Crime Team

Silent Witness offers up to $250 reward for porch pirate info

From now until Christmas, Silent Witness is offering up to $250 in rewards for information that leads to an arrest of people who steal packages from a home or business.

State troopers arrest man wanted for child sex crimes

Man suffers non life-threatening injuries following midtown shooting incident

Suspect in custody following barricade situation in midtown

Inmate at Tucson penitentiary dies following COVID-19 diagnosis

Phoenix police arrest two men in connection to string of crimes

  UPDATE: Authorities identify Oro Valley man killed in officer-involved shooting

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Man sentenced in death of 2-year-old girl

Pedestrian dies after getting hit on Tucson’s east side

UPDATE: Two men found shot of Tucson’s west side

TPD investigates shooting incident in midtown

Police investigating homicide on Tucson’s west side

Police investigating fatal teen shooting northwest of Rodeo Park

PCSD to increase enforcement at Tucson Mountain Park amid shooting complaints

The Pima County Sheriffs Department announced it will increase surveillance and enforcement at Tucson Mountain Park after multiple complaints of shooting in the area.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office asks community for help in locating armed robbery suspect

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call PCSO at 520-866-5111.

Crime rate down, but sexual assaults and domestic violence up at University of Arizona

31 domestic violence reports were filed in 2019 compared to 16 in 2018.

Cochise County authorities investigating possible phone scam

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible telephone scam involving ransom.

Tucson Border Patrol agents arrest man convicted of homicide in Indiana

Tucson police respond to landlord, tenant dispute near Stone Avenue and First Street

Former Raytheon engineer sentenced for exporting military-related technology to China

Phoenix police: Robbery suspects arrested after runway crash

TPD responds to shooting near DeAnza Park

Driver facing charges after deadly street-racing crash in Scottsdale

  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police release video of officer shooting machete-wielding suspect

Several 911 calls reported suspect had threatened people at a convenience store.

Oro Valley police search for armed robbery suspect

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts should call Oro Valley police.

Arizona woman accused in brutal beating of girlfriend’s young son

Claudia Genis, 29, is facing charges in connection with a child abuse case in Pinal County.

Pinal County high-speed chase ends at Oro Valley Hospital

The chase originated in Pinal County.

Casa Grande police arrest suspect connected to burglary on Sunday

The suspect is facing burglary, theft, fraudulent use of credit cards, and firearms violations.

Police locate and arrest suspect in June homicide, Tucson

After months of searching, officers with the Tucson Police Department have located and arrested the main suspect in a homicide investigation that began back in June.

Former D-Backs Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa arrested for DUI in Phoenix

Incident occurred in February, but the case was filed one day before White Sox announced his hiring in October.

FBI: Man suspected of robbing 4 Phoenix-area banks arrested

29-year-old William Cantrell was taken into custody after a bank robbery in Mesa.

Maricopa County to toss cases after voters OK legal pot

All pending cases for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana will be dismissed.

Man hospitalized after PCSD deputies respond to disturbance in Three Points

There are currently no outstanding suspects.

  Prop 207 could have huge impact on criminal justice reform in Arizona

Prop. 207, which legalizes recreational marijuana in Arizona, will become official when election results are certified in about a month.

Police arrest suspect in deadly midtown shooting

On Friday, Nov. 6, officers with the Tucson Police Department were able to locate and arrest the main suspect in a homicide investigation that began last Sunday.

Barricade situation ends peacefully, suspect detained

Man taken into custody, no injuries were reported.

  Update: Police arrest and identify suspect in east Tucson homicide

53-year-old John Francis Hodson is facing a manslaughter charge.

Update: Police identify 2 men killed in Tucson south-side shooting

Police said they are looking for the suspect in the shooting.

Yuma Border Patrol agents discover over 40 pounds of meth inside spare tire

Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested two U.S. citizens Tuesday night after finding 41 pound of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire inside their vehicle at the Highway 95 imiigration chceckpoint.

  Santa Cruz County’s long-time sheriff retires

After more than 50 years in law enforcement, Santa Cruz County’s longest serving sheriff, Tony Estrada, is retiring.

  GRAPHIC: Police release body camera video of officer-involved shooting in Santa Cruz River wash

Authorities have now confirmed an officer-involved shooting near Valencia Road and Calle Santa Cruz, in tucson’s southside.

Police return stolen ballots in Glendale

In a joint effort with the Attorney General’s Office, the Glendale Police Department was able to retreive more than a dozen stolen ballots and return them to Glendale residents over the weekend

Police identify 19-year-old killed in Halloween shooting near Tucson High School

Dale Joseph Riley, who had been shot, died at the scene of a crash at East Fifth Street and North Second Avenue.

UPDATE: Armed teen arrested in Marana following short chase

The suspect was wanted on felony charges in another state.

Police: Four arrested after man waves gun at Trump supporters

Police said two minors were arrested along with a man and woman.

  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Fatal shooting at Tucson strip club caught on video

Only one person hurt in the shooting and authorities need help to find the suspect.

  ADOT: October is the peak month for crashes

According to the report, the stay-at-home orders may have led to less drivers on the road during the height of the health crisis, but those drivers who were on the road were more willing to take risks.

