Crime Team

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Arizona chief justice weighing whether to leave bench

Tempe police release video of officer-involved shooting that left teen dead

UPDATE: Motorcycle crash turns fatal

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

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Police: Shooting victim released from hospital, not pressing charges

PCSD: Traffic stop leads to major drug bust

Documents reveal more information about fatal incident on Old Nogales Highway

Pinal County man gets 280 years for child porn

Sahuarita police: 3 suspects arrested in vandalism, theft case

Arizona troopers rescue kidnapped children from father threatening to take them to Mexico

Border sheriffs say wall alone won’t increase security

A coalition of border sheriffs said in a letter last week that a border wall is but a soundbite and "not a cogent" public policy position that's needed to secure the border

  UPDATE: Female suspect in midtown domestic dispute turned shooting in police custody

One man was shot and transported to the hospital.

Trump nominates Liburdi to fill US District Court vacancy

President Donald Trump has nominated a lawyer who formerly was Gov. Doug Ducey's top staff attorney to become a U.S. District judge for Arizona

  Dead baby found in trash at Arizona Amazon facility

Authorities say the dead infant found in a trash can at an Amazon distribution facility was beyond resuscitation.

Police increase efforts amid Human Trafficking Awareness month

18-year-old shot accuses of acting to assist Islamic State

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

GA man arrested for plotting attack on White House

Sahuarita man wanted on abuse charges turns himself in to police

Wife in Sahuarita child abuse case caught, husband still outstanding

  Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

Man booked into Cochise County jail found dead hours later

Cochise County authorities say they're investigating the death of a man in a jail holding cell

Vail man convicted of killing stepdaughter sentenced

Jayden Glomb, 13, was killed in May 2017

Woman charged in Vegas manicurist’s death waives extradition

A woman accused of using a car to fatally run over a salon worker in Las Vegas after skipping out on a $35 manicure has waived her extradition from Arizona to Nevada

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Ex-prosecutor to lead health care firm’s rape investigation

The owner of a long term care facility in Arizona where a patient in a vegetative state was impregnated in a sexual assault has hired metro Phoenix's former longtime top prosecutor to review circumstances that led up to the rape

  Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.

Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

Sahuarita police looking for suspects in vandalism case

According to a Sahuarita Police Department news release, at 3:49 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 officers were responding to the report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of West Calle Tierra Sandia.

Help UAPD find a suspect in a theft from a vending machine

The University of Arizona Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect believed to be involved in a burglary on Dec. 8, 2018.

Sheriff’s coalition releases statement about border security, immigration

The Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition released a statement about border security and immigration.

‘The baby’s turning blue!’: 911 call reveals frantic moments as woman in coma gave birth

Stunned attendants at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, who did not realize the woman was ever pregnant, called 911 in a panic as they delivered the baby.

Tucson police searching for suspects in Dec. 31 robbery

The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating two suspects in a Dec. 31, 2018 convenience store robbery.

Pinal County detention officer accused of sexual misconduct with teen

A detention officer with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was placed on leave after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a teenager.

Another arrest, new charges for Cochise County Jail chaplain

Bond for Doug Packer is set at $250,000

Father and two kids shot at during road rage incident

Martin Soto was driving with his two children on January 8, when someone pulled out a gun and shot at their car.

Police release records of incident where officer was shot in the belt

One of the officers responding to the home was Nathaniel Stout, he was shot at with one of the shots hitting his duty belt.

Convicted child killer off Tucson streets after being sent back to prison

Convicted child killer William Huff is back in prison and off the streets of Tucson.

Authorities announce 16 arrests so far in bust of drug organization

16 arrests made so far

UPDATE: Pima County jail escapee found dead in Mexico

The escapee was found dead in Mexico.

Sahuarita couple wanted for questioning in possible child abuse case

Police don't know if they are still together

A look at Tucson’s fatal collisions in 2018

Safety on the streets is always a concern, whether you’re a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian. Tucson News Now has a look at the the number of fatal collisions in 2018, as compared to 2017, and those numbers show that there’s a continued need for emphasis on that idea of street safety.

Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested

The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.

Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say

A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.

UPDATE: Suspect in custody for shooting at officer

Authorities took the suspect into custody after searching the vehicle he abandoned.

Tucson police reopen Miracle Mile

Officers were conducting a welfare check in the area

Police obtain DNA from staff in case of woman in coma who gave birth

People on social media asked why Phoenix police will not call it a sex crime investigation.

Pima County 2018 crime statistics

Homicides in 2018 were down 31.6% from 2017.

