Crime Team

UPDATE: Green Valley man died of natural causes, according to authorities

Tucson progresses toward becoming state’s first sanctuary city

  Trump administration official says ICE raids underway; minimal activity reported

Several inmates injured in melee at state prison in Tucson

Judge orders records in border activist Scott Warren’s arrest unsealed

CBP seizes nearly 50 lbs. of methamphetamine

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UPDATE: ‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect arrested in Tucson after hours-long manhunt

Man who killed ex-girlfriend sentenced to life in prison

Former Goodyear teacher sentenced for sex with student

  Watch: Coast Guard seizes 40,000 pounds of drugs on high seas

  ICE raids expected in major cities starting Sunday

Suspects arrested in string of robberies, face 77 felony charges

Tucson police investigating stabbing near 12th Avenue, Bilby

According to the Tucson Police Department, no guns have been found and no shots have been fired. There is a victim with a stab wound, but no word on the extent of the injury.

  Vandals strike Tucson school, leave more than 50 fish dead

Anyone with information on the identity of the vandal(s) is asked to contact TUSD School Safety.

  White man follows black teen into store, slits his throat for playing rap music

Police say the teen, Elijah Al-Amin, was inside a Circle K store Thursday when Michael Adams, who had just been released from prison, came up and stabbed him in the neck.

UPDATE: Regional 911 system back online

The outage happened for about 40 minutes.

UPDATE: Body identified in suspicious death investigation on southwest side

Detention officer arrested for using excessive force

CBP officers stop fentanyl, meth smuggling attempts at the Port of San Luis

UPDATE: Body found in vehicle now being investigated as a homicide

Police: Bicyclist injured in March hit-and-run collision has died

Teen facing murder charge in shooting death of Tucson High grad

  TPD deployments to focus on eight dangerous areas in city

27 people have lost their lives in a crash on Tucson's streets in 2019.

Fireworks: What’s legal and what’s not in the Tucson area

Learn which fireworks are considered illegal.

Police searching for suspect in five bank robberies

Suspect implied he had a gun and is considered armed, dangerous.

  Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq

Edward Gallagher was accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner who had been wounded by an airstrike in Iraq in 2017 and other crimes.

Federal government to retry case against border activist Scott Warren Nov. 12

Scott Warren is accused of harboring immigrants by the federal government.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection to suspicious death on west-side

The Pima County Sheriff's Department has arrested 25-year-old Joshua David Risley in connection to the suspicious death of a man on the west side.

  Mother of Tucson woman allegedly killed by ex-boyfriend shares story

"I want somebody, at least a person to learn from it and to save themselves."

Inmate facing third murder charge since 2005

Authorities said Richard Troy Wilson killed Victor A. Martinez in a state prison in Tucson.

CBP investigating alleged employee involvement in ‘disturbing’ social media activity

Private 'I'm 10-15' Facebook group hosts discussions about work with Border Patrol.

Bond set for California man accused of killing Tucson woman, shooting man and child

Family describes 25-year-old victim as 'very beautiful soul.'

Tucson police investigating after man’s body found on fire in wash near 22nd, Alvernon

The Tucson Police Department is investigating after a man’s body was found on fire in the 1300 block of South Palo Verde Avenue.

UPDATE: Suspect, vehicle from Marana shooting found in Foothills area

Police are looking for a dark gray 2015 or 2016 Dodge Challenger with damage on the driver’s side.

UPDATE: Suspect in double fatal hit-and-run arrested

Justin Lang has a long criminal history that includes convictions for theft and aggravated assault.

  Pet owner’s plea: Reward offered in family’s search for stolen dog

The suspected dog stealer was caught on home surveillance video.

  TPD officers patrolling hot spots more across Tucson

"Things have really changed drastically,” explained Brill. And within the past few years it hasn’t been for the better. "For me, I found syringes on one of the side streets and that was the limit for me.”

Kentucky man facing charges after inappropriate online conversation with undercover PCSO detective posing as a minor

Jones was taken into custody and is facing one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor and two counts of distribution of obscene material to a minor, according to a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Tucson man convicted of sex crimes involving young child

Derek Ross Andrews was found guilty on 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse.

  PCSD seizes more than $300,000 worth of marijuana grown on west side

No criminal charges have been filed yet.

2 California men sentenced in 2018 robbery of a Tucson bank

Two men from California were sentenced on Tuesday, June 25 in connection to the June 29, 2018 robbery of a Commerce Bank of Arizona on Broadway.

Domestic violence suspect arrested after pursuit by PCSO deputies

A domestic violence suspect, who has been on the run, was arrested on Wednesday, June 26 by deputies with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE: Identity of victim released in shooting on north-west side

A man died in a shooting at an apartment complex on the northwest side of Tucson early Saturday, June 22.

Police: Sierra Vista man arrested after kidnapping ex-girlfriend, attempting to set house on fire

Zubiate is being held at the Cochise County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

UPDATE: Police identify suspect in hours-long standoff on east side

44-year-old Cully Hartnett was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m.

