Crime Team

  Pima County Attorney’s Office cracks down on fraud cases

“Financial crimes and fraud are sky-high right now.” Pima County Sheriff’s Department Detective Jessica Badine said.

Deputies searching for suspect vehicle in Feb. 25 Tucson south-side shooting

National Guard supports city of Kingman following ransomware attack

Fired Arizona Senate aide seeks $500,000 in harassment case

SCAM ALERT: DEA warning of scammers impersonating agents to steal money and identities

  For now, no charges in fatal Jan. 20 shooting of Bradley Lewis

Phoenix man allegedly shoots at girlfriend after argument over cigarettes

Continued Coverage

Feds oppose release of Arizona man who wore horns in riot

Man arrested for indecent exposure, urinating in public at Tempe donut shop

Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions

UPDATE: PCSD confirms no threat to community following suspicious activity in Avra Valley

  Judge on administrative leave after firing a gun

Arizona Department of Corrections fined $1.1 million for neglecting health care benchmarks

$5,000 reward offered for identifying suspects connected to Tucson gun shop burglary

Anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspects is asked to call 88-CRIME or 188-ATF-TIPS.

Two more arrests made in the homicide of U of A student Forrest Keys

Camargo and Young have both been booked into Pima County Jail, and are charged with 1st Degree Murder and Drive-by Shooting.

  Arrest made in 2004 sexual assault case thanks to grant given to Pima Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Victims of sexual assault may be closer to closure and justice thanks to a new grant given to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. SAKI, or Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, provided the department with $2 million in order to test their backlog of sexual assault kits.

Tucson police arrest teen in connection with fatal shooting on University of Arizona campus

Alonzo Orosco, 17, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Coconino County now giving COVID-19 vaccines to jail inmates

  Arizona held in contempt, fined $1.1 million for failing to improve inmate care

Tucson man arrested for aggravated assault at Sahuarita Walmart

Phoenix man arrested for soliciting sex from teen during online chat

Navajo police: Officers fatally shoot suspect pointing gun

County effort to block Senate election subpoena gets hearing

Arizona fined $1M for failing to improve prison health care

The fine was imposed Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver after corrections officials had been dogged by complaints they were dragging their feet in making all the changes to which they had agreed.

Judge tells lawmakers Arizona federal courts are overloaded, overworked

The 8,614 criminal and civil cases filed in the Arizona district in fiscal 2020 meant an average of 663 cases for each of the 13 judges in the district, according to a report by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Update: Police identify man killed in midtown Tucson shooting Tuesday

Sgt. Richard Gradillas with the Tucson Police Department says officers responded to a report of shots fired at 123 W. Delano Street.

  Homeowners dig up duffel bag full of guns in backyard

The family did not want to speak on camera, but said they feel uneasy the weapons were buried in their backyard.

After 40 years Arizona’s ‘Valentine Sally’ has been identified

According to AZ Family, DNA testing allowed the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office to complete a familial search for the young woman’s relatives, leading them to find relatives in St. Louis, MO.

Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. investigating fatal collision on south side

At 12:30 a.m., the deputy attempted a traffic stop. Officials say the SUV pulled over in an apartment complex parking lot at 6200 S. Campbell Avenue but fled before the officer could make contact with the driver.

  EXCLUSIVE: Tucson woman charged in Capitol riots speaks out after judge signs order of transfer

EXCLUSIVE: Tucson woman charged in Capitol riots speaks out after judge signs order of transfer

UPDATE: University of Arizona identifies student killed in on-campus shooting

University President Robert C. Robbins released a statement regarding the incident.

Suspect in DIFI Fraud Case to pay $700K in restitution

The Martins received money from commercial lenders for the purpose of paying the premiums and spent the money for their own benefit. Officials say they also misappropriated funds paid by insurance consumers intended to be applied towards insurance premiums.