Motel security guard dragged by stolen vehicle

The guard suffered minor injuries.

SHERIFF: Daughters tried to run over their mother with vehicle days before murder

Deputies respond to home of Pike county mother reportedly killed by her kids

Man arrested after allegedly stealing $10 million winning lottery ticket from roommate

The lottery winner shared his good news with his two roommates, but when he couldn’t collect, he suspected one of them had stolen the ticket and reported it to police.

Mother charged after son’s body found encased in concrete in Denver storage unit

The boy's mother was charged with abuse of a corpse in what sources say was an attempt to hide evidence.

Local women take stand against gun violence with ‘Soul boxes’

The project was started by a woman in Portland, with the idea to build one box for each person lost to gun violence in a given year. The boxes will then be made into an art display that will be sent around the U.S.

Ahead of POTUS speech, locals describe border community in Arizona

While the nation prepares for an address from President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, folks living in Nogales, Arizona hope more people will consider seeing their border community for themselves.

182 violent offenders arrested across Arizona

182 violent gang members and gang member associates arrested, 27 firearms seized, and pounds of illegal drugs taken off the streets of Arizona communities.

U of A issues fraud warning for Tucson residents

These people are not affiliated with the School of Journalism, nor is the university conducting fundraising to send students abroad, according to UA officials.

Man accused of bringing date to condo with woman he allegedly killed in basement

The suspect faces various charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and identity theft.

Man caught on camera licking doorbell, prowling outside CA home for 3 hours

Police say the suspect could face misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling.

Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson takes plea deal in college basketball fraud case

Richardson faces up to 24 months in prison.

Court document reveals details of year’s first homicide

Police arrested Leticia Freitag in connection with the shooting death of her estranged husband

UPDATE: Deputies investigate death, shooting incident south of Tucson

Investigators say the deceased had attempted to break into multiple residences

Parents arrested after 1-year-old girl’s body found buried in NM backyard

The case began in December when the girl’s father allegedly told his mother he drowned the 1-year-old in the bathtub apartment.

UPDATE: Woman arrested for death of husband on Tucson’s east side

Detectives are investigating a homicide at a residence in the 7200 block of East Elbow Bay Place, near Broadway and Kolb. When officers responded to the scene, they discovered a man unresponsive with a gunshot wound.

Man charged with murder in shooting of 7-year-old Houston girl; race not believed to be factor

A manhunt began after the Dec. 30 murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was fatally shot when a suspect opened fire on her family’s car.

Mother accused of forcing 8-year-old daughter to help in plot to poison husband with antifreeze

Prosecutors say the woman’s husband was not hurt because each time he allegedly drank the antifreeze, he noticed a chemical taste and spat out the drink.

CCSO: Jail Chaplain facing sexual assault charges

According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, on Friday, Jan. 4 they were advised of an inmate claiming an inappropriate incident involving the Jail Chaplain.

Tucson police answer questions about murder rate in area

In a Facebook post, the Tucson Police Department answered several questions about the murder rate in the area.

Accused child molester arrested in Tucson area

Zachary Kealoha, 26, was arrested at a home in Corona de Tucson following a month-long investigation by law enforcement.

Criminal calls 911 on himself and gets caught

Without his cellphone call to 911, police may never have found him.

Prosecutors face Friday deadline in response to Jodi Arias’ appeal

Jodi Arias is currently serving a life sentence for her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander's murder.

Woman, who has been in a coma for 14 years, gives birth at a nursing home

Police are investigating the possible rape of the woman, who gave birth to a healthy baby boy, even though she's been in a coma for more than a decade.

AZ FAMILY: Woman in vegetative state gives birth after being raped at Phoenix nursing home

Authorities trying to find out who fathered the healthy child

Five birds, two javelinas illegally shot by BB gun owners

All wildlife effected were either found dead or euthanized.

Deputies investigate fatal hit and run northwest of Tucson

The driver of the pickup involved fled the scene on the west side of Picture Rocks

Cochise County Sheriff makes drug arrest

According to a CCSO news release, the incident began at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 when a vehicle failed to dim its high beams after Sheriff Dannels indicated to the other driver that the high beam lights were on.

Domestic violence call ends in drug arrest for 2 Sierra Vista residents

Officers made contact with the two at an apartment in the 4200 block of East Busby Drive, when they noticed odors of both fresh and burnt marijuana coming from inside.

Off-duty fire captain killed by alleged drunken driver while helping at crash scene

The suspected drunken driver was arrested and charged with homicide by reckless use of a vehicle.