Police Searching for Missing Juvenile

On the evening of September 13, 2017, 11-year-old Jordan Keys was reported missing from her Chandler residence.  Jordan, a white female with shoulder length curly brown hair, was last seen around 6:30pm near Hamilton Street and Reflection Place. On the … Continued

Arrest Made in 1987 Missing Person Case

In July of 1987, 22-year-old Donna Mae Jokumsen was reported missing by her parents after failing to arrive at their Washington home. She was last seen alive on July 5th, 1987. When officers arrived at the Jokumsen residence, they found her husband Kevin and both their children, but Donna Mae was gone. On August 31, 2017, Kevin Jokumsen was arrested by the Auburn (Washington) Police Department for the murder of Donna Mae. 

Police Seek Identity of Jewel Thief

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, an unidentified black male walked into the Ben Bridge jewelry store inside the Chandler Fashion Mall and stole a diamond valued at sixteen thousand dollars. Police need help identifying the suspect.

Detectives Arrest Burglary Suspect; Seek ID of Accomplice

When Chandler Police arrested, 36-year-old Anas Muraweh for trespassing, they discovered a large amount of cash and loose change was located inside his vehicle.  Inside the roll of cash, detectives located personal checks made out to the Islamic Center of the East Valley. Muraweh, and a second unknown suspect, burglarized the mosque the night before.

Chandler Police Looking for G.A.I.N. Participants

The Chandler Police Department is seeking out neighborhood groups interested in this year’s annual G.A.I.N. event.  The kick-off for the G.A.I.N. event is September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at our Main Police Station, 250 E. Chicago St. 

Traffic Unit to Conduct Labor Day DUI Task Force

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit will participate in a DUI Task Force over the Labor Day weekend. Please remember to always wear your seatbelt and either designate a driver or call for a ride when alcohol consumption is a part of your holiday celebration.

Arrest Made in Double Homicide

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 around 9:00PM a shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Laguna Village Apartments located at 286 West Palomino Drive.  Two people were killed and a third suffered life-threatening injuries. On August 27, 2017 at approximately 3:00PM, Taron Lavelle Watkins was identified as the possible shooter and arrested in Scottsdale.

Detectives Seeking Additional Witnesses to Homicide

In the early evening of Saturday, August 26th, a homicide occurred in the parking lot of an apartment complex at Arizona Avenue and Palomino Drive. Investigators are seeking out any additional witnesses to this crime.

Detectives Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Collision

On August 4, 2017, around 3:20 AM, a fatal two-vehicle collision occurred at the Dobson Road and Warner Road intersection. Criminal charges are pending. Investigators believe there are additional witnesses to this collision.

Shooting Suspect Apprehended

On Monday, July 31st, 29-year-old Robert Lee Antone, Jr. shot a store clerk at the Valero located at 2945 E. Riggs Rd. He was eventually apprehended on the Gila River Indian Community, but not before shooting at officers, and striking a passer-by at Arizona Ave. and Pecos Rd.

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 16th and runs through November 8th.  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. 

MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT LOCATED

Ms Johns was located Tuesday afternoon, July 4th around 2pm.  She was in her vehicle at Kiwanis Park and was located by the Tempe Police Department.  Ms. Johns was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Since 1996, the Department has been an internationally accredited agency through a process administered by CALEA®.  On July 10, 2017, an assessment team for CALEA® will begin an on-site assessment of the Chandler Police Department for the purpose of re-accreditation. Your attendance and comments regarding the Chandler Police Department’s ability to comply with the accreditation standards are encouraged and welcomed.

Chandler Police to Conduct Memorial Day DUI Task Force

The Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI Task Force over the Memorial Day weekend. Please remember to always wear your seatbelt and to designate a driver when alcohol consumption is a part of your holiday celebration.

Traffic Unit Receives Grant for Occupant Protection Enforcement Program

As part of its ongoing effort to save lives on Arizona’s roadways, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is partnering with the Chandler Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!

Detectives Seek Armed Robbery/ Kidnapping Suspects

On April 14, 2017, around 1:00 PM, three Hispanic males committed an armed robbery in the 1200 block of N. Mesa Drive in the City of Mesa. Later that day, around 4:00 PM, the same three Hispanic male subjects committed a second armed robbery, this time in the Best Buy parking lot at 3100 W. Frye Road in Chandler. A witness who followed the suspect vehicle was also victimized.

Cinco de Mayo DUI Task Force

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit will participate in a DUI Task Force with the Scottsdale Police Department beginning Thursday, May 4, 2017, through Saturday, May 6, 2017. A grant through the DUI Abatement Council is providing funding for this event.

Photo Enforcement Cameras Activated at Chandler Intersection

On Monday, May 1, 2017, photo enforcement cameras at the intersection of McQueen and Queen Creek Road will be activated. The intersection will be monitored by photo enforcement cameras at the approaches for northbound and southbound traffic. In all, a total of 12 Chandler intersections are monitored with photo enforcement cameras under the City of Chandler’s photo enforcement vendor, American Traffic Solutions. All of these intersections are monitored for red light violations and speeding violations.

Two Arrested for Tattoo Parlor Shooting

On Monday morning, April 10, 2017, 23-year-old Michael David Hart and 21-year-old Rafael Santos were involved in a shooting at 590 N. Alma School Rd. Both fled the scene and were apprehended the next day. Hart and Santos were booked into the Maricopa County Jail on numerous charges. Video from inside the Paisanos Barber Shop shows rounds enter the business through the front window, narrowly missing a four-year-old girl who was watching television.

