$1,000+ in damage to three city locations
Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) has reported that four juveniles have been arrested and booked into Pinal County Juvenile Detention on multiple counts of Burglary, Aggravated Criminal Damage, Theft of Means of Transportation and Criminal Trespass.
According to an official release:
“During the evening hours of January 14, 2019, and into the early morning of hours of January 15, 2019, the Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) responded to the 800 block of W. Southern Ave, on reports of criminal damage to property at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center and Cactus Canyon Junior High School.
Upon arrival officers found that numerous fire extinguishers were discharged in the main pump room of the aquatic center. In addition several doors, a golf cart and some computers were damaged at the Junior High School
Officers later responded Robinson Golf Car Supply located in the 2100 block of S. Coconino Drive, on reports of vehicle theft and criminal damage.
While investigating the damage to Robinson Golf Car Supply, Patrol Officers observed three juveniles in the area, who matched the description of the juveniles caught on video surveillance, breaking into Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center.
The juveniles were detained and interviewed in reference to the criminal damages in the aforementioned locations. Investigators were able to determine that a total of four juveniles broke into the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, where they had damaged city property. From the Aquatic Center, they broke into Cactus Canyon Junior High School, where they damaged school property. The Juveniles then went to a local business, Robinson Golf Car Supply, where the juveniles broke into the business, used a golf cart to ram open the gate to the business and stole two golf carts. They then went joy riding on the stolen golf carts, causing damage to a mail box and later abandoned the stolen golf carts. The crime spree caused several thousand dollars damage to public and private property.
As a result of the investigation conducted by AJPD Officers and Detectives, four juveniles were arrested and booked into Pinal County Juvenile Detention in Florence, AZ on multiple counts of Burglary, Aggravated Criminal Damage, Theft of Means of Transportation and Criminal Trespass.”