Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween right around the bend, the Chandler Police Department would like to offer a few helpful safety tips to trick-or-treaters, parents, and motorists:

Traffic Section to Conduct Halloween DUI Task Force

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section will participate in an upcoming Halloween DUI Task Force with the Scottsdale Police Department.  The task force will begin the weekend prior to Halloween along with October 30th and Halloween night.  Please remember; drive defensively, wear your seatbelt, and if alcohol consumption will be part of your Halloween celebration, call for a ride.  Please, get home safe.

Homicide Suspect Apprehended

In the early morning of October 21, 2018, 29-year-old German Roman Medina was shot and killed while fighting 18-year-old Joseph Caballero and 30-year-old Matthew Vacaneri. Joseph and Matthew were arrested and were both booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of Aggravated Assault and 1st Degree Murder, respectively.

Officer Involved Shooting Incident/Suicidal Subject With a Gun

On Friday, October 12, 2018 two Chandler Police Officers were involved in a shooting at 854 W. Calle Del Norte. Chandler Police was sent to the location after the resident, 84-year-old Kay Kenniker, threatened suicide. Kenniker fired at an officer before pointing a rifle at a second officer, which resulted in the shooting. Kenniker was pronounced deceased on-scene.

Chandler Police to Conduct Pedestrian Education and Enforcement Campaign

On Monday, October 15, 2018, the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section & Bike Unit will conduct a citywide pedestrian/ bicyclist education and enforcement campaign from 8 am to 6 pm. This day-long detail is a show of support for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s NHTSA Statewide Pedestrian & Bicyclist Focus Education and Enforcement Effort. 

Know Your Limit Available at Oktoberfest

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section will offer the Know Your Limit educational awareness program at Oktoberfest in downtown Chandler on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The Traffic Section will also conduct saturation patrols throughout the area on the same evening. Please remember to always wear your seatbelt, drive defensively, and call for a ride when alcohol consumption is a part of your celebration.  Please, get home safe.

Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended

On September 17, 2018, 41-year-old Allan Doty was arrested in Glendale for his alleged role in three bank robberies in Chandler and Mesa. Doty was booked into the Maricopa County Jail. Thank you to those in the community whose actions, observations, and statements played a part in Doty’s identification and apprehension.

Chandler Police Department Receives K9 Protective Vest Grant

  Chandler Police Department’s K9 Benzo will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Benzo’s vest is sponsored by Renee Thomas of Chandler, AZ and will … Continued

Detectives Need Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 around 1:45pm, an unknown white male committed a bank robbery at the Bank of America located at 3410 W. Chandler Blvd. The same suspect struck again on Monday, September 10, 2018, robbing the Compass Bank located at 3001 N. Alma School Rd. Silent Witness is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of this suspect.

Alcohol Awareness Offered at Rockin’ Taco Street Fest

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will be at the Rockin’ Taco Street Fest in Downtown Chandler on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to offer the Know Your Limit educational awareness program. Saturation patrols from members of the DUI Squad will occur as well.