Traffic Unit Receives DUI Abatement Grant

The DUI Abatement Council has awarded the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit with a $60,000 enforcement grant.  This grant will fund officers to work DUI enforcement during select times of the year when drinking and driving increases.  During these appointed … Continued

Detectives Seeking Aggravated Assault Suspect

On February 11, 2017, an unknown adult white male fired his gun at an adult couple while they were walking through the Lowe’s parking lot at 7100 W. Ray Road. The unknown male fled in a black four-door pick-up. Investigators need help identifying the suspect. Silent Witness is offering up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of this suspect.

Arrest Made in the L.A. Fitness Homicide

On February 28, 2017, 24-year-old Freddis Williams III was arrested for the murder of Shivaswamy Hosakote. Mr. Williams was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of 2nd degree murder.

Detectives Continue to Search for Investigative Lead on a 2000 Cold Case

On October 30, 2000, 33-year-old Douglas Miguel was found dead under a tree near a retention area in the 400 block of South Nebraska Street. A Medical Examiner’s report determined Douglas died of asphyxia due to strangulation. Douglas was at a local bar the previous evening and was seen in the area during the early morning hours of October 30 with a Hispanic male known by the moniker, ‘Puma’.

Traffic Unit to Participate in Scottsdale DUI Task Force

The Department’s Traffic Unit will participate with other Valley agencies in a DUI Task Force in Scottsdale from February 2, 2017 through February 4, 2017. On February 5, 2017, the Traffic Unit will host a DUI Task Force in Chandler.

Take The Pledge Against Distracted Driving

The Chandler Police Department, Chandler Fire, Health, & Medical Department, Safe and Secure, Inc., and Ocotillo Friends recently launched a Distracted Driving Campaign to the Chandler community. The campaign is in response to an increase in traffic collisions due to distracted driving.

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

When you’re out shopping this year, remember to conceal any items of value in your vehicle. Remember where you parked and which door or store entrance you utilized when shopping at a mall. Park your vehicle in a well-lit area and, whenever possible, avoiding shopping alone.

Chandler Police Department Needs Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

On October 15, 2016, around 11:30PM, two males committed an armed robbery against a couple outside the Red Robin located at 3420 W. Chandler Boulevard. Detectives from the Robbery/ Homicide Unit are actively searching for these two suspects. Please view the attached video and photographs of the suspects.

Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween right around the corner, the Chandler Police Department would like to offer a few helpful safety tips to trick-or-treaters, parents, and motorists: Trick-or-Treaters: Make sure to bring a flashlight and cellular phone on your trick-or-treat outing If the … Continued

Traffic Unit Receives GOHS Grant For DUI Enforcement

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit has received a $47,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to fund a new DUI enforcement vehicle. This vehicle will be assigned to the DUI enforcement squad for the enforcement of DUI and other roadway impairment.

Arrest Made in Arson Case

Beginning April 22, 2016 through September 2, 2016, detectives from the Department’s Property Crimes/ Arson Unit have been investigating a series of arsons on the City’s west side. In all, eight suspicious fires, during this time period, have been identified … Continued

Department Offers Online Reporting

The Chandler Police Department has implemented online reporting as part of its strategic goal to enhance infrastructure by identifying and implementing new technologies to improve policing functions. We believe this will have a significant impact on operations by decreasing calls … Continued

Cold Case – Donna Mae Jokumsen

In July of 1987, 22-year-old Donna Mae Jokumsen (Maiden name is Douglas) was living in Chandler with her husband & young children. Around that time, Donna telephoned her father in Washington state & told him she was returning  home to Washington with … Continued

California Ex-Con Sentenced for Sex Trafficking

In late January of 2015, Detectives from the Chandler Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover sex trafficking operation at a Mesa hotel.  The operation was in conjunction with the Greater Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force, and its purpose … Continued

Chandler Police to Conduct July 4th DUI Task Force

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI Task Force over the July 4th weekend.  The task force will run from Friday, July 1, 2016, through Monday, July 4, 2016. On July 1st and July 2nd, Chandler officers … Continued

Tips for Your July 4th Celebration

As we celebrate our Nation’s birthday this July 4th, the Chandler Police Department would like to offer a few tips for an enjoyable celebration: While buying and selling permissible consumer fireworks in the City of Chandler is legal, setting them … Continued

Video – Return Me Safe

This short video is part of a feature to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness.

Chandler Police Seek Victims of Black Money Scam

In mid-April, detectives from the Department’s Narcotics Unit were conducting an investigation regarding drug sales in the city. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the suspects were involved in the “Black Money Scam.” According to the FBI, … Continued

Donation Accounts Set-up for Officers Pueblo & Calwell

Donation accounts have been set-up at Wells Fargo bank for Officer Pueblo & Officer Calwell.  If you would like to contribute, please visit any Wells Fargo branch & reference the following two accounts: The Officer Joshua Pueblo Donation Fund   … Continued

The 411 on CPD – SVU

The goal of the Chandler Police Department Special Victims Unit is to provide the highest level of service to the victims and their families while minimizing secondary trauma .

Chandler Police Seek Additional Witnesses to Aggravated Assault

On the evening of April 7, 2016 18-year-old Cody Gibson assaulted an unknown Native American female inside the Jack-In-The-Box restaurant located at 955 E. Riggs Rd.  After being assaulted inside the restaurant, the female walked outside towards the parking lot of the … Continued

Citizens Academy Alumni Association Meeting

The Chandler Departments Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association, is a group of dedicated citizens who have completed the Citizens’ Academy and now are an important part of service to the department. All Alumni Association members must have completed a Chandler Police Departments Citizens’ Academy class.

Chandler Man Accused of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

On August 29, 2017, 47-year-old Patrick Robert McFarlin was arrested by the Chandler Police Department and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. There are currently a number of victims, but Detectives believe additional victims may exist.