed in both directions at US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in the Apache Junction area for approximately seven months, starting January 5. The closure will be in... Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

Earned Income Tax Credit

Apache Junction, Arizona - The IRS may owe YOU money! You may qualify for federal tax credits and not even know it. The Earned Income Credit (EIC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are federal tax benefits for working people like... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2013

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The City of Apache Junction has very recently posted valuable information... Read on...


Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: April 22, 2015

Multi-Generational Center Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Parks and Recreation appreciates the HUGE impact our local educators have on our community (and our treasured youth, in particular). To show our appreciation, we are running a limited time, special promotion for Apache... Read on...


Police Department

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

Senior Crime Prevention

People over the age of 55 make up almost a third of the population of Apache Junction. Seniors are enjoying longer, healthier lives, and by the year 2016, this number will increase to almost half the population being over 55... Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2013

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is the process of another individual using your personal information without your permission. Identity theft can take many forms, from using your credit card number to renting an apartment. While some forms of... Read on...