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Apache Junction police notify community of 10 sex offenders moving to AJ

Posted 8/21/21

The Apache Junction Police Department is notifying the community about 10 registered sex offenders moving into the city.

The notification is pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes §13-3825. …

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Apache Junction police notify community of 10 sex offenders moving to AJ

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The Apache Junction Police Department is notifying the community about 10 registered sex offenders moving into the city.

The notification is pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes §13-3825. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact agreement or released from a county jail back into the community, according to a release.

It is the responsibility of the chief law enforcement officer having jurisdiction where the offender intends to reside to inform the community.

The sex offenders are:

  • Dale Eugene Sears, 68, who has moved to the 2300 block of East 36th Avenue in Apache Junction. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 195 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes. Sears was convicted in 2001 of aggravated assault on a child — his victim, a female juvenile, was known to him — and further convicted for a sex offender registration violation in 2014. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 2 Risk to the community.
  • Theodore Jacob Jones, 36, who has moved to the 1900 block of West Apache Trail in Apache Junction. He is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. Jones was convicted of two counts of attempted molestation of a child in 2002. The victim was a minor male child known to him. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 3 Risk to the community.
  • Charles A. Thomas, 48, who has moved to the 2800 block of West 14th Avenue in Apache Junction. He is described as 6 feet tall, weighs 165 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Thomas was convicted in 2001 of attempted sexual assault. His victim was an adult female known to him. In 2017, he was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 2 Risk to the community.
  • William Steele Clardy, 42, who has moved to the 500 block of South Cedar Drive in Apache Junction. He is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 156 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. Clardy was convicted of attempted molestation of a child, sexual conduct with a minor in 1997, failure to register as a sex offender in 2000 and attempted molestation of a child in 2014. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 3 Risk to the community.
  • Cory Lee Wages, 32, who has moved to the 700 block of South Main Drive. He is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Wages was convicted of two counts of sexual abuse in 2014; his victim was a female acquaintance. Wages is considered to be a Level 2 Risk to the community by the Apache Junction Police Department.
  • Brian Beckham, 43, who has moved to the 1300 block of South Lawson Drive. He is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 353 pounds, and has blonde hair and green eyes. Beckham was convicted in 2014 for luring a minor for sexual exploitation and in 2016 for fail to register as a sex offender. His victim was known to him. Beckham is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 2 Risk to the community.
  • Steven Ennis, 26, who has moved to the 1200 block of South Warner Drive in Apache Junction. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Ennis was convicted in 2015 for attempted sexual conduct with a minor. His victim was an 11-year-old female known to him. Ennis is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department, to be a Level 2 Risk to the community.
  • Jeffery Allen Winquist, 46, who has moved to the 500 block of North Desert View Place. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Winquist was convicted in 1996 of attempted sexual assault. His victim was an 18-year-old female who was known to him. In 2020, Winquist was also convicted of fail to register as a sex offender. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 2 Risk to the community.
  • Charles Edward Ewers, 70, who has moved to the 200 block of East 29th Avenue in Apache Junction. He is described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 255 pounds, and has gray hair and blue eyes. Ewers was convicted in 1997 of three counts of attempted criminal sexual conduct with a person under thirteen. Additionally, in 2012, Ewers was convicted of two counts of attempted molestation of a child and molestations of a child. He is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 3 Risk to the community.
  • Scott Alan Maynard, 66, who has moved to the 1600 block of East 34th Avenue in Apache Junction. He is described as 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 225 pounds, and has gray hair and hazel eyes. Maynard was convicted in 2001 of possession of child pornography; 2005, sexual battery; 2008, fail to register as a sex offender; and 2010, fail to register as sex offender. Maynard is considered by the Apache Junction Police Department to be a Level 3 Risk to the community.

Flyers are being distributed to immediate neighbors, community schools, day care centers and local media.

The people who appear in this notification have been convicted of a sex offense, which allows the Apache Junction Police Department to make community notification.

The notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is to inform the community of a sex offender living in the city and to comply with state statutes, community notification on sex offenders, according to the release.

“Our belief is that an informed community is a safer community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass this individual will not be tolerated and charges may be filed against anyone violating the law,” the release states.

The AJPD Community Resources Unit may be reached at 474-5442 and is available to help people join or start a Neighborhood Block Watch program as well as provide them with useful information on personal safety.

If you have information regarding current criminal activity any offender, call 480-982-8260 or, in the event of an emergency, 911.

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