Town of Clarkdale Update

May 19, 2023

Downtown Block Party

Don't miss the first Clarkdale Block Party on May 26 from 6-9 p.m. The event is held on Main Street in the heart of downtown. Of course there will be food, drinks, music and fun.

Thank you to the Downtown Business Alliance for hosting this event.

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Police Activity

Major incidents for the week of May 10 through May 16, 2023:

  • May 10: Officer Jackson is investigating a sex offense involving a juvenile. The investigation is ongoing.
  • May 10: Lead Officer Johnston arrested a juvenile for assault and disorderly conduct per domestic violence following a family argument.
  • May 11: Officer Jackson and Sgt. Brundridge investigated the death of a 64-year-old man in the Palisades neighborhood. The death was due to natural causes.
  • May 13: Officer Jackson attempted to locate a runaway juvenile missing from his home in the Black Hills neighborhood. Leads suggest the juvenile is in the Prescott Valley area but he hasn’t been located.
  • May 16: Officer Montijo is investigating a Whatsapp scam targeting a resident of Centerville. The scammer is trying to obtain driver’s license and social security number from a man as well as money; when he refused the scammer made threats to the man and his family. The investigation is ongoing.
  • This week, officers have made contact with several people attempting to camp within city limits and at the river access points. In each case, the people moved on without problems once informed of Town Code.

Notable Events

  • May 11: Operations Supervisor Jen Julian attended the quarterly meeting of Arizona Law Enforcement Records Managers Association.
  • May 17: Officers accompanied Clarkdale-Jerome School students for the Walk to School event and will participate in Bike to School on Friday, May 19.
  • May 17: Officers trained on Bola Wrap, nonlethal restraint equipment purchased with a 50 percent reimbursement from the Town’s Municipal Risk Retention Pool. (See photo)

Total Calls: 56

Calls Criminal in Nature: 4

Traffic Stops: 20


Warnings: 10

Citations Non-Traffic: 0

Requests for Citizen Assistance: 10

Animal Problems: 5

Requests by Other Agencies for Assistance: 3

Assists Criminal in Nature: 1

Responses to Calls at the RAPS: 3

Domestic Violence Calls: 1

Warrant Arrests: 0

Concerts in the Park

If you have never joined us for a concert in the park, you won't want to miss this! Nothing beats sitting under the stars listening to some great music with your neighbors. Concerts are held from 7-9 p.m. and start on June 24. Check out the entire lineup below.
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Historic Museum Update

The Museum has a temporary exhibit tracing the history of Clarkdale's schools, including a slide show of the tragic fire that consumed the Middle School in May, 1983. On permanent exhibit are the original restroom signs from Matt and Eva's 10-12 Lounge which were donated by a Museum member and hung by a volunteer. The same volunteer expertly hung a terrific 1930s panoramic photo of the smelter. Come by on Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m. to noon to see these and other treasures.

Interested in preserving local history? Get involved with Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum. Volunteers and Board Members are needed. Go to to join.

New Library Hours

Reminder: New Hours at Clark Memorial Library
Tuesday-Thursday 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Local Businesses

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Help wanted!

Want to join a great team right in your hometown? The Town of Clarkdale is hiring for a Police Officer, Public Works Director, and Verde River Ambassador (PT). Go to Jobs • Clarkdale, AZ • CivicEngage to apply.

What not to flush

Help us preserve Clarkdale's sewer system! Avoid flushing any of the items listed in the flyer below.
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