Tucson-area man facing federal charges after accidental fatal shooting

Raymundo Lopez Casillas III is accused of possessing pipe bombs, a machine gun and handgun conversion devices.

  ‘I can’t recall anything,’ says man who went missing in Mexico for days

Jessy Pacheco said he’s grateful to be back home in the U.S. His friend, Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, was found beaten, shot and killed near the bar where the two were last seen, The incident is under investigation.

  Deputies looking for suspect in fight caught on camera

PCSD: Man faces possible assault charge after incident in convenience store.

  ONLY ON: Police video shows ‘DUI Bride’ arrest

A traffic stop in southern Arizona that attracted international news coverage has finally come to a close.

Vail man admits to murdering wife, daughter

Fortunately, Hernando's son was able to escape.

Couple plead guilty to manslaugter in infant’s death

They were both originally facing murder and abuse charges.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol arrests previously deported convicted child molester

The man has been charged with re-entry as a previously deported aggravated felon.

Border Patrol finds runaway juvenile near Yuma

An Arizona runaway juvenile was found with an adult while trying to travel through an immigration checkpoint.

New suspect charged in old murder case in Tucson

Years after a jury convicted a man for the murder of Francisco Gastelo in Tucson, prosecutors have filed charges against a second suspect.

PCSD: Two people facing animal cruelty charges after more than 40 animals found in unsanitary conditions

PCSD's Animal Cruelty Detectives and officers from Pima Animal Care Center responded to further the investigation, and removed the animals from the scene.

FBI: Two suspects injured in officer-involved shooting near Phoenix

One suspect taken to a hospital.

  U of A gets $1.5 million to start new information and intelligence program

Students will learn how to detect, hide like and handle cyber security threats.

Tuba City man sentenced to prison for domestic assaults

Kristopher Smith was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment.

  WATCH: TSA officers attacked, injured at Arizona airport

Tyrese Garner, of Texas, allegedly attacked several TSA agents at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Tucson High Magnet School football field vandalized

The incident has been reported to both Tucson Unified School Safety and the Tucson Police Department.

CCSO Street Crimes Unit arrest 3 in possible drug selling incident

According to CCSO, detectives with the Street Crimes Unit received information on Monday, June 17 that methamphetamine was being sold at a motel in the 1500 block of East Fry Boulevard in Sierra Vista.

UPDATE: Security guard fatally shoots gunman at Tucson business

The victim was identified as 24-year-old Anthony L. Garrett.

UPDATE: Police identify victims of double homicide on Tucson’s west side

No suspects in custody

DNA test leads to arrest for sexual conduct with a minor

Prescott was booked into the Cochise County Jail on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor and remains in jail with no bond.

UPDATE: Police capture one of two armed robbery suspects after crash

Suspects fled after crashing getaway vehicle into home.

UPDATE: Former Tucson police officer gets probation, won’t have to register as sex offender

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

  UPDATE: Pregnant woman, baby ok after south-side shooting

One suspect was located and charged in the incident.

Suspect detained after shooting incident

Several shots were fired, but there were no injuries.

UPDATE: Police release name of officer involved in fatal shooting

Officer Joshua Camacho is a 3 1/2-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department.

State investigating after inmate stabbed to death in Tucson prison

Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses.

  GRAPHIC: Video shows police using force, profanity against pregnant woman over alleged shoplifting

An officer can be seen kicking one woman’s legs, drawing a gun and attempting to yank another woman's 1-year-old daughter from her arms while shouting profanities.

SVPD searching for suspect in check fraud case

The Sierra Vista Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in a March 2019 check fraud case.

Skateboarder dies after getting hit by car near Davis-Monthan

The Tucson Police Department said Justin A. Howell, 36, was riding a skateboard in the bicycle lane on 22nd Street when he was hit by a vehicle.

  WATCH: Car rams into trio of police officers at Arizona gas station

The incident happened at a QuikTrip near 16th Street and Baseline Road on Tuesday, June 4.

  VIDEO: ‘No secret’ of large heroin supply on Tucson’s streets

The Counter Narcotics Alliance reports a seven-fold increase of heroin seizures in the past two years.

Tucson police release name of victim in Wednesday night’s shooting

According to a news release from TPD, the victim has been identified as 24-year-old Luis Puente.

  Neighborhood still on edge after five bombs found

While investigating the shooting, deputies discovered the bombs, several shotguns, handguns, an AR-15 and a grenade launcher.

Nogales CBP Officers seize $1.2M of cocaine, arrest 1 in smuggling attempt

A search turned up nearly two dozen packages that were concealed within the vehicle’s rocker panels. The packages held nearly 51 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of in excess of $1.2 million.

Nogales CBP Officers seize $360K of methamphetamine, arrest Phoenix woman

CBP officers seized both the drugs and the vehicle, while the woman was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Gang-related shooting leaves one injured

Deputies are looking for a tan or gold Chevrolet Tahoe believed to be the suspect vehicle.