Wickenburg Police Department

  • Agency: Wickenburg Police Department
  • Address: 155 N. Tegner Street, Suite C, Wickenburg, 85358 AZ
  • Chief: A E Melendez (Chief of Police)
Phone: 928-684-5411
Fax: 928-684-7934

Wickenburg Police Department is located at 155 N. Tegner Street, Suite C, Wickenburg, 85358 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is A E Melendez. The Wickenburg Police Department phone number is 928-684-5411.

Wickenburg Police Department News

The Wickenburg Police Department would like to warn citizens and businesses about another APS scam. WPD has received a report of an individual falsely claiming to represent the company to attain payment for electricity consumed or make a generic reference to the “electric company,” “electric utility” or “power company.” The caller claims the customer has an overdue bill amount and that service will be disconnected if payment isn’t made immediately. The caller will give a false name, contact and extension number and refer to themselves as an "account specialist". APS does not contact customers via phone or in person to request credit card or other banking information. In the event of delinquent balance or shut-off notice, APS uses the following means of communication: customer bill, text message, automated dialer message, letter or door hanger left at the residence. If there ever is a question about the validity of a person claiming to be an APS representative, customers are urged to ask for an employee identification number and to call the APS Customer Care Center at 602-371-3614 to verify employee status. If a person is misrepresenting himself/herself as an APS employee, customers should immediately call 911.

On this Memorial Day, W.P.D. extends heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

SERIOUS COLLISION CLOSES TEGNER - Saturday evening at approximately 11:15pm, a vehicle traveling southbound in the 200 block of North Tegner collided with two unoccupied parked vehicles. The vehicle also damaged several light posts. The driver, a 26 year old male from Glendale, was seriously injured and taken to a Phoenix area hospital for medical treatment. The roadway was closed for several hours while WPD officers investigated the crash. It appears speed was a factor in the collision. Updates on the condition of the driver will be provided as available. Buckle up Wickenburg and have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

Wickenburg High School Graduation TONIGHT at 8pm! Expect heavy traffic congestion in the area from 6pm to 10pm. If you are attending graduation, please give yourself extra time for parking because the parking lots on school grounds fill up fast. There is NO parking allowed along the driveway from Vulture Mine Road to the school. Congratulations Class of 2018!

Wickenburg Police Department building, toured several West Valley Police Departments, reviewed various design plans and discussed cost considerations. The next phase of this project is to solicit community input. Primary Consultants LLC will be conducting a telephonic survey asking Wickenburg community members for their opinion starting this week. W.P.D. wanted to alert the community about the survey so as to not cause any concern that the telephone calls were part of a telemarketing scam. “We look forward to the community’s input regarding the future of their police department.” - Chief Brown. To enhance the community’s knowledge and to better answer the survey questions, we have created a virtual tour of the current Wickenburg Police Department building as well as a comparison video of W.P.D. and Tolleson Police Department. If you have any questions or comments about any aspect of this project, please feel free to contact Lt. Amy Sloane at (928) 684-5411 or asloane@wickenburgaz.org. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-XidYUWRLE

Over the past few months, the Chief’s Advisory Committee has been meeting to discuss the possibility of building a new public safety complex. Committee members have toured the current Wickenburg Police Department building, toured several West Valley Police Departments, reviewed various design plans and discussed cost considerations. The next phase of this project is to solicit community input. Primary Consultants LLC will be conducting a telephonic survey asking Wickenburg community members for their opinion starting this week. W.P.D. wanted to alert the community about the survey so as to not cause any concern that the telephone calls were part of a telemarketing scam. “We look forward to the community’s input regarding the future of their police department.” - Chief Brown. To enhance the community’s knowledge and to better answer the survey questions, we have created a virtual tour of the current Wickenburg Police Department building as well as a comparison video of W.P.D. and Tolleson Police Department. If you have any questions or comments about any aspect of this project, please feel free to contact Lt. Amy Sloane at (928) 684-5411 or asloane@wickenburgaz.org. https://youtu.be/PwtAr2jyk78

Vulture Peak Middle School Promotion tonight! The ceremony starts at 7pm at Wickenburg High School. Watch for extra vehicle traffic in the area between 6pm and 8pm. Congratulations students!

WEDNESDAY WARRANT OF THE WEEK!

