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As murders in the city of Tucson rose last year, TPD’s solve rate exceeds national average | Crime-and-courts

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Murders over the last year in the City of Tucson rose by 13 percent for reasons unknown to local law enforcement, but the Tucson Police Department has managed to solve the vast majority with the community’s help.  Tucson Police investigated 53 murders last year, with three occurring during the last three days of the year. That number is up from 47 in 2017. The department’s homicide clearance rate of 76 percent is higher than the national average of 61.6 percent, which Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus attributes to the large number of tips from the community and exceptional work by […]

Don’t shoot guns in ton New Years Eve

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What comes up, must come down. On New Years Eve, many in Tucson will throw confetti, hats, and other items in the air. All of these will fall back to Earth harmlessly, but one celebratory New Year’s thing won’t- bullets. Though one may think it can be harmless fun, celebratory gunfire on New Years can result in property damage, severe injuries and even death. This year, local law enforcement strongly recommends celebrating the end of the year in other ways, since there are always victims of celebratory gunfire. Pima Country Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook Post : “Firing guns […]

Tucson Police are investigating a suspicious death in Central Tucson

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Tucson Police are investigating a suspicious death in the 1000 block of East 28th Street on the night of Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. TPD officers arrived on scene two hours ago and have opened an investigation. Homicide detectives are also on scene. TPD has yet to confirm details. This story is still developing. Please stay with KGUN9 for updates. Source link

Tucson man who tried to rob Mi Nidito sentenced to 30 years in prison | Arizona and Regional News

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A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Dec. 7 for charges related to assault and attempted armed robbery at Mi Nidito, a popular South Tucson restaurant. Jerry Evans Madril, 30, was convicted of numerous charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the July 11 incident. Madril entered the restaurant on South Fourth Avenue brandishing a utility knife and demanding money. Employees and customers grabbed him and tried to subdue him, according to court documents. During the struggle, Madril stabbed three victims, two of whom were transferred to the hospital with serious injuries to the chest, legs and […]

Arizona man accused of killing roommate over music choice | Arizona and Regional News

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MESA — A man is in custody for allegedly killing his roommate over their choice of music, police in Mesa say. They say 41-year-old Sheldon Sturgill is jailed on suspicion of second-degree murder. It was unclear Monday if Sturgill has a lawyer yet. Police say officers were sent to an apartment complex last Friday about a reported shooting and found Sturgill at the scene. Sturgill reportedly told officers he shot his roommate after an argument and fist fight over the type of music they were listening to at the time. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

Attempted armed robbery this morning prompts Tucson police search | Crime-and-courts

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Police are searching for a person who tried to rob a Tucson Circle K store at 1735 W. Speedway  and assaulted two employees early Monday morning, officials say. The masked robber was armed, but not with a gun, said Ray Smith, a Tucson Police Department spokesman. The robber tried to steal money from the register about 6 a.m. but was unsuccessful. The robber then assaulted two Circle K employees, took items from the store and ran out, Smith said. No more details were immediately available Monday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME, the anonymous tipster line. […]

Time for CBP to bring citizen review into use of force rules

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Thanks to Posted Dec 13, 2018, 3:36 pm Blake Morlock TucsonSentinel.com Now that Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz has been acquitted for the second time, federal prosecutors made a tough but ultimately wise call in not pursuing a third trial stemming from the fatal cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager. Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, had been on the Mexican side of the border throwing rocks over a 22-foot border high fence at a border agents responding to a drug trafficking report. Swartz fired off more than one clip and struck the Mexican teenager 10 times. It’s always easy to […]

County Attorney Schafer led murder prosecution of notorious ‘Pied Piper’ Schmid

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Thanks to Posted Dec 11, 2018, 10:05 am Tom Prezelski TucsonSentinel.com The history of Pima County includes a number of fascinating trials, the stories of these each speak to a specific time and place. The tragic and bizarre trial of murderer Charles Schmid in 1966 is no exception. The case brought unwanted scrutiny to Tucson, and drew the attention of a nationally famous trial lawyer.  Tucson news in 1965 was dominated by the disappearances of four teenage girls over the course of several months. In May 1964, Aileen Rowe, a Palo Verde High School sophomore was reported missing, having last […]

Human Trafficking Grant Goes to Arrest Suspected Victims in Tucson

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Tucson Police Department/FacebookThe program raked in $1.5 million from the Department of Justice (DOJ) in its first year. Its mission: to disrupt human trafficking and help the crime’s victims in southeastern Arizona. Instead, Southern Arizona’s Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN) largely engaged in arresting and prosecuting sex workers, including some suspected of being victims of sexual exploitation. We know this thanks to some solid investigative work from Tucson Weekly. Last week’s cover story by Danyelle Khmara reports that in three years of SAATURN investigations, 516 cases were opened. But only 23 of these cases resulted in arrests related to sex […]

Suspect Anna Collum arrested in connection to Phoenix woman’s death

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CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Wochit Immigration(Photo: The Republic) A suspect, Anna Collum, was arrested and booked into a Pima County jail in connection to a Phoenix woman’s recent death, police said Saturday. Around 4:30 p.m. on December 5, Phoenix police found 67-year-old Priscilla Lefevre dead in her apartment in the 28400 block of North Black Canyon Highway. Foul play was initially suspected and, after further investigation from homicide detectives, Collum was arrested in Tucson, Phoenix police said in a news release. Collum, 54, is going to be transported back to Phoenix, the news release said. Read […]