  Vehicle crashes in Tucson Medical Center vaccine line

A dangerous crash at Tucson Medical Center left volunteers shaken.A couple came to the Tucson Medical Center to get their vaccine. Instead, they left with a totaled car.

Teen arrested for hitting Tempe police sergeant with car

The teenager faces multiple charges including aggravated assault, failing to stop at a crash, endangerment and reckless driving.

Authorities searching for Tucson north-side bank robbery suspect

The suspect entered the bank and handed one of the teller a note demanding money. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Border Patrol agents arrest group in the desert near Yuma

All eight were taken to Border Patrol's Wellton Station for processing.

Cyberattack strikes hospital that serves Navajo Nation

The nonprofit operator of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup issued a statement acknowledging “unauthorized activity” on its computer network.

  Tucson elementary school playground damaged by fire

Lynn-Urquides Elementary is looking for answers after their student’s playground was destroyed.

Police investigating shooting at apartments on south side of Tucson

Investigations continue, and we will have more information when more details are available.

Three arrested for slew of armed robberies in central Arizona

The three were dubbed the “Jeepers Bandits” by the FBI because their appearance was similar to Shaggy Rogers of the cartoon Scooby-Doo who frequently said “jeepers” throughout the show.

2 adults, baby found dead in Sierra Vista apartment

The investigation is ongoing and there are no suspects in the case.

Charges dropped for suspect involved in kidnapping, murder after suicide attempt

Maes is still in the hospital for his injuries and prosecutors plan to refile charges if his condition changes.

Update: Tucson police identify man killed in midtown stabbing Tuesday

Officers with the Tucson Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday night in midtown Tucson.

Tucson woman charged in Capitol riots claims she was recruited by Proud Boys

Details of the video surfaced last week in a probable cause affidavit against 26-year-old Konold of Tucson, who is charged with conspiracy, civil disorder and other federal charges stemming from the melee.

Pinal County man arrested after being accused of luring teen for sex

This is Pinal County's second luring arrest in just two weeks.

Argument over barking dog leads to fatal shooting in Phoenix

Phoenix police said Manuel De La Cruz-Rodriguez has been booked into Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

  NXIVM leader Keith Raniere serving 120-year sentence in Tucson as attorneys prepare for appeal

Raniere was known for recruiting celebrities and socialites into a multi-level marketing company called NXIVM. He was convicted for keeping women as virtual sex slaves.

Man arrested for stabbing at Mesa group home

Three men were stabbed in the face.

Father charged in death of 21-year-old daughter, who weighed 36 pounds at time of death

A newly-released autopsy report shows that a Phoenix woman died in 2018 after severe dehydration and malnutrition under her father’s care.

Officials search for suspect who stole USPS vehicle in Yuma

Anyone who has any information about the incident should call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455

Police investigating homicide in Tucson’s south side

There are no suspects in custody and detectives are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME.

Officials identify human remains as woman missing since 2015

The woman's family reported her missing nearly six years ago and was last seen in Lake Havasu City with Robert Lawson Carnochan

Tucson police say a man is dead after pedestrian collision on W. Ajo Way

The Tucson Police Department confirms that Michael Bernard Ortiz was attempting to cross Ajo Way on Sunday, Feb. 14, around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a silver 2013 Subaru BRZ that was traveling east.

Man arrested in connection to church arson, burglary

He was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex.

Man accused of kidnapping son in hospital following suicide attempt

Authorities said Eric Maes tried to kill himself while in the Maricopa County jail.

Teen killed in shooting at west Phoenix mall

Anyone who has any information about the shooting should call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Tempe police searching for SUV driver who hit sergeant after suspected street race

That sergeant is expected to make a full recovery, police spokesman Detective Greg Bacon said.

Yuma air border agents apprehend guide for group of 44 migrants

Garcia-Orozco was transported to the Yuma Station for processing.

