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No Texas badge for TPD's Villaseñor

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the post, won't become the top cop in San Antonio. Roberto Villaseñor had been a finalist for the job, but in a twist the Texas city will hire back the former chief who retired last year.... Read more»

Police ID man who died after being hit by car on South Side

A man who died at a local hospital Thursday morning after being struck by a car the previous night has been identified as 58-year-old Terence Prentice, authorities said. There have been nearly twice as many traffic-related fatalities in Tucson so far this year than at this point in 2014.... Read more»

Feds now required to get warrants for Stingray surveillance

A new policy outlines the use of cell-phone surveillance equipment by federal agencies, including requiring investigators ask for warrants and outline the retention of data scooped up during investigations. Tucson police said they are no longer using the gear, citing training costs and privacy concerns. ... Read more»

Updated: Tucson police shoot, kill burglary suspect

A man who police said waved a gun while being chased following a burglary report was shot and killed by officers Sunday morning on Tucson's South Side. The man was identified as 40-year-old David Moreno Leon.... Read more»

TPD's Villaseñor a finalist for San Antonio chief post

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the top post, is a finalist to become the head of a Texas police department. Roberto Villaseñor announced earlier this year that he would retire, and a national search for the next TPD chief is underway.... Read more»

Police ID man shot to death on 4th Avenue

Tucson police have identified Rogelio Zarate as the victim of an early-morning drive-by shooting on 4th Avenue. The 25-year-old was dropped off at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.... Read more»

Four manslaughter charges for driver in July crash

The driver involved in a deadly collision last month was released from the hospital Tuesday and booked into Pima County Jail on four counts of manslaughter, authorities said. Three adults and an unborn child died after a car, driven by 26-year-old Jesus Olea, struck a palm tree in Midtown on July 27.... Read more»

Tucson pushes to keep cell surveillance gear details secret

As part of an appeal to a December decision by a Pima County judge, an attorney for the city of Tucson argued that the release of documents detailing the use of "Stingray" cellphone surveillance equipment by Tucson police would compromise its use in investigations. ... Read more»

Memorial service set for Tucson police officer killed in wreck

A public memorial service and funeral mass have been scheduled for Officer Isaac Rosario, a Tucson cop who was killed in a car wreck in Glendale a week ago. ... Read more»

Update: Man dies after being shot by Tucson cops investigating earlier gun death

A man who exchanged gunfire with Tucson police Saturday has died at the hospital. The unidentified man was reported as "suspicious" at the site of a fatal shooting the previous night at a trailer park on West Prince Road.... Read more»

Police seek witnesses to SE Side sexual assault

Tucson police are trying to locate witnesses who were in the area of a sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl on the Southeast Side midday Tuesday, authorities said.... Read more»

Man shot by police Sunday carried 2 large knives

A man who charged at police and was shot Sunday was carrying two large knives, authorities said. The unidentified man remained hospitalized Monday after being shot several times by Tucson officers.... Read more»1

Three adults, unborn child killed when car crashes into palm tree

Three adults and an unborn child died after a car struck a palm tree in Midtown overnight, authorities said. The driver of the car was hospitalized with critical injuries.... Read more»

Pedestrian killed when hit by vehicle on 22nd

A man died at the hospital Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle in the Downtown area, authorities said. ... Read more»

Voters to get chance to put brakes on traffic cams

Two years after falling well short of the number of required signatures, opponents of Tucson's red-light cameras have filed enough petitions to force the City Council to either pull the traffic-control devices or put the matter before voters in November.... Read more»3

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