Crime Team

Man facing murder charge after fighting neighbor, police say

57-year-old Thomas Howard Turner was charged with second degree murder and booked into the Pima County Jail.

South-side standoff ends peacefully

TPD investigating fatal shooting involving security guard in midtown

  Marana PD sees small spike in car thefts

Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting in 2019

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect after reported shooting incident at Walmart in Taylor

TPD looking for suspects after man dies in fatal shooting on south side

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Teenage girl dead, another girl in hospital after uncle kidnaps them in Phoenix

UPDATE: Woman dies after getting run over by several vehicles

  Police: Runaways seeking shelter lead to burglary call

Arizona woman accused of attempting to help terrorist group

Tucson man arrested in connection with deadly shooting at liquor store

Lawsuit: Keep Arizona pot initiative off ballot

Sierra Vista Police arrest man for allegedly molesting a minor

The SVPD recovered evidence from the car of Courtney that was related to the investigation.

Man sentenced for voting twice in 2016 general election

Court revokes his right to vote in Arizona.

  Trump deploys feds to more states under ‘law-and-order’ push

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr are expected to announce that federal agents will surge into several American cities including Chicago to help combat rising crime as Trump runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle.

  Tucson City Council passes final budget; police fully funded

$1.7 billion budget passed 6-1, with Lane Santa Cruz voting against it.

Three inmates at Pima County Adult Detention Complex test positive for COVID-19 in one month

PCSD arrests man on drug, weapons charges following traffic stop

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Phoenix police release video from deadly officer-involved shooting

Sierra Vista man arrested, charged with sexual exploitation

UPDATE: Authorities arrest two suspects from shooting near Roger, Fairview

Phoenix man charged with sexual conduct with a minor at behavioral health facility

State completes investigation into Pima County Sheriff’s Department money-laundering scheme

The investigation did not find any criminal culpability of existing PCSD employees.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department searching for suspect in auto theft during date

Anyone with information should call 911 or submit a tip through

University of Arizona police investigate racist, threatening sticker left on campus

The sticker threatened to kill Black people.

Authorities: Arizona man sexually abused infant multiple times

Michael William Spatz, of Tempe, has been accused of sexually abusing an infant multiple times.

Authorities identify woman accused of carrying nearly 50 pounds of cocaine

Dinorah Aguilazocho Roman is facing multiple felony charges

CBP: Arizona man tried to smuggle migrants in vehicle with corpse

Federal authorities said an Arizona man tried to smuggle six migrants into the United States while transporting human remains to a mortuary.

Authorities search for suspect in UA bookstore burglary

Anyone with information on the man's whereabouts should call the police.

Tesla on Autopilot rear-ends Arizona DPS vehicle on interstate shoulder

Driver facing DUI investigation after accident near Benson

Police seek information about deadly shooting on west side

50-year-old man was discovered in apartment complex parking lot

Party-goers break into Peoria million-dollar home for sale, damage property and furniture

Dozens of people broke into a newly-built home in Peoria that was up for sale and threw a party, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

UPDATE: Standoff near Winterhaven ends, suspect arrested

There are no reports of any injuries.

  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Tucson Police release bodycam footage of in-custody deaths over past decade

The following video has been released by TPD.

Police: Yuma pair refused to wear masks, coughed on Walmart employees

Police said Frank Montoya and Victoria Parra Carranza refused to wear masks and coughed on Walmart employees in Yuma.

  Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier releases plans to reform department

"It is clear that law enforcement reform is coming," said Napier. "The time to act is now and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”

Authorities investigate inmate’s in-custody death at Cochise County Detention Center

Nursing staff checked inmate every day during 14-day quarantine.

Border Patrol canine unit seizes heroin, marijuana and revolver near Yuma

Yuma Border Patrol canine team seizes heroine, marijuana and revolver from two suspects on Interstate 8 on July 8, 2020.

  UPDATE: Family mourns loss of loved one killed by alleged drunk driver

Police looking for video that may have captured the collision

  Hundreds gather in Tucson to honor law enforcement

Hundreds of people showed up at a Tucson Police Department substation Saturday to show their support for law enforcement.

  Tucson Mayor Regina Romero doubles down on white supremacist claim

Mayor Regina Romero told KOLD News 13 why she had the permit for a pro-law enforcement event revoked.

  Tucson Mayor Regina Romero accuses organizers of pro-law enforcement event of being white supremacists

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has accused the organizers of a pro-law enforcement event of being a white supremacists.

FBI warns public about money schemes amid COVID-19 pandemic

FBI warns about possible online scams amid COVID-19 pandemic.

  TPD to release information on in-custody deaths from past 10 years

The city of Tucson unanimously approved a new policy where the Mayor, city council and public will be notified within 24 hours of an in-custody death.

Sheriff Napier weighs in on face mask requirement, says PCSD will focus on education rather than punishment

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said it will focus on education, not enforcement when it comes to both the county’s face covering requirement and Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order that shut down bar, gyms and movie theaters.

