Chandler Police Dismantle Drug Trafficking Organization

In May of 2017, the Chandler Police Department’s Narcotics Unit identified a drug trafficking organization involved in the distribution and sales of illicit drugs in Chandler. On July 24, 2018 all suspects were arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail. 

Suspect Arrested After Killing His Grandmother

This morning around 3:30a.m. Chandler officers were dispatched to assist Chandler Fire personnel with a death investigation at an apartment at 375 N. Federal St.  Upon arrival officers located 81 year-old Helen Smith deceased inside the residence with a stab wound.

Registration Now Open for Our Next Citizens Police Academy

Registration is now open for the Department’s next Citizens Police Academy.  The 12-week academy begins August 15th and runs through November 14th.  Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Department’s Main Station, located at 250 E. Chicago St. 

Phoenix Man Arrested for Multiple Counts of Child Molestation

On July 10, 2018, fifty-three-year-old Richard Allen Gallegos was arrested for multiple counts of child molestation stemming from incidents which allegedly occurred between 2009 and early 2011.   Gallegos was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on three counts of Molestation of a Child (F2), five counts of Sexual Conduct of a Minor (F2), and two counts of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor (F3).

Detectives Need Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

In the early morning hours of April 16, 2018 a burglary occurred at a doctor’s office located at 393 W. Warner Rd. in Chandler. During the burglary, multiple credit cards were stolen.  These cards were then fraudulently used multiple times at various establishments throughout south Chandler.