Crime Team

  Pima County works to release non-violent inmates to slow spread of COVID-19

Since the pandemic began, the department said two inmates have died from COVID-19 related complications.

Son of Pinal County sheriff arrested in 2020 injury crash

Tucson police respond to shooting on south side

Pima County inmate with COVID dies at hospital

AZDHS shuts down Phoenix business for COVID-19 violations

Update: PCSD identifies man killed in deputy-involved shooting Wednesday

$1,500 reward offered for information leading to arrest of suspect in javelina killing on east side

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One suspect in custody following pursuit in Mesa

Arizona man accused of impersonating an officer, kidnapping 2 women

Former Rep. Rick Renzi among last-minute pardons

UPDATE: Tucson police search for suspect involved in deadly south-side shooting

PCSD at the scene of possible domestic violence situation north of Tucson

Pima County inmate dies from COVID-19

CBP officers seize over 100,000 counterfeit 3M N95 masks

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP personnel throughout the nation have seized more than 14 million counterfeit face masks, nearly 180,000 FDA-prohibited COVID-19 test kits, and tens of thousands of FDA-prohibited pharmaceuticals.

Update: Tucson police arrest vehicle-collision homicide suspect, Friday

On Jan. 15, officers located Combs in a stolen vehicle parked at 850 E. Wetmore Rd. Upon contact, Combs attempted to flee and then barricaded himself in the vehicle.

Suspect taken into custody after barricade incident on Wetmore, Friday

TPD says the incident initiated after officers conducted a follow-up on a wanted suspect. A SWAT team was also assisting on-scene.

Scottsdale murder suspects arrested in Las Vegas

The two men were found in Las Vegas in mid-December and extradited to Arizona, where they are being held on multiple charges including first-degree murder.

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

Border Patrol agents arrest 28 people near Douglas

Phoenix police arrest man for deadly shooting that killed VA medical transport driver

Tucson police arrest suspect in connection to Circle K robbery

Yuma agents arrest man climbing border wall with machete

Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest a sex offender

Police investigating shooting at Burger King on Tucson Boulevard, Valencia Road

Tucson police are investigating a shooting that took place at a Burger King near the Tucson airport.

  Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn’t retreating

Experts say it was the culmination of years of increasing radicalization and partisanship, combined with a growing fascination with paramilitary groups and a global pandemic.

Peoria woman arrested for holding baby while riding on hood of moving car

Deleaha Brown-Dawson, 24, was arrested and taken to jail, and faces child abuse charges.

Sierra Vista woman accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands from local companies

Patricia Bowman, 46, was booked into the Cochise County jail on a $200,000 bond.

Mesa police arrest two suspects for drive-by that killed a baby

Both men were arrested on multiple charges, including first-degree murder.

Arizona forms plans for new juvenile correctional facility

The department is now looking for a consultant to help “identify the type of juvenile correctional facility the agency will need.” The department wants the consultant to provide at least three location options for the new lockup.

Female inmate firefighters build character but often can’t use fire skills after release

Arizona legislators are looking to help prison firefighters earn earlier releases.

Police, FBI investigating after Calvin Goode memorial hacked with racist comments

While Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego delivered her speech about Goode, a hacker’s voice was suddenly heard talking over her saying vulgar and racist comments including the N-word. The racist comments by the male voice continued as well as other voices saying indistinguishable things for about 30 seconds

Maricopa County detention officer arrested on child molestation charges

He was arrested on three counts of molestation of a child and three counts of sexual conduct with a minor. His bond is set at $150,000.

Prosecutors keep pushing for death penalty for immigrant

President Donald Trump has repeatedly cited Apolinar Altamirano’s case as an example of crimes committed by immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

US Border Patrol arrests fugitive wanted in Mexico

During records checks, agents learned the man is wanted in Mexico for two counts of kidnapping and the sexual assault of two girls in Chiapas.

Arizona man charged in Capitol riot appears in court

Chansley was inside the Capitol and on the Senate dais as he carried a U.S. flag on a pole topped with a spear. He hasn’t yet entered a plea on charges of entering a restricted building without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Man taken to hospital after TPD responds to shooting at Fry’s in midtown

Officers say there is currently no suspect in custody at this time.

Arizona man charged in Capitol riot appears in court

The Arizona man who took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting a furry hat with horns made his first court appearance Monday.

Man allegedly kidnaps woman from California, brings her to Gila Bend

The man was arrested for assault and kidnapping.

Scottsdale police investigate road rage shooting

One man was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Marana PD arrests woman for aggravated identity theft

Marana PD received help from the Tucson PD K9 Unit and AZ DPS Air Unit to assist with a scout of the area. Ms. Valdez was found hiding in bushes and was arrested without incident.

UPDATE: Teen in custody after man dies from injuries on south side

Drexel Road will be closed between Bonney Avenue and Country Club Road.

TPD investigating shooting on Tucson’s south side

Officers with the Tucson Police Department are investigating an incident in Tucson’s south side that resulted in one woman being hospitalized.

  JAN. 8 ANNIVERSARY: Gun law discussion continues 10 years after Tucson tragedy

Ten years following the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, the discussion about gun reform continues.

Phoenix man arrested for alleged murder of his girlfriend

Police arrived at the apartment complex near Bell Road and 35th Ave. on Tuesday, Jan. 5 around 11:43 p.m. According to a news release, police found a woman dead with a gunshot wound. She was later identified as 39-year-old Jessica Kennedy.

Two Arizonans among those arrested at the US Capitol

Police continue to search for dozens of other people who may have been involved in the riots. On Thursday, authorities released photos of "persons of interest" and offered rewards leading to their arrests.