Tomorrow is the day!!! Don't miss out! Come and support your local First Responders!

Wednesday's Warrant of the Week!

The members of the Wickenburg Police Department would like to express their heartfelt condolences to the Nogales Police Department for the loss of Officer Jesus Cordova who died in the line of duty today. Our prayers are with his family and brothers and sisters in blue. May you rest in peace sir, we've got the watch from here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Members of the Town of Wickenburg, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Land Management and State Land are doing a desert cleanup on Saturday April 28th from 7:30 to noon. Volunteers and staff will be meeting at the Wickenburg Community Center for a briefing and assignments. Hope to see you there!

The Town of Wickenburg is partnering with 21st Century Learning Center to provide free childcare assistance to K-8 students on Thursday, April 26 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm and Friday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Hassayampa Elementary School Round Gym. To enroll your student, please email schoolclosed@wickenburgaz.org by 4 pm on Wednesday, April 25. Please include the parent name, email address, and cell phone number together with the student name and grade. Space is available on a first come, first served basis, with a waiting list if necessary. No transportation will be provided. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. Children must be dropped off no later than 8:30 am. Thanks.

WELFARE CONCERN UPDATE: Cochise County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Nathan Paul Childers has been located safe in the Willcox area. Thank you Wickenburg for your concern!

WANTED PERSON UPDATE: Please see media release from Yavapai County below.

WELFARE CONCERN: Please be on the look out for 22 year old Nathan Paul Childers. He was last seen Sunday April 22nd at 7pm in the 800 block of Saguaro Drive. Childers may be driving a 2004 Gold Honda Accord with Arizona license plate CAJ2197. A note was located indicating he may attempt to harm himself. Childers is 6'2", 235 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. If you see his vehicle or know of his whereabouts, please call 911 immediately!

Update on Wanted Subject On Thursday April 19th, members of the Wickenburg Police Department were assisting various other agencies in locating a wanted subject, 32 year old Anival Diaz-Moreno, in the area of Box Canyon, east of town. Despite diligent efforts, the subject was not located. Today, WPD is following up on all leads of his possible whereabouts. There is no organized area search being conducted at this time. Thank you for your diligence and please dial 911 immediately if you believe you have seen Diaz-Moreno.

SEARCH SUSPENDED: The search for the wanted person has been suspended. Despite the amazing efforts of multiple agencies, the subject was not located. To clarify, Wickenburg PD was only assisting other agencies with this search. Please be diligent about keeping doors locked and reporting any suspicious people or circumstances right away. Thank you all for your concerns and well wishes, they mean so much to us all!

WANTED SUBJECT! Wickenburg Police, along with multiple other agencies, are actively looking for a wanted subject in the area of Box Canyon. Around 5pm this evening, WPD officers were notified that a wanted subject, 32 year old Anival Diaz-Moreno, may be in the Wickenburg area. A short time later, Diaz-Moreno was located but fled the area heading eastbound Rincon Road from Highway 93. Officers located the vehicle abandoned in the Box Canyon area. Diaz-Moreno is believed to be on foot in the area. He is considered armed and dangerous. Due to the geographical difficulties of the area, he may be headed towards Scenic Loop Rd, Rincon Rd or Jack Burden. If you live in the area, please lock your doors, turn on all exterior lights and call 911 if you see or hear anything suspicious. Diaz-Moreno is 5'6", 175 pounds with black hair and green eyes. There is no clothing description. DO NOT APPROACH THE SUBJECT OR TRY TO DETAIN. CALL 911!

Phoenix Police Department K9 Bane was killed in the line of duty today during the arrest of a carjacking and pursuit suspect. Our hearts and prayers are with Bane's handler. K9 Bane was a fearless partner and highly valued member of Phoenix PD who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of fellow officers and citizens. Rest in peace boy!

LOST WEDDING RING! A fellow Arizonan lost their wedding ring Thursday 4/12/18 at the Mobile gas station 2250 N Vulture Mine Rd, while visiting our town. It is described as follows: "it is a heavy white gold ring with a large diamond in the center with three rows of four small diamonds in each row on each side of the large diamond, the middle row is 14k gold, the ring is two toned white and gold." Let's show some small town hospitality and get this found! Please contact the PD if you have found or know the ring's whereabouts.