  Update: Police identify robbery suspect near Cortaro Road Burger King

On Friday, Feb. 12, officers with the Marana Police Department responded to an incident near the Burer King restaurant on Cortaro Road

TPD searching for east-side Tucson bank robbery suspect

If you recognize this indiviual or have any information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest, you are urged to call 88-CRIME.

Sierra Vista City Council adopts recreational marijuana regulations

According to a news release, the commission recommended the 500 feet buffer between a recreational marijuana establishment and a school or place of worship (located outside the general commercial zoning district), a public park, another marijuana establishment, or public community center be reduced

Brother and sister involved in U.S. Capitol riot arrested in Tucson

Cory and Felicia Konold were arrested on Feb. 11, 2021.

Authorities searching for suspects in illegal killing of mule deers in AZ

Arizona Game and Fish is offering up to $1,500 for information leading to an arrest.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol K-9 finds more than 40 pounds of meth

According to a news release, the K-9 alerted to the vehicle’s floorboard and a firewall. A search of those areas revealed 40 packages of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $73,000.

Man in custody after Amber Alert in Peoria; Baby safe, mom dead

Police say Eric Maes, the baby’s non-custodial father, is facing a manslaughter charge.

  Family of 19-year-old shot by deputy demands action

Family of teen shot by deputy demanding change in protocol.

AG Brnovich announces racial discrimination civil rights settlement against Tucson company

On January 7, 2020, a woman filed a charge of discrimination with the Division alleging that her employer, Unhooked Recovery, discriminated against her by creating a hostile work environment because of her race.

Man arrested for beating two people, lighting a house on fire in Avondale

The man was booked into the county jail on second-degree murder, arson and other charges.

Bisbee man found guilty of contracting without a license

Bonfim has never been a licensed contractor in Arizona. Officials say over the past couple of years prior to the remodeling project, the homeowners hired Bonfim for minor repairs after he was recommended to them by several neighbors in the area.

Authorities seek to identify bank robbery suspect

Officials say the suspect pictured was seen at a US Bank at Broadway and Pantano.

Bullhead City woman accused of attacking sleeping boyfriend with a hammer

Marilyn Ann Kepler, 74, was booked into the Mohave County Jail for aggravated assault.

UPDATE: Tucson police investigate stabbing on east side bus

Suspects are outstanding at this time, but police say there is no danger to the public.

FBI Phoenix warns of “romance scams” ahead of Valentine’s Day

Officials say the scammers are present on most dating and social media sites and will attempt to earn your love, maybe even propose marriage, and make plans to meet in person, but victims will likely never see them. Eventually, the criminals will ask for money.

Border Patrol agents arrest 9 in smuggling attempt near Yuma

Border Patrol agents found eight men inside a semi-truck near Yuma, all of whom were in the county illegally.

Multiple people apprehended following a highway pursuit

Border Patrol and the Department of Public Safety are investigating the pursuit.

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Pima County considering new program that could reshape crime, punishment

Pima County may soon adopt a new form of justice based on healing instead of punishing.

Police respond to reports of armed man in parking lot of Costco in Tucson

The man suffered minor, self-inflicted injuries, according to the Tucson Police Department.

Tax preparer in Maricopa County indicted for alleged fraud

The preparer is accused of using a landscaping company’s business information without its knowledge or consent to create the fabricated W-2s using fraudulent Arizona income tax withholdings.

SCAM ALERT: Callers are now impersonating CBP officers/agents

Residents report the calls are a pre-recorded message stating, “a box of drugs and money being shipped has your (callers) name on it and it has been intercepted.” The caller is then instructed to press #1 to speak with a CBP Officer/Agent, which then attempts to get the callers banking information.

  Backlog of cases builds as COVID-19 limits operations at Pima County Superior Court

Presiding Judge Kyle Bryson extended the administrative order on Thursday due to the COVID-19 infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths.

UPDATE: PCSD releases more details on deputy-involved in shooting on north side

According to its Twitter account, PCSD deputies were responding to a report of suspicious activity near Shannon Road and Positano Way.