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TPD: 3 arrested in Monday home invasion turned homicide

Tucson Police officers have arrested three men in connection with a home invasion that left one man dead and another injured Monday night... Read more»

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Police: Youth soccer referee arrested for sharing child porn

The Tucson Police Department arrested a Tucson man on Tuesday for 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, authorities said.... Read more»3

Immigration activtists plan protest at TPD HQ

Activists are planning a protest at noon Monday at Tucson Police Department headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave., to protest the arrest Sunday of a man suspected of being in the country illegally. ... Read more»4

TPD arrest suspect in Midtown sexual assaults

Tucson police have arrested a man suspected in a series of sexual assaults that took place from January through April in the area of 22nd Street and Craycroft Road.... Read more»

Police seek help IDing suspect in five sexual assualts

The Tucson Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect in a series of sexual assaults that happened in the area of 22nd Street and Craycroft Road.... Read more»

TPD sued over secret cell-phone surveillance documents

Citing an agreement it signed with a technology company, the Tucson Police Department is refusing to release documents concerning the use of surveillance equipment used to track and collect data from cellphones. The ACLU and an Arizona reporter have filed suit to force disclosure by TPD, citing state laws on public records.... Read more»1

Cop booted for sexual assault allegations charged with fraud

A former Tucson Police Department officer, booted from the force and facing sexual assault charges, was arrested Tuesday night on fraud charges while detectives investigated him for suspected weapons violations. Benjamin Gaballa, 24, was kicked out of the department in late August, and arrested a month later following an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a 28-year-old woman as he took her to the Pima County Jail.... Read more»

Cops want help foiling clean getaway in laundromat holdup

Tucson police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in an alleged armed robbery at a Midtown Tucson laundromat last week.... Read more»2

Fired cop booked for sexual assault

A Tucson police officer fired last month after a female prisoner at the Pima County Jail alleged inappropriate conduct was booked into that same jail himself Wednesday, charged with 2 counts each of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Benjamin Gaballa joins 25 other TPD officers who were fired or resigned while under investigation since July 2009.... Read more»1

Gun deaths outnumber vehicle fatalities in Arizona

Gun deaths outnumbered deaths by motor vehicle in Arizona in 2010, a new report said. The D.C.-based Violence Policy Center found Arizona had 931 gun deaths and 795 motor vehicle deaths that year, the nonprofit said. Tucson tracks the rest of the state, with more people killed by guns than by cars.... Read more»

Police: Missing South Side man with Alzheimer's found safe

A 78-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who left his South Side home for a walk Monday night and did not return was found safe late in the night, Tucson police said.... Read more»

Cops: Missing man with dementia found in Phoenix

An elderly man with Alzheimer's disease who drove away from his Southeast Side home Sunday night to get something to eat was located in Phoenix on Monday night, police said. John McCall, 87, was "found safe and unharmed," a spokesman said.... Read more»

TPD: Kidnapped woman safe after crosstown chase

A 23-year-old woman who was kidnapped Thursday night was safe after her alleged abductor led police on a crosstown chase Friday afternoon, Tucson police said. ... Read more»

Missing endangered adult phones home

A 59-year-old man who suffers from medical issues that may alter his judgment is back home with his family after going missing for several days, a Tucson Police Department spokesman said.... Read more»

SB 1070

Immigration arrests spark TPD HQ protest

While Congress and the White House wrestle over the specifics of immigration reform, two men were arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents on Sunday afternoon, sparking a Monday protest in front of Tucson police headquarters. A traffic stop led police to call to determine the status of one of the men — an inquiry mandated by Arizona's SB 1070.... Read more»2

Police: Missing mentally ill man possibly dangerous

Tucson police are looking for a mentally ill 30-year-old missing from a West Side group home. Richard Ascher has been gone from the facility since Feb. 12, and had recently made threats to harm others. ... Read more»

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