Crime

  LAWSUIT: North sued for serving drinks, leading to deadly crash

The lawsuit, provided to Tucson News Now, claims North Italia Restaurant broke the law when it comes to serving drinks.

Organizational changes at the Pima County Sheriff’s Department

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department announced on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in a news release that the following organizational changes that will take effect on Sept. 30.

Tucson man convicted on multiple charges after tying victim up in wash, assaulting her

A local man has been convicted of Domestic Violence Sexual Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, according to the Pima County Attorney's Office.

Mother of murder victim Maribel Gonzales, speaks about the indictment

For the last four years, she has been thinking about who killed her daughter. Then came the news conference on Saturday morning, Sept. 15, when Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus announced that Christopher Mathew Clements had been indicted for the murder of Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzales.

PCSO: Casa Grande man shoots pregnant girlfriend in head

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said Javier Figueroa, 23, shot his pregnant girlfriend in the head.

Home daycare owner accused of drugging, tying kids to car seats in dark closet

The 60-year-old woman is in jail, facing nine counts of child endangerment.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

Robbery at Eegee’s on Speedway and Craycroft

Eegee’s on Speedway and Craycroft was robbed late afternoon on Sunday.

Texas officer killed as police move in to arrest robbery suspects

Police believe the suspects could be linked to 15 robberies since June that targeted bars with Hispanic customers.

URGENT: Authorities looking for missing Pinal County girl

Pinal County authorities said Darien Alexa, 16, went missing from her home Friday night. She may be with a 24-year-old Amran Mohammad Dawlatzai.

UPDATE: Tucson man killed in officer-involved shooting identified

The Tucson Police Department said Joel R. Andrade, 53, died after being shot by officers at a south side home Monday, Sept. 10.

  Police: Man faked Down syndrome, hired caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers

Police arrested the 31-year-old, who faces charges of fraud and sexual abuse. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff/KNXV/CNN)

UPDATE: Man criminally charged in death of child in Tucson

Carlos Andres Hernandez-Lizarraga appeared before a judge in video court Saturday morning.

TPD: One shot near park on Tucson’s south side

One person was shot Saturday evening near Manuel Herrera Jr. Park, according to the Tucson Police Department.

Man indicted in deaths of Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzales

Christopher Clements is facing 22 felony charges, including murder, in connection with the kidnapping and deaths of Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzales.

Bishop Weisenburger addresses crisis in Catholic Church

Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, who began leading the Diocese of Tucson last year, issued a lengthy statement about the challenges facing the Catholic Church.

Police: Arizona man pretended to be mentally challenge to get diaper changes

An Arizona man has been accused of pretending to be mentally challenged to get diaper changes and baths from female caregivers.

Elizabeth Smart outraged by planned release of 1 of her kidnappers

Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was "a big shock," and she hopes there is a way the woman can be committed to a treatment facility.

U.S. Marshals arrest domestic violence, shooting suspect in a south-side trailer park

A two week intense manhunt ended Thursday, Sept. 13 when the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force tracked 27-year-old Dannie Hernandez to a trailer near Drexel Road and Palo Verde Road and arrested him.

ATF agents shoot Avra Valley man while serving warrant

The incident happened in the 12,700 block of North Antelope Road, near West El Tiro and North Trico roads. The suspect's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Ex-boyfriend of missing AZ woman charged with her death

Kiera Bergman went missing August 4. A bicyclist found her decomposed body in some bushes a month later.

  Man said he took cars, posting photos on social media, to ‘be seen by girls,’ authorities say

Terrance Tarleton, 19, faces charges after police said they found photo of stolen cars on Facebook and the cars themselves parked in front of his house.

Gunman kills 5, including wife, before turning gun on self in CA

Authorities said the gunman is dead but not before killing several people.

Oro Valley, Marana make list of Arizona’s safest cities

Oro Valley came in at No. 2 and Marana came in at No. 6.

Allegedly claiming to see ‘ghosts,’ ex-officer plows into field with kids; parent takes action

The officer was said to be high on meth. A parent put himself in harm’s way to try to resolve the situation.

Woman jumps from car to escape fake Uber driver who tried to rob, kidnap her

The crime remains unsolved, as the victim recovers from a head injury, fractured wrist and badly broken ankle.

‘I couldn’t just let her die’: Man jumps in front of machete attack at CA Starbucks

The suspect in the attack was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Daycare operator accused of sexual assault against girl in his care

Police say the daycare the suspect and his wife were running was not licensed, and this should be a warning to parents.

Sahuarita police searching for shoplifting suspect

The suspect is described as a white male, 6-foot tall, weighing 190 pounds with tattoos on both legs, he also had a mustache and goatee.

VIDEO: Authorities release dashcam of high-speed chase through Lake Charles

Prosecutors used the video to secure a guilty plea against the driver.

Crack pipe vending machines found on Long Island, police say

Several vending machines selling pens that can be used as crack pipes were found Monday in Suffolk County on New York’s Long Island, authorities said.

5, including 3 toddlers, found dead in Australian home; Kids’ father charged

Anthony Harvey allegedly killed his partner and children Sept. 3 and killed Beverly Quinn, the mother of his partner, the next day.

UPDATE: Abducted teen is safe, suspect in custody

Early Sunday morning, 14 year-old Aubrey Gardner was abducted near Cactus and Reems Road in Surprise. Before 6:30 p.m. the same day, state troopers canceled the alert because Gardner was found safe.

Sheriff: Bomb threats to Pima County hospitals not credible

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Sergeant of PCSD says several hospitals in Tucson and at least one in the county have received bomb threats on Saturday. The individual calling is making these threats from a number that has been traced back to Mexico.

Elfrida man arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor

The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested an Elfrida man for sexual exploitation of a minor, following an investigation stemming from an Aug. 23 report that he was viewing illicit photos at the Sierra Vista Public Library.

U.S. Marshals capture suspect wanted in Tucson shooting

On Friday, Sept. 7, Lee Roy Hickman, 32, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force on the south side of Tucson.

Man convicted of kidnapping, killing 12-year-old boy gets new trial

A man convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death will get a new trial. The Louisiana Supreme Court overturned the conviction and sentence for Brian Douglas Horn.

Sells man convicted in woman's shotgun killing

A Sells gang member has been convicted in the shotgun killing last year of a woman on the Tohono O'odham reservation.

Officer saves toddler from hot car; mother found with needle in arm

The officer said the car looked empty, but then he noticed a 3-year-old child jump onto a seat and had to break a window to get her out.

Tucson police release names of victim, suspect in Prince Road homicide

The Tucson Police Department has identified the victim and the suspect in the early morning homicide in the 1600 block of West Prince Road.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office snags marijuana grow, owner

Upon arrival, CCSO deputies found 44-year-old John Sochor driving a Black SUV. Sochor, was later found to be in possession of several marijuana plants, seven firearms to include an AK47, several thousand rounds of ammunition, and several items of drug paraphernalia.