Phoenix organization joins lawsuit against Pima County curfew

The Goldwater Institue in Phoenix has joined with a group of Pima County businesses challenging the county’s 10 p.m. curfew.

  Race double standard clear in rioters’ Capitol insurrection

The show of force by law enforcement at the Capitol bore little resemblance to the lines of National Guardsmen and other police forces that assembled last year to protect luxury brand retailers against looting, government buildings against breaching and highways against marching by demonstrators.

Arizona governor recognizes human trafficking prevention month

In 2020, the Arizona Human Trafficking Council conducted a needs assessment to evaluate services for victims and identify barriers to providing services.

Pima County Republican headquarters vandalized amid chaos in Washington D.C.

Tucson Police have been notified and are investigating the incident.

California to phase out Division of Juvenile Justice, creating an opportunity for substantial reform

Responsibility of juvenile justice will shift to the state’s 58 counties.

UPDATE: Tucson police arrest two in deadly east-side shooting

Investigators still searching for third suspect.

  Group of restaurant and bar owners file lawsuit against Pima County curfew

A group of business owners are filing a lawsuit against Pima County claiming the mandatory curfew is illegal.

Man charged in fatal shooting of Tucson man in December

39-year-old Richard Junior Miller was booked into Pima County Jail and charged with second-degree murder.

Driver busted in Pinal County with 450+ lbs. of pot

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) said in a Facebook post that one man’s marijuana possession was “a smidge over the legal limit.”

Man faces attempted murder charges after stabbing at Cochise Stronghold Campground

According to the Facebook post, Cochise deputies along with an Arizona Dept. of Public Safety Trooper determined the victim was 18-year-old John Shaver. Officials believe Shaver was stabbed repeatedly by 38-year-old co-worker Bryan Benally while staying in the campground.

Gilbert homeowner could face criminal charges after NYE party

Maricopa County told them they’d have to refund everyone, but the party went on, creating what could be a super-spreader event.

Horse injured after being hit by vehicle, suspect in custody

PCSD says the horse was injured and a veterinarian was called to the scene.

Maricopa County deputies arrest man for random, deadly stabbing in Guadalupe

The 22-year-old suspect was arrested for first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Burglary suspect shot, killed by Payson police

The 28-year-old suspect has not been identified.

Arizona woman accused of beating COVID-positive children for not wearing masks

Authorities said Sarah Michelle Boone beat her three children after the refused to wear masks despite testing positive for COVID-19.

Arizona county health director indicted for misuse of public funds

He is now on paid administrative leave.

UPDATE: Amy’s Donuts in Tucson hit by vandals Christmas Day

Amy's Donuts is dealing with broken windows and destroyed equipment thanks to a vandal who hit Christmas Day.

Man arrested in connection to remains found near Prescott

Mitchell was booked into the county jail on multiple counts under ARS 13-2926.

Arizona trooper struck by impaired driver during traffic stop, DPS officials say

The 25-year-old was booked into the county jail on multiple counts including DUI and aggravated assault.

Tucson police search for three people suspected of a robbery at Marshalls

Anyone with information can leave tips by calling 88-CRIME.

U. S. Customs and Border Protection arrests man after allegedly finding cocaine inside tomato paste container

The suspect now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.

Phoenix investigators arrest Missouri man for 20-year-old cold cases, search for more victims

Anyone with information about Ray should contact the FBI.

Border agents seize 25 pounds of meth at checkpoint near Yuma on Christmas Day

Agents arrested the vehicle occupants, three U.S. citizens from Oklahoma, and seized the drugs, firearm, paraphernalia and vehicle.

DEA: New fentanyl analog detected in overdose deaths in Maricopa County

Officials say 11 overdose deaths in Maricopa County tested positive for para-fluorofentanyl.

Police: Man fatally stabbed after answering knock on door

Police did not immediately release a suspect description.

Pima County Corrections Officer arrested for assault

According to a news release, 36-year-old Michael Flaminio was being reviewed for an August 2020 incident that required the use of force. Supervisory staff handed the investigation over to the Criminal Investigation Division of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department for further review.

Phoenix shooting leaves one dead, another injured

According to a news release, on Wednesday, Dec. 23 around 11:50 p.m. two men entered a local hospital with gunshot wounds.

Two people accused of ‘ballot harvesting’ in Yuma County

The indictment alleges Guillermina Fuentes and Alma Juarez knowingly collected four voted ballots from another person during the August 2020 Primary Election.

Litterbugs beware: Hotline to report littering is up and running

Folks caught littering can be fined $500.

Glendale police: Officer fatally shoots man during encounter

Responding officer located a man in a home’s backyard.

Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies hospitalized after exposure to narcotics

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies began to feel sick and experienced symptoms similar to fentanyl ingestion while doing their search. Both deputies immediately used their department-issued Narcan doses to combat the symptoms until paramedics arrived.

Driver arrested for DUI after found passed out behind the wheel

Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper located the driver on the westbound frontage road of I-10 near 67th Avenue around 4 a.m. The trooper saw the driver who appeared to be passed out behind the wheel, but when he attempted to wake him up, the driver took off.

Border agents seize $3 million in narcotics near Lukeville

The suspect and narcotics were turned over to special agents with Homeland Security Investigations.

Three suspects in custody following alleged carjacking in midtown

Officers currently have three suspects detained and are actively searching for a fourth.

One man taken to hospital after PCSD investigates reports of shots fired on south side

No arrests have been made at this time.

UPDATE: Police investigate apparent murder-suicide on Tucson’s east side

The Tucson Police Department has confirmed a man and a boy are dead after an incident on Tucson’s east side.