SC man accused of buying 19-year-old ‘sex slave’ in Texas

The details of this story may be disturbing to some readers.

Two U.S. citizen drug mules arrested in Arizona

Border Patrol agents working at an immigration checkpoint near Amado, AZ. arrested two U.S. citizens on Oct. 28 who attempted to smuggle drugs inside their bodies.

Reward offered to find man who killed fox at Peppersauce Campground

At least one fox was shot at a campground north of Mount Lemmon in October.

4 suspects arrested in connection to fatal armed robbery in Mesa

Authorities in Mesa, AZ. arrested four suspects in connection to an armed robbery that left a man dead on Monday, Oct. 26.

Arizona Border Patrol agents discover 31 pounds of meth in vehicle gas tank

In the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 27, Arizona Border Patrol agents discovered 31 pounds of suspected meth inside the gas tank of a sedan at the immigration checkpoint near Amado, AZ.

Border Patrol agents seize remote control toy car used to smuggle meth in Nogales

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, border patrol agents operating in Nogales seized a remote control toy car that was allegedly being used to smuggle methamphetamine across the border in downtown Nogales, AZ.

Police investigating deadly shooting on Tucson’s south side

Footage showed a male attempting to to enter their vehicle parked near the street. Reports say a male occupant from the residence then retrieved a firearm, existed the home and confronted the suspect. The occupant then fired shots at a white Jeep attemping flee the scene.

Man accused of murder of man found beaten in Gilbert home

Police arrested Jacob Samia on Monday, Oct. 26, in the killing of Frank Bernal.

Civil trial to begin over arrest in 2015 Phoenix freeway shootings

Leslie Merritt Jr., 26, was jailed for seven months on charges in four shootings until his case was dismissed in 2016.

  Sahuarita adopts ordinance to ban recreational marijuana stores if Prop 207 passes

The town of Sahuarita preemptively put rules in place for recreational marijuana.

  UPDATE: Two arrested in fatal shooting of teen near Prince and Stone

Daniel Alejandro Cabrera is facing charges of murder and attempted robbery in the shooting death of Eric Martinez.

  Political expert weighs in on confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court late Monday, Oct. 26.

UPDATE: 14-year-old arrested in connection with mother’s death

The 14-year-old son was taken into custody and charged with Second Degree Murder.

Campaign sign for Jewish candidate in Arizona vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

A campaign sign for a Jewish state senate candidate in Arizona was vandalized with a swastika.

  Pima County Sheriff’s Department implements revised Use of Force policy

There is also a new preclusion section which states members have a duty to render aid to anyone showing visible injuries, complaining about injuries, or requesting medical attention when it is reasonably possible to do so.

UPDATE: Police say two in custody after deadly midtown shooting

One man is dead, another is seriously injured in shooting incident.

Casa Grande police investigate deadly officer-involved shooting

No officers were hurt.

Mesa police arrest man for child sex trafficking

One survivor told police she felt compelled to perform sex acts at the request of the accused because he gave her food, shelter and a cell phone.

UPDATE: Police identify teen killed in Tucson south-side shooting

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call 88-CRIME.

  UPDATE: Suspect identified in alleged attack on elderly women at Peter Piper Pizza

The suspect is now in custody.

Suspect arrested in stabbing at Santa Rita Park

The victim is still in the hospital in stable condition.

Border Patrol agents arrest rapist and child sex offender

Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector arrested two previosuly incarcerated sex offensders, in seperate incidents. Martin and Ramirez will now face federal prosecution for immigration violations.

School bus crashes in Williams; driver accused of impairment

Several students suffered minor injuries.

Silent Witnesss searching for homicide suspect from Phoenix area

On Sunday, Sep. 6 at about 1:20 p.m., 43-year-old Gabriel Lopez Felix was shot while sitting inside his black Chevrolet Silverado in the parking lot area at 3800 N. 43rd Ave.

AZ troopers seize $2.5M in drugs during Phoenix traffic stop

The total street value for this seizure is approximately $2.5 million. This is the largest single meth seizure in AZDPS history.

Six suspects face charges in connection with multiple shootings

Most of the shootings happened at house parties that were advertised on social media.

Glendale police announce arrest in deadly shooting

Jaytavyonne “Jay Loco” Garrett was booked into jail on second-degree murder.

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with double fatal shooting in Arivaca

Justin Tyler Grandstaff is facing two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Kaycie Mattias and Monica Gilkey.

Oro Valley police recover stolen taxidermy

OVPD says it’s important to pay attention to suspicious online sales.

One arrested in connection to remains found near Pima Canyon Trail

Thornton faces first-degree murder and other charges. He is in the Pima County jail on a $1 million bond.

UPDATE: Police search for suspect in hit-and-run crash near Golf Links, Wilmot roads

Tucson Police Department officers are investigating a hit-and-run crash in the area of Golf Links and Wilmot Roads that happened Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Sierra Vista man arrested for kidnapping, aggravated assault

The 34-year-old is accused of holding two people hostage in an apartment.

Vandals slash, cut down several saguaros in Saguaro National Park

The vandalized saguaros ranged in height from 1-foot to 10-feet tall.

UPDATE: PCSD identifies suspect connected to shooting southwest of Tucson

Brandon Lawson was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex for Aggravated Assault.