Crime Team

Arizona officers receive investigations training on animal cruelty and violent crimes in Tucson

The training will cover knowing, interpreting and applying animal cruelty and fighting laws.

UPDATE: Suspect identified in check fraud case

Tucson man found guilty of midtown robbery, homicide

Jury deliberating in Martin Barreras murder trial

Man pleads guilty nearly 8 years after fatal shooting

Man with criminal history sentenced in fatal stabbing

Vail man sentenced to two life terms plus 21-years for deadly attack on family

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Illinois man to be sentenced for threatening Arizona senator

Oro Valley police ask for help identifying four suspects in electronics thefts

Jury finds man guilty of deadly shooting in 2018

NEW DETAILS: Police investigating suspicious death after human remains discovered on south side

Police searching for suspect after pedestrian struck twice in fatal hit and run

Southwest Key could reopen shelters for immigrant kids in Arizona

Stabbing suspect on run in Tucson

A man was seriously hurt during a road rage incident in Tucson.

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

The foster care programs are aimed at providing migrant children with care while authorities work to connect them with parents, relatives or other sponsors. But instead the boy told a counselor he was repeatedly sexually molested by other boys in the foster home.

UPDATE: Armed man shot by officer at Fort Lowell Park in Tucson

No officers were injured, police said.

Threat causes lockdown at medical facility in Tucson

Someone called to threaten a shooting.

Police arrest two after shooting incident, chase

  UA joins other universities to fight human trafficking

BREAKING: Authorities say missing elderly Pima County woman is home

Update: Tucson bank robbery suspect in custody

Authorities investigating fake ICE fliers posted in SC

  TPD using drones to help with investigations

POLICE: Man arrested after deploying emergency slide on plane in Phoenix

The man was booked into jail and is facing multiple charges.

CBP Officers seize $275K of heroin, meth at Port of San Luis

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, while all three subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

  Tucson police update SAFE Place program to be more inclusive

Program provides places of refuge for victims of hate crimes.

Man sentenced in death of 10-month-old

A plea deal was reached in June 2019 after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and child abuse.

UPDATE: One person injured during armed robbery at convenience store on Tucson’s SW side

There was an altercation between the suspect and someone at the store.

  Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan announces retirement

Charles Ryan is stepping down as the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections.

  Credit card skimmers found at Tucson gas station

At least one Tucson convenience store found credit card skimmers on its gas pumps.

Recreational marijuana initiative may appear on 2020 ballot

Arizona voters may get a chance to decide again next year whether to legalize recreational marijuana

  UPDATE: Man facing charges following standoff on northwest side of Tucson

The Tucson Police Department said Jordan A. Medart, 26, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

Marana police looking to identify suspect in credit card theft case

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to call 88-CRIME.

POLICE: 21 arrested in Tucson during sexual predator sting

At the end of the five day operation, 21 men were taken into custody without incident.

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Oro Valley crash involving garbage truck

The crash happened at Tangerine Road and Innovation Park Drive.

  Accused cop killer David Murillo pleads guilty to all charges to avoid death penalty

Authorities said David Ernesto Murillo killed Nogales police officer Jesus Cordova during a crime spree in April 2018.

Founder of homeless veterans camp Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer arrested

Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer was arrested early Monday for allegedly damaging water barrels meant for migrants.

ACLU sues over Trump’s fast-tracked deportations policy

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the Trump administration's sweeping expansion of deportation powers, saying it violates constitutional rights and could lead to errors

Tucson man gets 137 years for sex crimes involving child

Video allegedly shows Andrews involved in sex act next to child

  Anxiety builds in society following mass shootings

Plenty of people across the country feel uneasy.

Tucson mom pleads guilty to child abuse charges

Sentencing is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16.

  Sheriff’s department asking for help finding car break-in suspect

Suspect allegedly used stolen credit cards to buy $800 worth of gift cards.

Thieves break into Rita Ranch community garden

Members of the Rita Ranch Community Garden found their public work space ransacked Sunday morning.

Suspect arrested in connection to man found dead in home

He is currently being held at the Pima County Jail while the investigation is still ongoing.

Sheriff: Deputies increase patrols in Cochise County

Following the mass shooting in El Paso Saurday, sheriff’s deputies in Cochise County will be focused on busy areas in several cities and towns.

Human remains found at Phoenix golf course

Police do not know how long the body was under water.

  VIDEO: Hero troopers crash into vehicle while trying to stop wrong-way driver in Tucson

A third trooper caught the suspect, but that dash cam video was not provided in a public records request.