Phoenix-area luxury health company loses two more liquor licenses after Ducey’s executive order

Two businesses in Phoenix have their liquor licenses suspended one day after Ducey's executive order.

UPDATE: Arrest made after man dies at scene of crash

Passenger of crashed truck facing murder charge in connection with death of driver

  Tucson council passes tentative budget amid calls to defund police

Fiscal Year 2021 begins Wednesday

Police say missing kids’ mom helped keep their bodies hidden

Prosecutors say the mother of two children who were found dead in rural Idaho months after they vanished had conspired with her new husband to hide or destroy the kids’ bodies.

TPD responds to standoff southeast of Tucson

There are no evacuations in the area at this time.

Border Patrol: More than 20 migrants found in utility truck

Large group of illegal aliens traveling in a utility vehicle apprehended by Border Patrol in Yuma.

UPDATE: Suspect identified in deputy-involved shooting outside popular bowling alley in Tucson

The suspect has been identified by authorities.

Authorities looking for suspect in shooting death of woman on Tucson’s south side

Tara A. Hufault was fatally shot at Rodeo Park on Tucson's south side late Sunday, June 28.

Crash results in closure of eastbound I-10 off ramp at Grant Road

Driver was fleeing from an attempted traffic stop

Last 16th Street Baptist Church bomber dies in Alabama prison

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. died of natural causes while servicing a life sentence for the 1963 crime that killed four African-American girls and injured others.

  Police: Biracial woman set on fire while waiting at stoplight in Wisconsin

The victim said she heard some yell a racial epithet through her rolled-down driver’s side window.

Miss. man went on violent crime spree after release from jail due to coronavirus, police say

The suspect has been identified as Vincent Ogiamien.

Suspect in custody after five fires spark over three-month span

Several other fires are still under investigation.

  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Tucson Police report details policy violations during in-custody death of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez

"The technique is against all training provided."

Tucson police investigating fatal shooting of 16-year-old Jaden Pillors

Anyone with information asked to call 88-CRIME

Justices boost Trump administration’s power in asylum cases

The high court's 7-2 ruling applies to people who are picked up at or near the border and who fail their initial asylum screenings, making them eligible for quick deportation, or expedited removal.

Former Tucson man pleads guilty to voting twice in the 2016 general election

62-year-old Randy Allen Jumper, of Incline Village, Nevada, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Illegal Voting before Judge Christopher Browning in Pima County Superior Court.

  UPDATE: Three Tucson officers resign following death of person in custody, officials to hold conference this week

Tucson officials will host a Wednesday news conference to discuss the death of a person who was in police custody.

  Documents: Mom called missing Idaho kids ‘zombies’ before their deaths

Investigators say Lori Daybell's longtime friend says the mom told her the kids had become zombies with “dark spirits” inhabiting their bodies.

PCSD looking for suspect after one sent to hospital with injuries on northwest side

PCSD says an adult male was injured and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Screams, trail of blood, speeding car lead to arrest of two in Tucson

A witness told officers they saw Lewis taking off clothes and blood was allegedly found in the vehicle and on Lewis.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seize 111 pounds of fentanyl at Port of San Luis

This seizure is one of the largest seizures of fentanyl in Arizona.

UPDATE: Tucson police identify suspect involved in midtown homicide

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME.

Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen pleads guilty in adoption fraud scheme

Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen pleaded guilty to three felony counts of fraudulent schemes and a charge of forgery Thursday morning in an adoption fraud scheme he was accused of running.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Video shows shooting during protest over Spanish conquistador statue

Stephen Ray Baca, 31, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

  Trump signs order on police reform, doesn’t mention racism

It's a sudden shift for the Republican Party, one Democrats are watching warily, and a crush of activity that shows how quickly the mass protests over police violence and racial prejudice are transforming national politics.

UPDATE: Man facing murder charge following fight on west side of Tucson

James Scott, 66, was found dead at the scene

Families confirm bodies of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan found at Chad Daybell’s Idaho home

JJ Vallow, 8, and Tylee Ryan, 17, went missing in September 2019.

Tucson woman gets 8 years for killing cyclist on Sentinel Peak

Yanibra Yvette Moreno received more than eight years in prison as well as community service and probation.

Chad Daybell arrested after human remains found at Idaho home

Chad Daybell, the husband of Lori Vallow, has been arrested after human remains were found at his home in Rexburg, Idaho.

City leaders explain ordinance after online backlash

Mayor says tweets are spreading misinformation about ordinance passed in April

UPDATE: TPD investigating delayed homicide after victim dies from injuries

The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries where she later died.

  Man arrested on arson charge following trailer fire on west side

PCSD said the cause of the fire was suspicious.

When protesters cry ‘defund the police,’ what does it mean?

Protesters are making the demand, “defund the police," as they show their anger at the police custody death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by police officers.

County sheriff’s department arrests one in connection to fraud case, seeks potential victims

Investigators arrested 55-year-old Aloyious Niess.