Crime Team

UPDATE: Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting on Tucson’s east side

  UPDATE: Police try to identify suspect from incident at Islamic Center of Tucson on 9/11

  PCSD: Suspect displays gun during robbery

  UPDATE: Police identify victims involved in a shooting in Sierra Vista

UPDATE: One suspect arrested following shooting in desert near Casa Grande

Maricopa County assessor indicted on adoption fraud charges

Continued Coverage

Southern Arizona agencies receive $2 million grant for sexual assault cases

  Vandalism at Little Free Library brings community together

Former Border Patrol agent accused of sexual assault by fellow agent

Governor appoints new Arizona Department of Corrections director

Two injured in shooting near University of Arizona campus

  Tucson mayoral candidate challenges others after ‘orchestrated removal’ of campaign signs

How to protect kids from kidnappers, predators, sex traffickers

At least one child victim of human trafficking from the age of 13-14 is rescued every month in Northwest Louisiana.

  Tucson woman warns of social media scams

Audrey Gardoni sharing her story to protect others

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man walks off with campaign signs on Tucson’s streets

One candidate said he was "disappointed" to see the man remove signs from his campaign.

Tucson man gets life prison term for fatal 2017 stabbing

A Tucson man has been sentenced to life in prison in a fatal stabbing in 2017 and an assault on his ex-girlfriend

Former student in Puerto Rico may face charges for threat against Sahuarita schools

Man accused of sexually assaulting migrant in desert near Ajo

Tucson man gets life sentence for 2017 murder

  Students arrested, schools closed or locked down following multiple online threats in southern Arizona

  Wrong-way crash in Phoenix caught on camera

Teen facing felony charges for threat against Sahuarita schools

  Sahuarita Unified School District cancels class after receiving threat

Police investigating multiple threats

PCSD investigating drive-by shooting on south side

One person is suffering non-life threatening injuries and was transported to UMC.

  Authorities: Tucson man killed son while trying to exorcise demon

A Tucson man killed his son while trying to exorcise a demon from the 6-year-old, according to court documents.

Authorities investigating calls about shots fired in midtown Tucson

The Tucson Police Department said the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. near County Club and Grant roads.

  Tucson woman sentenced for poisoning her child

Ashley Christina Castro admitted to poisoning her 4-year-old son Ezekial Castro, who died in 2015.

  Martin Barreras gets life in prison for death of son

Investigators say Martin knew Raquel was starving Roman, but did nothing to stop it.

Two southern Arizona police departments respond to school threats

Extra officers assigned to four schools

UPDATE: Oro Valley Police investigating suspicious package found at Fry’s

Authorities report no threat was found.

Families of double homicide victims still searching for answers

The families of two men who were shot and killed in June of 2017 are still searching for answers. They are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME.

Trooper pleads not guilty to asking female drivers for sex

A former Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper accused of propositioning female drivers for sexual acts in exchange for leniency has pleaded not guilty to unlawful sexual conduct and other charges

  Tucson man speaks out about illegal dumping in neighborhood

John Page, who lives near Silverbell and Grant in Tucson, said a pile of trash is growing in his neighborhood.

  Tucson’s LGBTQ community looks to past as Pride weekend arrives

Richard Heakin was 21 years old when he was beaten to death by a group of Tucson teens in June 1976.

Mental competency evaluation ordered for Tucson teen accused of murder

Rene Manuel Yanez, 14, has been charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of Julian Zapeda on May 24.

  Autopsy released in death of corrections officer in Tucson

The autopsy has been released for Brian Krumm, the corrections officer who was fatally shot in a Pima County courthouse last month.

Authorities searching for inmate who walked away from work detail in Safford

Inmate Carlos Corella-Rivera, ADC #330493, walked away from a supervised off-site work crew at the Graham County Fairgrounds.

  Recruiting violations tied to Oro Valley man lead to postseason ban, probation for Ga. Tech

Recruiting violations involving a Tucson-area man resulted in major problems for the Georgia Tech men’s basketball program.

Nogales CBP officers seize $1.9 million in drugs

CBP seized nearly $2 million in drugs at the Port of Nogales this weekend.

Court denies bond request for Tucson murder suspect Susan Barksdale

Susan Barksdale's request for a lower bond is denied by Tucson courts.

Pima County sheriff to select members of citizen advisory committee

Group will provide input, voice concerns

Driver’s license thefts spur ADOT to boost online safeguards

Arizona transportation officials are bolstering security around a state website in the wake of identity thieves stealing driver's licenses

Police: Phoenix man admits to abusing emotional support dog

The Phoenix Police Department said Netzer Villagomez, 19, was arrested on a felony charge of animal cruelty.

  Arizona Attorney General warns of scammers after heavy storms

The BBB and Attorney General’s office are urging people to make sure their contractor has a license.

