Crime Team

Tucson police: Crash on south-side now being investigated as gang-related shooting

Officers with the Operations Division South responded to an initial report of a single-vehicle crash with a suspect leaving the scene, but are now reporting it was a possible gang-related shooting.

Tucson couple wanted for murder arrested in NY

Gunfire erupts at party on Tucson’s west side

  Sahuarita house for sale covered in graffiti

Prosecutors drop case against Scottsdale man with a sex dungeon

Oro Valley police looking for Target theft suspects

Ex-Pima County district employee accused of embezzling funds

Continued Coverage

  Lawyers: Incapacitated woman who gave birth, ‘repeatedly raped,’ may have previously been pregnant

  Border Patrol agent accused of sexually assaulting women

  UPDATE: Suspect taken to hospital following standoff on east side

Officials: Border agent suspended without pay in June 2018

Sierra Vista man facing charges of sexual conduct with minor

Couple who accused Georgia Tech’s Pastner charged

Tucson police investigating armed robbery at south-side restaurant

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

CCSO searching for two suspects in RV theft

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying, locating two suspects in an RV theft.

Tucson podiatrist sentenced to prison for Medicare fraud scheme

Wessel regularly provided routine podiatry care for patients at assisted living facilities in and around Tucson, but fraudulently billed Medicare for more complex and significantly more expensive services that he had not performed.

Police looking for suspect accused of robbing north-side Tucson bank

The suspect left in a mid-2000s model white Chrysler or Dodge Mini Van with a dent on the front of the driver’s side.

Arizona inmate found dead in Tucson prison by suicide

Snapchat predator allegedly blackmailing teens for nude photos

UPDATE: Victim identified, suspect in custody after fatal shooting

  Documents reveal gruesome details of Cyndie Nelson’s death

  FBI: Warning about virtual kidnapping scam now with international ‘twist’

Documents: Convicted sex offender killed mom in Tucson, tried to burn her house down before kidnapping girlfriend

Help TPD detectives identify two suspects in May 5 armed robberies

According to TPD the two suspects robbed three convenience stores on Tucson's east side on Sunday, May 5; a shotgun was used in two of the robberies and a handgun was used in the third.

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

Bonnie Webb’s remains recovered on Tohono O’Odham Nation

Police had been searching for Webb for over one month.

  Heroic K9 helps catch robbery suspect, is stabbed during the incident

A Tucson Police Department K9 was stabbed during the capture of a suspect in an earlier bank robbery, despite the wound the canine was able to 'get his man.'

  Man caught driving with wife’s naked corpse upside-down in passenger seat after stopping at drive-thru

Authorities said Rodney Puckett drove from Texas to Eloy with his wife's body in vehicle.

Student arrested in connection to shooting threat at Tortolita Middle School

Student arrested in connection to shooting threat at middle school in Marana Unified School District.

CBP officers stop smuggling attempts at Port of Nogales, arrest 3

According to a CBP news release, the incidents took place over the weekend at the Port of Nogales, with the first happening at the Mariposa Crossing on Friday, May 10.

Police searching for Tucson couple wanted for first-degree murder

Frank Bligh was last seen on April 7

Man identified in Family Dollar robbery

Authorities would like to thank the community for helping to identify Arce.

Woman admits to killing mom with pillow, police say

Police said Holly Brennan had a history of domestic violence with her mother, Sharon Simmons.

Lake Havasu baby dead after being left in hot car

The baby was transported to the hospital, where she later died.

  Police looking to identify Hobby Lobby check fraud suspect

The suspect is also wanted for other reports of check fraud.

  WATCH: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich shows off sweet nunchuck skills

Arizona lifted the legal restrictions around owning nunchucks

Chet Maley sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend in 2016

Maley stabbed his girlfriend Roxanne Ortiz to death in November 2016.

Police searching for man suspected of robbing Safeway bank

Anyone with any information is asked to call 88-CRIME.

Sahuarita man arrested for aggravated assault, threats and intimidation

Two handguns were located during the residence search.

UPDATE: Person fighting for life following shooting at midtown Circle K

The victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to TPD.

  Police reports detail inconsistencies with Oro Valley murder suspect’s answers

According to police report, investigators didn't believe many parts of Trevor Draegeth's explanations about what happened the night his wife died.

UPDATE: Teen girl injured in shooting on south side of Tucson

A woman in her 20s was transported to a local hospital after getting shot at an apartment complex.

Former Tucson-area coach gets probation in sex crime case

Robert Forman II was an assistant volleyball coach at Ironwood Ridge High when a student claimed she was in a sexual relationship with him.

Sahuarita police: Voyeurism suspect turns self in

Store surveillance footage showed a man allegedly taking surreptitious video or photos under a woman’s dress.

Tucson woman arrested in connection with fatal overdose

Federal agents said Jocelyn Lopez-Sanchez, 22, sold the fentanyl that caused four overdoses, including a fatal one, in Tucson last year.