  UPDATE: Altercation between Trump, Warren supporters leads to arrest

An altercation between supporters of President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren happened during a town hall meeting in Arizona Thursday, Aug. 2.

Missing West Virginia girl found safe after Amber Alert; father arrested

Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force found them thanks to a lead sent by investigators in West Virginia.

TPD looking for suspect accused of attempting to scam seniors

Authorities say the man has approached elderly victims in parking lots either advising they struck his vehicle or offering to do repairs to their vehicle.

Tucson tax preparer sentenced to prison for fraud

The court ordered Vosberg to pay $202,243 in restitution to the United States Treasury for the tax loss relating to the offense as part of his sentence.

AMBER ALERT UPDATE: Missing WV girl found safe

The biological father was taken into custody on federal and state charges.

State trooper accused of threatening to kill co-worker

Authorities say an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill another employee of the agency

Pima County man admits to killing mother

The man is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 23

  UPDATE: Tucson toddler dies day after getting shot by another child

A 1-year-old Tucson child was seriously hurt in an apparent accidental shooting, police said.

  Amazing video: Customers tackle gun-toting convenience store robbery suspect

A video of the incident from May 2018 was released this week by Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

After nine years on run, murder suspect arrested in Tucson

Authorities said Jimmy Kendell Siders and Raymond Rizzo murdered Max Moreno during a drug deal more than nine years ago.

Authorities: Pima County man sexual abused girl he was babysitting

Baudelio Rodriguez was found guilty of child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual conduct with a minor.

Pinal County inmates to receive tablets in an effort to reduce recidivism

The launch of this technology is aimed at preparing inmates with 21st century skills to help them have a successful future.

Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed

The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery in September more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents outside a Chicago theater.

Pima County man convicted of sexually abusing a minor over five year period

His sentencing is scheduled for September 23.

Woman found dead inside Tucson home; man fighting for life

Authorities said a woman is dead and a man is fighting for his life after an incident at a home at 3800 East Blacklidge Drive.

Tucson police looking to identify suspect of two robberies on Sunday

If anyone has any information on the suspect, please call 88-CRIME.

UPDATE: Suspect in several armed robberies caught at border trying to cross back into U.S.

Police believe Victor Patrick Jacinto is involved in several armed robberies including banks and a Family Dollar.

Nogales CBP Officers seize $4.2 million in hard drugs

Last weekend was a busy one for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales as they seized more than 314 pounds of hard drugs and arrested five people in connection to smuggling attempts.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspects in school burglary

A school van and 22 laptops were stolen from San Tan Heights K-8.

Former corrections officers facing charges for possible role in inmate assault

Two men, now former corrections officers, are facing charges after they were arrested on Thursday, July 25 for their possible involvement in an inmate-on-inmate assault.

Sahuarita police: Beware of caller impersonating police officer

Two reports received by the Sahuarita Police Department say a person is calling, posing as an SPD officer and requesting Social Security numbers and other information.

  Police looking for suspect in credit card fraud investigation

Man used stolen card in $1,500 purchase.

New Mexico State Police seize more than $63 million in narcotics

New Mexico State Police seizes cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana and THC on Interstate 40.

  Grant to help with strangulation detection

Training will help combat an abusive behavior that can be tricky to spot.

  Tucson philanthropic group asks for help recovering stolen mini blue car

The theft happened about a week after the car was in a July 4 parade.

PCSD asking for public’s help locating suspect, stolen paintings

Detectives with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Burglary Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a burglary that took place earlier this month in a neighborhood near Oracle Road and Ina.

  UPDATE: Bishop responds to abuse lawsuit in southern Arizona

A new state law that allows survivors of sexual abuse more time to make claims against their perpetrators has provided new hope for a man making claims against the Episcopal Church of Arizona.

Police investigate home invasion near Tucson High School

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. in the 700 block of East Sixth Street.

Tucson police increasing patrols in some areas

Looking to crack down on pedestrians and drivers not following the law.

Raquel Barreras sentenced in child abuse, murder trial

She will not be eligible for parole.

Challenge filed to oppose sanctuary city initiative in Tucson

The qualifications of some signature collectors will also be questioned as the party believes some of the petitions were incomplete, making them invalid.

  UPDATE: Suspect in officer involved shooting released from hospital, booked into Pima County Jail

Anyone who has information on the incident is asked to call 88-CRIME, they can remain anonymous.

Man carjacks ice cream truck, leads police on chase in Calif.

Video shows a man hopping into the ice cream truck through the passenger side window. The guy in the truck takes off, eventually crashing into a ditch.

Police: Man looking for free ride pulls gun on Sun Tran driver

Evan Lawrence, 20, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.