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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever accidentally dialed 9-1-1? This article offers information if you ever inadvertently call 9-1-1 and recommendations to prevent a 9-1-1 misdial.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In an effort to reduce collisions and save lives, the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit will place a special emphasis on four Chandler intersections throughout the month of June.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
On March 30, 2017, around 11:00 p.m. the Islamic Center of the East Valley was burglarized. Earlier in the evening, the Masjid Bilal Rabah mosque in the town of Maricopa was also burglarized. Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for both burglaries.
The city of Chandler is now accepting applications for the position of cadet & lateral officer. This recruitment runs May 9, 2017.
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.
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
On March 29, 2017, Chandler Police Department Detectives arrested five students from Hamilton High School and one student from Chief Hill Learning Academy for various crimes involving a hazing case. One student is an adult male and the other five … Continued
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.
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.
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’.
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.
One year ago, 27-year-old Aaron Yaw was shot and killed inside his home. Two of the three suspects are still on the run today.
Goodcall.com ranked Chandler the 5th safest city in the U.S. to raise a family, with a population of 250,000 or higher.
Terrianne Brooks has been found on the Navajo reservation. Douglas Jones was also located and both are in law enforcement custody. The FBI issued an Amber Alert for Terrianne on January 16, 2017
The Chandler Police Department is investigating a possible hate crime at 4607 West Boston Street. A Menorah constructed out of pvc pipe was reconfigured into a swastika. Detectives have been assigned the case.
On December 18, 2016 around 6:30 pm an unknown male exposed himself to an adult female as she was walking along Arizona Avenue south of the Elliot Road intersection. He then fled southbound to an unknown destination.
A 45-year-old Tempe resident was arrested for child molestation and other crimes dating back to 1998 and 2004.
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.
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.
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.
Detectives from our Robbery/ Homicide Unit are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Massage Envy on September 22, 2016. Click on the Read More link for more information, including video surveillance and photographs of the suspect.
On October 6, 2016, between 5:30 PM and 10:00 PM, two males committed nine vehicle burglaries at various locations on Chandler Boulevard, between Price Road and Rural Road. During the commission of their crimes, the perpetrators used a dark gray … Continued
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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
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
This short video is part of a feature to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness.
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 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 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 .
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
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.
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.