UPDATE: Elderly man killed on east side identified

Officers from Operations Division East were able to locate the man, identified as 18-year-old Kenneth Boyd near Gollob Park on Sunday, April 30.

Man arrested in hit-and-run; 12-year-old skateboarder struck

Glendale police say a Phoenix man has surrendered and been arrested in a hit-and-run in which a 12-year-old skateboarder was seriously injured when hit by a box truck

Former Arizona pastor convicted of child molestation

A former Arizona pastor has been convicted of molesting an 11-year-old boy more than two decades ago

  Marana PD receives $85,000 in grants

The money will benefit three areas of enforcement.

New law requires teachers to get suicide prevention training

Teachers, counselors and principals in public school districts and charter schools must receive suicide awareness and prevention training at least every three years under legislation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey

Officers arrest Arizona woman with 50-plus pets

Officials say they arrested a woman on suspicion of animal cruelty after collecting more than 50 dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs that were overtaking her home and creating deplorable living conditions

Nogales CBP Officers seize hard drugs, arrest 7

It has been a busy last few days for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Nogales Port of Entry, as they seize more than 300 pounds of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine and arrest seven people for attempted drug smuggling.

Desert View High’s Thomas Torres released from federal custody

Thomas Torres was detained on May 2 after a traffic stop.

Christian Dawkins, Merl Code convicted in NCAA bribery trial

Verdict caps trial that forced NCAA to confront corruption affecting basketball players at some elite programs.

Elementary school evacuated, closed because of threat investigation

Classes are expected to resume tomorrow.

  Help OVPD identify shoplifting suspects

The Oro Valley Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in an April shoplifting incident.

Board of Supervisors approves Operation Stonegarden grant

The controversial grant is expected to be worth $1.5 million in 2019.

Police responding to shooting on southeast side of Tucson

There is no suspect in custody at this time.

  UPDATE: Court reprimands Oro Valley murder suspect Trevor Draegeth

Trevor Draegeth can use electronic devices only for work

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

Scientists are using forensic genetics to help solve decades-old cold cases.

Pinal County woman facing drug charges

52-year-old Brenda Parkerson is being charged wtih possession of narcotics for sale and possession of narcotics.

Tucson couple accused of kidnapping own children, convicted of sex crime charges

Luis and Andrea Ramirez were not in court and were convicted in absentia on Friday, May 3.

OVPD Community Action Team: Search warrant turns up guns, drugs

A search warrant served by the Oro Valley Police Department Community Action Team, helped turn up guns, drugs and money.

  Jury returns with guilty verdict in Raquel Barreras’ murder trial

Raquel Barreras receives guilty verdict in son's death, she'll find out her sentence on July 22. .

  Game and Fish catching fishing violators

Two patrols in April resulted in 27 citations.

Grand jury indicts Tucson man on drug-related charges

Shane Dawson Stewart was arrested in Maricopa County on April 23.

UPDATE: Police identify shooting victim

The victim tried to drive after he was shot at an apartment complex.

Sierra Vista couple arrested, facing charges for possessing, selling drugs

A tip to the Sierra Vista Police Department, an investigation and traffic stop helped land a Sierra Vista couple in jail.

Tucson police officer pleads guilty, unlawful sexual conduct

His sentencing will be Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. in front of Judge Javier Chon-Lopez.

UPDATE: Suspects in Tucson homicide arrested

Julia Rankin was found dead in her home in the 4200 block of East Dover Stravenue on Friday, April 26.

Pima County man convicted of attempted sexual assault

Last week, a jury convicted Parks of Attempted Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping and Burglary.

CBP Officers seize $3.8M in hard drugs, arrest 4 at Nogales Port of Entry

In three separate incidents U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 268 pounds of heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine at the Nogales Port of Entry.

Phoenix church gutted by fire, while 2nd church and school are broken into and vandalized

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Phoenix goes up in flames, while a second church and school were broken into and vandalized, all within a block of one another on the same night.

Phoenix 11-month-old dies after falling into toilet

A teenage family member was watching the child at the time of the accident.

CBP Officers at Port of San Luis seize $478K in drugs, arrest 5

Over the weekend, in five separate incidents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 5 people after they attempted to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S. at both the vehicle and pedestrian crossings in the Port of San Luis, near Yuma, AZ.

  Napier testifies on Capitol Hill

Pima County sheriff says humanitarian crisis, public safety crisis worse than ever.

Tucson man gets 15 years in child abuse case

Cody James Thomas was sentenced to 15 years in prison for abusing a Tucson child in 2017.

Tucson couple safe after kidnapping in Nogales, Sonora

Mexican authorities arrested two people in connection with the kidnapping of two Tucson residents.

UPDATE: Suspects in Tucson homicide arrested

Shane Martin and Marietta Hope Keeter were found in the 700 block of East Benson Highway around noon Wednesday, May 1.

  Pima county searches for robbery suspect

Deputies say, the suspect pulled out a gun and even pointed it at the store employees head.

UPDATE: Victims in Ina Road murder-suicide identified

Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies are responding to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of West Ina Road, near La Canada.