  Two more indicted following sex predator sting in Tucson

Two of the men arrested in Tucson earlier this year during a sex predator sting have been indicted.

Arizona court: independent counsel to investigate complaint

The Arizona Supreme Court is appointing an independent Bar counsel to investigate an ethics complaint against former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery

TPD detains robbery suspect

A male suspect robbed a Wells Fargo on Wedneday, Sept. 25. Tucson police detained a suspect. No injuries reported.

Prosecutor in Jodi Arias case reassigned to auto theft cases

The prosecutor who won convictions in the Jodi Arias murder case and other notorious killings in metro Phoenix has been reassigned to handle auto thefts

DPS: Body found on I-10 near Willcox

DPS has closed one of the westbound lanes.

Some members of anti-immigrant group settle lawsuit

Some members of an Arizona anti-immigrant group have agreed to stop harassing Phoenix-area churches as part of a lawsuit settlement

UPDATE: PCSD locates wanted assault suspect

The suspect is known to be homeless.

University of Arizona suspends men accused of assaulting black student

Two University of Arizona students accused of assaulting a black student on campus reportedly have been suspended from the school.

  PCSD: Suspect steals purse, uses stolen credit cards

Purse containing cards was left in unlocked car

Police investigating fatal pedestrian collision in midtown Tucson

No arrests or citations have been issued at this time.

Tucson man sentenced to 7 years in prison for domestic abuse

Moreno assaulted the victim, by striking and beating the victim.

Bisbee bank robber sentenced to nearly nine years in prison

In 2017, Salaz walked into a bank in downtown Bisbee, pointed a gun at a teller and demanded money.

Recent events inspire community event at Islamic Center of Tucson

A few awful situations at the Islamic Center of Tucson led to a night of learning, understanding and community togetherness.

  UPDATE: Police say teen fatally shot on Tucson’s south side

The 15-year-old Erik Isaac Nanez suffered gunshot wounds and died on the scene.

  Blane, Susan Barksdale plead not guilty to murder charges

Tucson murder suspects Blane and Susan Barksdale appeared in court Thursday, Sept. 19 for their arraignment.

Arizona family searches for missing Camp Pendleton Marine

An Arizona family is searching for a U.S. Marine who left for Camp Pendleton on Monday but never arrived at the base outside San Diego

  LOCKED DOWN: Federal judge says ADC’s monitoring of prisoners’ out-of-cell time must be viewed with heavy dose of skepticism

A federal judge ruled the Arizona Department of Corrections must continue to document its monitoring of the out-of-cell time for prisoners in maximum security.

  Jury awards family $2.75 million for drowning at Tucson hotel

Suit claimed drastic slope to deep end was one of many safety faults.

  South-side neighborhood on edge after teen boy found dead near park

The Tucson Police Department said the body of the teen, who has not been identified, was found in a park area near Avenida Selva del Ocote and Calle Joya de Ventura.

  Pima County corrections officer praised for quick action

Tackled defendant after courtroom attack

UPDATE: Police chase leads to temporary closure on I-10 eastbound near Marana

Interstate 10 east was blocked at Avra Valley Road

PCSD pursuing motorcycle after driver refused to stop on northwest side

The situation has not been resolved.

Police track down carjacking, Footlocker robbery suspect on south side

Thankfully there were no victims in the incident.

Phoenix high school coach accused of leaking information to opponents

School district says evidence dates to 2017

Man found guilty for multiple internet sex crimes

In 2002, Winkler was convicted on two counts of child molestation in Maricopa County.

Winslow man charged following discovery of four dead, nine emaciated horses

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said nine surviving horses were seized and placed into the care of a neighbor.

Pima County man sentenced to 459 years for sexually molesting 3-year-old

Prosecutors say the abuse happened while babysitting a young girl.

Off-duty CBP agent disarms gunman who fires shots in El Paso restaurant

No one was harmed.

  University of Arizona students call for action, accountability following reported assault

The university said two students involved in the case were arrested Friday.

  UPDATE: Two arrested after Arizona student allegedly assaulted, called racial slur

Both were charged with misdemeanor assault

  LOCKED DOWN: Nationwide search underway for director of Arizona Department of Corrections

The Arizona Department of Corrections is without a permanent director as the search for Charles Ryan’s replacement is underway.

  Barksdales’ nephew Brent Mallard pleads guilty to arson

Investigators say Brent Mallard set fire that destroyed home of Frank Bligh

  Tonto Basin reacts to Barksdales capture

Neighbors were unaware of fugitive couple hiding in their community

  Tucson murder suspects found hiding out in northern Arizona

Blane and Susan Barksdale taken into custody after weeks on the run

Remains of woman who went missing in 2015 identified

Lydia “Janet” Castrejon disappeared in 2015 while camping with her family in the Chiricahua Mountains.

  Family forced from Tucson home after driver crashes into girls’ bedroom

The pick-up truck driver is facing several felony charges.